Here's why women's sneakers sales are rising; while high heel sales are falling

12:06 PM ET Mon, 21 May 2018

As American fashion has slowly become more casual, so has footwear. That trend has become especially apparent in women's sneaker sales, which have surged 37 percent throughout the U.S. in 2017. Meanwhile, sales of high heels have declined 11 percent during the same time period, according to the NPD Group's Retail Tracking Service.