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Cost of boots could take a hike under tax proposals


Lois Huber, right, shows customer Barbara Baker her own Sorel hiking boots which she wears to work in Coeur d'Alene. Huber has has worked in retail for more than 50 years. But these days she's known as the
Lois Huber, right, shows customer Barbara Baker her own Sorel hiking boots which she wears to work in Coeur d'Alene. Huber has has worked in retail for more than 50 years. But these days she's known as the "boot guru" at the Army Navy Store, where she counsels workmen, hunters, hikers and others about the right boot and the right sock (always high-quality wool). (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Outdoor enthusiasts may see footwear prices jump 30 percent

Unless Congress can negotiate with the Obama administration's opposition to outdoor industry duty suspension bills, the cost of footgear for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities that are manufactured overseas will increase prices nearly 38 percent, according to Outdoor Industry Association President Frank Hugelmeyer.

—Boulder Daily Camera;Nov. 29
  




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