With most areas of the country open or soon to open to shopping, stores are looking to see how consumers will behave. We surveyed 312 shoppers ages 18 to 60 about their expected buying behavior. Most shoppers (58 percent of our respondents) have yet to make it back in to their local footwear independents. But there’s some good news for shops: 79 percent of consumers say the measures they’ve seen in stores say that the safety measures they witnessed were “the right amount.” And of consumers, 63 percent said they planned to shop in-store with the same frequency they did before the pandemic. 

The survey, conducted by MESH01, included 312 respondents, men and women, with an average age of 35 years old.