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24/7 Wall St.: The 10 Most Counterfeited Products in America

5. Footwear

Value: $103.4 million
Pct. of total seizures: : 8%

The value of only five seized products in the country exceeded $100 million in 2012, and shoes marks the first of the five. The federal government seized more than $103 million worth of footwear in 2012 in nearly 1,900 seizures. While most of the footwear that was seized used to be athletic shoes, Randazzo said that knock-offs of higher end, dress shoes are becoming more common. The vast majority of footwear seized in 2012 originated in China. In fact, 10% of the total value of goods seized from the country was footwear, higher than all but two other products.

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