Footaction USA, often called Footaction, was founded in 1976 by Charles Cristal in Witchita Falls, Texas. The company operates a nationwide chain of athletic shoe stores, as well as an eCommerce site.
The company is best known for having the latest shoe style, even if they are sometimes only available online. The official “Release Calendar” can be viewed online. This Calendar shows when companies such as Nike and Jordan, plan to release their new styles. In addition to shoes, the company also sells name brand athletic wear, such as Nike, Jordan, and Adidas. Footaction currently has more than 319 stores in the US and Puerto Rico.
Footaction now operates as a subsidiary of Foot Locker, who purchased the company in 2004 from Footstar, who was filing for bankruptcy, for approximately $350 million. Most stores are located in shopping malls and average 2,900 square feet, however, there are some older, stand alone locations.