American suppliers of outdoor shoes were relieved recently when the administration of President Barack Obama lifted its objections to eight bills in Congress that would avoid the reinstatement of import tariffs on some specialty outdoor footwear that cannot be manufactured in the U.S. The bills extend previous tariff suspensions that have reported saved the industry and its customers more than $30 million since 2006. If the bills had been eliminated, prices of footwear for hiking, hunting, fishing and trail-running could have gone up by up to 38 percent. There are 10 additional bills in the package that the administration opposes, but the U.S. Outdoor Industry Association is lobbying to have them included as well.