The global footwear market is highly competitive and fragmented with a few major players and a seemingly endless array of smaller players, including designers, marketers, manufacturers and retailers, all vying for share. The footwear market can be divided into two categories: athletic footwear and non-athletic footwear.
Globally, several companies crack the $1.0 billion dollar barrier in footwear sales but only Nike, Inc. and Adidas AG bring in more than $5.0 billion.
Athletic footwear includes athletic, sport, and active lifestyle footwear. Athletic footwear also includes footwear that is not designed for a specific individual or team sport but may be performance inspired or intended for other activities. Products such as ski and snowboard boots may also be included in the overall scope of the athletic footwear market.
Non-athletic footwear covers casual and dress shoes. It also includes house slippers, various types of work shoes and boots. Other footwear products include accessories (i.e. shoe trees, bags, polishes, laces) gaiters, parts of shoes, socks, and foot care products.
Reports in this category address national and international footwear markets, including specific sectors such as dress shoes, reviews of companies engaged in manufacturing, repairing, distributing or importing, specialized areas in the market such as orthotics, and targeted consumer markets.