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Athletic Shoe Stores - Industry Market Research Report

Athletic Shoe Stores

The Athletic Shoe Stores industry has grown strongly amid economic recovery, with consumers willing to increase their discretionary purchases and invest in expensive athletic footwear. In addition, obesity concerns have prompted Americans to be more health-conscious and to exercise more, driving up demand for athletic shoes. Moving forward, the industry is forecast to continue its consistent growth over the next five years. While consumer spending is expected to accelerate, heightened competition from online retailers will moderate growth. Nevertheless, the industry will continue to grow amid economic recovery, with sports participation expected to rise, benefiting the industry.

This industry includes retailers that primarily sell athletic shoes, such as running shoes, basketball shoes and sneakers; these stores may also sell apparel. Stores that primarily sell specialty sports footwear, such as golf shoes, bowling shoes and spiked shoes, are included as part of the Sporting Goods Stores industry (IBISWorld report 45111). Used goods and online sales are also excluded from this industry.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Foot Locker (US industry-specific operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Nike Inc. (US industry-specific operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Adidas Group (US industry-specific operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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