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Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing in the US

The Shoe and Footwear Manufacturing industry has contracted over the five years to 2018. Despite improving downstream demand conditions, the industry has suffered from increasingly high import penetration and falling exports, both of which have been influenced by the US dollar's appreciation during the period. Over the five years to 2023, two potential developments could positively affect industry revenue. However, based on current trends, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to decline at a decelerated annualized rate.

This industry manufactures footwear for men, women and children. They may manufacture rubber and plastic footwear, protective footwear, house slippers and slipper socks. Operators also manufacture men’s or women’s footwear designed for casual, formal and work environments. These products also include men’s or women’s shoes with rubber or plastic soles and leather or vinyl uppers.

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 (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Establishment by employment size (2015)*
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table New Balance Athletics Inc. (US industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Red Wing Shoes (US industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp. (US industry-relevant 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
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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