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Global Diabetic Footwear Market 2017-2021

About Diabetic Footwear

Diabetic footwear is therapeutic footwear, specifically developed and designed for diabetic patients to reduce the risk of several skin problems, such as blisters, sores, and skin breaks in diabetics and to prevent complications such as strain, ulcers, and amputations in diabetics. It includes slippers, shoes, and sandals for both men and women. They are usually prescribed by the physician to patients suffering from various health issues resulting from diabetes, which includes peripheral neuropathy and improper circulation of blood, especially in the lower limbs. These footwears help in preventing various foot ulcers, which can eventually lead to toe and foot-related problems.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global diabetic footwear market to grow at a CAGR of 7.82% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global diabetic footwear market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Diabetic Footwear Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Aetrex Worldwide
  • DARCO International
  • OrthoFeet
  • Podartis
Other prominent vendors
  • Dr. Comfort
  • Dr. Zen
  • Drew shoe
  • Etonic
  • Hanger
  • HUSH PUPPIES
  • New Balance
  • Propét USA
Market driver
  • Rise in income level of consumers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Low penetration in developing countries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Availability of products online
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Diabetic Footwear Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global diabetic footwear market: Aetrex Worldwide, DARCO International, OrthoFeet, and Podartis.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Dr. Comfort, Dr. Zen, Drew shoe, Etonic, Hanger, HUSH PUPPIES, New Balance, and Propét USA.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Availability of products online. Diabetic footwear is comparatively a difficult category to shop for online due to the nature of their use and the absence of prior product knowledge. However, with retailers concentrating on enhancing the online shopping experience through targeted marketing and effective online education, there has been improvement in online sales. This has increased the comfort level of consumers to buy products online for this category. Many sites now have live chat options to instantly address queries, which was not possible earlier with online purchases. Vendors are interacting with consumers frequently to provide consumers health education.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Rise in income level of consumers. The per capita disposable income exhibits low volatility in developed countries because of a spike in double-income households. This increases the purchasing power of such households. The disposable income is increasing globally, especially at a fast rate in developing countries such as India, China, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. This results in significant opportunities for companies present in developing countries; companies in developed countries also have the opportunity to expand their businesses in these regions, thereby affecting their market growth.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Low penetration in developing countries. Due to the lack of advanced healthcare facilities and well-structured stores, patients in many developing countries, especially in rural areas, are not able to avail healthcare products such as diabetic footwear, thus impacting the market negatively. The limited number of multispecialty and superspecialty hospitals and lack of skilled physicians, nurses, and other service providers affect healthcare service, including diabetic treatment. Further, the limited number of medical studies and healthcare practices restricts the growth in the number of skilled medical professionals. Thus, marginal patientcare results in the slow growth of the market.

Companies Mentioned

Aetrex Worldwide, DARCO International, OrthoFeet, Podartis, Dr. Comfort, Dr. Zen, Drew shoe, Etonic, Hanger, HUSH PUPPIES, New Balance, and Propét USA.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Body systems and organs affected by diabetes
      • Table Foot problems in diabetic patients
      • Table Global diabetic footwear market: Overview
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global diabetic footwear market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Factors impacting global diabetic footwear market
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by distribution channel
    • Global diabetic footwear market by distribution channel
      • Table Global diabetic footwear market by distribution channel 2016-2021 (% share)
      • Table Global diabetic footwear market by distribution channel: Snapshot
    • Global diabetic footwear market by retail outlet
      • Table Global diabetic footwear market by retail outlet 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global diabetic footwear market by online retail
      • Table Global diabetic footwear market by online retail 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global diabetic footwear market by geography
      • Table Global diabetic footwear market by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
      • Table Global diabetic footwear market by geography: Snapshot
    • Diabetic footwear market in Americas
      • Table Diabetic footwear market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Diabetic footwear market in EMEA
      • Table Diabetic footwear market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Diabetic footwear market in APAC
      • Table Global diabetic footwear market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global diabetic footwear market by gender 2016 and 2021
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Availability of products online
    • Rise in product and process innovation
    • Increasing healthcare expenditure
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Strategic success factors for vendors to consider
    • Investment opportunity analysis
      • Table Investment opportunity mapping
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Aetrex Worldwide
      • Table Aetrex Worldwide: Profile
      • Table Aetrex Worldwide: Strength analysis
      • Table Aetrex Worldwide: Strategy assessment
      • Table Aetrex Worldwide: Opportunity assessment
    • DARCO International
      • Table DARCO International: Profile
      • Table DARCO International: Strength analysis
      • Table DARCO International: Strategy assessment
      • Table DARCO International: Opportunity assessment
    • OrthoFeet
      • Table OrthoFeet: Profile
      • Table OrthoFeet: Strength analysis
      • Table OrthoFeet: Strategy assessment
      • Table OrthoFeet: Opportunity assessment
    • Podartis
      • Table Podartis: Profile
      • Table Podartis: Strength analysis
      • Table Podartis: Strategy assessment
      • Table Podartis: Opportunity assessment
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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