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Footwear Industry

Footwear Industry

The global outlook series on Footwear provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. An easy guide to What, Why, When, How, Where, and Who of an industry, the global outlook series offers the reader a bird's eye view of the global Footwear industry. Annotated with 44 information-rich tables presenting market data findings, and analytical research projections, the entire discussion allows the reader to build a macro-level perception of the industry by gaining rudimentary insights into major product markets, selective insights into trends/issues, industry best practices influencing the market, and incisive insights into consumer/demographic interests, distribution/logistics, marketing strategies, and many more. The report offers a compilation of major mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. A regional-level of market discussion takes the reader on a tour of select major countries i.e. the US market discussion is designed to evaluate key market parameters, such as, brand awareness, sales of leading players and retailers, and sales of leading brands, and products by footwear category, among others. Other regional markets researched and abstracted include Japan, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, and Mexico. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 457 companies worldwide.

  • 1.Overview
    • Brand Building - A Key Success Factor
    • Branding - What the Consumer Looks For
    • Brand to Fashion - The Transition
    • Move Towards Unconventional Brand Names
    • Plethora of Products Characterizes the Market
    • Fashion Drives the Sales
    • Custom-Made Footwear for Special Customers
    • Design Process
    • Development
    • Economic Conditions Affects Footwear Sales
    • Price Trends
    • Athletic Footwear Market
    • Athletic Footwear Makers Party on Consumers Getting Sporty
    • Fashion-Statements Override Brand Aspirations
    • Competitive Landscape
    • Demand Factors
    • Supply Factors
    • Pricing - A Marketing Tool for Athletic Footwear Chains
    • Price Corrections Prompted by Euro
    • Price Perception Vs Purchase Decision
    • Trekking Shoes Gains Ground
    • Global Brands of Athletic Footwear
    • The Teen Market
    • The Gap between Production and Consumption Narrows
    • Competitive Advantages of Leading Footwear Producers
    • China: The World's Largest Footwear Producer!
    • US: The Leading Consumer of Footwear
    • Growth Prospects Worldwide
    • Per Capita Footwear Consumption
    • Distribution Channels
    • Logistics
    • Shelf Presence
    • Participatory Levels - Forecasts for the Near Future
    • Small Retailers - A Flexible Lot in a Fluid Scenario
    • Entertainment-based Retailing - Luring the Consumer
    • The Advent of a New Supply Mechanism
    • Leading Footwear e-tailers
    • Marketing Strategies
    • The Role of Manufacturers and Marketers
    • Utilization of Resources
    • Successful Strategies and Trends in the Recent Past
    • Hearst Magazines - Forging Strategic Alliances of a Different Kind
    • Brand Extension - A New Meaning
    • Trends in the Men's Footwear Market
    • Strategies of Footwear Manufacturers - A Comparison
    • Inventory Management
    • Retail Productivity
    • Excess Inventory Levels
    • Technological Advances
    • Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)
    • Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)
    • Effective Implementation of EDI and the Internet
  • 2.Trends & Issues
    • Branded Footwear Sales to Soar High
    • Growth in Online Sales of Footwear
    • Consumerism in the 21st Century
    • Time - A Rare Commodity
    • Freedom - The Prized Possession
    • Small Shops - The Most Favored Targets
    • Advent of a Global Network
    • Children - Deciding Success and Failure of Retailers
    • New Materials Make Foray into the Footwear Market
    • Fashion Drives Footwear Sales
    • Integration of Fashion and Comfort
    • Fusion of Performance and Style - A Successful Formula
    • Endorsement by Celebrities to Drive Athlete Footwear Sales
    • Casual Footwear Vs Athletic Footwear
    • Licensing - A Hot Rage!
    • Cross Industry Forays Rife
    • Shifting Brand Loyalty - A Major Concern!
    • Affordable Luxury - Painting New Scapes for Growth
    • Globalization - Optimal Efficiencies
    • Lacy Shoes Make a Comeback
    • Comfort - For Today's Woman
    • Female Footwear Market
    • Parents & Kids - The Retailers' New Favorites
    • Kids - The Easiest Prey for Brands
    • The Growing Popularity of Private Labels
    • Casual Footwear Gains Market Share
    • Outsourcing Rising for Casual Footwear Market
    • Retro/Classic Trend on a Decline in Athletic Footwear Market
  • 3.Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 4.Strategic Corporate Developments
  • 5.Product Launches/Developments
  • $1 PERSPECTIVE
  • 1.North America
    • 1a.United States
      • Overview
      • adidas Salomon + Reebok - The Effect
      • Major Footwear Producing Regions
      • Consumption of Footwear by States
      • Sports Shoe - A Brief Analysis
      • Demand Growing for Sports Shoes
      • Demand Growing Fast for Bowling, Skateboarding, and Other Shoes
      • New Balance - The Dominant Footwear Brand
      • Old-Style Footwear Designs - Propelling Business
      • Greater Usage of IT Technology
      • TV Ad Spending
      • Footwear Brand Awareness
      • Brand Awareness Among Youth
      • Athletic Footwear
      • Major Players
      • Major Footwear Retailers
      • Boys, Women, and Infant Shoes Market
      • Boys' Footwear - A Moderate Growth
      • Women's Footwear - Dominant Sector
      • Outdoors Shoes Market
      • Casual Footwear - The Largest Category in the US Footwear Market
      • Footwear Market by Gender
      • Trends & Issues
      • Manufacturers Resort to Brand Building and Lowering Production Costs to Remain Competitive
      • High Competition Encourages Innovation
      • Fitness and Health Consciousness Drive Footwear Sales
      • High Competition Characterizes the Athletic Footwear Market
      • Boots' Popularity Soars Among Younger Generation Men
      • Softness - A Women's Collection
      • Reflexology - To Promote Footwear Stores
      • Brown Shoes - In Vogue
      • Retail Consolidations Give Rise to Mega Brands
      • Offshore Sourcing, a Growing Phenomenon
      • Service and Ambience - The Prime Shopping Factors
      • Lifestyle Center - The New Look for Retailers
      • Offering Discounts - The New Marketing Mantra
      • Emergence of e-Commerce Drives Sales of Footwear
      • Value Shopper - Redefining American Retail Scene
      • New Generation Shoppers
      • Bargain Hunters - Hailed by Retailers
      • The Value Shopper Strategies
      • Environmental Factors Slows Down Growth of Footwear Market
      • Competitive Scenario
      • Trade Dynamics
      • Major Organizations Operating in the Footwear Sector
      • AAFA
      • FIA
  • 2.Japan
  • 3.Europe
    • Overview
    • Seasonality Thrives Footwear Sales
    • Production Drops Across EU-25
    • Export-Import Scenario
    • European Athletic Footwear Market
    • Footwear Industry Undergoes Modernization and Restructuring
    • Technology Advancements to Reduce Production Costs
    • Trends
    • US Retailers - Lose Out to Europeans
    • An Ageing Europe
    • Consolidation - An Inevitable Trend
    • Eastern Europe - Growing Beyond Expectation
    • 3a.Czech Republic
      • Overview
      • Shoemaking - The Largest Sector of Footwear
      • Business Restructuring
      • Market Drifts
    • 3b.France
      • Overview
      • Footwear Market
      • Athletic Footwear Retailers
    • 3c.Germany
      • Overview
      • Up-Market Styles Witness Stable Growth
      • Athletic Footwear Retailers
      • Competition from the Low Cost Asian Countries Rising
      • Germany - A Key Re-Exporter
      • Specialist Retailers Account for Maximum Revenues
    • 3d.Italy
      • Overview
      • High Quality Expensive Italian Footwear Market
      • USA - The Largest Export Market
      • Prime Footwear Production Regions
      • Italian Athletic Footwear Retailers
    • 3e.Poland
      • Overview
      • Branded & Designer Labels Hold Sway
    • 3f.Russia
      • Overview
      • A Bullish Scenario
      • Trends
      • Open-air Complexes - The Popular Destination for Shoe Hunters
      • European Brands - The Pick of the Lot
      • Russian Preference
      • Salamander - Winning the Heart
      • Imports and Exports
      • Major Footwear Brands
      • Leading Athletic Shoe Brands
    • 3g.Spain
      • Europe's Shoe Design Studio
      • Spanish Footwear - Greater Dependence on Tanning Industry
      • Major Export Markets for Tanning Industry
      • EXIM Market
    • 3h.Sweden
      • Footwear Market
    • 3i.United Kingdom
      • Overview
      • UK Athletic Footwear Retailers
      • Distribution Channels
      • Women's Footwear Sector - Prime Market
      • Footwear Sales
  • 4.Asia-Pacific
    • Asia - Leading the Way
    • A Land of Opportunity
    • 4a.Australia
      • Australia - Creating Waves
      • Footwear Retailers Sector
      • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
    • 4b.China
      • Overview
      • A Stitch in Time
      • Chinese Footwear Production and Exports - Largest in the World
      • Major Footwear Centers and Top Brands
    • 4c.Hong Kong
      • Various Categories of Fashion
    • 4d.India
      • Overview
      • A Huge Domestic Market
      • Leather Footwear Market
      • Indian Leather Sector - Major Exporter and Employer
      • Leather Footwear Competitors
      • Main Footwear Export Destinations
    • 4e.Indonesia
      • Overview
      • A Promising Footwear Market in Asia
      • Lack of Government Backing
      • Nike - Leading the Bandwagon
      • Labor Policies and Unions - Major Obstacles
      • Role of Foreign Countries
      • Indonesian Rubber Sports Shoes Sector - A Regaining Market
      • Rubber Ski Boots and Rubber Shoes - Maximum Exports
    • 4f.South Korea
    • 4g.Thailand
    • 4h.Vietnam
      • Overview
  • 5.Latin America
    • Getting Cosmopolitan
    • Exports - A Vital Factor for Growth
    • 5a.Brazil
      • Overview
      • Per Capita Consumption of Footwear
      • Top Footwear Types
      • Brazilian Footwear Exports
    • 5b.Mexico
      • Product Overview & Definition
      • History of Footwear
      • Moccasin
      • Sandal
      • Boot
      • Clog
      • Mule
      • Pumps
      • Oxford
      • Footwear Style & Fashion
      • Sneakers
      • Product Definitions
      • Athletic Footwear
      • Components of Athletic Footwear
      • Upper
      • Midsole
      • Insert
      • Outsole
      • Aerobic Shoes
      • Athleisure Footwear
      • Baseball Footwear
      • Metal Cleats
      • Molded Cleats
      • Basketball Footwear
      • Cricket Footwear
      • Cross-Training
      • Running Shoes
      • Soccer Shoes
      • Tennis Shoes
      • Walking Shoes
      • Other Athletic Footwear
      • Outdoor/Rugged Footwear
      • Trekking and Walking Boots
      • 3-4 Season Boots
      • 3 Season Boots
      • Mountaineering Boots
      • Backpacking Boots
      • Hiking Boots
      • Day Hiking Boots
      • Technical Hiking Boots
      • Light Hiking Boots
      • Approach Shoes
      • Technical Shoes
      • Casual Footwear
      • Dress/Formal Footwear
      • Footwear Accessories
      • Socks
      • Insoles
      • Gaiters
  • Global Directory
  • List of Tables
    • Table 1: Leading Brands in the Global Athletic Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Nike, adidas, Reebok, Puma, New Balance, ASICS, and Others
    • Table 2: Global Footwear Market (2006): Per Capita Consumption by Select Country - USA, Italy, Germany, France, and UK
    • Table 3: Leading Footwear e-Tailers in the Global Market (2005): Visitors in Million for Limited Brands, Eddie Bauer, Old Navy, Gap, Alloy, Nike, Foot Locker, Nordstorm, Fredericks and Land's End
    • Table 4: Leading Electronic Retail Shoe Sites in the US (2004): Number of Users in Millions for VictoriasSecret.Com, OIdNavy.Com, Gap.Com, Fredericks. Com, EddieBauer.Com, and Others
    • Table 5: Survey of Athletic Footwear Purchased by Women (18-54 Years Old) through Leading Stores in the US (2005): Percentage Breakdown for Lady Foot Locker/Foot Locker, JC Penney, Kohl's, Wal-Mart, and K Mart
    • Table 6: Leading Sportswear and Athletic Shoe Brands Awareness in the US (2005): Percentage Breakdown for Nike, Reebok, adidas, New Balance, Champion, Columbia, Coleman, Russell, Nutmeg, Icon, Wilson, and others
    • Table 7: Sportswear and Athletic Shoe Brands Awareness Survey in the US (2005): Percentage Breakdown for adidas, Reebok, Nike, Puma, Spalding, Tommy Hilfiger, Converse, La Gear, and Others
    • Table 8: Sportswear and Athletic Shoe Brands Awareness Survey in the US (2005): Percentage Breakdown for Skechers, Coleman, Ocean Pacific, Titleist, Louisville Slugger, Rollerblade, Danskin, K-Swiss, Jansport, Oakley, Birkenstock and Others
    • Table 9: Sportswear and Athletic Shoe Brands Awareness Survey by Age Group in the US (2005): Percentage Breakdown for adidas, Nike, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, Puma, Nautica, K-Swiss, La Gear, Polo Sport, Guess, Spalding and others
    • Table 10: US Market for Athletic Footwear by Product Segment - Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2003 through 2008
    • Table 11: US Market for Athletic Footwear by Product Segment - Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008
    • Table 12: Leading Players in the US Footwear Market (2005 & 2006): Sales in US$ Million for Nike, adidas, Puma, Skechers USA, The Timberland Company, Columbia Sportswear, Wolverine World Wide, Oakley, and K-Swiss
    • Table 13: Leading Retailers in the US Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Wal-Mart, Payless, Federated, Foot Locker, Famous Footwear, Nordstrom, Kohl's, Finnish Line, JC Penney, Target, and Others
    • Table 14: Leading Manufacturers in the US Ladies Footwear Wholesale Market (2005): Sales in US$ Million for Nine West Group, Brown Shoe, Clarks Companies, Steve Madden, VCS Group, Nike, Kenneth Cole Productions, Liz Claiborne, and H H Brown
    • Table 15: Leading Brands in the US Women's Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Steve Madden, Nike, adidas, Bakers, Nordstrom, Nine West, Diesel, Puma, Aldo, Journeys and Others
    • Table 16: Leading Players in the US Outdoor Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Timberland, Nike and Others
    • Table 17: Leading Brands in the US Rugged Outdoor Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Timberland, Merrell, Wolverine, Columbia, Hi-Tec Sports, Teva, Genfoot/Kamik, and Others
    • Table 18: Footwear Market in the US (2006): Volume Imports in Million Pairs by Country - China, Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, Thailand, and Others
    • Table 19: Leading Players in the Japanese Luxury Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Ferragamo, Bally, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Others
    • Table 20: Footwear Market in the European Union (2005): Production in Volume (Millions of Pairs) and Value (? Million) by Select Country - Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and Germany
    • Table 21: Footwear Market in the European Union (2005): Consumption in Volume (Millions of Pairs) and Value (? Million) by Select Country - Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Spain
    • Table 22: Footwear Market in Europe (2003-2005): Production (in Million Pairs)
    • Table 23: Footwear Market in the European Union (2005): Imports in Million Pairs by Country - China, Vietnam, Romania, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand, Turkey, Hong Kong, Tunisia, and Others
    • Table 24: Footwear Market in the European Union (2005): Exports in € Million by Country - USA, Switzerland, Romania, Russia, Japan, Norway, Canada, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Croatia, and Others
    • Table 25: French Market for Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic, Outdoor/ Rugged, Casual and Dress/Formal Footwear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2003 through 2008
    • Table 26: Leading Retailers in the French Athletic Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Decathlon, Intersport, Go Sport, Sport 2000, Courir, and Others
    • Table 27: Leading Retailers in the German Athletic Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Intersport, Kadstadt, Deichemann, Sport 2000, Runners Point, and Others
    • Table 28: German Market for Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic, Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/Formal Footwear and Footwear Accessories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008
    • Table 29: Leading Retailers in the Italian Athletic Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Foot Locker, Giacomelli, Cisalfa, Pittarella, Giglio, and Others
    • Table 30: Leading Sportswear and Athletic Shoe Brands in Russia (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Awareness for Nike, Reebok, adidas, New Balance, Champion, Columbia, Coleman, Russell, Nutmeg, Icon, Wilson, Maurice, and Others
    • Table 31: Spanish Market for Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic, Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/Formal Footwear Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2003 through 2008
    • Table 32: Leading Retailers in the UK Athletic Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for JJB Sports, GUS, Littlewoods, Sport & Soccer, J.D. Sports, and Others
    • Table 33: Leading Distribution Channels in the UK Footwear Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Value Retailers, Foreign Specialty Stores, Middle Market, and Department Stores
    • Table 34: UK Market for Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic, Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/Formal Footwear Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2003 through 2008
    • Table 35: UK Market for Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic, Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/Formal Footwear and Footwear Accessories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008
    • Table 36: Footwear Market in China (2005 & 2006): Exports in Value (US$ Billion) and Volume (Billion Pairs)
    • Table 37: Footwear Market in China (2005 & 2006): Exports of Parts of Footwear, Gaiters and the like in Value (US$ Billion) and Volume ('000 Tons)
    • Table 38: Footwear Market in China (2005 & 2006): Import of Parts of Footwear, Gaiters and the like in US$ Billion
    • Table 39: Footwear Market in India (2004 & 2005): Leather Footwear Exports in US$ Million by Country - UK, Germany, USA, Italy, France, and Others
    • Table 40: Footwear Market in India (2004 & 2005): Footwear Components Exports in US$ Million by Country - Italy, Germany, UK, Spain, Portugal, and Others
    • Table 41: Footwear Market in Brazil (2000-2005): Per Capita Consumption in Pairs
    • Table 42: Footwear Market in Brazil (2005): Exports in Value (US$ Million) and Volume (Million Pairs) by Country - USA, UK, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, and Others
    • Table 43: Footwear Market in Mexico (2005-2007): Imports (in US$ '000) of Footwear for Young Girls and Women by Select Country - Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Thailand
    • Table 44: Footwear Market in Mexico (2005-2007): Imports (in US$ '000) of Footwear for Young Men and Men by Select Country - Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Malaysia

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