Summary Women's footwear is the largest footwear sub-sector in 2016; while children's is the smallest at 18%. The footwear market will be driven by volumes in the five years to 2021; while high leather costs will prevent the sector from becoming deflationary until 2019. The 25-44s have the highest spend per head on footwear in 2016; with the 25-34s holding the largest share of the footwear market by age
Key Findings - Men will take more of an active interest in personal appearance and fashion, and be more willing to buy into trend-led footwear, leading the men's footwear market to make the maximum gains of all footwear sub-sectors to 2021.
- Retailers will capitalise on consumers' growing interest in fitness , sports and the 'at leisure' trend to drive more wants-driven purchases of sports footwear, via better fashion incorporation, broader choice and enhanced availability.
- An ageing population, persistence of foot problems and stubbornly high obesity levels will boost the demand of wide fit and comfort fit footwear; putting pressure on retailers to respond to consumers' keener interest in finding more comfortable, well-fitting footwear - driving spend per head
Synopsis The footwear sector report offers a comprehensive insight into the footwear market in the UK, analysing the market, the major players, the main trends, and consumer attitudes.
It provides in-depth analysis of the following:
- What people buy
- Where people shop
- How people shop
- Why people shop
Reasons To Buy - Utilise the detailed market data and insight to help form an effective growth strategy across the footwear market
- It covers forecasts to 2021, covering women's, men's and children's footwear.
- Identifies the drivers and inhibitors operating on the market helping to inform growth strategy.
- Detailed look at channel and retailer shares in this market
- Understand the opportunities in the market by learning who shops for footwear, how frequently they shop and what drives their store selection.
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