Market Analysis

The latest insights and analysis about the international footwear market including market sizes, growth, drivers and trends on a country, regional and global level as well as our annual ranking of the global casual footwear companies and quarterly stock performers analysis.

  • Global vegan footwear market forecast to reach $300bn in 2030


    The vegan footwear market is expected to reach $300.19 billion by 2030 from $156.89 billion in 2020, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8 percent, according to a report published by Allied Market Research.

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    Companies must be sincere in promoting sustainability or risk a backlash


    With consumers demanding more sustainable and equitable products and being increasingly aware of corporate greenwashing, footwear brands must be authentic in marketing sustainable goods. Otherwise their communication strategy may backfire, trend forecasting company WGSN warned during a couple of webinars organized by the Italian trade fair Expo Riva Schuh.

  • Belarus may face a shoe shortage


    Nike, Lamoda, Sportmaster and Detsky Mir have notified the Belarusian government about a possible suspension of shoe exports to the country due to problems with a local labelling system that was introduced on Nov. 1.

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    Footwear sales volumes, prices expected to rise in the coming months


    The volume of footwear and the prices of shoes are expected to increase over the next six months, according to a survey of experts published in the latest Business Condition Survey of World Footwear done in collaboration with Shoe Intelligence.

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    Global personal luxury goods sales up 29% in 2021


    The global personal luxury goods industry is forecast to grow by 29 percent at current exchange rates to €283 billion this year, according to a survey released by the consultancy Bain & Company in collaboration with Fondazione Altagamma, the Italian luxury goods manufacturers’ industry foundation. Compared with 2019, the market ...

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    Casual footwear market fell by 13.1% in 2020


    According to a study conducted by Shoe Intelligence in collaboration with Sporting Goods Intelligence, the branded casual footwear market fell by 13.1 percent in terms of invoiced dollars to an estimated level of $18.33 billion in 2020 due to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on retailing and demand.

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    Footwear stocks weaker in Q3 on profit-taking


    Overall, the price of footwear stocks dropped in the third quarter of 2021 compared with the previous three months on profit-taking after the sector had enjoyed a strong rebound in the first half of the year with the re-opening of the economy, following the easing of Covid-19-related restrictions and the ...

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    The athletic shoe market dipped by 8.2% in 2020


    The athletic footwear market has been performing generally better than the market for sports apparel and sports equipment in the last decade. Apparently, the opposite happened last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, as many consumers didn’t buy a new pair of sneakers, except for running or exercizing, as they ...

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    Brazilian exports return to pre-Covid levels in volume


    In the first eight months of 2021, Brazilian footwear exports rose by 33.4 percent year-over-year in volume to 75.2 million pairs and by 23.9 percent in value to $541.34 million, according to data released by the trade association Abicalçados. When compared with the first eight months of 2019, exports fell ...

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