Athletic Footwear Market : Facts and Figures
- The United States holds a dominant share in the athletic footwear across the globe.
- With a brand value of ~ USD 30 Billion in 2017, Nike has world’s largest footwear market.
- The annual net income of Nike was around USD 2 Billion during 2018.
Global Athletic Footwear Market Overview
Footwear industries have rose with a pace and recorded a green growth in the past few years across the globe. Introduction of different types of footwear for various purposes in order to maintain the well-being and lifestyle is driving the footwear industry globally. Technological advancement in footwear industries has led the manufacturers to manufacture good quality products to fulfill the growing requirement of consumers. Adoption of high-end quality raw material and using of machines in order to produce precise and accurate products for the comfort of consumers has led the consumers to spend more on footwear.
Rising concern towards fitness and increasing health consciousness among the population in urban regions are some of the key factors which are swelling the demand for athletic footwear. Growing economies across the globe has started various initiatives such as investments and regulations in order to provide quality goods to consumers to minimize the risk of diseases.
Further, growing infrastructure facilities in developing nations and positive growth of GDP along with rise in personal disposable income are attracting more consumers towards athletic footwear. Availability of strong distribution channel and ease of availability of athletic footwear at online stores are likely to upsurge the demand for athletic footwear in near future. Moreover, footwear manufacturers are focusing on quality and cost effective athletic footwear which are durable and comfortable for the consumers. These advantages of athletic footwear are expected to bolster the market in near future. Likewise, adoption of latest 3-D printing technology by the shoe manufacturers in order to manufacture shoes in less time and with enhanced quality is the key factor for the growth of athletic footwear market over the forecast period i.e. 2016-2023.
Market size and forecast
The global athletic footwear market was valued at USD 75.2 Billion in 2015 and is projected to reach a value of USD 115.6 Billion by 2023. Further, the market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 2.3% over the forecast period i.e. 2016-2023. The demand of athletic footwear is expected to rise on the back of factors such as growing popularity of various games and rising concern towards health and fitness in urban regions across the globe.
The demand for sports shoes is predicted to witness a significant growth in near future owing to rising gym and sports infrastructure in urban regions across the globe. However, the running and walking shoes segment accounted the largest market share of 40.2% in 2015 on the back of concern towards health and fitness. Asia-Pacific region is expected to register robust growth over the forecast period i.e. 2016-2023. Rising sports infrastructure across the region, rising populations and growing concern towards fitness, positive GDP figure which leads to increase personal disposable income, availability of branded athletic footwear on account of huge distribution channels and shifting of footwear manufacturing industries owing to availability of low cost labor and raw material are some of the factors which is expected to pave the market of athletic footwear across the region of Asia-Pacific in near future.
On the other hand, Europe and North-America collectively accounted the largest revenue share in 2015 and is expected to continue their dominance over the forecast period i.e. 2016-2023. The demand for athletic footwear in both the regions are swelling on the back of factors such as presence of huge brand players, reduction in import duties which is reducing the cost of footwear as compared to the imported footwear cost and growing gym and sports infrastructure on account of rapid urbanization.
Our in-depth analysis segmented the global athletic footwear market in the following segments:
- Aerobics Shoes
- Atheleisure Shoes
- Running Shoes
- Walking Shoes
- Baseball Shoes
- Basketball Shoes
- Soccer Shoes
- Tennis Shoes
- Cricket Shoes
- Other Sports Shoes
By Hiking Shoes
- Trekking Boots
- Rugged Boots
- Seasonal Boots
- Specialty Boots
- Mountaineering Boots
By Backpacking Shoes
- Approach Shoes
- Technical Shoes
By Distribution Channel
- Shoe Stores
- Sports and athletic good stores
- Specialty Apparels Stores
- Online Stores
Global athletic footwear market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:
- North America (United States, Canada), Market size, Y-O-Y growth Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
- Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
- Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland), Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
- Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
- Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
Growth Drivers and challenges
Increase popularity of sports among the population in urban regions has accelerated the demand for athletic footwear. Rise in gross disposable income in growing economies, rapidly spreading awareness towards health and fitness, increasing sports facilities in growing economies across the globe and shifting of consumer towards innovative, comfortable and affordable products are some of the factors driving the market for athletic footwear across the globe.
Furthermore, factors such as introduction of customized and lightweight athletic footwear, ease of availability of branded athletic footwear owing to large distribution channel, rising preferences of physicians towards athletic footwear in order to maintain fitness and launching of new and advanced products by the key players are some of the key elements anticipated to prompt the demand for athletic footwear over the forecast period i.e. 2016-2023. Likewise, increasing sports facilities across the globe on account of huge spending in modern sports infrastructure, rising sports events and increasing participation in various sports, continuous research and development in footwear industry in order to design more advanced and low cost athletic footwear and growing demand for premium footwear are some of the key elements swelling the demand for athletic footwear.
However, lack of awareness in under-developed nations, slow adoption of advanced and innovative technology athletic footwear, fluctuations in raw material cost, availability of low cost substitute and huge competition in footwear industry is anticipated to decline the profitability of athletic footwear manufacturers and will impel the market growth. Moreover, presence of stringent regulations from government authorities on the use of synthetic rubber and rising concern towards disposal of footwear contains toxic materials are the factors curbing the market of athletic footwear in near future.
Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market
The key players of athletic footwear market are as follows:
- Company Overview
- Key Product Offerings
- Business Strategy
- SWOT Analysis
- Wolverine Worldwide Inc.