Footwear Adhesives Market Size & Share, by Product Type (Solvent-based, Water-based, Radiation Cured (UV/EB), Hot Melts); Application (Sports Shoes, Dress Shoes, Sandals); Component (Natural Rubber Latex, Rubber Cement Dissolution, Polycloroprene) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Aug 29, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Footwear Adhesives Market size is anticipated to reach USD 1.6 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 10.9% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023 - 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of footwear adhesives was over USD 455 Million. The global footwear industry is continuously witnessing a rapid upsurge on account of various factors such as rising fashion trends, changing consumer preferences, and increasing disposable income. As a result, it garnered a revenue of USD 398 Billion as of 2023.  Consequently, offering immense growth opportunities in the footwear adhesives industry.

Consumers increasingly seek customized and personalized footwear options. As a result, footwear manufacturers need adhesives that can bond a wide range of materials to achieve unique designs and styles increasing the market growth.

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Footwear Adhesives Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Emerging Markets - Emerging economies with a growing middle-class population are witnessing increased demand for footwear. This growth in the footwear market fuels the demand for adhesives in these regions. Regarding India’s total population, it is expected that footwear sales will amount to USD 17.5 per person by 2023.
  • Industrial & Safety Footwear - The industrial and safety footwear sector has expanded due to strict regulations and safety standards in various industries. These specialized unbreakable shoes often require adhesives with specific properties to ensure robust bonding and safety compliance.
  • Surge in E-commerce - The rapid growth of e-commerce platforms has expanded the reach of footwear products to a global audience. This increased demand for footwear has led to a higher need for efficient and reliable adhesives to meet market demands. In 2023, E-commerce is expected to account for about 21% of the total global retail sales and reach USD 6 trillion.


  • Cost and Price Sensitivity – The footwear industry is highly cost-sensitive, with manufacturers constantly seeking ways to reduce production costs. footwear adhesive manufacturers find it hard to strike a balance between producing high-performance adhesives and keeping them competitively priced.
  • Brand Loyalty
  • Compatibility with automated processes.

Footwear Adhesives Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



~ 10.6%

Base Year Market Size (2022)

 ~ USD 455 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

 ~ USD 1.6 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Footwear Adhesive Segmentation

Product Type (Solvent-Based footwear adhesives, water-based footwear adhesives, Radiation cured (UV/EB) footwear adhesives, Hot melts footwear adhesives)

Water-based footwear adhesives market is anticipated to garner the largest revenue share of 34% by 2035. These adhesives contain organic binders most commonly used is PVAc, which is biodegradable, and with the environmental safety norms laid by the government, these adhesives have a large market base. Furthermore, water-based footwear adhesives may offer a wide range of benefits compared to solvent-based footwear adhesives such as lower costs and reduced product emissions.

Application (Sports shoes, Dress shoes, Sandals)

Sport shoe segment is dominating the footwear adhesives market over the forecast period. The increase in the supply and demand of athletic footwear is driven by a growing interest in sporting activities in urban areas as well as health awareness due to rising chronic diseases. Globally, revenues in the global athletic footwear industry are set to reach USD 53 billion by 2023.

Furthermore, the market for sports shoes is supported by an increase in exercise activity. Furthermore, the market is being driven by demand for lighter and better-performing shoes due to consumer preferences as well as footwear design which allows consumers to choose according to their needs. Moreover, in 2023 the volume of each person is projected to reach 0.06pairs units for the Athletic Footwear segment.

Component (Natural rubber Latex, Rubber Cement Dissolution, Polycloroprene)

Footwear adhesives market from the polycloroprene is estimated to dominate the revenue during the forecast period. Superior adhesive characteristics and formulation flexibility at affordable rates compared to other adhesive technologies have major boosted the growth 0f the segment. the global market for Chloroprene Rubber revenue generated is estimated at 273.2 Thousand Metric Tons in the year 2022.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

  Product Type

  • Solvent-Based footwear adhesives
  •  water-based footwear adhesives
  •  Radiation-cured (UV/EB) footwear adhesives
  •  Hot melts footwear adhesives


  • Sports shoes
  •  Dress shoes
  •  Sandals


  • Natural rubber Latex
  • Rubber Cement Dissolution
  • Polycloroprene


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Footwear Adhesive Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The Asia Pacific footwear adhesives market is expected to hold 44% of the revenue share by the end of 2035, owing to the remarkable growth in this region. The Asian countries of China, India, Korea, and this region are projected to remain major growth regions in the adhesives market. In addition, regional living standards are improving and market growth of footwear adhesive is also stimulated by an increase in personal disposable income. The rise of Asia Pacific in the global economy. By 2021, APAC's overall gross domestic product will amount to around USD 36 trillion, up from USD 10 trillion in 2000, while Asia and the Pacific currently account for about 38 % of global GDP.

North American Market Statistics

The footwear adhesives market in North America is actively growing at a substantial growth rate owing to the presence of key market giants in the region. In the United States alone, Adidas footwear sales reached over 13 billion dollars in 2022. With higher disposable income the region’s footwear market is gaining positive market growth. According to per capita income, each person is expected to make USD 198 by 2023.

A growing demand for sustainable and ethical footwear, particularly among younger consumers, is emerging. All these factors cumulatively are providing positive growth for the footwear Adhesives market in the region.

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Companies Dominating the Footwear Adhesives Market

    • H.B. Fuller Company
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Jubilant Industries Ltd
    • Chadha Corporation Pvt. Ltd
    • Eastman Chemical Company
    • Chemical Technology Pty Ltd 
    • Great Eastern Resins Industrial Co. Ltd. 
    • Bostik Ltd.
    • Artecola Química.
    • KECK Chimie


In The News

  • To meet the growing demand for adhesive applications in the B2B woodworking sector, H.B. Fuller has signed a distribution agreement with Jubilant Agri and Consumer Products LimitedJACPL, a 100% subsidiary of Jubilant Industries Limited.
  • Henkel today broke ground on a new manufacturing facility of its Adhesive Technologies business unit within the Yantai Chemical Industry Park in Shandong Province, China. With an investment of approximately 120 million Euros (RMB 870 million), the new plant, titled the Chinese name ‘Kunpeng’, will enhance Henkel's production capacity of high-impact

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 992
  • Published Date: Aug 29, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Surge in e-commerce, emerging markets, and customer preference for customizable are some of the factors assisting in the market’s growth.

The market size of Footwear Adhesives is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 10.9% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are Jubilant Industries Ltd, Chadha Corporation Pvt. Ltd, Eastman Chemical Company, Chemical Technology Pty Ltd, Great Eastern Resins Industrial Co. Ltd., Bostik Ltd., Artecola Química., KECK Chimie, 3M, Aica Kogyo Co. Ltd, and others.

The water-based footwear Adhesives segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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