Footwear Industry - Global Outlook

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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 105 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.

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FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY

A GLOBAL OUTLOOK, JANUARY 2012

CONTENTS

1. OVERVIEW 1
Recession Boosts Demand for Low Cost, Value Products 1
Kids Footwear Segment Counters Recession 1
Global Footwear Consumption 2
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Middle East & Africa, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2010 through 2015 3

Table 2: World 6-Year Perspective for Footwear by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown for US, Canada, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Middle East & Africa, and
Latin America Markets for the Years 2011 and 2015 4

Table 3: Global Footwear Consumption by Region (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption Quantity for Asia,
Europe, North America, South America, and Others 5

Table 4: Leading Footwear Consumers Worldwide (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Quantity for China, US, India,
Brazil, Japan, Indonesia, and Others 5
Per Capita Footwear Consumption 5
Table 5: Per Capita Consumption of Shoes in Select Countries
(2010) 6
Asia Dominates Global Footwear Production 6
Table 6: Global Footwear Production by Region (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Quantity for Asia, South
America, Europe, and Others 6

Table 7: Leading Footwear Producers Worldwide (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Quantity for China,
India, Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand,
Mexico, Italy, Turkey, and Others 7
A Highly Diversified Industry 7
Recession - Best Time to Improve Marketing Efforts 8
Marketers Turn to New Media Channels 8
Word of Mouth - Vital for Attracting Customers 8
Behavioral Targeting Gains Popularity among Advertisers 9
Celebrity Endorsements for Footwear Brands 9
Alternate Advertising Media Usage on the Rise 10
Recession Leaves Luxury Footwear Market Stranded 10
Running Shoes & Toning Shoes Generate High Sales 10
Toning Shoes Gain Prominence 11
Athletic Footwear Market 11
Fashion-Statements Override Brand Aspirations 12
Pricing - A Marketing Tool for Athletic Footwear Chains 12
Competitive Landscape 12
Table 8: Leading Brands in the Global Athletic Footwear
Market (2007): Ranked by Value Sales for Nike, Skechers, New
Balance, Adidas, Reebok, Converse, Puma, and Vans 13
Distribution Channels 13
Marketing Strategies 13
Inventory Management 14
Retail Productivity 14
Excess Inventory Levels 14
Technological Advances 14
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) 15
Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) 15
Effective Implementation of EDI and the Internet 15
Competitive Landscape 15
Table 9: Worldwide Footwear Market (2008): Leading Companies
Footwear Sales in US$ Billion 16
Nike’s Footwear Market Share to Witness Steady Growth 16

2. TRENDS & ISSUES 17
Brand Building - A Key Success Factor 17
Minimalism Trend - Finding Favor among Consumers 17
Recent Trends in Shoe Models 17
Summer Shoe Fashion Trends 18
Platform Shoes Make Comeback 19
Stiletto Booties - A Major Attraction 19
Sustained Popularity of Flats and Platforms 19
Focus Shifts to Ethical Sourcing 20
Rising Eco-Awareness of Footwear Makers 20
Custom-Made Footwear for Special Customers 20
Growth in Online Sales of Footwear 20
New Raw Materials Find Use in Footwear Production 20
Fashion Drives Footwear Sales 20
Athletic Shoes for Women 21
Retailers Focus on Teen Segment 21
Parents & Kids - The Retailers’ New Favorites 21
Focus on Innovation and Licensed Products 21
Apparel Makers Foray into Footwear Sector 22
Shifting Brand Loyalty - A Major Concern! 22
Affordable Luxury - Painting New Scapes for Growth 23
Casual Footwear Gains Market Share 23
The Growing Popularity of Private Labels 23

3. TRADE DYNAMICS 24
Exports Scenario 24
Table 10: Global Footwear Exports (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Export Quantity by Region of Origin - Asia,
Europe, and Others 24

Table 11: Leading Exporters of Footwear Products Worldwide
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Quantity by
Country of Origin - China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Italy,
Indonesia, Belgium, and Others 24

Table 12: Global Footwear Exports by Region (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Region of
Origin - Asia, Europe, North America, and Others 25

Table 13: Global Footwear Exports by Country (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value for China, Italy,
Hong Kong, Vietnam, Belgium, and Others 25
Product Mix of Exports 25
Table 14: Global Footwear Exports by Type (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Export Volume and Export Value for Rubber
& Plastic Footwear, Textile Footwear, Leather Footwear, and
Others 26

Table 15: Leading Exporting Countries in the Global Rubber &
Plastic Footwear Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Export Value and Volume for China, Belgium, Hong Kong,
Vietnam, Germany, and Others 26

Table 16: Leading Exporting Countries in the Global Leather
Footwear Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export
Value and Volume for China, Italy, Hong Kong, Vietnam,
Germany, and Others 27

Table 17: Leading Exporting Countries in the Global Textile
Footwear Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export
Value and Volume for China, Vietnam, Belgium, Italy, Hong
Kong, and Others 27
Imports Scenario 28
Table 18: Global Footwear Imports (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Import Quantity by Destination Region - Europe,
North America, Asia, Africa, and Others 28

Table 19: Leading Importers of Footwear Products Worldwide
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Quantity by
Destination Region - US, Japan, UK, Germany, Hong Kong,
France, Spain, and Others 28

Table 20: Global Footwear Imports by Region (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Destination
Region - Europe, North America, Asia, South America, and
Others 28

Table 21: Global Footwear Imports by Country (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value for US, Germany,
France, UK, Italy, Hong Kong, and Others 29
Imports & Exports by Product Segment 29
Table 22: Worldwide Import and Export Value (in US$ Billion)
of Select Footwear Products (2010) 29

Table 23: Global Exports of Outer Sole/Uppers (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Country -
China, Italy, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Canada, US,
Spain, Panama, and Others 30

Table 24: Global Exports of Rubber/Plastic Footwear NES,
Outer Soles and Uppers (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Export Value by Country - China, Vietnam, Belgium, Germany,
Italy, Panama, Netherlands, and Others 30

Table 25: Global Exports of Leather Footwear Uppers (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Country -
China, Italy, Vietnam, Germany, Belgium, India, Indonesia,
and Others 31

Table 26: Global Exports of Textile Uppers (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Export Value by Country - China, Vietnam,
Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and Others 31

Table 27: Global Exports of Footwear NES (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Export Value by Country - China, Italy,
Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Poland, Romania, US, and Others 32

Table 28: Global Imports of Outer Sole/Uppers (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country -
Japan, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Others 32

Table 29: Global Imports of Rubber/Plastic Footwear NES,
Outer Soles and Uppers (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Import Value by Country - US, Japan, Germany, France, Russian
Federation, UK, Spain, Italy, and Others 33

Table 30: Global Imports of Leather Footwear Uppers (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country - US,
Germany, France, Italy, UK, Russian Federation, Netherlands,
Belgium, and Others 33

Table 31: Global Imports of Textile Footwear Uppers (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country - US,
Germany, Japan, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, and
Others 34

Table 32: Global Imports of Footwear NES (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country - US, Kazakhstan,
UK, Germany, Tajikistan, France, Singapore, and Others 34

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 35

5. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS 48

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 50

1. THE UNITED STATES 50
Overview 50
American Footwear Industry - A Glance at the Past 50
Industry Structure 51
Impact of Recession 51
Smart Spending - Flavor of the Season 52
Rising Imports, Falling Domestic Production Characterize US
Footwear Market 52
Demographic Changes Influence Footwear Sales 52
Product Innovation - A Key Driving Factor 52
Casual Footwear - The Largest Category 53
Table 33: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic, Outdoor/Rugged,
Casual, Dress/Formal, and Footwear Accessories Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for the Years 2010 through 2015 53

Table 34: US 6-Year Perspective for Footwear by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown for Athletic, Outdoor/Rugged,
Casual, Dress/Formal, and Footwear Accessories Markets for
the Years 2011 and 2015 54
Women’s Shoe Styling Takes on Aggressive and Retro Look 54
Childrens Footwear Market Unaffected by Recession 54
Kids Love Cool Brands 55
Fashion Footwear Industry 55
Table 35: Fashion Footwear Market by Wearer Segment in the US
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Men,
Women, and Children 55
Shoe Trends in 2011 55
Athletic Shoes Market 56
Table 36: Athletic Footwear Market in the US (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by Age Group 56
Women’s Athletic Footwear Market 57
Table 37: Athletic Footwear Market in the US (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by Gender 57
Discounts - The New Marketing Mantra 57
Competitive Landscape 57
Table 38: Leading Players in the US Athletic Footwear Market
(2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Nike,
Adidas, Sketchers, New Balance, VF Corp, PUMA, and Others 58
Jogging & Running Footwear Market 58
Table 39: Jogging & Running Footwear Market in the US
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by
Distribution Channel - Discount Stores, General Sporting
Goods, Specialty Athletic Footwear, Online Internet, Factory
Outlet, Family Footwear, Department Stores, and Others 58
Wholesale Footwear Industry 58
Table 40: Leading US States in the Wholesale Footwear
Industry (2010): Breakdown by Number of Establishments 59

Table 41: Leading States in the US Wholesale Footwear
Industry (2009): Breakdown by Revenues for Missouri,
Massachusetts, California, Illinois, and Others 59
Table 42: Leading US States by Employment Numbers in the
Wholesale Footwear Industry (2010) 59
Leading Players in the Footwear Wholesale Industry 60
Table 43: Leading Players in the US Wholesale Footwear (2009)
  • Ranked by Revenues (In US$ Million) 60
Trends & Issues 60
Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly Raw Materials 60
Industrial Footwear Safety Standards Sustain Footwear Demand 60
Manufacturers Resort to Brand Building and Lowering
Production Costs to Remain Competitive 61
Fitness and Health Consciousness Drive Footwear Sales 61
Boots’ Popularity Soars Among Younger Generation Men 61
Reflexology - To Promote Footwear Stores 61
Retail Consolidations Give Rise to Mega Brands 61
Offshore Sourcing - A Growing Phenomenon 62
Service and Ambience - The Key Factors 62
Lifestyle Centers - Alternative Avenue for Retailers 62
Emergence of e-Commerce Drives Sales of Footwear 62
Value Shopper - Redefining American Retail Scene 63
Gen Y Shoppers 63
Bargain Hunters - Hailed by Retailers 63
Competitive Scenario 63
Table 44: US Footwear Market by Distribution Channel (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Sporting Goods
Stores, Discount Stores, Specialty Athletic Footwear Stores,
On-Line/Internet, Department Stores, Family Footwear Stores,
Factory Outlet Stores, Specialty Sport Shops, and Others 64
Trade Dynamics 64
Table 45: Import and Export Value (in US$ Million) of Select
Footwear Products in the US (2010) 65

Table 46: US Exports of Rubber/Plastic Waterproof Footwear
(2009 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country - South Korea, Canada, Japan, Mexico,
China, and Others 65

Table 47: US Exports of Rubber/Plastic Uppers (Shoes, Boots,
Sandals and Slippers) (2009 & 2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Country - Canada,
Mexico, South Korea, Japan, UK, and Others 66

Table 48: US Exports of Leather Uppers (Shoes, Boots, Sandals
and Slippers) (2009 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Export Value by Destination Country - Canada, Japan, Mexico,
UAE, South Korea, Netherlands, Belgium, and Others 66

Table 49: US Exports of Textile Uppers (Shoes, Boots, Sandals
and Slippers) (2009 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Export Value by Destination Country - Mexico, Canada, South
Korea, Honduras, Japan, Costa Rica, UK, and Others 67

Table 50: US Exports of Footwear NES (2009 & 2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination
Country - Canada, South Korea, Angola, Honduras, Japan,
Mexico, Nicaragua, and Others 67

Table 51: US Imports of Rubber/Plastic Waterproof Footwear
(2009 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by
Country of Origin - China, Canada, Mexico, Italy,
Netherlands, and Others 68

Table 52: US Imports of Rubber/Plastic Uppers (Shoes, Boots,
Sandals and Slippers) (2009 & 2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin - China,
Vietnam, Indonesia, Italy, and Others 68

Table 53: US Imports of Leather Uppers (Shoes, Boots, Sandals
and Slippers) (2009 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Import Value by Country of Origin - China, Vietnam, Italy,
Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, India, and Others 69

Table 54: US Imports of Textile Uppers (Shoes, Boots, Sandals
and Slippers) (2009 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Import Value by Country of Origin - China, Vietnam, Italy,
Indonesia, Spain, and Others 69

Table 55: US Imports of Footwear NES (2009 & 2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of
Origin - China, Vietnam, Italy, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and
Others 70
Major Organizations Operating in the Footwear Sector 70
AAFA 70
FIA 70

2. JAPAN 71
Children’s Footwear Market - An Overview 71
Table 56: Leading Brands in the Japanese Kids and Juniors
Racing Shoes Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Retail Value Sales for Syunsoku Series, Superstar, Tigon, and
Others 71
Tariff Rates 71

3. EUROPE 72
Recession Slows Down Footwear Demand 72
Table 57: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Footwear by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the
Years 2010 through 2015 73

Table 58: European 6-Year Perspective for Footwear by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown for France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for the
Years 2011 and 2015 74
Decline in Footwear Sales in CEE Countries 74
Per Capita Consumption 75
Table 59: Leading Countries in the European Footwear Market
(2010): Ranked by Per Capita Consumption (in Pairs) 75
Footwear Production in the EU 76
Table 60: Footwear Production in EU-27 (2006-2009) (Million
Pairs & € Billion) 76
Athletic Footwear Market 76
Table 61: Leading Players in the European Athletic Footwear
Market (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Nike,
Adidas, PUMA, and Others 77
Sporting Events to Favor Sports Footwear Market 77
Growing Demand for Trendy Baby Footwear 77
Sustained Demand for Boot Style Footwear 78
Seasonality Thrives Footwear Sales 78
Footwear Industry Undergoes Modernization and Restructuring 78
Technological Advancements to Reduce Production Costs 79
Aging Population Influences Business Strategies 79
Export-Import Scenario 79
Table 62: Footwear Imports and Exports in EU-27 (2006-2009)
(Million Pairs) 79

Table 63: Leading Exporting Countries in Europe (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value and Export Volume
for Italy, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Others 80

Table 64: Footwear Imports in EU-27 (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin - China,
Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Tunisia, Brazil, and Others 80

Table 65: Footwear Imports in EU-27 (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Import Quantity by Country of Origin - China,
Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Others 81

3a. CZECH REPUBLIC 81

3b. FRANCE 82
Market Overview 82
Table 66: French Footwear Market by Gender (2008): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value and Volume Sales for Women, Men, and
Children 82

Table 67: French Footwear Market by Type (2008): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Casual Footwear, Sports
Footwear, Formal Footwear, and Evening Footwear 83
Trends in the Footwear Market 83

3c. GERMANY 84
Market Overview 84
Table 68: German Footwear Market by Type (2008): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Casual Footwear, Sports
Footwear, Formal Footwear, and Evening Footwear 84

Table 69: German Footwear Market by Gender (2008): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value and Volume Sales for Women, Men, and
Children 85
Trends in the German Footwear Market 85
Elegance Finds Place in Casual Footwear Styles 85
Experimentations with Leather Combinations 85
Emerging Market for Wellness Footwear 86
Growing Significance of Ethical and Environmental Issues 86
Up-Market Styles Witness Stable Growth 86
Competition from the Low Cost Asian Countries Rising 86
Germany - A Key Re-Exporter 86

3d. ITALY 87
Overview 87
Table 70: Italian Footwear Market by Type (2008): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Casual Footwear, Sports
Footwear, Formal Footwear, and Evening Footwear 87

Table 71: Italian Footwear Market by Gender (2008):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value and Volume Sales for
Women, Men, and Children 87
Factors Influencing Domestic Footwear Sales 88
Comfort, Luxury and Minimalistic Appearance - Trends of the
Future 88
High Quality Expensive Italian Footwear Market 88

3e. POLAND 89
Overview 89
Branded & Designer Labels Hold Sway 89

3f. PORTUGAL 90
Consumption & Production Statistics 90
Table 72: Portuguese Footwear Market (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Quantity for Leather Footwear
(Womens Footwear, Mens Footwear, Childrens Footwear, and
Other Leather Footwear), Textile Uppers Footwear, Water
Resistant Footwear, and Others 90

Table 73: Portuguese Footwear Consumption (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Consumption Volume and Consumption Value
for Leather Footwear (Womens Footwear, Mens Footwear,
Childrens Footwear, and Other Leather Footwear), Textile
Uppers Footwear, Water Resistant Footwear, and Others 91
Import & Export Scenario 92
Table 74: Portuguese Footwear Exports by Region (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value and Export Volume for
Europe, Africa, America, and Asia-Pacific 92

Table 75: Portuguese Footwear Imports by Region (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Import Value and Import Volume for
Europe, Asia, America, and Others 92

Table 76: Portuguese Footwear Exports (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Export Volume and Export Value for Leather
Footwear (Womens Footwear, Mens Footwear, Childrens
Footwear, and Other Leather Footwear), Textile Uppers
Footwear, Water Resistant Footwear, and Others 93

Table 77: Portuguese Footwear Imports (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Import Volume and Import Value for Leather
Footwear (Womens Footwear, Mens Footwear, Childrens
Footwear, and Other Leather Footwear), Textile Uppers
Footwear, Water Resistant Footwear, and Others 94

3g. RUSSIA 95
Footwear Market: Growth despite Adverse Conditions 95
Changing Landscape of Russian Footwear Market 95
Luxury Market on the Rise 95
Retail Chains Hold Sway among Distribution Channels 96
Online Footwear Market: On Road to Recovery 96
Open-air Complexes - The Popular Destination for Shoe Hunters 96
European Brands - Pick of the Lot 96
Practical Shoes Find Favor among Russians 97
Major Footwear Brands 97

3h. SPAIN 98
Europe’s Shoe Design Studio 98
Table 78: Spanish Footwear Market by Gender (2008):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value and Volume Sales for
Women, Men, and Children 98
Trends in the Footwear Market 98
Spanish Footwear - High Dependence on Tanning Industry 99

3i. SWEDEN 99

3j. THE UNITED KINGDOM 100
Overview 100
Table 79: Production, Imports and Exports in the UK Footwear
Market (2008) (In Value (£ Millions) and Pairs (Millions)) 100

Table 80: UK Footwear Market by Type (2008): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Value Sales for Casual Footwear, Sports
Footwear, Formal Footwear, and Evening Footwear 101
Rising Prices despite Recession 101
Sustained Demand for Luxury Products 101
Functional Footwear Back in Demand 101
Green Footwear Finds Favor 101
Footwear Wholesaling Market Feels the Pinch of Recession 101
Women’s Footwear Sector - A Prime Market 102
Table 81: UK Footwear Market by Gender (2008): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value and Volume Sales for Women, Men, and
Children 102
Distribution Channels 103
Table 82: UK Footwear Market by Type of Outlet (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Value Sales for Shoe
Shops, Clothing Stores, Sports and Outdoor shops, Mail
Order/Online, Grocery Superstores, and Others 103
Export-Import Scenario 103
Table 83: Leading Import Countries in the UK Footwear Market
(2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value and Import
Volume for China, Vietnam, Italy, Belgium, India, and Others 103

Table 84: Leading Export Destinations in the UK Footwear
Market (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value and
Export Volume for China, Vietnam, Italy, Belgium, India, and
Others 104

4. ASIA-PACIFIC 105
Asia - Leading the Way 105
A Land of Opportunity 105
Export-Import Statistics 105
Table 85: Leading Exporting Countries in Asia (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value and Export Volume
for China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, and Others 105

4a. AUSTRALIA 106
Recession Dents Growth in Footwear Retailing Industry 106
Footwear Designers Create Waves 106
Advanced Manufacturing Technology 106

4b. CHINA 107
Overview 107
Recession, Anti-Dumping Measures Fail to Ebb Growth 107
Footwear Production and Exports 107
Leather Shoe Demand - Varying Trends in Urban and Rural Centers 108
Increasing Sales of Online Shoes 108
Major Footwear Centers and Top Brands 108
Leading Players in the Footwear Industry 108
Table 86: Leading Players in the Chinese Footwear Market
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Nike, Adidas,
and Others 109

4c. HONG KONG 110
Overview 110
Production Operations Shift to Mainland China 110
Recession & Currency Volatility Affects Exports 110
Manufacturers Operating in Hong Kong 111
Manufacturers Focus on Green Footwear 111
Growing Popularity of Online Shopping 111
Product-Related Trends 112
Export Import Scenario 112
Table 87: Hong Kong Footwear Market (2009): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Sales for Finished Footwear (Leather Uppers,
Rubber/Plastic Uppers, Textile Uppers), and Parts and
Accessories 112

Table 88: Hong Kong Footwear Exports by Destination Country
(2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value for US,
Norway, UK, Australia, Germany, and Others 113

Table 89: Hong Kong Footwear Exports by Destination Country
(2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Quantity for US,
Australia, Norway, Canada, UK, Germany, and Others 113

4d. INDIA 114
India - A Leading Footwear Industry 114
Snapshots 114
A Huge Domestic Market 115
Product Mix 115
Table 90: Footwear Product Mix in India (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Retail Sales for Men’s Footwear, Women’s
Footwear, and Children’s Footwear 116
Production Scenario 116
Table 91: Production Capacity of Select Products in India 117
Footwear Manufacturing Units 117
Footwear Manufacturing by State Cluster 118
Agra Cluster (Uttar Pradesh) 118
Kolkata Cluster (West Bengal) 118
Chennai Cluster (Tamil Nadu) 118
A Major Footwear Sourcing Destination 119
Footwear Brands Sourced and Sold in India 120
Growing Popularity of Organized Retail\ 120
Leather Footwear Market 121
India & Japan Ink CEPA Agreement 121
Sports Footwear Segment - Vast Growth Prospects 121
Sales Channels 122
Government Takes Initiative to Develop Footwear Industry 122
Challenges Facing Footwear Market 123
Main Footwear Export Destinations 123
Table 92: Leading Export Destinations for Indian Footwear
Industry (2009-10): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export
Value by Country - UK, Germany, Italy, France, US, Spain,
Netherlands, UAE, Portugal, Denmark, and Others 124

4e. INDONESIA 125
Overview 125
Nike - Leading the Bandwagon 125
Labor Policies and Unions - Major Obstacles 125
Rubber Ski Boots and Rubber Shoes 125

4f. PHILIPPINES 126
Market Overview 126
Table 93: Footwear Industry in the Philippines (2009):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Establishments by
Region 126
Sourcing of Raw Materials 127
Regulatory Support 127
Export Import Scenario 127
Table 94: Philippines Footwear Exports (2009): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Export Value by Country for Netherlands,
US, Japan, Mexico, France, and Others 127

Table 95: Philippines Footwear Imports (2009): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country for China,
Indonesia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, and Others 128

4g. THAILAND 128

4h. TAIWAN 129

4i. VIETNAM 130
Overview 130

5. LATIN AMERICA 131

5a. ARGENTINA 131

5b. BRAZIL 132
Overview 132
Per Capita Consumption of Footwear 132
Table 96: Per Capita Consumption (In Pairs) of Footwear in
Brazil 132
Footwear Production 132
Table 97: Footwear Production in Brazil (In Million Pairs) 133

Table 98: Brazilian Footwear Production by Type (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Quantity for
Plastic/Rubber Shoes, Leather Shoes, Sports Shoes, and Others 133

Table 99: Region-wise Footwear Production in Brazil (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Quantity for
Northeast, South, Southeast, Central West, and North 134
Footwear Companies in Operation 134
Table 100: Number of Footwear Manufacturing Enterprises in
Brazil (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Region -
Northeast, South, Southeast, Central West, and North 134
Export-Import Scenario 134
Table 101: Brazilian Footwear Exports by Destination Country
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value for US,
UK, Argentina, Italy, France, and Others 135

Table 102: Brazilian Footwear Exports by Destination Country
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Volume for US,
Paraguay, Argentina, Spain, UK, and Others 135

Table 103: Brazilian Footwear Imports by Origin Country
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value for
Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Italy, and Others 136

Table 104: Brazilian Footwear Imports by Origin Country
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Volume for
China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mexico, and Others 136

5c. MEXICO 137
Mexican Footwear Manufacturing Industry 137
León Dominates Footwear Production 137
Benefits of Regional Clustering 137

6. MIDDLE EAST 138

6a. IRAN 138
Overview 138
Table 105: Shoe Production Volume in Iran (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown for Leather and Sports Shoes, and Others 138

PRODUCT OVERVIEW & DEFINITION 139
History of Footwear 139
Moccasin 139
Sandal 139
Boot 139
Clog 139
Mule 139
Pumps 140
Oxford 140
Footwear Style & Fashion 140
Sneakers 140
Product Definitions 141
Athletic Footwear 141
Components of Athletic Footwear 141
Upper 141
Midsole 141
Insert 142
Outsole 142
Aerobic Shoes 142
Athleisure Footwear 142
Baseball Footwear 142
Metal Cleats 142
Molded Cleats 142
Basketball Footwear 143
Cricket Footwear 143
Cross-Training 143
Running Shoes 143
Soccer Shoes 143
Tennis Shoes 143
Walking Shoes 143
Other Athletic Footwear 143
Outdoor/Rugged Footwear 144
Trekking and Walking Boots 144
3-4 Season Boots 144
3 Season Boots 144
Mountaineering Boots 144
Backpacking Boots 144
Hiking Boots 144
Day Hiking Boots 145
Technical Hiking Boots 145
Light Hiking Boots 145
Approach Shoes 145
Technical Shoes 145
Casual Footwear 146
Dress/Formal Footwear 146
Footwear Accessories 146
Socks 146
Insoles 146
Gaiters 146

GLOBAL DIRECTORY
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