Italy: average price per pair of shoes 2018, by type of shoes

The average price per pair of shoes purchased in Italy between January and November 2018 showed significant differences depending on the type of shoe. In fact, men’s shoes cost on average approximately 65 euros, the priciest according to the source, whereas women’s shoes had an average price of 50 euros. During the same period, shoes for kids/teenagers were cheaper and sold for roughly 28 euros per pair.

Footwear manufacturing in Italy

Italy is the leading shoe manufacturing country in the European Union. With 4.5 thousand companies employing over 75 thousand individuals, the production value of the footwear sector in Italy grew steadily from 2012 to 2018, when it registered a value of 7.8 billion euros. The success of the footwear sector in Italy is linked to an entrepreneurial and creative spirit and to the typical structure of the sector which relies on local sub-suppliers of raw materials, tanneries, components, accessories, machinery manufacturers, model makers and designers.

An export oriented sector

The Italian footwear manufacturing is without a doubt an export-oriented sector: approximately 85 percent of the production was destined to foreign markets in 2017. Furthermore, despite decreasing in volume, the value of exported shoes increased steadily from 2012 and reached a value of 9.5 billion euros in 2018.

Average price per pair of shoes purchased by Italian households between January and November 2018, by type of shoes

Average price in euros
Man*64.45
Woman*49.6
Sneakers46.73
Child/Teenager27.67
Woman slippers12.96
Man slippers12.81
Child slippers9.44
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Data does not include sneakers.

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