U.S. footwear market - statistics & facts

The global footwear market is a multi-billion U.S. dollar industry. The United States has the largest footwear market in the world, amounting to over 91 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2019. A part of the clothing and apparel industry, the footwear market is comprised of shoes, sneakers, luxury footwear, athletic footwear, and sporting shoes, as well as other related goods. Footwear products are commonly made of leather, textile, and a range of synthetic materials.

Market overview

Previous generations may have survived with one or two pairs of functional footwear. Today however, the majority of people have a collection of footwear to meet various criteria and needs. Formal, casual, athletic: footwear come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and sizes. As of 2019. the United States imported about 2.47 billion pairs of shoes and the sector spent 12.6 billion U.S. dollars on advertising.

The U.S. sports shoes revenue amounted to about 14 billion U.S. dollars and is set to increase to over 18 billion dollars by 2025. Shoes, along with apparel, have turned from simple goods into genuine status symbols for consumers. Footwear brands and retailers play a huge role in catering to this market and these attitudes through their respective offerings and ranges as well as their advertising campaigns. As of 2019, Nike held the largest share of the the U.S. footwear market with a turnover of about 40 billion U.S. dollars.

Consumer behavior

Consumers spend significant amounts of their discretionary income on apparel and footwear. In recent years, athletic clothing and footwear has become very trendy and this segment has experienced strong growth in the United States. In 2018 alone, athletic footwear generated approximately 16.55 billion U.S. dollars in sales. As of 2019, about half of consumers in the U.S. stated that they had between four and six different brands of footwear in their closets. In 2019, the country's average expenditure on women's footwear amounted to 186.89 U.S. dollars per consumer unit.

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U.S. footwear market - statistics & facts

The global footwear market is a multi-billion U.S. dollar industry. The United States has the largest footwear market in the world, amounting to over 91 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2019. A part of the clothing and apparel industry, the footwear market is comprised of shoes, sneakers, luxury footwear, athletic footwear, and sporting shoes, as well as other related goods. Footwear products are commonly made of leather, textile, and a range of synthetic materials.

Market overview

Previous generations may have survived with one or two pairs of functional footwear. Today however, the majority of people have a collection of footwear to meet various criteria and needs. Formal, casual, athletic: footwear come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and sizes. As of 2019. the United States imported about 2.47 billion pairs of shoes and the sector spent 12.6 billion U.S. dollars on advertising.

The U.S. sports shoes revenue amounted to about 14 billion U.S. dollars and is set to increase to over 18 billion dollars by 2025. Shoes, along with apparel, have turned from simple goods into genuine status symbols for consumers. Footwear brands and retailers play a huge role in catering to this market and these attitudes through their respective offerings and ranges as well as their advertising campaigns. As of 2019, Nike held the largest share of the the U.S. footwear market with a turnover of about 40 billion U.S. dollars.

Consumer behavior

Consumers spend significant amounts of their discretionary income on apparel and footwear. In recent years, athletic clothing and footwear has become very trendy and this segment has experienced strong growth in the United States. In 2018 alone, athletic footwear generated approximately 16.55 billion U.S. dollars in sales. As of 2019, about half of consumers in the U.S. stated that they had between four and six different brands of footwear in their closets. In 2019, the country's average expenditure on women's footwear amounted to 186.89 U.S. dollars per consumer unit.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 27 most important statistics relating to "U.S. footwear market".

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