Athletic footwear in the United States - statistics and facts
The lines between athletic footwear and fashion have become increasingly blurred, as evidenced by collaborations between sportswear and luxury companies, such as the Nike x Dior sneaker that costs thousands of dollars. Strictly speaking however, athletic footwear is footwear for playing sport or exercising in, while sport-inspired shoes are sneakers or athleisure footwear. The global revenue of the athletic footwear market stalled in growth between 2018 and 2022, ending up at around 51 billion dollars. Growth was forecast for the years following 2022, however, with an estimated market revenue of approximately 65 billion dollars in 2028. The United States is the biggest market for athletic footwear in the world, generating almost 14.5 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2022.
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