Sportswear industry in France - statistics & facts
Sports shoes, with modern use largely exceeding their original purpose, represent a very lucrative market in France. Although the first sneakers, created in 1868 thanks to the technique of rubber vulcanization, were originally designed for sports, and in particular basketball, they have now become multipurpose shoes that people wear in the city, in the country and even on catwalks.
This figure clearly shows the growing importance of the sportswear trend among the French. While this type of clothing was originally dedicated to sports, sportswear is now at the center of people's clothing practices. According to a study conducted in 2018, more than half of people used sportswear in their daily lives. The porosity between the primary use reserved for sport and the wearing in daily life is indeed important. For example, more than 60 percent of French people wore sweatshirts in their daily lives, and more than half wore T-shirts, down jackets and sweatpants.
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