Women’s footwear is the largest footwear sub-sector in 2016; while children’s is the smallest at 18%. The footwear market will be driven by volumes in the five years to 2021; while high leather costs will prevent the sector from becoming deflationary until 2019. The 25-44s have the highest spend per head on footwear in 2016; with the 25-34s holding the largest share of the footwear market by age

Key Findings

  • Men will take more of an active interest in personal appearance and fashion, and be more willing to buy into trend-led footwear, leading the men’s footwear market to make the maximum gains of all footwear sub-sectors to 2021.
  • Retailers will capitalise on consumers’ growing interest in fitness , sports and the ’at leisure’ trend to drive more wants-driven purchases of sports footwear, via better fashion incorporation, broader choice and enhanced availability.
  • An ageing population, persistence of foot problems and stubbornly high obesity levels will boost the demand of wide fit and comfort fit footwear; putting pressure on retailers to respond to consumers’ keener interest in finding more comfortable, well-fitting footwear - driving spend per head

The footwear sector report offers a comprehensive insight into the footwear market in the UK, analysing the market, the major players, the main trends, and consumer attitudes.

It provides in-depth analysis of the following:

  • What people buy
  • Where people shop
  • How people shop
  • Why people shop

Reasons To Buy

  • Utilise the detailed market data and insight to help form an effective growth strategy across the footwear market
  • It covers forecasts to 2021, covering women’s, men’s and children’s footwear.
  • Identifies the drivers and inhibitors operating on the market helping to inform growth strategy.
  • Detailed look at channel and retailer shares in this market
  • Understand the opportunities in the market by learning who shops for footwear, how frequently they shop and what drives their store selection.