Global Footwear Industry

Mar 16, 2011, 16:06 ET from Reportlinker

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Global Footwear Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Footwear in US$ Million and Million Pairs at the retail level by the following Product Categories/Segments: Athletic Footwear (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure, & Others), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/Formal, and Footwear Accessories. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific , Middle East/Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 841 companies including leading manufacturers such as adidas AG, Reebok International, Bata Shoe Organization, Bata India Ltd., Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Deckers Outdoor Corporation, ECCO Sko A/S, Gucci Group, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., Lacrosse Footwear Inc., Nike, Inc., Nine West Group Inc., Puma AG, R.G. Barry Corporation, San Paulo & Alpargatas, S.A., The Timberland Company, Vans, Inc., Weyco Group, and Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Leading Footwear Retailers also profiled in the report include The Athlete's Foot, The Finish Line, Inc., Foot Locker, Inc., Payless ShoeSource, Inc., and The Sports Authority, Inc., Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Athletic Footwear 4

Aerobic Shoes 4

Athleisure Footwear 4

Baseball Footwear 4

Basketball Footwear 4

Cricket Footwear 5

Cross-Training 5

Running Shoes 5

Soccer Shoes 5

Tennis Shoes 5

Walking Shoes 5

Other Athletic Footwear 5

Outdoor/Rugged Footwear 5

Casual Footwear 6

Dress/Formal Footwear 6

Footwear Accessories 6

Socks 6

Insoles 6

Gaiters 6

2. INDUSTRY PROFILE 7

A Prelude 7

Global Footwear Market - An Overview 7

Table 1: Footwear Consumption in Select Countries (2008):

Breakdown of Per Capita Consumption for the US, EU, Taiwan,

Japan, Korea, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Thailand,

Indonesia, India, and China (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 8

Current Market Scenario 8

Growth Slips in the Developed Economies 8

Recession Leaves Luxury Footwear Market Stranded 9

Growth Resumes in Year 2010 10

Developing Markets On the Radar, Post Recession 10

Outlook 11

Competition 11

Table 2: Worldwide Footwear Market (2008): Leading Companies'

Footwear Sales in US$ Billion (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 12

Brand Talk 12

Branding - What the Consumer Looks for 12

Hard Facts about Branding 13

Move Towards Unconventional Brand Names 13

Baby Boomers - Changing Priorities 13

Kids - The Easiest Prey for Brands? 13

Integration of Fashion and Comfort 14

Fusion of Performance and Style - A Successful Formula 14

The Rift between Production and Consumption Narrows 14

Competitive Advantages of Leading Footwear Producers 15

Table 3: Worldwide Imports of Footwear for the Years 2004

through 2008 (In US$ Billion) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 15

3. MARKET DYNAMICS 16

Movers and Shapers of the Industry's Stance 16

Footwear Industry in the New Millennium 16

Globalization - Optimal Efficiencies 16

It's a Mix-and-Match of Opportunities & Strengths 16

Technology Advancements - An Explosive Period Ahead 16

The Consumerism Wave 17

Consumerism in the 21st Century 17

Forces Shaping Consumerism 17

Time - A Rare Commodity 17

Freedom - The Prized Possession 18

Small Shops - The Most Favored Targets 18

Advent of a Global Network 18

The Battle Between the Body and the Soul 18

Children - Deciding Success and Failure of Retailers 19

Consumers - On Top of the World 19

Factors Influencing the Footwear Industry 19

Facts About the Footwear Industry 20

Caught in the Rip Van Winkle Act 20

The Replacement Issue 20

A Non-Seasonal Living 21

Huge Discounting 21

Dearth of Creativity 21

Lack of Direction and Focus 21

The Brown Shoe Movement 21

Cross Trainers - Increasingly Designed for Outdoor Wear 21

Trekking Shoes - Going on an Uphill Journey 22

Varying Styles and Designs - To Suit all Consumers 22

Slippers - Not a Case of Slip-Ups 22

New Products - Much Needed Stimulus 22

Beige Shoes - Result of Various Factors 22

Vendors Cash on Casual Shoes 23

Fashion and Not Technology Rules 23

Life - Moving at a Breathtaking Speed 23

Price and Comfort - The Eternal Favorites 24

Individualism - A Way of Life in the Future 24

Growth Factors in the Footwear Industry 24

E- Commerce 24

Innovation 24

Innovations in Footwear Components 24

Customer Service 24

Fashion Trends 25

Comfort - For Today's Woman 25

Female Footwear Market 25

Parents & Kids - The Retailers' New Favorites 25

The Kid Buying Power 26

Factors Influencing Kids' Purchases 26

The Teen Market 26

The Growing Popularity of Private Labels 26

Product Innovation - Not a Major Issue Any More? 27

Participatory Levels - Forecasts for the Near Future 27

Specialty Footwear & Sporting Goods Stores - The

Manufacturers' Favorites 27

Distribution Channels - A Complex System... 27

Only the Smart Will Survive 28

Out-Sourcing - A Key Issue 28

US Leads the Packing in Outsourcing Footwear to Asia 28

Continued Outsourcing 28

Sourcing Strategies - The Present and the Future 28

Retail Environment- An Integral & Crucial Facet of the

Footwear Industry 29

The Importance of Niche Players 29

Manufacturers and Retailers- The Battle Goes on 29

Retailers Under Pressure 29

Response to a Slump in Demand 29

Small Retailers - A Flexible Lot in a Fluid Scenario 29

The Problem of "Returns" 30

A Great Transition Ahead 30

Key Success Factors for Retailers 30

Investment Areas for Retailers in the 21st Century 31

The Retailer's Success Recipe 31

'Space Lifting' Footwear Retailing 32

'Proactive' Merchandising In-Store Garners Momentum 32

Point-of-Sale Data - Understanding the Needs of the Consumer 32

P-O-P & its Importance 32

Co-Branding - Crucial for the Success of P-O-P Displays? 33

Manufacturers Must Evolve too. 33

Strategic Formulae for a Successful Future 33

The Sales Team. 34

Catalog Sales - A Potent Marketing Tool 34

The Advent of a New Supply Mechanism 35

Core Competency - Increased Importance 35

Customer - The Core Focal Point 35

Customization - The Norm and Not an Option 35

Essential Core Competencies for the Future 35

Design Process 35

Development 36

Logistics 36

Shelf Presence 37

Retailing Transformation: Effect on the Manufacturers 37

Marketing Strategies 37

The Role of Manufacturers and Marketers 37

Utilization of Resources 37

Successful Strategies and Trends in the Recent Past 38

Hearst Magazines- Forging Strategic Alliances of a Different

Kind 38

Brand Extension - A New Meaning 38

Trends in the Men's Footwear Market 38

Marketing Strategies of Footwear Manufacturers - A Comparison... 38

4. TRENDS 40

Licensing a Hot Rage! 40

Cross Industry Forays Rife 40

Shifting Brand Loyalty - A Major Concern! 40

Affordable Luxury - Painting New Scapes for Growth 41

5. ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR - A BRIEF MARKET SCAN 42

Athletic Footwear Makers Party on Consumers Getting Sporty 42

Fashion-Statements Override Brand Aspirations 42

Athletic Footwear Industry: Then & Now 42

Market Description 42

Table 4: Global Athletic Footwear Market (2007): Percentage

Market Share Breakdown of Key Players (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 43

Demand Factors 43

Supply Factors 43

Pricing - A Marketing Tool for Athletic Footwear Chains 44

Short Lead Times Spell Success in a Dynamic Market 44

In a Mature Phase 44

Threats to the Athletic Footwear Segment? 45

The Inevitable 45

Licensing Needs a Shot in the Arm 45

Licensers and Licensees Must Join Forces and Help Retailers 46

The Female Footwear Market - An Aggressive Growth... 46

6. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 47

History of Footwear 47

Moccasin 47

Sandal 47

Boot 47

Clog 47

Mule 47

Pumps 48

Oxford 48

Footwear Style & Fashion 48

Sneakers 48

Product Definitions 49

Athletic Footwear 49

Components of Athletic Footwear 49

Upper 49

Midsole 49

Insert 50

Outsole 50

Aerobic Shoes 50

Athleisure Footwear 50

Baseball Footwear 50

Metal Cleats 50

Molded Cleats 50

Basketball Footwear 51

Cricket Footwear 51

Cross-Training 51

Running Shoes 51

Soccer Shoes 51

Tennis Shoes 51

Walking Shoes 51

Other Athletic Footwear 51

Outdoor/Rugged Footwear 52

Trekking and Walking Boots 52

3-4 Season Boots 52

3 Season Boots 52

Mountaineering Boots 52

Backpacking Boots 52

Hiking Boots 52

Day Hiking Boots 53

Technical Hiking Boots 53

Light Hiking Boots 53

Approach Shoes 53

Technical Shoes 53

Casual Footwear 54

Dress/Formal Footwear 54

Footwear Accessories 54

Socks 54

Insoles 54

Gaiters 54

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 55

Upper Echelon Shoes and Steve to Collaborate 55

LG Fashion Enters into Agreement with Hunter Boot 55

LaCrosse Footwear to Shift to Danner Factory 55

USL Inaugurates Women Store in Lebanon 55

Daphne International Holdings to Purchase Stake in Full Pearl

International 55

GTX Corp. Enters into Licensing Agreement with Aetrex

Worldwide Inc. 56

Joe's Jeans Signs Agreement with Burano LLC 56

Colombia Sportswear Company Announces Inauguration of New Store 56

Levi's and R.G Barry Corp. Sign Licensing Agreement 56

Nexcen Signs New License Agreement with RCG Corp. Regarding TAF 57

Crocs Announces Business Expansion in Indian Market 57

Giorgio Armani Enters into Global Alliance with Reebok 57

Collective Brands Enters into Agreement with Lucasfilm 57

Sperry Top-Sider Starts Up New Retail Outlets 58

Collective Brands Takes Over ATR 58

Weyco Takes Over Umi Brand 58

Pavers Shoes Merges with shoe-shop.com 59

Pantaloon Enters into Joint Venture with C&J Clark 59

DSW Shoe Warehouse Inks Agreement with Miss America Organization 59

Bata India Unveils Stores 59

Corell Licensing Takes Over Footwear Business of Funtastic 60

LaCrosse Footwear Discontinues END Footwear as Independent Brand 60

Bata Industrials Obtains ISI Certification 60

LFI Signs Agreement with Environmentally Neutral Design Outdoor 61

REH Acquires Royal Elastics Brand from K-Swiss 61

H.H. Brown Shoe Acquires Kork-Ease Brand 61

BAWAG to Sell Remaining turbo!schuh Outlets 62

Pavers Foresight Smart Ventures Acquires Equity Shoes 62

Deckers Outdoor Purchases Ahnu 62

Wolverine World Wide Acquires Chaco 62

The Rockport Company Signs Agreement with Telefonica Sailing Team 63

Zamberlan Footwear Inks Agreement with Verde Fulfillment 63

Admiral Inks Distribution Agreement with Sojitz General

Merchandise Corporation 63

Phoenix Footwear Group Enters into Agreement with Tandy Brands

Accessories 63

Pearl Izumi Inks Agreement to Sponsor Professional Triathlon

Athlete 64

World Triathlon Enters into Partnership with K·Swiss 64

Future Group to Streamline and Restructure Retail Footwear

Business 64

Fila Collaborates with James Blake 64

AVIA Enters into Partnership with Troy Lee Designs 65

SKECHERS Inks Licensing Agreement with Adjmi Apparel 65

Pavers England to Expand in India 65

Benetton Selects Kuehne + Nagel 65

Zedds to Establish New Outlets 66

bebe stores and Titan Industries Ink Agreement 66

Anta Sports Products and Belle Sign Agreement 66

i.e. distribution and LL International Sign Agreement 66

Reliance Footprint Collaborates with Gini and Jony to

Introduce Kids Footwear 66

Aerie and New Balance Collaborate to Introduce Lifestyle Shoe 67

Levi Strauss Takes Over DC Company 67

Pavers and Foresight Group to Start New Stores 67

Rocky Brands to Enter into Multiple-year Distribution

Agreement with Garlands 67

Nine West Footwear Corporation Signs Agreement with Kurt Geiger 67

K-Swiss to Takes Over Remaining Stake in Palladium SAS 68

JD Sports Fashion Takes Over Chausport 68

Assault Systems Enters into Agreement with I-generator 68

SKECHERS Signs Deal with Group Charley 68

Bigshoebazaar.com Enters into Retail Segment 69

Timberland Enters into Partnership with Reliance Brands 69

Peak Sport Products Inaugurates New Store in China 69

Cherokee Inks License Agreement with ACI International 69

Amazon.com Takes Over Zappos.Com 69

Skechers Enters into Partnership Agreement with Winner Sports 69

Geox to Incorporate Geox Manufacturing Italy Unit 70

Hi-Tec and TOG24 Inaugurate New Store 70

Winner Sports Enters into Joint Venture with Clarks 70

Wecyo Group Acquires Majority Stake in Company Operations 70

Bata India Introduces Hush Puppies 70

Colombia Sportswear Company Announces Inauguration of New Store 71

LaCrosse Footwear Acquires End Footwear 71

Payless ShoeSource Introduces First Store in United Arab Emirates 71

Columbia and Mountain Hardwear Introduce Two Retail Showrooms

in Seattle 71

Brown Shoe Opens Famous Footwear Distribution Center 72

Columbia Sportswear Company Opens a New Retail Store 72

Foot Locker Acquires CCS from dELiA*s 72

Reebok International and Hasbro Collaborate to Unveil New

MONOPOLY Inspired Footwear Range 73

Marvel Entertainment Collaborates with Reebok to Unveil

Children Sneakers Collection 73

Nine West Group and New Balance Ink an Agreement 74

The Athlete's Foot Opens New Outlet 74

The Athlete's Foot Unveils New Concept-based Store in Ohio 75

ECCO Europe West Opens New Store 75

Tejon Industrial Complex to House Famous Footwear 75

Spira Footwear and Disney's Wide World of Sports Sign Agreement 75

Tommy Hilfiger Group to Bring its Footwear Business Segment

In-house 76

San Marco to Increase Production of Footwear 76

LawnGrips and Stihl Sign Distribution Agreement 76

RYKA Signs Agreement with Kelly Ripa 77

Reliance Retail Unveils a New Outlet of Reliance Footprint 77

Pavers Foresight Smart Ventures Sets Up a New Facility in

Tamil Nadu 77

JD Sports Fashion Takes Over Interest in JJB Sports 77

TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Acquires Ashworth 78

Calzados El Ferrol Takes Over Footwear Manufacturing

Operations of Calzados del Sur 78

LaCrosse Footwear Establishes a New Subsidiary in Denmark 78

Epico Takes Over Lazy Joes and Esino 78

Belle International Holdings to Takeover Mirabell

International Holdings 78

Onitsuka Tiger and tokidoki Enter into Collaboration 79

Brown Shoe Company Establish Via Spiga Soho Store 79

Via Spiga Partners Vena Cava for Creating Footwear Collection 79

Brown Shoe Company to Merge its Divisions to Form New Footwear

Company 79

Pavers Foresight Smart Ventures Enters into a Joint Venture

with Flyflot Lones 79

The Athlete's Foot Signs Virginia Agreement 80

SKECHERS Signs Joint Venture with Onwel Group 80

Vera Wang Signs Licensing Agreement with Brown Shoe for

Lavender Label 80

Stella Enters into Joint Venture Agreement with Deckers Asia 80

Adrenalina to Purchase Pacific Sunwear 81

Nilörngruppen and Hembly International Sign Joint Venture 81

Browning and ProLogis Enter into Build-to-Suit Lease Agreement

with LaCrosse Footwear 81

Landmark Gulf Group Forms Joint Venture with Kurt Geiger 81

Fergie Teams Up with Brown Shoe 82

Salvatore Ferragamo Forms Joint Venture with DLF 82

Butler University Enters into Long-Term Agreement with Nike 82

Indiana University Signs Agreement with adidas 82

Orchard Buys CrossTown for US$35 Million 83

AEA Investors Acquires Implus Footcare 83

K-Swiss Plans to Acquire 57% Stake in Palladium 83

Deckers Outdoor Buys Tsubo for US$6 Million 83

BCBG Max Announces the Acquisition of Dorotennis 83

The Walking Company Acquires Natural Comfort 83

Gap, Inc Aired Plans of Acquiring Athleta 83

Established Brands International Acquires Wenger 84

FAST RETAILING to Merge the Ancillaries 84

Ejendals Acquires Major Share in Jalas 84

Honeywell Completes the Acquisition of Norcross Safety 85

JJB Sports Announces the Acquisition of Qube Footwear 85

Dickies(r) Buys Kodiak Group Holdings 85

Jacobson Ventures Acquires a Shoe Retailer 85

Intertek Enters into Partnership with AAFA 85

Adidas Partners with IAAF 86

Nike Partners With U.S Futsal (r) 86

LOTTO Sports Signs a Partnership Agreement with Star 360 86

Sole Solutions Acquires Langer 86

Shimano to Take Over Pearl Izumi from Nautilus 86

Golden Gate Capital Acquires Altama Delta from Phoenix Footwear 87

Belle International Takes Over 5 Footwear Businesses 87

Tallinna Kaubamaja to Acquire Suurtuki 87

Vulcabras and Reebok Announce Brazilian JV 87

Reliance and Bata India Announce Collaboration for Reliance

Footprint 87

8. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS 88

LUME Footwear Introduces the LUME Brand 88

OutdoorKit Introduces a Merrell Men's Collection of Footwear 88

Pediped's New Line of Footwear to Feature DRYZ(r) technology 89

adidas Golf Introduces adiPURE 89

Simple(r) Shoes Introduces Fall 2010 Collection of Footwear for

Women 89

Steve Madden Announces the Launch of Season's Collection for

Women and Men 90

3N2 Unveils its 2010 Collection Featuring REACTION PRO-PLATE

and ACCELERATE PT 91

Brooks Sports Announces the launch of Brooks DNA Technology 92

Base London Unveils New Collection in Moda Footwear Show 93

Stuburt Unveils New Line of Performance Golf Shoes 93

Dawgs Golf Launches Ultralite Golf Spirit Shoes 93

Pavers Unveils New Line of Shoes 93

Brown Shoe Introduces New Women's Footwear Collection Naya(r) 93

Payless Shoe Source Announces the Launch of Champion Fitness

Footwear 94

Keds and Gap Team Up to Design Exclusive Line of Gap+Keds

Collection for Holiday and Fall 2010 95

GoLite Footwear Launches Rejuvenators 95

GoLite Footwear Announces the Release of BareTech Technology

For Fall 2010 96

Crocs Introduces New Spring/Summer 2010 Collection 96

Infinity Announces the Release of the Latest Cheerleading

Shoe, the Phoenix 97

Berghaus Unveils Pro Rush Mid II GTX Lightweight Boots 97

Crocs Footwear Launches Premier Footwear Collection 98

Bobolat Unveils New Propulse and Team Range High- Performance

Tennis Shoes 98

Brooks Sports to Unveil Green Silence 98

Prince Adds Lightspeed Footwear to All Court Series 99

Ryan and Adam Goldstone to Launch APL Concept 1 Basketball Shoes 99

Bates Footwear to Introduce C3 Boots Featuring Cross Channel

Circulation Technology 99

Wenger to Launch Fall 2010 Collection of Footwear Featuring

OutDry's Waterproofing Technology 100

Target and Converse to Introduce the 'Converse One Star

Collection' of the Season 100

NIKE Introduces Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II Boots with

Adaptive Traction System 101

Nike Introduces Air Max LeBron VII Shoes in LeBron's Signature

Line 101

Payless Introduces Zoe & Zac(tm), a Line of Eco-friendly Footwear

and Accessories 102

Bianco and Hummel to Launch First Common Collection 102

Peanuts and New Balance to Introduce their First Line of Co-

branded Footwear for Children 102

New Balance Introduces New Balance 500 Shoes for Pit Crew Members 103

Saucing Announces the Release of Performance Sock Collection 103

Manitobah Mukuluks Adds New Footwear Sole for Comfort and

Durability 104

Paver and Foresight Group to Launch Staccato in India 104

adidas Golf Introduces Four New Performance Golf Shoes 104

LOWA Unveils New Range of Walking Shoes 105

Foot Locker and Adidas Originals to Introduce Exclusive Vespa

Footwear Collection 107

North Face Launches New Range of Footwear 107

Allen Edmonds Unveils Latest Executive Business Shoe Collection 108

New Balance Introduces Environmentally Friendly 70 Collection 108

Nike Launches Nike LunarGlide+ 108

Adidas Introduces Supernova Sequence 2 Shoe 109

Base London Introduces Autumn 2009 Collections 109

Kayland Launches Footwear Line for 2010 110

Onitsuka Tiger and MINI Unveil New Footwear 111

Radii Footwear Introduces 2009 Holiday Collection 111

USA Dawgs Launches Dawgs Golf Line 111

Habitat Introduces Skateboard Footwear Collection 112

Ariat Unveils Novel Footwear Technology 112

Newton Running to Roll-Out Spring 2010 Collection 112

ECCO Rolls-Out Men's Golf Shoe Line for 2010 Spring and Summer 113

Nike and Kobe Bryant Launch New Basketball Shoe 113

TAF Launches Adidas Shoes 114

Blackhawk Unveils New Tanto Light Hiker Shoe 114

Nike to Introduce N7 Collection 114

Red Tape Introduces New Footwear Collection 114

Lotto to Introduce Two New Brands of Footwear 114

Nike Introduces New Basketball Shoes 114

Nike Launches Nike Zoom Soldier III 115

JC Penney and JA Apparel Introduce Joe Joseph Abboud 115

Fitness Footwear Introduces Fit Flops 115

Kigo Footwear Rolls Out Fashion Footwear 115

Brown Shoe Launches Fergalicious by Fergie(tm) and Fergie(tm)

Footwear Range 116

Nike Unveils NikeTrainer 1 116

Bata India Introduces Spring Summer Collection 116

Peter Marcus Group to Launch Footwear and Jewelry Range 116

Nicole Richie to Unveil Footwear range 117

K-Swiss Rolls Out Classic Tennis Shoes 117

Fox to Introduce 09 Footwear Range 117

END Footwear Unveils END Footwear Spring 2009 Range 117

Pediped Shoes to Roll Out Couture Collection 118

Nike Launches KD1 118

Established Brands International Introduces First Wenger

Footwear Collection 119

Etonic Worldwide Rolls Out 2008-09 Golf Footwear Line 119

Ektelon Rolls Out O Series 120

PUMA, VRP and WBP Unveil Puma Speed Racer Shoe 120

PI and Randy Moss to Roll Out Clothing line and Athletic Footwear 121

Shoe Studio Group Unveils footwear label Toms 121

Ryan Rowe Collection Launched in Nordstrom, Bloomingdale as

well as Other Retail Outlets 121

Natalie Portman Introduces Vegan Footwear Line 122

The Clarks Companies to Roll Out Clarks Kids' footwear 122

Star Fashion Group Officially Introduces US footwear brand Sanuk 122

Brown Shoe Company Launches GRETTATM Footwear Collection 122

Reebok Rolls Out VY Electrify Football Trainer and Cleat 123

Bata India Introduces Bata Industrials Range 123

Brooks Sports Launches a Kids' Footwear Range 123

Brooks Sports Unveils BioMoGo 124

Crocs to Introduce Ocean Minded brand in India 124

Pentstar Sports Introduces Lacoste Spring-Summer 2009 Collection 124

Payless ShoeSource to Roll Out Green Footwear Range 125

Grenade to Unveil Spring 2009 Footwear Range 125

Johnston & Murphy Introduces Fall 2008 Collection for Women 125

Wolverine Worldwide Launches Merrell 126

9. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 127

Leading Manufacturers 127

adidas AG (Germany) 127

Reebok International (US) 127

Bata Shoe Organization (Canada) 128

Bata India Ltd. (India) 128

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (US) 129

Deckers Outdoor Corporation (US) 129

ECCO Sko A/S (Denmark) 129

Gucci Group (Italy) 130

Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. (US) 130

Lacrosse Footwear, Inc. (US) 131

Nike Inc. (US) 132

Nine West Group Inc. (US) 132

Puma AG (Germany) 132

R.G. Barry Corporation (US) 133

San Paulo & Alpargatas, S.A. (Brazil) 133

The Timberland Company (US) 133

Vans, Inc. (US) 133

Weyco Group (Florsheim) (US) 134

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (US) 134

Leading Footwear Retailers 135

The Athlete's Foot (US) 135

The Finish Line, Inc. (US) 135

Foot Locker, Inc. (US) 136

Payless ShoeSource Inc. (US) 136

The Sports Authority, Inc. (US) 136

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 138

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle

East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

Table 6: World Historic Review for Footwear by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Pairs for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 139

Table 7: World 11-Year Perspective for Footwear by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle

East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 9: World Historic Review for Footwear by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 10: World 11-Year Perspective for Footwear by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Athletic Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and

Middle East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 12: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million

Pairs for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 145

Table 13: World 11-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Athletic Footwear by Product Segment - Aerobic, Baseball,

Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis,

Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure, and Others Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Pairs for

Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 15: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear by

Product Segment - Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket,

Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,

Hockey, Athleisure, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 16: World 11-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training,

Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure,

and Others Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Outdoor/Rugged Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Middle East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 150

Table 18: World Historic Review for Outdoor/Rugged Footwear by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million

Pairs for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 151

Table 19: World 11-Year Perspective for Outdoor/Rugged

Footwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Casual Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and

Middle East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

Table 21: World Historic Review for Casual Footwear by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million

Pairs for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 154

Table 22: World 11-Year Perspective for Casual Footwear by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Dress/Formal Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Middle East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in Million Pairs for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156

Table 24: World Historic Review for Dress/Formal Footwear by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million

Pairs for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 157

Table 25: World 11-Year Perspective for Dress/Formal Footwear

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 2005,

2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Athletic Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and

Middle East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 159

Table 27: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 160

Table 28: World 11-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 2005,

2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 161

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Athletic Footwear by Product Segment - Aerobic, Baseball,

Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis,

Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure, and Others Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 162

Table 30: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear by

Product Segment - Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket,

Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,

Hockey, Athleisure, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 163

Table 31: World 11-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training,

Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure,

and Others Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 164

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Outdoor/Rugged Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Middle East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 165

Table 33: World Historic Review for Outdoor/Rugged Footwear by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 166

Table 34: World 11-Year Perspective for Outdoor/Rugged

Footwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 167

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Casual Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and

Middle East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 168

Table 36: World Historic Review for Casual Footwear by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 169

Table 37: World 11-Year Perspective for Casual Footwear by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 2005,

2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 170

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Dress/Formal Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Middle East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 171

Table 39: World Historic Review for Dress/Formal Footwear by

Geographic Region -US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 172

Table 40: World 11-Year Perspective for Dress/Formal Footwear

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 2005,

2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 173

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Footwear Accessories by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and

Middle East/Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 174

Table 42: World Historic Review for Footwear Accessories by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 175

Table 43: World 11-Year Perspective for Footwear Accessories

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 2005,

2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 176

11. THE UNITED STATES 177

A.Market Analysis 177

Current & Future Analysis 177

Market Overview 177

Table 44: Footwear Market in US (2007): Breakdown of

Average Annual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Annual

Household Income (In US$) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 177

Table 45: Footwear Market in US (2007): Breakdown of

Average Annual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Age Group

(In US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 178

Table 46: Footwear Market in US (2007): Breakdown of

Average Annual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Ethnic

Group (In US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 178

Table 47: Footwear Market in US (2007): Breakdown of

Average Annual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Region (In

US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 179

Running Industry Skirts Recessionary Pressures 179

Offering Discounts- The New Marketing Mantra 180

Factors Fueling Retail Sales... 180

Discounters - In Competition with Retailers 181

Casualness- Impact on Retailing Strategies 181

Footwear Distribution Channels 182

Table 48: US Footwear Market (2008): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Sales by Distribution Channel (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 183

Table 49: US Footwear Market (2008): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Sales by Consumer Group & Retail Store

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 183

The Highway Showdown Catching Up 184

Marine Footwear: Cracking out of the 'Performance-only' Shell 184

A 'Casual' Barge into Dress Footwear Market 184

Casual Footwear Chants the 'Fashion Mantra' 184

Men Have Deeper Pockets for Footwear than Women 185

Market Dynamics 185

Overview 185

Americans become Smart Consumers 185

Urban Consumers- The Driving Force 186

Bargain Hunters- Hailed by Retailers 186

Value Shopper - Redefining the American Retail Scene 186

The Value Shopper Strategies 186

Trends in the Value Migration Cycle 187

Changing Social Standards 187

The Real Identity of the American Consumer 187

Achievement and Success 187

Activity 187

Efficiency and Practicality 187

Progress 188

Material Comfort 188

Individualism 188

Freedom 188

External Conformity 188

Youthfulness 188

Fitness and Health 188

Table 50: Demographics in the US: Percentage Breakdown

of Population by Age Group - 2005 & 2025 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 189

Baby Boomers 189

Comfort and Image- Priorities of Baby Boomers' 190

In a Rebellious Mood 190

Ushering in a Retail Boom 190

Teenagers-The Retailers' Favorite 190

Kids become Decision-makers 191

Fitness- Driving Women to Buy 191

Title IX - The Revolution Begins 191

Pre-teens - Growing at a Fast Rate 192

Tumbling Barriers 192

Older Women - Remaining Fit... 192

The Changing Tide 192

Ethnic & Minorities - the Target Market... 193

Hispanics- A Large Minority Section 193

Service and Ambience - The Prime Shopping Factors... 193

Minority Marketing- The New Game of Footwear

Manufacturers... 193

Table 51: Population Breakdown in the US by Ethnic

Origin/Race (in Million) - 2000 & 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 194

Table 52: Projected Percentage Share of Population in

the US by Ethnic Origin/Race - 2030 & 2050 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 194

Table 53: US Footwear Market (2008): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Sales by Consumer Group (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 195

The Advent of the Hip-Hop Culture 195

Gateway to Large Consumer Base 196

Historic Data Findings: A Review 196

Table 54: US Market for Women's Running Shoes (2005 &

2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading

Players - Nike, Asics, New Balance, adidas, Saucony and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 196

Table 55: US Market for Men's Running Shoes (2005 &

2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading

Players - Nike, New Balance, adidas, Asics, Brooks and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

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