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Formal Shoes Market Trends

ID: MRFR//5775-CR | 110 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi| October 2022

Global Formal Shoes Market Overview

Formal Shoes Market Size was valued at USD 6.3 Billion in 2023. The Formal Shoes market Distribution Channel is projected to grow from USD 7.04 Billion in 2024 to USD 15.3 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.18% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Growing commercialization, an increase in the number of working women in emerging nations, and the demand for branded shoes, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Global Formal Shoes Market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Formal Shoes Market Trends

  • Increasing working women population in emerging countries is driving the market growth

The advancement in the representation of women in business sectors in developing countries is highlighted by economic development and female educational awareness. Governments are also encouraging women to enter the workforce, improving female economic empowerment, and reducing the gender participation gap in the labour force. The number of working women is increasing, which has increased consumer disposable income per person and altered consumer spending habits. The market for formal shoes is further boosted by the requirement that women working in the business sector wear formal shoes in accordance with dress code guidelines. Women are working at an increasing rate, which has resulted in a rapid rise in the demand for women's formal shoes worldwide. The expansion of the women's formal footwear industry across the globe is also being fueled by the introduction of fresh designs, ideas, and themes. Another aspect having a favourable effect on the market for women's formal shoes is the rising popularity of eco-friendly footwear. Sales of formal shoes are predicted to increase in the near future as people's lifestyles improve. Nowadays, because to their higher incomes and financial freedom, women can acquire formal shoes from upscale and premium brands. Because of this, the market for women's formal shoes is very profitable. demand for women's formal shoes is growing strongly due to rising urbanisation and improving economic conditions, particularly in developing nations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

The growing demand for branded and high-end footwear, particularly among men, is what primarily drives the industry. This can be explained by the expanding commercialization of a variety of formal clothing options for men and the arrival of evolving fashion trends. Additionally, ongoing improvements in product design and functionality, such as waterproofing, fusion aesthetics, and distinctive stitch and cut patterns on shoes, are having a favorable market influence. Additionally, the corporate sector is seeing significant growth, which is increasing the number of corporate employees and raising the general public's interest in the products. In accordance with this, the simple availability of the product across organized retail channels is operating as a substantial market growth-inducing element. Additionally, due to the convenience, accessibility of foreign brands, discounts, and virtual trial rooms, consumers are shifting their preference towards online shopping, which is driving up product sales. In the formal shoes market, corporate shoes are in high demand as professionals seek stylish and comfortable footwear to complement their business attire.

The market is also driven by a variety of tactics used by prominent market competitors to expand their geographic reach, including new product releases, partnerships and collaborations, and mergers and acquisitions (M&As). In addition, the expanding product warehousing and supply chain caused by the expanding apparel industry are boosting market expansion. Rapid industrialization, rising levels of disposable income, changes in consumer lifestyle patterns, and intensive research and development (R&D) operations are a few key variables that affect the industry. Thus, driving the Formal Shoes market revenue.

Formal Shoes Market Segment Insights

Formal Shoes Product Type Insights

The Formal Shoes market segmentation, based on product type, includes ballerina, mules, oxfords, derbies, boots, and others. Boots segment dominated the market in 2022. This is explained by the preference for boots as an alternative for formal footwear.

Formal Shoes End User Insights

The Formal Shoes market segmentation, based on end user, includes men and women. Men segment dominated the Formal Shoes market in 2022. This can be attributable to the rising demand for men's formal shoes.

Formal Shoes Distribution Channel Insights

The Formal Shoes market segmentation, based on distribution channel, includes store based and non-store based. Store based segment dominated the market in 2022. As part of their customer interaction strategy, developed nations have a large number of fashion retailers with thoughtfully arranged product selections on iPads or interactive shelves. Additionally, the region's chances for online footwear sales are improving as consumers increasingly turn to online purchasing.

Figure 1: Formal Shoes Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Formal Shoes Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Formal Shoes Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America Formal Shoes Market dominated this market in 2022 (45.80%). The market for formal shoes in North America is expanding as a result of customers' growing trend consciousness. Demand for formal sports shoes is also increasing throughout the region as a result of product design advances, health and wellness trends, and vigorous marketing campaigns by shoemakers. Further, the U.S. Formal Shoes market held the largest market share, and the Canada Formal Shoes market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe Formal Shoes market accounted for the healthy market share in 2022. This is because the European footwear market includes a wide range of products and materials (leather, rubber, textiles, and plastics), from various kinds of shoes for adults and children to more specialised items like formal boots and protective footwear. Additionally, the growing customer preference for high-end and luxury footwear ranges in formal categories is a major factor driving the European industry. Further, the German Formal Shoes market held the largest market share, and the U.K Formal Shoes market was the fastest growing market in the European region

The Asia Pacific Formal Shoes market is expected to register significant growth from 2023 to 2032. This is because demand is increasing in developing nations like China and India. One of the most important market trends in the leather footwear market is the growing dependence of China and other Asian nations on the local market rather than exports due to the expansion of production centres. footwear brands have prospects due to the Asia Pacific region's rapid urbanisation and increased demand for western brands. Moreover, China’s Formal Shoes market held the largest market share, and the Indian Formal Shoes market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Formal Shoes Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Formal Shoes market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Formal Shoes Industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Formal Shoes Industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Formal Shoes Industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Formal Shoes market, including Ingredion C. & J., Clark International, Dolce & Gabbana Luxembourg S.r.l., Cole Haan, The Aldo Group Inc., ECCO Sko A/S, Bata Limited, Hush Puppies, Steve Madden Ltd, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., and Roush, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Designer, producer, and distributor of upscale goods is PRADA SpA (PRADA), a division of PRADA Holding BV. The business sells footwear, ready-to-wear clothing, purses, leather products, and accessories. Prada, Miu Miu, Car Shoe, Marchesi 1824, Luna Rossa, and Church's are among the labels under which it sells goods. Franchise-operated stores, multi-brand stores, luxury department stores, independent merchants, and online sellers all sell PRADA products. It also runs duty-free shops and patisserie. The business operates throughout the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Africa, and other continents. The headquarters of PRADA are in Milan, Italy. In June 2021, Filati Biagioli Modesto S.p.A., a business with headquarters in Montale (Pistoia), reported that Prada Group and Ermenegildo Zegna Group had agreed to buy the majority of the company's shares.

Manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of footwear and associated accessories, Bata India Ltd. The company's product line includes slippers, sandals, dress shoes, everyday shoes, kid's shoes and athletic shoes. Additionally, it sells accessories including polishes, brushes, handbags, belts, socks, and school bags. The brands Hush Puppies, Scholl, Weinbrenner, Marie Claire, Naturalizer, Bubblegummers, Redlabel, Power, Disney, Power, Cat, and Bata Industrials are only a few of the goods that Bata India sells. The business offers its goods in-person, online at, and on other e-commerce platforms run by other companies, including Flipkart, Amazon, Tata Cliq, Myntra, Ajio, and Paytm. The headquarters of Bata India are in Gurugram, Haryana, India.

Key Companies in the Formal Shoes market include.

  • Ingredion C. & J.

  • Clark International

  • Dolce & Gabbana Luxembourg S.r.l.

  • Cole Haan

  • The Aldo Group Inc.

  • ECCO Sko A/S

  • Bata Limited

  • Hush Puppies

  • Steve Madden Ltd

  • Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.

  • Roush

Formal Shoes Industry Developments

November 2020: LionRock Capital (Hong Kong) made a significant investment in Clark International (Clarks). LionRock's acquisition of Clarks aided the company's continued international growth, particularly into the Asia-Pacific region.

Formal Shoes Market Segmentation

Formal Shoes Product Type Outlook

  • Ballerina

  • Mules

  • Oxfords

  • Derbies

  • Boots

  • Others

Formal Shoes End User Outlook

  • Men

  • Women

Formal Shoes Distribution Channel Outlook

  • Store Based

  • Non-Store Based

Formal Shoes Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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