Luxury Footwear Market by Type (Formal Shoes, Casual Shoes) by End-user (Men, Women, Children) by Distribution Channel (Online, Offline) : Global Industry Size, Share, Statistics and Forecast 2015 - 2027

Luxury Footwear Market Analysis

Luxury footwear, and other forms of designer apparel, are fascinating in how they come to signify the wearer’s social and economic status. The very logo of a famous brand is sufficient to show the world just how fashion-savvy one is and where they stand in terms of their family background and standing.

Ironically, just a handful of people can afford luxury apparel. Footwear, in particular, for even the affluent, is often the last thing they would purchase from a famous designer. Yet, the industry is thriving as ever. It was valued at USD 30.11 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR rate of 5.4% between 2021 and 2027. Experts suggest it will cross USD 47.47 billion in 2027 only!

Luxury footwear is essentially just footwear that has been manufactured using various top-quality raw materials; hence, the makers charge a higher price for it. However, it can be distinguished from regular, non-branded footwear of its superior finish, durability, creative design, and comfort. Additionally, luxury footwear manufacturers maintain their exclusivity by avoiding mass-production of any kind.

Interesting Facts about Luxury Footwear Industry

  • The global average per capita revenue generated by the Luxury Footwear industry was USD 3.8 in 2020
  • Online Channel is growing in popularity with over 16% share in 2020
  • S., Japan, France, Italy, China, and Italy collectively held over 50% share of global revenue
  • The top five players dominated the global luxury footwear market with over 55% in 2020
  • Luxury Footwear is just 10% of the overall footwear industry  

Ever Increasing Expenditure by Millennials on Luxury Footwear

Across the world, rising disposable income and growing brand-consciousness amongst people are escalating the demand for luxury footwear, despite their exorbitant price tags. Millennials are at the forefront of this phenomenon: Even those who do not come from the kind of wealth required for one to be able to afford luxury footwear can be seen sporting the latest moccasins from Gucci or the fanciest heels by Christian Louboutin.

This is in conjunction with the rising influence of social media and the seemingly ever-growing fashion industry. Together, these factors propel the growth of the global luxury footwear market, especially amongst youngsters who wish to be known for their brands.

New Product Launch is Major Strategy

A growth strategy common to the luxury footwear market is introducing a large variety of products to cater to a more extensive consumer base. In this connection, brands involved herein are initiating business partnerships with manufacturers to sell customized luxury footwear together and split the profits. They are competing based on material, design, colors, and size. Key players operating in the global luxury footwear industry include Base London, John Lobb Bootmaker, Chanel S.A., LVMH, Lottusse - Mallorca, Burberry, Silvano Lattanzi, Prada S.p.A, A.Testoni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Adidas AG, and Dr. Martens.

Also worth mentioning is the benefit Covid-19 has afforded to the market. With strict lockdowns in place, leading luxury footwear brands were forced to shift their focus to online distribution platforms, thereby reaching an international customer base.

Another key factor is the rising awareness of environmental issues and how footwear production could contribute to them. As a result, more and more people demand sustainable practices, and eco-friendly materials are used in the luxury footwear they buy. Such innovation and people’s love for fashion will strengthen the market further.

COVID 19 Offered Major Setback

The global luxury footwear market has seen the downside of Covid-19 as well. In the U.S. alone, footfall in all footwear stores declined by 42% in 2020. Not to mention, delivery of the necessary raw materials, as well as the finished products, only slowed business down further. 

Formal Footwear to Lead the Market

Formal Shoes and Casual Shoes are significant types of luxury footwear. Formal footwear is the top category among all end-user segments, i.e., Men, Women, and Children. While online distribution channel is rising in popularity among young and middle age buyers.

Frequently asked questions about global Luxury Footwear industry

Likewise other industries, COVID 19 also taken a toll on Luxury Footwear market with around 8.22% decline in 2020 in its revenue as compare to 2019

North America is the largest regional market with highest share in the total volume of Luxury Footwear consumed in 2020

Increasing expenditure by millennials on luxury products to drive the demand

Formal Luxury Footwear segment dominated the Luxury Footwear market in 2020

Supermarkets/Hypermarkets was the largest distribution channel of Luxury Footwear in 2020

Luxury Footwear Market Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2020 USD 30,117 Million
Market Value in 2027 USD 47,476 Million
CAGR 5.4%
Benchmarking Year 2020
Past data 2016 – 2019
Forecast period 2021 – 2027
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Published Date:  Dec 2021
Category:  Consumer Goods
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