Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Athletic Shoe Stores industry ran through some rough times when the recession decelerated the US economy. However, the industry got back on track as more Americans became aware of the growing obesity trend, and consumer incomes increased. As the trend toward exercising increases, so will industry sales; but, these sales will be constrained by more and more consumers purchasing their athletic shoes from department stores, online retailers and specialty retailers.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The spread of athletic shoe stores closely follows that of the active US population. Operators serve their local markets and open up shop close to their customers. The Southeast has the highest concentration of residents at 25.4% of the population and 27.6% of athletic shoe stores. Florida is the state in the region in terms of establishments, accounting for 7.5% of total athletic shoe stores and 6.1% of the population. The disparity indicates that consumers in Florida are more active due to the favorable weather conditions in the region.
The Mid-Atlantic region holds 18.3% of athletic shoe stores and 15.5% of the population. Within this region, New York holds the highest portion of industry establishments at 7.9%. The state also accounts for 6.2% of the population... purchase to read more