Shoe Repair in the US: Market Research Report

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Shoe Repair Market Research Report | NAICS 81143 | May 2013

Walking small: As consumer sentiment rises, purchases of new shoes will overtake repairs of old ones

IBISWorld’s Shoe Repair market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry in repair

Because this industry is generally countercyclical, business went up during the recession as people opted to repair their shoes instead of buying new ones. This trend is expected to hold through 2012; however, as the economy recovers, people will return to buying new shoes, especially as the average price of shoes continues to decline. Fast-fashion trends and low-priced imports will also hamper demand for repairs. In response, shops will focus on high-income customers with high-end shoes... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Based on data from the US Census Bureau, the geographic distribution of Shoe Repair industry establishments and regions' contributions to industry revenue closely follows but does not mirror the geographic distribution of the population. On the one hand, this is because shoe repair shops tend to serve their local communities, and more densely populated areas can support more shops; however, many shops operate primarily through mail-order repairs, making their location and revenue stream less dependent on demand from their local population. The regions below are ranked according to their share of industry establishments.

The Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic region contains the largest number of industry establishments, with 24.5% of the industry's locations... purchase to read more


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What is the Shoe Repair Industry?

Companies within this industry repair footwear and other leather or leather-like goods, such as handbags, briefcases and saddlery. Companies that retail leather goods and also provide repair services are not included in this industry (those establishments are included in the Handbag, Luggage and Accessory Stores industry, IBISWorld report 44833).

Industry Products
Bag and luggage repairFull resolingHeel repairShoe upper repairMerchandise salesLeather garment repair
Industry Activities
Boot and shoe repairLuggage and bag repairHarness and saddlery repairLeather goods repair

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