Sprint ahead: Athleisure trends will be a boon to the industry in coming years

The Athletic Shoe Stores industry has grown strongly over the five years to 2017 due to economic growth and rising sports participation. The public is becoming increasingly aware of the obesity epidemic in the United States, stirring up a wave of health consciousness that has encouraged Americans to exercise and, therefore, buy athletic shoes. Furthermore, increased athletic activity puts more wear and tear on athletic shoes, necessitating more frequent purchases to replace worn-out footwear. As a result, IBISWorld estimates that revenue will grow over the five years to 2017...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$15bn
Annual Growth 12-17
4.1%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
96,349
Businesses
6,836
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased athletic activity puts more wear and tear on athletic shoes, necessitating more frequent footwear purchases
  • The newly popularized athleisure trend has also served as a boon to the industry
  • Americans will become increasingly willing to splurge on industry goods
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Athletic Shoe Stores industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the top four companies representing 56.4% of total industry demand in 2017. The majority of industry revenue is generated by Foot Locker Retail Inc., which is expected to account for 32.1% of industry revenue in 2017. Foot Locker Retail Inc. operates thousands of stores worldwide that carry a variety of brands, which has contributed to its large revenue base. Other notable players, such as Nike Inc., Adidas AG and New Balance Athletics Inc. benefit from vertical integration and experience higher returns than companies that pay wholesale prices. Mea...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry are

  • Supply of shoes currently favored by the market
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Participation in sports and Per capita disposable income in the Athletic Shoe Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry?

    This industry includes retailers that primarily sell athletic shoes, such as running shoes, basketball shoes and sneakers; these stores may also sell apparel. Stores that primarily sell specialty sports footwear, such as golf shoes, bowling shoes and spiked shoes, are included as part of the Sporting Goods Stores industry (IBISWorld report 45111). Used goods and online sales are also excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Men's shoes
  • Women's shoes
  • Children's shoes
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing sneakers
  • Retailing running shoes
  • Retailing basketball shoes
  • Retailing apparel and other related accessories
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Participation in sports
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from gym, health and fitness clubs
  • commerce sales

  • Current Performance
  • Exercise leading demand
  • Athleisure
  • Industry threats
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growing demand
  • New opportunities and limitations
  • Profit and performance
  • Table: Athletic Shoe Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Athletic Shoe Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Men's shoes
  • Other
  • Women's shoes
  • Children's shoes
  • Chart: Athletic Shoe Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 40 to 54
  • Consumers aged 30 to 39
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers under 30 years old
  • Consumers over 65 years old
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Athletic Shoe Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Foot Locker Retail Inc. Nike Inc.
  • Table: Foot Locker Retail Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Nike Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of Shoes (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Big-Box Store
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, like sporting goods or other consumer products.
  • Brick-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
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