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US Demand for Athletic Footwear to Reach $10.5 Billion in 2021

Demand for Athletic Footwear with Textile Uppers Leading Gains in Overall Market


CLEVELAND, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- US demand for athletic footwear is forecast to reach $10.5 billion in 2021, according to Athletic Footwear: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. The increasing importance consumers place on comfort when purchasing apparel and trends towards allowing more casual dress in the workplace will benefit demand for athletic footwear. Consumer demand for athletic footwear in everyday use has led many suppliers to design it to both appear fashionable as well as be capable of athletic performance. Everyday use of athletic footwear has also contributed to the growing trend in apparel and footwear fashion known as athleisure.

Demand for athletic footwear with textile uppers, the largest segment of the athletic footwear market, is also forecast to grow the fastest through 2021. Advances will be supported by the sustained growth in demand for lightweight running shoes. In addition, demand stands to benefit as the trend of lightweighting athletic footwear continues to develop in shoes designed for applications other than running.

These and other key insights are featured in Athletic Footwear: United States. This report forecasts US athletic footwear demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. Total demand is segmented by upper material in terms of:

  • textile
  • leather
  • plastic and rubber.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, trade, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016.

More information about the report is available at

About Freedonia Focus Reports
Each month, The Freedonia Group – a division of – publishes over 20 new or updated Freedonia Focus Reports, providing fresh, unbiased analysis on a wide variety of markets and industries. Published in 20-30 pages, Focus Report coverage ranges from raw materials to finished manufactured goods and related services such as freight and construction. Additional Consumer Goods reports can be purchased at or  

Analysis is intended to guide the busy reader through pertinent topics in rapid succession, including:

  • total historical market size and industry output
  • segmentation by products and markets
  • identification of market drivers, constraints, and key indicators
  • segment-by-segment outlook in five-year forecasts
  • a survey of the supply base
  • suggested resources for further study