In recent years, the shoe industry has seen an upward trend in sales in the men's shoes category, writes bostonglobe.com
Not so long ago in a men's wardrobe there were two pairs of boots - black and brown, one pair of sneakers and possibly some other shoes for giving. There were no esparilas, no pointed shoes, no high boots such as chelsea or other models.
But today, a certain shift is taking place in the men's industry, and sales of men's shoes are catching up with women's sales. Under the influence of social networks, more and more men are thinking about how to put shoes on them.
According to the statistics of the research company NPD Group Inc. in the US last year, men spent about $ 25,2 billion on shoes, while in 2014, $ 23,8 billion. If this growth continues, sales of men's shoes may exceed sales of women's shoes. In recent years, US women's shoe sales have been around $ 30 billion.
According to Euromonitor International, which also tracks trends in the shoe industry, men's shoes sales grew by 27% between 2011 and 2016, compared to 21% growth in the women's shoes category.