In March 2011, DISCOVERY Research Group completed a study of the Russian shoe market. Shoe consumption in Russia is noticeably inferior to European countries and the United States. According to the latest data, now Russians on average buy 1,4 pairs of shoes a year, while Europeans do not skimp on spending money on 4,5 pairs, and Americans on 6,5.
At the end of 2010, the volume of Russian production amounted to 97 million pairs, compared with the corresponding figure for 2009 - 57 million pairs.
According to the results of recent years, the leader in the production of footwear is the Bris-Bosfor company from the Krasnodar Territory. According to 2010 data, it accounts for about 17% of all-Russian footwear production. Also, the three largest footwear manufacturers include MUYA Production (Vladimir Region) - 6% and Unichel Shoe Company (Chelyabinsk Region) - 4% of the total Russian production.
Among the regions, the leader is the Krasnodar Territory, which in 2010 provided footwear production in the amount of 18,7 million pairs of shoes, which is 19% of total Russian production. Also, a significant share of production falls on the Moscow (8,94 million pairs) and Vladimir region (6,38 million pairs).
Among the leading segments of Russian production by type of footwear can be distinguished: shoes with leather upper, shoes with textile upper, sports shoes, safety shoes and other types of shoes.
The structure of domestic production by type of footwear is as follows: 38% of the total volume of footwear production in Russia falls on the production of footwear with textile upper, 26% - footwear with leather upper, 3% - sports shoes, 2% - protective and other shoes. The share of other types of shoes in the total production volume is 31%.