“RBC. Market research ”prepared an analysis of the footwear market in Russia in the 2005-2010 years forecast for the 2011-2014 years. According to the study, the footwear market in Russia is not fully saturated and promising for investment. Imported products dominate on the Russian footwear market, the share of domestic manufacturers is about 14,5%. From 2005 to 2009, shoe sales in Russia grew by 51,5% to 335 million pairs. Imports of shoes to Russia over the same period increased by 40,4%: from 189 to 265 million pairs. According to analysts, in the coming years the Russian footwear market will maintain growth trends, but its pace will decrease in parallel with the gradual saturation of the market. By 2014, shoe sales in the country will grow to 416 million pairs.