The interest of retail stores in felt shoes is gradually declining. This trend became apparent following the presentation of the 2012 fall-winter collections of the year, which took place at the Mila showroom - wholesale shoes. ” However, a decrease in interest is observed only on unlined felt boots, while the demand for a similar group, but with a natural wool lining, holds its previous position.
Previously, demand was spurred by the novelty and uniqueness of the product, and in the 2011 year it peaked. A year ago, buyers of children's shoes in bulk organized a hunt for felt boots, now it’s different. In some stores, the goods remained, while others are confident that regional distributors will bring the necessary products without prior requests.
According to experts of the Ural wholesaler, this was facilitated by last year's saturation of the shoe market with felt products. At first, only Kotofey produced valenki. Such shoes carried a Russian character, was fashionable and diverse, and also had a low price. Then, the brands Zebra, Lel, Paris Commune and others joined the production of felt boots, filling the requested niche to failure.