Formal Shoes Market Business Trend, Opportunities, Growth Factors 2023

Posted by Pradeep Zende on March 27th, 2020

Ballerina type of formal shoes dominated the shoes segment for women due to their multipurpose usability and comfort. However, mules are doubling-up with a higher growth rate with their new designs to cater quickly changing fashion trends. Among men, the segment is dominated by oxfords which are some of the oldest type of shoes reinvented with new designs and advanced material. Oxfords are expected to remain dominant during the forecast period. However, because of their use in both formal and casual use along with material-use freedom, boots are expected to grow with the highest growth rate.

Global Formal Shoes Market Business includes ballerina, mules, oxfords, brogues, derbys, boots, and others. Formal shoes segment caters a significant share of the global shoes market. The formal shoes industry includes shoes for business and formal occasion for both men and women. These shoes are of many types and are generally made from leather or synthetic leather. The types of leather used can be of various types such as patent, long and short grain, suede, and others. Authentic formal shoes are comparatively costlier from the casual types as they are made up of finished leather and designed for a polished look. . Rising commercialization & globalization of businesses and demand for branded footwear in lieu of increasing disposable income, has resulted in the market growth of formal shoes industry. Also, better finish, unique designs, and increased durability of formal shoes is having a positive impact on the market.

According to distribution channel, the market of formal shoes has been divided into store-based and non-store-based. The store-based segment which is expected to dominate the formal shoes segment mainly because of the option for trying and feeling, which is not the case with online retail. However, online retail of formal shoes is expected to outplay brick and mortar retail in the coming years with competitive pricing and similar buying experience as in the case of store-based.

Moreover, non-store-based segment which is online shopping, is expected to grow fastest due increasing internet penetration and ease of buying. Increasing disposable income and growing demand for global brands of formal shoes is expected to further help the market growth during the forecast period.

The global formal shoes market has been segmented based on type, end-user, distribution channel, and region.

By type the market is segmented into ballerina, mules, oxfords, brogues, derbys, boots, and others

By end-user the market is segmented into men and woman.

The global formal shoes market has been classified on the basis of distribution channel into store-based and non-store-based.

J. Clark (UK), Alberto Torresi (India), Cole Haan LLC (US), Kenneth Cole Production Inc. (US), The Aldo Group Inc. (US), ECCO Sko A/S (Denmark), Bata Limited (Canada), Hush Puppies (US), Steve Madden (US), Roush (India).


The global formal shoes market has been regionally segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World.

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