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Industrial Safety Footwear Market Size, Share and Industry Outlook Report by Material (Leather, Rubber, Plastic, Waterproof, Polyurethane), Product (Shoes, Boots) and Application (Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Transport, Mining, Food, Pharmaceutical), Regional Analysis, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI1101
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Industrial Safety Footwear Market size exceeded USD 9.50 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 6.5% from 2021 to 2027 owing to the growing focus towards worker safety across construction and manufacturing sectors.

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Rapid industrialization along with growing end user industries such as construction, mining, food, pharmaceutical, and oil & gas and rising government initiatives to enhance employee safety at workplace will support the industrial safety footwear market growth. Moreover, special training programs with development of new strict safety standards would further increase the safety equipment demand over the forecast period.

The significant spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many governments imposing stringent lockdowns to reduce the prevalence of the disease. This has created a fear appeal among consumers who are indulging in panic-induced purchases of essential commodities such as food, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, dairy products, and home care products.

Also, consumers have delayed or postponed spending on non-essential products & services such as footwear, apparels, and home appliance during the lockdown period led to restrict the demand for footwear. Also, temporary shutdown of manufacturing units and closer of manufacturing industries also reduced the demand for industrial safety footwear during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The global industrial safety footwear market growth may be hindered by product substitute threat from inferior quality products. There is marginal possibility for prevalence of inferior quality products, which indirectly increases the workplace hazards owing to substandard product qualities. These substandard products are available mainly due to the existence of the unorganized market.

However, after understanding the issue government has implemented various regulation to reduce the duplication and maintain the quality of products. Therefore, safety products undergo stringent quality check without compromising the safety standards. For instance, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) formulates and directs guidelines for industry safety footwear standards and help to overcome above mentioned hindrance.

Favorable properties of leather such as insulation and traction will boost its demand in industrial safety footwear market over the predicted period

leather industrial safety footwear market

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Leather industrial safety footwear market is anticipated to show largest share with the value of over USD 8.50 billion in 2020 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of over 6.5% between 2021 and 2027. Leather is the preferred upper shoe material to make work shoes and boots. Although, various materials are used to make shoe soles depending on the properties needed by the manufacturer, which includes insulation, traction, or durability.

Additionally, leather finds major usage in the manufacture of safety shoes to offer protection against fatal electric shocks owing to its non-conductivity. Moreover, genuine leather provides protection against punctures, falling objects, burns, cutting hazards, and extreme weather condition. Also, the growing demand for organic leather products may drive the industrial safety footwear market during the forecast timeframe.

Strict government regulation towards worker safety is likely to boost industrial safety footwear demand in the construction industry

industrial safety footwear market from construction application

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The demand for industrial safety footwear from construction application is expected to surpass USD 4.95 billion in 2027. Protective shoes and boots are used in construction sector which cope with many industrial hazards such as foot injury, being caught in running equipment, overturn. Industrial safety shoes must be impermeable, resistance to casting oils, concrete & fuels, no resistance loss, water resistance and protection against chemicals. In addition, they need a special sole for anti-slip & absorbing shocks and must ensure a high level of adhesion on wet, greasy, slippery, and steeply sloping floors and surfaces.

Additionally, as per OSHA, construction workers are required to wear safety work shoes or boots with slip-resistant and puncture-resistant soles. While working around heavy equipment or falling objects safety-toed footwear is essential to prevent crushed toes. Therefore, these strict regulation by the government to prevent workers form hazard at the construction site should fuel the industrial safety footwear market growth over the coming timeframe.

Growing adoption of safety shoes in different industries such as transport, mining should stimulate business growth

industrial safety shoes market

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Industrial safety shoes market is anticipated to show a healthy CAGR of over 6.5% and is projected to reach USD 12.50 billion by the end of 2027. Shoes find widespread usage in various industries such as construction, manufacturing, oil & gas, chemicals, transport, mining, food, and pharmaceuticals. Hence this extensive adoption of shoes in the industrial sector to protect the foot from day-to-day activities and ensure comfort during working hours should enhance the market growth.

Construction industry requires equipment to prevent possible hazards associated with workplace such as falling objects and pointed nails. Usage of protective shoes reduces severe impact from falling objects and cut by sharp objects, which may further stimulate industrial protective footwear market growth. Moreover, urbanization, growing population, industrialization and rise in disposable income are key growth factors that support growth of construction industry.

Increasing end-use application industries such as manufacturing and transportation in North America

industrial safety footwear market by region

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The North America market is expected to exceed USD 5.40 billion by 2027 registering a CAGR of over 6% from 2021 to 2027. Manufacturing is the fastest growing application segment for industrial protective footwear in North America. Increasing end-use application industries such as manufacturing, construction, and chemical proved to be major drivers, boosting industrial safety footwear market share.

Along with growing safety shoes, usage in business utilities is among the key factors driving industrial safety footwear market trends. Moreover, OSHA obligates that employer should provide a training program for each employee, particularly those that might be exposed to fall or slip hazards.

Innovative product launches and continuous research & development activities are the key business strategies incorporated by major market players

Global industrial safety footwear market is fragmented in nature owing to the presence of a large number of players in the global market. Manufacturers are investing in new technology and product development to exploit the growing demand for industrial safety footwear over the coming years.

Key players in the industrial safety footwear industry include Honeywell International, Inc, JAL Group France SAS, COFRA S.r.l, Rock Fall Ltd, Uvex Group, Anbu Safety Industrial Co., Ltd, Hillson Footwear Pvt. Ltd, Bata Industrials, and Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co.

For instance, in February 2020, Rock Fall Ltd company launched new styles of safety footwear from its firefighting, electrical hazard and extreme heat protection boots at a safety exhibition in Dubai. This launch includes the first arc-rated electrical hazard boot in the world. Therefore, this launch by the company helps them to improve their portfolio and aids to raise more revenue in the forthcoming years.

The global industrial safety footwear market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in million pairs and revenue in USD million from 2021 to 2027 for the following segments

By Material

  • Leather
  • Rubber
  • Plastic
  • Waterproof

 By Application

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Transport
  • Mining
  • Food
  • Pharmaceuticals

By Product

  • Shoes
  • Boots

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Netherland
    • Spain
    • Portugal
    • Belgium
    • Poland
    • Austria
    • Czech Republic
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Switzerland
    • Sweden
    • Norway
    • Finland
    • Denmark
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Australia
    • Thailand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Industrial safety footwear market size surpassed USD 9.50 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 6.5% between 2021 and 2027 driven by the soaring focus towards worker safety across the manufacturing and construction sectors.

Leather industrial safety footwear market share is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% through 2027 owing to the growing preference for leather as an upper shoe material for the production of work boots and shoes.

The market revenue from construction application is estimated to surpass USD 4.95 billion up to 2027 impelled by the rising product demand for coping with industrial hazards such as overturn and foot injury.

North America industrial safety footwear market value is poised to cross USD 5.40 billion by 2027 propelled by the mounting product deployment across various applications like chemical, manufacturing, and construction.

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  • Published Date: Feb 2022
  • Companies covered: 32
  • Tables & Figures: 470
  • Countries covered: 5
  • Pages: 400

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