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Luxury Footwear Market Size - By Product (Boots, Flats, High Heel Sandals, Loafers, Pumps, Sleepers, Sneakers), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline [Luxury Boutiques, Department Stores, Multi-brand Retail Stores]), End User & Forecast 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6284
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Luxury Footwear Industry Analysis

Luxury Footwear Market size was valued at USD 25.9 billion in 2022 and is projected to register at a CAGR of 5.6% between 2023 and 2032. The rise of online retail and e-commerce has revolutionized the market by expanding its reach, offering enhanced convenience, facilitating data-driven marketing, enabling unique shopping experiences, and promoting exclusivity & desirability through limited edition releases and customization options. As online shopping continues to grow, luxury footwear brands must embrace digital strategies to stay competitive, cater to evolving consumer preferences, and capitalize on the vast opportunities offered by the digital landscape.

Luxury Footwear Market

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Aspirational lifestyle and brand perception are crucial growth drivers in the luxury footwear market. Luxury footwear is viewed as a status symbol and an expression of personal identity among consumers today. Owning footwear from prestigious brands embodies a desired lifestyle associated with elegance, craftsmanship, and sophistication. Consumers aspire to be part of this exclusive world, which is driven by the emotional connection and perceived value. Brand perception also plays a pivotal role in attracting consumers seeking to elevate their social status and align themselves with the image projected by luxury footwear brands.

Counterfeit products attempt to imitate the designs of renowned luxury brands, deceiving unsuspecting consumers into purchasing substandard and often unsafe replicas. These fake products not only harm the reputation of legitimate luxury footwear brands but also compromise the consumer's experience & satisfaction. Purchasing counterfeit luxury footwear can lead to disappointment, financial losses, and potential health risks as the material and craftsmanship of such items do not meet the quality standards upheld by genuine luxury brands.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a slightly negative impact on the luxury footwear market. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, and social distancing measures led to reduced consumer foot traffic in physical stores, resulting in a decline in sales. The closure of boutiques and shopping districts further impeded sales. Additionally, consumer priorities shifted towards essential items, causing a decrease in discretionary spending on luxury goods. The decline in social events and gatherings also reduced the demand for formal & high-end footwear. The pandemic significantly disrupted supply chains, production, and international trade, further exacerbating the challenges faced by luxury footwear brands.

Luxury Footwear Market Trends

A notable trend in the market is the fusion of luxury fashion with sneaker culture and streetwear. High-end brands are introducing luxury sneakers and casual footwear collections, catering to the rising demand for versatile & comfortable options. This blending of aesthetics with streetwear elements appeals to younger consumers and reflects a shift toward a more relaxed & urban-influenced style in luxury footwear.

Digital exclusivity in the luxury footwear market is the strategic utilization of digital platforms to offer unique and personalized experiences to consumers. Luxury brands create exclusive collections and limited-edition releases, which are accessible only through their online channels. This approach aims to attract tech-savvy consumers seeking convenience, while also providing a sense of exclusivity and urgency. Digital platforms enable luxury footwear brands to directly engage with their audience, thereby tailoring marketing efforts and offering bespoke customization options. These factors foster brand loyalty and cater to the desires of digitally connected luxury consumers.

Luxury Footwear Distribution Channel Segmentation

Luxury Footwear Market Size, By Distribution Channel

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The offline segment recorded around 80% of the luxury footwear market share in 2022. This segment includes luxury boutiques, department stores, multi-brand retail stores, and other specialty footwear retailers. Offline channels experience growth by providing customers with a personalized shopping experience, allowing them to see, touch & try on luxury footwear before making a purchase.

Luxury boutiques offer exclusivity and individualized service while department stores and multi-brand retail stores offer a diverse selection of luxury footwear, thereby catering to various consumer preferences. These offline segments play a vital role in building brand visibility, creating brand loyalty, and attracting customers who seek the ambiance & luxury shopping experience that physical stores can uniquely offer.

Luxury Footwear Product Segmentation

 Luxury Footwear Market, By Product,

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The sneakers segment held over 34% of the luxury footwear market share in 2022. The sneakers segment includes high-end athletic-inspired shoes that combine comfort, functionality, and fashion-forward designs. These sneakers are crafted from premium materials, showcasing superior craftsmanship and exclusive details. Growth in this segment is due to the appeal that the product provides to the broad & younger consumer base including fashion-conscious individuals who seek comfort without compromising on style. Luxury brands capitalize on this trend by offering limited edition releases, collaborating with designers or artists, and incorporating innovative materials & technologies.

Luxury Footwear Regional Analysis

 U.S Luxury Footwear Market Size


North America luxury footwear market accounted for 31% of revenue share in 2022, driven by several factors such as rising disposable income, a strong economy, and a high standard of living that contribute to the increased consumer spending on luxury goods including premium footwear. The region's fashion-conscious consumers seek exclusivity, craftsmanship, and brand prestige, further driving demand for luxury footwear. The influence of celebrity endorsements, social media, and fashion events also plays a significant role in shaping consumer preferences. Furthermore, the growing popularity of athleisure and sneaker culture has fueled the demand for high-end sneakers and luxury casual footwear options in the North American market.

Luxury Footwear Industry Leaders

Major companies operating in the luxury footwear market is LVMH, PVH, Chanel, Capri Holding, Kering, Dr. Martens, and Mulberry Group. These companies are focused on strategic partnerships, new product launches, and commercialization efforts for market expansion. They are also heavily investing in research to introduce innovative products and garner the maximum market revenue.

Luxury Footwear Industry News

  • In November 2022, Louis Vuitton launched an exclusive footwear collection in India. The new footwear line was created to honor the rich cultural heritage of India while fusing it with Louis Vuitton's well-known aesthetics and branding.

The luxury footwear market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product

  • Boots
  • Flats
  • High heel sandals
  • Loafers
  • Pumps
  • Sleepers
  • Sneakers

Market, By End User

  • Men
  • Women
  • Children

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Online
  • Offline
    • Luxury Boutiques
    • Department Stores
    • Multi-Brand Retail Stores
    • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Anish Pathak

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of luxury footwear reached USD 25.9 billion in 2022 and is poised to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% between 2023 and 2032.

The sneakers segment held 34% market share in 2022, due to the preference among broad & younger consumer base of fashion-conscious individuals who seek comfort without compromising on style.

North America market with a revenue share of 31% in 2022, primarily driven by the rising disposable income, a strong economy, and a high standard of living.

LVMH, PVH, Chanel, Capri Holding, Kering, Dr. Martens, and Mulberry Group.

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