Football Shoes Market

Football Shoes Market By Shoes Type (Soft Ground, Firm Ground, Artificial Ground, Hard Ground, Indoor), By Material (K-Leather, Natural Leather, Synthetic, Leather, Synthetic, Mesh, Knit), By Buyer Type (Individual, Institutional), By Sales Channel & Region - Global Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Football Shoes market covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Football Shoes Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The global Football Shoes market garnered a market value of US$ 21 Billion in 2022 and is expected to accumulate a market value of US$ 44.2 Billion by 2033 and hence registering a CAGR of 7% in the forecast period 2023-2033. Growth of the Football Shoes market can be attributed to increasing global population, rapid urbanization, and growing disposable income levels. The market for Football Shoes Registered a CAGR of 5% in the historical period 2018-2022.

The global Football Shoes market is on track to witness mounting growth over the coming years, as a result of increasing popularity of football in Europe and the emergence of new market opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.

The Football Shoes market is more consolidated in Europe and North America due to the high number of players in these regions. This market is primarily driven by trends in the sports industry, increasing number of football clubs, and rising number of professional players.

However, the media does not play any role with respect to football games and tournaments. This has resulted in limited popularity of football in Asia Pacific and the Middle East & Africa. Most individuals are seen to be indulging in football as a recreational hobby or a modern sport for fitness. Increasing adoption of digital platforms for ensuring global presence and regional availability has provided a boost to the expansion of the Football Shoes market size.

These aforementioned factors would facilitate the growth opportunity for the Football Shoes market, which is projected to rise at a CAGR of 7% in terms of value over the forecast period 2023-2033.

Report Attributes


Anticipated Base Year Value (2022)

US$ 21 Billion

Expected Market Value (2023)

US$ 22.47 Billion

Projected Forecast Value (2033)

US$ 44.2 Billion

Global Growth Rate (2023-2033)


Expected Market Share of North America Market (2023)


Expected Market Share of Asia Pacific (2023)


Major Football Shoes Service Providers

Adidas AG

Nike Inc.

Puma SE

Under Armour

Mizuno Corporation

Lotto Sport Italia

New Balance

ASICS Corporation

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Sales Analysis of Football Shoes (2018-2022) Vs. Market Forecast Outlook (2023-2033)

According to Fact.MR, the Football Shoes market registered a CAGR of 5% in the historical period 2018-2022. The spread of coronavirus crippled the entire world. Nearly all countries imposed lockdowns and strict social distancing measures. This resulted in the disruption of supply chains across geographies. Football games at all levels were cancelled, the demand for football shoes plummeted significantly. Nike Inc. recorded a negative 4% growth rate in the footwear section.

Over the forecast period, the market is expected to recover owing to the demand bounce back and increased consumer inclination to spend. These factors have significantly impacted the demand for Football Shoes, at least in the short term.

However, in the long term, the impact on the Football Shoes market is expected to be significantly low. The market is expected to continue its upward trajectory over the coming years. Thus, the market for Football Shoes is expected to register a CAGR of 7% in the forecast period 2023-2033.

Which are Some Prominent Drivers of the Football Shoes Market?

Corporate Sponsorships to Lead to Immense Growth

Football is one of the most popular sports across the world. For instance, according to the Huffington Post, around the world, approximately 265 million people play football/soccer on a regular basis. Corporate sponsorships in football leagues are causing a large amount of capital inflow, which is making football a prominent sport. This is also causing a large number of football shoes companies such as Nike and Asics Corporation to make outstanding shoes for the players. Sponsorships for football are offering investors several marketing opportunities to increase promotion and reach a broader audience.

For instance, women’s football is gaining immense popularity in the U.K. and the EU. In May 2022, the Football Association announced one of the major deals with Sky Sports and BBC for the broadcasting rights of the Women’s Super League. This is likely to raise the popularity of the game among women and men.

Furthermore, the increasing availability of the football infrastructure encourages participation from the players at various levels, and spending on football shoes. Over the forecast years, the market is expected to perform well owing to the popularity of football, rising health consciousness, and increasing football play as an athletic activity.

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What are the Challenges Faced by the Football Shoes?

Nature and Material of Football Shoes Might Hinder Market Growth

Football shoes are a part of footwear, worn by individuals while playing football. Football shoes are designed for grass pitches, and have studs on the outer side for aiding the grip. Modern football shoes do not cover the ankle of players, like the majority of the other specialist sports footwear. Basic design and appearance of football shoes have converged with the design of sneakers over the past few decades.

Today’s football shoes are generally produced either by using leather, or synthetic materials. Although leather shoes and synthetic shoes provide a good performance level to players, a number of disadvantages are associated with these materials.

The stretching property of leather shoes, despite their benefit in conforming to the uniqueness of a player’s foot, might extend beyond its limit, resulting into its replacement. Leather has higher potential of absorbing water, enhancing the weight of shoes, and making the cleaning process more difficult.

Leather shoes are often high-priced. There is a relatively less availability of color choices in leather football shoes, unlike their synthetic counterparts.

However, as synthetic material provides high water resistant properties, it can make shoes more slick when exposed to water for a longer period of time, for example – in rain, leading towards less grip on the ball. Moreover synthetic shoes require longer break-in times, as the material is inorganic. These factors might impact demand for football shoes in the near future.

Comparative View of Football Shoes Industry

Football Shoes Market :


Football Shoes Market

CAGR (2023-2033)


Market Value (2033)

US$ 44.2 Billion

Growth Factor

This market is primarily driven by trends in the sports industry, increasing number of football clubs, and rising number of professional players.


Penetration of international and local players is creating lucrative opportunities for the Football Shoes.

Sports Apparel Market :


Sports Apparel Market

CAGR (2023-2033)


Market Value (2033)

USD 362.3 Billion

Growth Factor

The aspiration to follow the up-to-date fashion trends and to maintain a sporty look is driving progress in the sports apparel market.


Manufacturers in the sports apparel market are paying greater attention to the design, comfort, and innovation by creating lucrative opportunities for the brands to introduce attractive and stylish sports apparels.

Sport Protection Equipment Market :


Sport Protection Equipment Market

CAGR (2023-2033)


Market Value (2033)

US$ 6 Billion

Growth Factor

Concerns over rising numbers and severity of sports injuries has led to higher awareness on the need to use protective equipment.


Sports protection equipment has gone the digital way, with manufacturers focusing on developing revolutionary sport protective equipment using sensors and materials that can provide better protection.

Regional Insights

What is Creating Lucrative Opportunities for the Football Shoes Industry in North America?

Aggressive promotional campaigns influencing growth of market in North America

The implementation of stringent requirements for the development of appropriate equipment suitable for players in the region is playing a key role in the wide adoption of Football Shoes. Major players operating in the U.S. and other parts of this region are required to follow safety standards issued by the government organizations.

The highly evolved retail structure along with higher adoption of Football Shoes owing to aggressive promotional and advertising campaigns, celebrity brand endorsements are making up for the popularity of the Football Shoes. Moreover, the rise in participation of women in fitness and sports activities is likely to support market growth in the region positively.

As a result, producers of Football Shoes must provide high-quality products with a lengthy replacement cycle to meet these standards. Thus, North America is expected to dominate the global industry in 2023 and account for the maximum share of more than 38% of the overall revenue.

What are the Factors Bolstering Demand for Football Shoes in Europe?

Development of strong sports regulatory policies boosting demand for market in Europe

Europe is seen as the most lucrative region with the highest market share, backed by strong growth of football in theGermany, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, and Italy. Regional trends and sports regulatory policies play an important role in the development of Europe’s market.

In terms of revenues, Europe is projected to retain its position as the largest market for football shoes. Sales of football shoes in Europe will account for over US$ 8,000 Mn revenues by 2023-end. Furthermore, top key players like Adidas, Puma, and Nike have excellent distribution networks, with Adidas and Puma headquartered in Germany.

Country-wise Forecast CAGRs for the Football Shoes Industry

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Category-Wise Insights

By shoes type, which segment is highly benefitting the market growth?

Firm ground football shoes used in football benefitting the sales of the market

Accounting for over one-third revenue share of the market, firm ground football shoes are expected to remain sought-after among players across the globe, followed by hard ground football shoes. Sales of hard ground football shoes will register the highest CAGR through 2023, based on shoe type.

By Sales Channel, which segment is propelling massive growth?

Third party online sales channels to propel market growth immensely

The choice of purchasing Football Shoes through diversified retail channels is creating new growth avenues for Football Shoes market companies. Availability of leading Football Shoes brands across e-Commerce platforms has been of particular significance. This is not only catering to demand in developing countries from tier-I and tier-II cities but has also penetrated new demographics.

More than US$ 4,000 Mn revenues will be accounted for by a third party online sales channel for football shoes by 2023-end. Third party online sales channels will remain dominant in the global football shoes market, with sales exhibiting the highest CAGR through 2033.

By buyers, which type of buyer is helping the market grow positively?

Individual Buyers to surge the demand for Football Shoes

Individual buyers for Football Shoes are expected to account for more than half of the market share by 2033-end. With the increasing number of regional players in Europe and North America, promotional activities with respect to Football Shoes are gaining traction. This surge in promotional activities has led to a mounting number of promotional buyers.

Over two-third share of the market is expected to be held by individual buyers of football shoes during the forecast period, in terms of revenues. Individual buyers of football shoes will account for approximately US$ 13,000 Mn revenues by the end of 2023.

By material, which type of material is boosting sales?

Synthetic leather and synthetic material for shoes will remain preferred

Synthetic leather and synthetic material for shoes will remain preferred among football players worldwide. Global sales of synthetic leather and synthetic football shoes will collectively account for over half revenue share of the market throughout the forecast period.

Start-Ups for Football Shoes Market

Key start-up players in the Football Shoes market include-

  • Sports tech startup Playermaker, a maker of a shoe-mounted wearable device to track football performance, has been accepted to be part of the International Federation of Association Football’s (FIFA) Innovation Programme. The innovation program, launched last year by the international governing body of association football, aims to help bring innovative products to the game by making sure that new devices meet its global standard. The program will enable firms to try out their products and change their technologies according to needs and rule requirements.
  • Melbourne startup Ida Sports aims to deal with the multiple problems associated with the lack of suitable shoes by developing the most comfortable football boots for women. In terms of Australian grassroots participation, football – or soccer – has become the number one participation sport for women and girls. Good boots geared for high performance are vital for this to continue, and with the company having raised nearly $30,000 in a crowdfunding campaign, they are close to full production.
  • Football boot brand Sokito has announced a new scheme to recycle and repurpose end of life football boots. Sokito has partnered with apparel recycling specialist, ESO RECYCLING, to trial newly developed machinery that has the potential to comprehensively break down football boots into materials that can be repurposed.

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Market Competition

The industry is characterized by the presence of a few established players and new entrants. Key companies are diversifying their product offering to maintain their share and position in the global industry. Some of the key developments include-

  • In June 2022, Nike Inc. unveiled Nike Zoom Mercurial football shoes. The launch consisted of Air Zoom Mercurial IX 'Disruption' available in white, black, and red, and Air Zoom Mercurial 'Bonded' in multi-color form. Nike Air Zoom Mercurial is made with at least 20% recycled material by weight.
  • In March 2020, Adidas and Google introduced smart football insoles for smart football boots. The technology developed by the team is known as Adidas GMR, and it focuses on the integration of the physical sport with a digital experience

Key Segments Profiled in the Football Shoes Industry Survey

  • By Shoes Type :

    • Soft Ground
    • Firm Ground
    • Artificial Ground
    • Hard Ground
    • Indoor
  • By Material Type :

    • K-Leather
    • Natural Leather
    • Synthetic Leather
    • Synthetic
    • Mesh
    • Knit
  • By Buyer Type :

    • Individual
    • Institutional
    • Promotional
  • By Sales Channel :

    • Independent Sports Outlet
    • Franchised Sports Outlet
    • Modern Trade Channels
    • Direct to Customer Brand Outlet
    • Direct to Customer Online Channel
    • Direct to Customer Institutional Channel
    • Third Party Online Channel
  • By Region 

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia
    • Oceania
    • Middle East Africa

- FAQs -

What was the market worth for Football Shoes in 2022?

As of 2022, the Football Shoes market was worth US$ 21 Billion

At what value is the Football Shoes industry likely to close by 2023?

Fact.MR foresees Football Shoes demand to reach US$ 22.47 Billion in 2023

At what percentage will the market for Football Shoes rise until 2033?

From 2023-2033, Fact.MR expects Football Shoes revenue to flourish at a 7% CAGR

What is the expected market value for Football Shoes in 2033?

In 2033, Football Shoes market worth is poised to reach US$ 44.2 Billion

How do growth prospects for Football Shoes appear in North America?

North America is expected to dominate the global industry in 2022 and account for the maximum share of more than 38% of the overall revenue.

How do growth prospects for Football Shoes appear in Europe?

Europe will continue to be the most attractive market for football shoes, in terms of revenues. Revenues from football shoes sales in Europe are expected to exceed US$ 8,000 Mn by 2023-end

Which type of shoe is expected to hold the maximum share for the Football Shoes market?

Accounting for over one-third revenue share of the market, firm ground football shoes are expected to remain sought-after among players

Which type of sales channel is expected to hold the maximum share for the Football Shoes market?

More than US$ 4,000 Mn revenues will be accounted for by a third party online sales channel for football shoes by 2023-end.

Football Shoes Market

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