The Athletic Shoe Stores industry ran through some rough times when the recession decelerated the US economy. However, the industry got back on track as more Americans became aware of the growing obesity trend, and consumer incomes increased. As the trend toward exercising increases, so will industry sales; but, these sales will be constrained by more and more consumers purchasing their athletic shoes from department stores, online retailers and specialty retailers.
This industry includes retailers that primarily sell athletic shoes, such as running shoes, basketball shoes and sneakers; these stores may also sell apparel. Stores that primarily sell specialty sports footwear, such as golf shoes, bowling shoes and spiked shoes, are included as part of the Sporting Goods Stores industry (IBISWorld report 45111). Used goods and online sales are also excluded from this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.