Diabetic Footwear Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The global diabetic footwear market is segmented by Type (Shoes, Sandals, and Slippers), by End User (Men and Women), by Distribution Channel (Offline Channels and Online Channels), and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Diabetic Footwear Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.84 %

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Market Overview

The global diabetic footwear market is projected to grow, witnessing a CAGR of 6.84% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • Globally, the diabetic footwear market is witnessing a significant growth rate, owing to increasing awareness among diabetic patients about the use of diabetic footwear. According to the World Health Organization, around 27% of diabetics at risk are exposed to the peripheral neuropathies and more than 50% of those have injuries in the legs; even confiscation that effects convening a high mortality rate across the world.
  • Customized and specially designed diabetic shoes with specific key features, such as comfort and raw material, are becoming popular among the diabetic patients across the world as it helps in minimizing the risk of skin breakdown in diabetic patients with pre-existing food disease.
  • Increasing innovation activities by key players to develop customized and fashionable diabetic footwear to meet up with the recent fashion trend, primarily coming from the woman population is playing an important role in the growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the diabetic footwear market includes segmentation of the market on the basis of type, end-user, distribution channel, and geography. By type, the market is segmented by shoes, sandals, and slippers. By the end-user, the market is segmented by men and women. Furthermore, on the basis of the distribution channels, the market is segmented by Offline channels and online channels. Lastly, the report covers geographical insights into all the regions, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa.

By Type
By End-User
By Distribution Channel
Offline Channel
Online Channel
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Diabetic Shoes to Continue Dominating the Diabetic Footwear Market

The diabetic footwear market is led by the diabetic shoe segment as diabetic shoes provide maximum comfort for diabetic patients compared to sandals and slippers. The availability of the various types of diabetic care goods in the market is also supporting the increasing sales of diabetic shoes. Major players in diabetic shoes are progressively focusing on improvement of the online shopping experience through various strategies, such as targeted marketing and effective online education, to encourage diabetic patients to purchase diabetic footwear through online platforms. The presence of an effective online platform by key players and rising internet penetration is encouraging consumers to buy diabetic shoes online, along with other diabetic products. Furthermore, increasing recommendation by the doctor to use specially designed shoes that can help reduce risk and promote healthy circulation in feet is also supporting the market growth of diabetic footwear. Increasing innovation activities by key players to develop customized and fashionable diabetic footwear to meet up with the recent fashion trend, primarily coming from the woman population is playing an important role in the growth of the market.


North America and Europe Leading the Market, Asia-Pacific Potential to Grow Fastest

In 2019, in terms of region, North America is expected to remain dominant and grow at a steady pace in the diabetic footwear market followed by Europe, mainly because of the spurt in diabetic cases in the United Kingdom and the tremendous growth rate of diabetes in Germany. Moreover, the Asia-Pacific region is likely to witness significant market share over the forecast period due to increased spending on diabetic treatment, including diabetic footwear, in the region. Many key players are investing in the Asia-Pacific region as the dominance of type 2 diabetes shows a wide range across adult populations from approximately 2% in the Peoples’ Republic of China. A similar rise in the geriatric population, along with the launch of improved diabetic footwear is expected to boost the growth of the diabetic footwear market in the rest of the regions as well. Growing awareness among diabetic patients in the United States (as per American Diabetes Association ) is further supporting the market growth in North America, supported by substantial investment in health and wellness.


Competitive Landscape

The leading players in the diabetic footwear market have focused on providing customized solutions to consumers as their key strategies to gain a significant share in the market. Strategies, such as product launch and acquisition, have also helped the key players to gain a significant share in the global diabetic footwear market. The key players engaged in the manufacturing of diabetic footwear across the world are Podartis Srl, DJO Global Inc., Aetrex Worldwide, Inc., Dr. Zen Products, Inc., Orthofeet Inc., Propet USA, Inc., Finn Comfort, Drew Shoes, and others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Shoes

      2. 5.1.2 Sandals

      3. 5.1.3 Slippers

    2. 5.2 By End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Men

      2. 5.2.2 Women

    3. 5.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Offline Channel

      2. 5.3.2 Online Channel

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Position Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Aetrex Worldwide Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Orthofeet Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 DJO Global Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Dr. Zen Products Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Drew Shoe Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Podartis srl Unipersonale

      7. 6.4.7 Propét USA Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Hanger Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Diabetic Footwear Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Diabetic Footwear Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.84% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Aetrex Worldwide, Inc., Orthofeet, Inc., DJO Global, Inc., Dr. Zen Products, Inc., Drew Shoe Corporation, Podartis srl Unipersonale are the major companies operating in Diabetic Footwear Market.

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