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

Global Industrial Protective Footwear Market is segmented by Material as Leather, Rubber, Plastic; By End User as Construction, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Transportation, and Other End Users; and By Geography.

Market Snapshot

Industrial Protective Footwear  Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Europe
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 4.76 %

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Market Overview

The global industrial protective footwear market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.76% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The global industrial protective footwear industry is projected to grow at the significant growth rate in the near future due to the rise in the introduction of innovative products from key players. The risk of electric shocks are increasing as the importance of hybrid and fully electric vehicles continue to grow which is influencing the demand of high-quality safety shoes.
  • The growing acceptance of ergonomically designed protective footwear from various industries is one of the major factor driving the market growth from last few years. Additionally, industrial protective footwear help to reduce strain and lead to sufficient support of the feet. This is driving industrial approach toward designing and manufacturing safety footwear, which is influencing the market growth.

Scope of the Report

The global industrial footwear market is segmented by material, end-user, and geography. Based on material, the market studied is segmented into leather, rubber, plastic, and other materials. Based on end-user, the market studied is segmented into construction, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, transportation, and other end users. Based on geography, the market studied is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Material
By End User
Oil and Gas
Other End Users
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Leather Footwear to Witness Significant Demand during Forecast Period

Leather industrial safety shoes hold a significant market share and are expected to retain their dominance during the forecast period 2020 to 2025. Leather suppliers across the globe are witnessing huge demand from industry safety shoe manufacturers as leather is a non-conductive material and is significantly used in protective footwear to offer safety against harmful electric shocks. A large number of local manufacturers are producing cheap safety shoes by using spurious and low-quality materials which are restraining the market growth. The key players in safety shoes are facing strong competition, due to the rising preference among consumers for locally made inexpensive shoes.

Industrial Protective Footwear Market 1

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Asia-Pacific holds the Largest Share

The growth in this region is mainly driven by the introduction of regulations that mandate the usage of safety shoes in the work environment along with occupational safety standards. Growing adaptation of health and safety practices, in order to reduce workplace fatalities, are expected to surge the product demand for protective footwear over the forecast period. The significant growth of the construction industry in developing economies such as India and China is supporting the market growth in the region. In North America, the rising demand for industrial safety shoes in the region can be attributed to the growth of markets coupled with stringent legislations in the United States. Additionally, North America will also witness a demand for women’s safety shoes, which is influencing the sales of safety shoes in the region.

Industrial Protective Footwear Market 2

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Competitive Landscape

Honeywell International Inc., Bata Corporation, Wolverine Worldwide, and, Rock Fall are the most active companies with strong geographical presence and diversified product offerings. Dunlop Protective Footwear, Cofra, and VF Corporation are some of the other active players operating in the market. Expansion is one of the major strategies adopted by the companies to strengthen their footprints across the world.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters Five Force 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 Degree Of Competition


    1. 5.1 By Material

      1. 5.1.1 Leather

      2. 5.1.2 Rubber

      3. 5.1.3 Plastic

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Manufacturing

      3. 5.2.3 Mining

      4. 5.2.4 Oil and Gas

      5. 5.2.5 Chemical

      6. 5.2.6 Pharmaceutical

      7. 5.2.7 Transportation

      8. 5.2.8 Other End Users

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Key Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Honeywell International Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Wolverine World Wide Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 VF Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 Bata Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Dunlop Protective Footwear

      6. 6.4.6 Rock Fall (UK) LTD

      7. 6.4.7 Jallatte

      8. 6.4.8 Cofra Srl

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Industrial Protective Footwear Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Industrial Protective Footwear Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.76% over the next 5 years.

Europe is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Honeywell International Inc., Wolverine World Wide Inc., VF Corporation, Bata Corporation, Dunlop Protective Footwear are the major companies operating in Industrial Protective Footwear Market.

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