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Industrial Protective Footwear (also known as safety boot or shoe) is protective equipment that helps to protect foot from falling objects, direct compression threats. Heavy building materials and construction equipment could pose serious injury to the body, including feet. That is why it is mainly preferred by different construction industries. These shoes are mainly covered with steel or other hand shell protection which works as a safeguard for feet and ankles.
Protective shoes comes in many categories such as steal toe, plain toe, gumboots, antiskid safety shoe, chemical industrial safety shoe, heat-resistant safety shoe, leather shoe, PVC safety shoe, rubber safety shoe, etc. Industrial protective footwear comes with different safety labels on it which indicates national or international standard and also helps in determining which footwear is appropriate for the particular work environment. It comes in different markings like Green Triangle, which works best in the heavy industrial work, yellow triangle, could be helpful in light industrial work and so on. Growth in fashion industry in India is somewhere leading the demand for fashionable protective footwear.
As per the statics, India is the second largest footwear producer in the world, account for approximately 9 percent of the global annual production. India produces approximate 2,000 Million pairs annually in different categories of Footwear (including safety shoes). On the other hand, China is the first largest producer of footwear. The market has been segmented on the basis of Type, Application, and country. Based on Type, the market is segmented into Waterproof Footwear, Leather Footwear, Rubber Footwear, and Plastic Footwear.
Based on Application, the market is segmented into manufacturing, construction, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, Food, and Mining. Based on Country, market is segmented into China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Rest of Asia-Pacific. The key players leading the growth of Industrial Protective Footwear are as follows: Honeywell International, Inc., VF Corporation, Rahman Group, Cofra Group, ELTEN Gmbh, UVEX Safety Group, Rock Fall Ltd., and Dunlop Protective Footwear.