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The Europe Diabetic Footwear Market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period (2017 - 2023). Diabetic Footwear is essential for people suffering from diabetes. Diabetic footwear provides the highest level of prevention and comfort to the patient?s sensitive feet. These footwears could help in reducing feet sweat and also protect skin from blisters. Demand for customized products has been rapidly increasing. In the past, insoles used in the production of diabetic footwear were handmade. However, 3D printers have taken it to the different level. Recently, Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research has funded a project for "laser-assisted construction of customized footwear,? that would be more suitable to be used in orthopedic insoles.
This process is cost effective and also become popular among diabetic patients. Other categories of shoes like sneakers, flip flops, adjustable diabetic sleepers have also been successful in gaining consumer's attention. An Oxford diabetic shoe for men is also becoming popular. These shoes come with extra pad and in various colors. These shoes are stylish and could be paired up with formal attire. In addition to this, varieties of diabetic shoes have been manufactured for every occasion, one can select according to their requirement. The diabetic footwear market has been segmented on the basis of distribution channels, by footwears, by end-users, and by country.
Based on Distribution channels, the market is segmented into specialty platforms, online platforms, footwear stores, and others. Based on Footwears, the market is segmented into sandals, slippers, and shoes. Based on End-users, the market is segmented into Men?s and Women?s segment. Based on Country, the market is segmented into Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, and Rest of Europe. The key players operating in the diabetic footwear market are New Balance Athletics, Inc., Skechers U.S.A. Inc., Aetrex Industries, Inc., Orthofeet, Inc., DJO Europe, Inc., Drew Shoe Corporation, Wolverine Worldwide (Hush Puppies), and Dr. Zen Products, Inc.