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The global Industrial Protective Footwear Market Size is expected to reach a value of $5.6 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period.
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. Industrial Protective Footwear has become fashionable with the modernization. As it now comes with many different styles, includes clogs and sneakers. Hence, it is providing new opportunities to different brands as they are coming up with more safety shoes with formal and fashionable touch.
Emerging trends in Industrial Protective Footwear is the usage of lighter composite material in the safety shoe manufacturing. For Example: Uvex i-gonomics, these shoes are innovative in its best way. Optimum fit, light weight and exceptional temperature control are all properties which define uvex i-gonomics. This product provides every type of safety and also comes in different styles. Key manufacturers are working in the production of light composite materials and also planning to come with style, protection and comfort all in one shoe. Additionally, with the demand of more diverse workforce, demand for ladies safety shoe has also increased over time. These developments in the industry could convince both men and women to use proper shoe for their protection at workplace.
The factors leading the growth of the market are rapid industrial development and increase in the number of workers accidents. According to National Safety Council, thousands of workers reports disabling toe and foot injuries annually. Additionally, Government regulations and rules regarding workers safety, and introduction of innovative products are also driving the growth of industrial protective footwear market. However, factors such as lack of awareness among workers in small and mid-sized industries in developing countries and rising presence of cheap quality safety shoes would be restraining the growth of industrial protective footwear market.
The market has been segmented on the basis of Type, Application, and Geography. 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 Geography, the market is segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East and Africa). Safety and Health legislations in countries like UK and Germany are one of the key factors leading the demand for Industrial Protective Footwear in Europe.