Industrial Protective Footwear Market

Global Industrial Protective Footwear Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Product (Leather, Rubber, PVC, Polyurethane and Others), By Application, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2023 - 2030

Report Id: KBV-18631 Publication Date: November-2023 Number of Pages: 360
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Market Report Description

The Global Industrial Protective Footwear Market size is expected to reach $15.5 billion by 2030, rising at a market growth of 6.2% CAGR during the forecast period. In the year 2022, the market attained a volume of 2,16,129.8 thousand units, experiencing a growth of 6.1% (2019-2022).

The food segment places a high emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness. Consequently, the food segment captured $620.3 revenue in the market in 2022. There is a risk of spills and wet surfaces in food processing facilities, kitchens, and restaurants. The footwear with slip-resistant outsoles is essential to prevent slips. It falls, ensuring the safety of workers in environments where surfaces may be slippery due to water, oils, or food substances. These footwears designed with features such as smooth surfaces, easy-to-clean materials, and antimicrobial properties supports food safety measures, reducing the risk of contamination and ensuring a sanitary working environment. Some of the factors impacting the market are technological integration for smart safety, growing innovations in design and ergonomics and stringent regulatory compliance.

Industrial Protective Footwear Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2019-2030

The advent of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) is influencing the market. Smart technologies, such as embedded sensors and connectivity features, are being explored for real-time monitoring of environmental conditions and worker health. This data-driven approach adds a layer of intelligence to safety protocols, contributing to a more proactive and adaptive safety ecosystem. Smart safety features in these footwears often include real-time monitoring capabilities. Embedded sensors can track environmental conditions like temperature, humidity, and hazardous substances. The integration of ergonomic design principles is a notable trend driving growth. Manufacturers focus on creating protective footwear that offers top-notch protection and prioritizes wearer comfort. Traditional perceptions of heavy protective footwear are evolving with the introduction of lightweight materials and construction techniques. Innovations in design focus on reducing the overall weight of the footwear without compromising safety standards. Anti-fatigue features improve comfort and contribute to workers' overall well-being and productivity. As a result of the growing innovations in design and ergonomics, the market is anticipated to increase significantly.

However, adhering to constantly evolving and stringent regulatory standards can be challenging for manufacturers. Meeting various safety standards and certifications in different regions adds complexity to the production process and may increase costs. Safety standards are subject to updates and revisions to address emerging risks and incorporate technological advancements. Manufacturers need to stay abreast of these changes, invest in research and development, and update their products accordingly, which can be time-consuming and costly. Compliance costs and administrative burdens can be disproportionately burdensome for SMEs, potentially limiting their competitiveness. Ensuring consistent quality control to meet regulatory standards across all batches of these footwears is crucial. Maintaining this consistency is challenging, especially for manufacturers with large-scale production facilities. Thus, stringent regulatory compliance can slow down the growth of the market.

Application Outlook

Based on application, the market is classified into construction, manufacturing, chemicals & pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, food, mining, transportation, and others. In 2022, the construction segment witnessed the largest revenue share in the market in 2022. These footwears with reinforced toe caps and metatarsal protection is crucial in mitigating the impact and compression hazards that construction workers may encounter. Construction sites often involve working on uneven surfaces with potential risks of punctures from nails, sharp objects, or debris. Protective footwear designed with puncture-resistant features, such as midsoles made of Kevlar or steel, provides essential protection for construction workers.

Industrial Protective Footwear Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2022

Product Outlook

By product, the market is categorized into leather, PVC, polyurethane, rubber, and others. The PVC segment recorded a remarkable revenue share in the market in 2022. PVC is known for its durability and resistance to abrasion, chemicals, and harsh environmental conditions. Industrial environments often expose workers to challenging conditions, and PVC footwear can withstand these conditions, providing long-lasting protection. PVC is inherently water-resistant, making it suitable for industries where workers may be exposed to liquids or wet conditions. PVC boots provide a waterproof barrier, keeping the feet dry and comfortable.

Industrial Protective Footwear Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2022 USD 9.7 Billion
Market size forecast in 2030 USD 15.5 Billion
Base Year 2022
Historical Period 2019 to 2021
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 6.2% from 2023 to 2030
Number of Pages 360
Number of Table 650
Quantitative Data Volume in Units, Revenue in USD Billion, and CAGR from 2019 to 2030
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Porter’s 5 Forces Analysis, Company Profiling, Companies Strategic Developments, SWOT Analysis, Winning Imperatives
Segments covered Product, Application, Region
Country scope
  • North America (US, Canada, Mexico, and Rest of North America)
  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • LAMEA (Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria, and Rest of LAMEA)
Companies Included Honeywell International, Inc., VF Corporation, ELTEN Gmbh, Uvex Group, Rock Fall Ltd., Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Sure-loc Landscape Edging Corporation), Bata Corporation, Rahman Group, COFRA Holding AG and Dunlop Protective Footwear.
Growth Drivers
  • Technological integration for smart safety
  • Growing innovations in design and ergonomics
  • Stringent regulatory compliance

Regional Outlook

Region-wise, the market is analysed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LAMEA. In 2022, the Europe region led the market by generating the highest revenue share. The Europe region is witnessing a surge in construction projects, including infrastructure development, residential and commercial construction, and urbanization initiatives. There is a growing recognition of the importance of worker well-being in the Europe region. Various European industries have a heightened awareness of occupational health and safety practices. The diverse range of industrial sectors in Europe, such as manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and agriculture, means varied workplace hazards exist.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Industrial Protective Footwear Market size to reach USD 15.5 Billion by 2030

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Honeywell International, Inc., VF Corporation, ELTEN Gmbh, Uvex Group, Rock Fall Ltd., Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Sure-loc Landscape Edging Corporation), Bata Corporation, Rahman Group, COFRA Holding AG and Dunlop Protective Footwear.

Strategies deployed in the Market

  • Oct-2023: Wolverine Boots launched two University of Michigan-branded boots exclusively at The M Den, the official athletic merchandise retailer. A limited number of pairs were available at the Ann Arbor M Den, with contributions from each sale going to the Champions Circle, the University of Michigan's NIL collective benefiting student athletes, along with an additional giveback from the M Den.
  • Oct-2023: Dunlop Protective Footwear partnered with Nexterus, a top-tier supply chain management and 3PL services provider, to automate transportation processes, saving costs and labor hours. This collaboration aimed to enhance customer service and advance logistics efficiency.
  • Aug-2023: Bata India, a Bata Corporation subsidiary, discussed a strategic partnership with German sportswear giant Adidas. It went beyond brand merging, uniting Bata's broad retail network with Adidas's global sportswear expertise, potentially aiming to capture a larger market share and utilize Bata's expansive retail presence.
  • Mar-2023: VF Corporation acquired the Altra footwear brand from Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., as part of ongoing efforts to reshape its brand portfolio. This strategic addition aligns with VF Corp's value creation model, introducing a distinctive technical footwear brand. The incorporation of Altra is expected to catalyze growth, especially when applied to VF's outdoor footwear, direct-to-consumer, and international platforms.
  • Mar-2023: Uvex Group launched a lineup of versatile safety footwear for various work environments. Among them is the 3 lace-up boot S3 SRC with a fatigue-reducing energy-return sole using uvex i-PUREnrj technology. Additionally, the uvex 2 construction boasts uvex waterstop technology, exceeding European standards by providing extended protection against water penetration while maintaining breathability.
  • Apr-2023: Honeywell International, Inc. acquired Norcross Safety Products, a major manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment, in a definitive agreement. This strategic move provided Honeywell with a comprehensive platform in the globally fragmented Personal Protective Equipment segment, offering significant growth opportunities. The investment in Norcross enabled Honeywell to actively engage in the expansive and regulated industrial safety marketplace.
  • Apr-2022: Rock Fall Ltd. partnered with DPD UK, a member of DPDgroup, Europe's largest parcel delivery network, to create sustainable safety boots for drivers and workers, featuring eco-friendly packaging with FSC recycled card and minimal waste.
  • Aug-2021: Wolverine Worldwide acquired Sweaty Betty, the UK-based global fitness and lifestyle brand, aligning with the company's shift towards a consumer-focused, digital growth approach. This strategic move positioned Wolverine Worldwide as a leader in the expanding women's activewear category.
  • Jan-2021: UVEX SAFETY GROUP GmbH & Co. KG, a UVEX Group subsidiary in Germany, increased its stake in the US company Hex-Armor. Becoming the majority owner, the Fürth-based specialists in personal protective equipment (PPE) expanded their strategic partnership. The successful collaboration between UVEX SAFETY GROUP GmbH & Co. KG and HexArmor had evolved into a significant success story over the past four years.
  • Apr-2020: Dunlop Protective Footwear partnered with LineDrive, a solutions-based sales agency that specializes in People Safety, Facility Safety, and Facility Maintenance & Productivity, as its sales agency in the industrial sector. This collaboration extended their reach and resources in a structured manner, fostering sustainable growth for the future.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Product (Volume, Thousand Unit, USD Billion, 2019-30)

  • Leather
  • Rubber
  • PVC
  • Polyurethane
  • Others

By Application (Volume, Thousand Unit, USD Billion, 2019-30)

  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Others

By Geography (Volume, Thousand Unit, USD Billion, 2019-30)

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • VF Corporation
  • ELTEN Gmbh
  • Uvex Group
  • Rock Fall Ltd.
  • Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Sure-loc Landscape Edging Corporation)
  • Bata Corporation
  • Rahman Group
  • COFRA Holding AG
  • Dunlop Protective Footwear
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

This Market size is expected to reach $15.5 billion by 2030.

Technological integration for smart safety are driving the Market in coming years, however, Stringent regulatory compliance restraints the growth of the Market.

Honeywell International, Inc., VF Corporation, ELTEN Gmbh, Uvex Group, Rock Fall Ltd., Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Sure-loc Landscape Edging Corporation), Bata Corporation, Rahman Group, COFRA Holding AG and Dunlop Protective Footwear.

In the year 2022, the market attained a volume of 2,16,129.8 thousand units, experiencing a growth of 6.1% (2019-2022).

The Leather market dominated the Market, by Product in 2022; thereby, achieving a market value of $9,037.3 Million by 2030.

The Europe region dominated the Market, by Region in 2022, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2030; thereby, achieving a market value of $5,033.6 Million by 2030.



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