Sport shoes are most saleable footwear in the world. Purpose to wear sport shoes is for running, Jogging and other sports games. Sport shoes are most comfortable, lightweight and flexible which makes them first choice among all age groups of people. There are many brands exist which manufacture and sell sport shoes all over the world but few International brands are doing quite well because of quality and exceptional designs. So according to customer`s interest and sales we have shortlisted top 10 sports shoes brands in world of year 2017 and 2018.
- New Balance
- Under Armour
So lets discuss about each sport shoes brand in detail.
Everyone knows this brand in the world because Nike is the world`s best and biggest sports shoes brand. Its a American multinational company which sales of shoes, apparel, equipment and accessories worldwide. Nike was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in 1964 having headquarters in Beaverton and Oregon. Formerly it was known as Blue Ribbon Sports which was changed in 1974. Nike is very aggressive in marketing and hire top athletes and player of sports like Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Neymar etc.
Adidas is the largest sportswear brand in Europe and the second largest in the world right after Nike. Name of Adidas is based on founder name Adolf “Adi” Dassler who made sport shoes from his mother`s laundry. In July 1924 his older brother Rudolf joined this business which became Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory. In 1947 both brothers were split and company was renamed as “Adidas”. Right now logo of Adidas has three parallel bars which looks quite unique and attractive.
Adidas revenue was € 10.809 billion in year 2018 which was increased by 3% as compared to 2017 € 10.485 billion. Adidas has 30 stores in the United States, and a total of 460 stores worldwide. Total number of employees are approx 57,000 from around 100 nations. Adidas sport shoes are very famous among youth because of designs and quality they have maintained from last 94 years.
Jordan is a brand of basketball shoes, athletic, casual, and style clothing produced by Nike. It was created for former professional basketball player Michael Jordan, in logo there is man jumping with basketball is also inspiration from Michel Jordan. It was launched in 17th November 1984 in United states. In year 2017 the total revenue was $3,098 M where as in 2018 it was $2,856 M which is 8% less as compared to previous year. The main customer of Jordan brand is from United States and customers love to wear top quality shoes by this brand.
Puma is a Germany based multinational brand that designs and manufactures athletic and casual shoes, apparel and accessories having headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany. PUMA is the fourth largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. It was founded in 1948 by Rudolf Dassler. As per February 2019 data there are 13,000 people worldwide who are employed by Puma. Puma distributing its products in more than 120 countries.
Puma make products for Basketball, Soccer, Running, Training and Fitness, Golf, Motorsports and Sportstyle etc. Athletes prefer to wear Puma Shoes because of quality and support during games. Total turnover in 2017 was 4.135 billion euro whereas the net income in 2017 was 128.7 million euros and in 2019 it is expected to grow by 30%.
Converse is an American shoe brand that primarily produces skating shoes and lifestyle brand footwear and apparel. It was founded in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse, now it has been a subsidiary of Nike, Inc. since 2003.
Converse sells its products under the Cons, Chuck Taylor All-Star, John Varvatos and Jack Purcell trade names. In addition to apparel and footwear, the company sells other items through retailers in over 161 countries and through approximately 75 company owned retail stores across the United States.
As per march 2019 data the total number of employees of converse in united states are 2,700. In 2018, the global revenue of Converse amounted to about 1.89 billion U.S. dollars.
Asics shoes are very costly as compared to other brands like Nike and Adidas but no other brand can compete with Asics in terms of quality and comfort of shoes. Its a Japanese multinational company which makes shoes and sports equipment.
Founder of Asics is Kihachiro Onitsuka who started manufacturing basketball shoes in his home town of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Total number of employees in 2018 were 8,586(Consolidated) 942(Non-consolidated). On 12th December 2018, ASICS announced the launch of an e-commerce website for the Indian market. Through this platform customers can place orders online and get deliveries.
New Balance is an American multinational company based in the Boston, Massachusetts. New balance was founded by William J. Riley in year 1906 as the “New Balance Arch Support Company”. It is one of the world’s major sports footwear manufacturer. William J Riley designed his first product which was a flexible arch supported and with three support points to provide greater balance and comfort in the shoe.
New Balance has 7625 employees across the world and selling in more than 120 countries. In 2018 New Balance’s revenue hits $4.5B and in 2019 it is expected to grow by 20%.
Vans is an manufacturer of skateboarding shoes and related apparel, based in Santa Ana, California and owned by VF Corporation. Founded by Paul Van Doren, James Van Doren and Gordon C in March 16, 1966 as “The Van Doren Rubber Company”. Vans sneakers are very famous around the globe because of very different look, designs and colors. Current CEO is Steven E. Rendle. Vans is expected do $2.3 billion in sales in 2019, up from around $2 billion last year. Total number of employees working in Vans around the world are approx 4000.
Again one more American company in top 10 is dominating in sports equipment, shoes and casual apparel. It was founded by Kevin Plank in year 1996 having currently headquarters at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Total revenue in 2017 was 500 crores. UA HOVR has new pinnacle cushioning system for Under Armour footwear is not only soft enough to absorb impact, but it also returns energy and pushes you back up so it feels like zero gravity.
Under Armour promotes its products by doing sponsorship with famous celebrity athletes, professional teams and college athletic teams, a field in which it competes with other sports apparel companies.
Reebok is an English footwear and apparel company which is now subsidiary of Adidas since 2005. Adidas acquired Reebok in the deal valued at $3.8 billion. Reebok manufactures and distributes fitness, running sportswear including clothing and footwear.
Founded by Joe and Jeff Foster in year 1958 and having headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. In 2018, the Reebok brand’s net sales amounted to about 1.69 billion euros. In India Reebok holds a 46% market share on footwear category and India is the only country in which Reebok’s brand value has surpassed both Nike and Adidas.
So this was the list of Top 10 Sport Shoes Brands in the World. Please comment YES or NO if you like this article and suggest us if we skipped any brand which deserve to be in top 10 list.