Business ValuationIndustry ResourcesIndustry OutlookFinancial RatiosSalary SurveysEconomic DataMore Resources

Shoe Stores and Footwear Retailers

SIC 5661 | NAICS 448210

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

Select from the following sections or scroll below to view available resources:

Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

For guides to other industries, see our index of over 400 industries.

Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Shoe Stores  (view report)
Online Shoe Sales  (view report)
Athletic Footwear Stores  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Formula4 Media, LLC
Footwear Insight

Bimonthly trade publication provides insights, ideas, and information on key product and market trends and the changing retail landscape for owners and managers of independent footwear retailers, with content categories covered in each issue of the magazine including retail profiles, brand strategies, market insights, and business reports. Digital editions of the magazine are available free online.

First Research

Shoe Stores
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Mintel Group Ltd.
Men's and Women's Footwear - US

Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, demand drivers, segment performance (e.g., men's shoes, women's shoes), major manufacturers, retailer overview, purchases by age and gender, purchases by retail channel, reasons for purchasing, and important attributes for selecting footwear.

Ken Research
The U.S. Apparel and Footwear Industry Outlook

Market research study provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. market for these product sectors, with topics covered in the footwear section of the report including market size by personal consumption expenditure, per capita consumption trends, product segments (e.g., athletic shoes, non-athletic/fashion shoes), major supplier market shares, future outlook and projections, and selected company profiles.

Athletic Footwear

Research report analyzes the athletic footgear market on a global basis, with products analyzed in the report by product type (e.g., aerobic, atheleisure, running, walking, sports, cross-training, hiking, and backpacking), consumer group, and retail channel (e.g., specialty retailers, discount stores, sporting goods stores, mass discounters, department stores, off pricers, catalog, teleshopping, and online).

Infiniti Research Limited
Research studies available from this organization include:

Athletic Footwear in the U.S.
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for athletic footgear, with product segments analyzed in the study including walking and running shoes, cross-training and fitness shoes, basketball shoes, classics, and other shoes, and key vendors profiled in the study including Addidas Group, ASICS Corporation, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., Nike, Inc., and Skechers USA, Inc.

Global Running Apparel and Footwear
Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the global market for these products, with topics covered in the study including market size and forecast, market growth drivers and challenges, market trends and their impact, vendor landscape, and competitive scenario, and major vendors profiled in the study including Nike, Inc., PUMA SE, Skechers USA, Inc., ASICS Corporation, and Adidas Group.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Shoe Stores  Search for "448210"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Business Performance Report

Annual business performance report allows independent footwear retailers to compare their financial and operating performance with similar firms in terms of annual sales volume, number of stores, and store location, with topics covered in the report including sales trends, inventory turns, gross margin analysis, gross margin return on investment (GMROI), occupancy expense, and space productivity.

Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Shoe Stores

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis for personnel employed in this specialty retail sector that sell footwear of all types, including men's, women's, and children's athletic, casual, dress, and work shoes and related accessories such as insoles and laces from in-store departments and standalone retail locations.

Footwear Stores

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this specialty retail sector, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Payless ShoeSource, Inc., Shoe Carnival, DSW, Inc., Famous Footwear, Inc., Wolverine World Wide, Inc., The Walking Company, Genesco, Inc., The Finish Line, Inc., and Foot Locker, Inc.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Shoe Stores

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses in this specialty retail sector that sell men's, women's, and children's casual, dress, and athletic shoes and related accessories such as insoles, laces, and polish from brick-and-mortar retail locations.