The Indian footwear market is growing at a faster rate due to individuals are willing to spend more on segments like formals, casuals, sportswear, adventure wear, home wear, beach wear, lounge wear, etc. About 55% of the whole footwear industry incorporates Men’s footwear, 30% for women and 15% for children, and making it men dominant segment. When it comes to footwear in India, there are a variety of brand names. Bata, Aero, Liberty, Relaxo, and Paragon are top in demand Indian brands. On the other hand, Woodland, Nike, Adidas, Puma and Reebok are the most sought after international brands in the country.
Here Is The List Of Top Best Footwear Brands
1. Bata: Founded during 1931 as Bata Shoe Company Private Limited and went public in 1973 when it changed its name from Bata Shoe Company Private Limited to Bata India Limited. Today, Bata is the largest retailer, manufacturer of footwear in India. Its retail network of more than 1200 stores present in good locations. Men, Women and Kids are its major product categories. Ambassador, Comfit, Marie Clarie, Safari, North Star, PotaPata, Power etc., are some of the popular brand names.
Liberty is an Indian footwear company worth over Rs 650 Crore, and operates in 20 different countries. It has been fashioning footwear for more than 5 decades for the style- conscious people all over the world. With an yearly turnover over U.S. $150 million at present, Liberty Shoes figure amongst the top 5 manufacturers of leather footwear of the world and producing over 50,000 pairs a day using a capacity of more than 3 lacs square feet of leather per month. Coolers, Force 10, Gliders, Senorita and Tiptopp, Footfun, Force 10, Gliders, Prefect, Fortune, Force 10, Gliders and Windsor, etc, are some of the popular brand names.
An Indian company founded in 1984, but went public in the year 1995. Currently, Relaxo has a daily manufacturing rate of 3 lakh pieces and worth over Rs 1000 Crore with more than 10 manufacturing units across India, and its 9 manufacturing units are situated alone in northern India. Hawaii, Flite, Schoolmate, Sparx, Casualz, Elena, etc, are some of the popular brands.
It has established itself as a premier footwear brand in a short period of time in India due to its high quality, durability and comfort. Aero shoes are available in the various categories like Sports Shoes, Casual Shoes, Boots and Sandals. It is manufacturing a variety of Footwear, for example, Eva Shoes, Eva sheets, Phylon Sandals and Shoes, etc.. All the footwear is marketed under the brand name of “Aero”.
With cutting edge technology, and world class infrastructure, the company emerged itself among popular names and made their presence in both national and international markets. Quality and uniqueness of their products have resulted in a huge number of clients in a very short span of time. The client list of Aero includes various Brands and companies in India.
An Indian organization set up in the year 1975 in Kerala. Today, the total fabrication capacity (in-house) of Paragon is 400,000 pairs a day. Some famous brand names are Max, lickers, Meriva, Stimulus, Solea, Walkie, Vertex, Fookids, Para Lite, School Worth and Escoute. Paragon sells all over India, so it needs no or little main chief product, this brand name brings its guarantee of value and soundness to a full scope of other footwear items made of PU, PVC, EVA and TPR too.
A German Multinational Company, founded by Dassler brothers-Adi and Rudolph in 1949 and Headquartered in Herzongenaurach. Presently, Adidas is a leader among all shoe brands in the market. The company is engaged in the manufacturing of shoes, sports equipments, apparels and other accessories. Adidas sells its products both under its own name a different brand names such as Originals, Neo, Porsche Design Sport and Stella McCartney.
A German Multinational Corporation was founded in the year 1948, and manufactures casual shoes, sport shoes, apparels and other sports accessories. Puma was launched in India in 2005, and since then it has made an ardent customer base. Today, puma is a well-known shoe brand in India as well as it owns a significant share of this segment in the country. Also, Puma sells its products in over 100 countries through its extended sales network. Evo Speed, IGNITE, Karbon, Voltaic, Mobium Elite Speed Ferrari, Expedite, Pulse, Faas, etc, are some of the popular brands of Puma.
Another popular global brand with a huge presence in India, and a Multinational Footwear manufacturing company is a subsidiary of the German Group, Adidas. The company was founded by J.W. Foster in 1985 and acquired by Adidas in 2005, headquartered in Massachusetts, USA. The company manufactures sports shoes, clothes and other sports accessories. All Terrain Thunder, Plimton, Zjet, Royal Badge, Reebok Classic, etc., are some of its popular brand names.9. Woodland
One of the top 10 footwear Brands in India and is in 6th position currently based on various reasons such as for stylish look, on imaginative purpose, etc. In the year 1992, Woodland was founded in Canada and it is a global footwear company. Woodland is owned by Aero Group with more than 3000 multi brand stores in many countries. LB, LS, LD, LP, GC, GB, etc, are some of its well-known brands across the globe.
A popular shoe brand, particularly among youth and worth over $10 Billion. Nike was founded in the year 1964 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight as Blue Ribbon Sports and later in 1971 its name was changed to Nike. Today, this shoe brand a globally acclaimed company that is involved in manufacturing and selling of footwear, sports equipment, apparels and plenty of other accessories. The headquarter is situated in Oregon. Nike sells its products under the brand names Nike+, Air Max, Nike Dunk, Nike Football, Nike Running, Nike Blazers, Nike SB, etc.So, these are the top 10 popular shoe brand names in India. If you think that we have missed anyone, please let us know, and will surely include that in our next post.