Leather footwear are premium products occupying a significant market share in the global market for footwear. Additionally, rising health concerns are influencing individuals to perform indoor and outdoor physical activities. This trend has generated a high demand for athletic shoes, in turn increasing the demand for footwear. Over the past decade, the global market for footwear has witnessed a steady growth and is anticipated to continue at the same pace in the years to come. The estimation of global market is based on revenue generated by the sale of footwear across different geographic regions.
All types of leather boots and shoes are manufactured in India. A modern boot or shoe consists of an “upper” which is attached to a `bottom'. Each of the two parts may consist of a single piece of leather or of two or more pieces. The upper and the bottom are attached to each other by means of thread, tacks, rivets, staple, screws, nails, adhesives etc.
Fashion may come and go, leather antique is well as modern. Its substitutes are only its poor supplements. There is nothing like, leather. India is bound to take a lead in the manufacture of leather and leather products and top the list in the world within this century.