Custom Shoes Statistics

Posted on 09 August, 2023 by Sheena


Targeting the intricacies of the human foot, custom footwear trumps other types with a higher level of personalization. Shoes under this category put the demands of the consumers first and foremost, earning them a promising place and an upwards trend in the footwear industry.

Top custom shoes statistics

  • US$744 million is the global sales for custom shoes in 2023.
  • By 2032, these numbers are projected to reach US$1,213 million at a 5.8% CAGR.
  • Custom-made running footwear owns 33% of the market share in 2023, reaching US$246.19 million in total revenue.
  • In 2022, custom footwear sales in North America reached US$217.93 million, which was equal to 31% market share.
  • 56% of the custom footwear market share went to Asia Pacific, having US$393.68 million in sales.
  • Custom shoes for men saw sales of US$393.68 million in 2022.
  • Women’s custom shoes in the same year sat at US$309.32 million.
  • Designer trainers are at US$191.86 million based on 2023 sales data.

Custom shoes global sales

  • Worldwide revenue in custom footwear as of 2023 sits at US$744 million.
  • It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% by the end of 2032.
  • At this growth rate, total sales for custom shoes in 2032 are forecasted to reach US$1,213 million (or US$ 1.21 billion).
  • This projected figure is 63.09% revenue growth based on the 2023 worldwide custom footwear sales.
  • Back in 2022, custom shoes sold a global total of US$703 million.


Total sales (in US millions)







Global revenue of custom shoe market

Custom shoe sales by type

  • Revenue in custom running footwear as of 2023 amounts to US$246.19 million.
  • This figure gives custom running shoes a global market share of 33.10%.
  • Shoes under this category are projected to reach US$408.92 million by 2032.
  • Custom sports shoes come in second place with a market share of 29.52%, raking in total sales of US$219.56 million.
  • 16.57% of the worldwide market share goes to custom aerobic shoes, reaching US$123.24 million in revenue.
  • 2023 sales for custom-made trekking shoes sit at US$100.04 million, taking 13.45% of the market share.


Running shoes

Sports shoes

Aerobic shoes

Trekking shoes

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Custom shoe market revenue by region

  • North America had a custom footwear market share of 31% in 2022.
  • This market share translated to US$217.93 million in sales.
  • Back in 2017, North America had a 29% market share.
  • Asia Pacific took the biggest slice of the custom footwear share pie in 2022 at 56%, reaching a revenue of US$393.68.
  • The remaining 13% market share belonged to other regions, including Latin America, Europe, and MEA (Middle East and Africa).


Market share

Sales ($ million)

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Asia Pacific






Custom shoe market revenue by gender

  • In 2022, custom shoes for men reached total sales of US$393.68 million.
  • These numbers netted the men's category of custom footwear 56% of the worldwide market share.
  • In the same year, women’s custom footwear reached US$309.32 million, taking 44% market share.
  • In a large-scale British online poll in 2015, 79% of respondents were willing to pay extra for custom-made footwear.
  • 48% of consumers of custom shoes belonged to the 16-24 age group.
  • Those belonging to the 55+ age group only totaled 28%.


Men revenue ($ million)

Women revenue




Designer shoe market

  • The estimated worldwide sales for designer trainers in 2023 are at US$191.86 million.
  • Of the US$744 million global revenue in custom-made footwear in 2023, these numbers are 25.79%.
  • Designer sneaker revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% between 2022 and 2032.
  • By 2032, designer sneaker sales are expected to reach US$295.10 million.
  • This figure is approximately 53.81% sales growth from the 2023 revenue.


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Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogues to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinising hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favourite pastime.