Trail shoes are footwear intended for off-road journeys that include several design elements. Trail shoes involve walking or running on a different terrain in an outdoor environment, reaping the benefits of the geographical features that each region offers (usually deserts, mountains, forests, etc.).
Trail shoes are designed specifically for trail jogging. These shoes protect trail runners from injury and weariness when running. Trail running differs from road running in a few ways. The next requirement for adopting this trail shoe specialisation into any shoe profile is layering. Trail shoes’ tops are made up of a sophisticated mix of overlay materials that create asymmetric shapes and patterns that stand out against the attractively shaped and trendy norms.
Therefore the trail shoes are built with holes, natural hazards, rough terrain and other environmental obstacles in mind; they have thicker soles, broader and deeper feet, and thicker and heavier uppers (the whole shoe above the sole). Trail shoes are recommended to runners on unpaved, rocky paths.
The pavement, track, or wood chipped trail runs do not require trail shoes. Owing to these features, it is anticipated to boost the growth of trail shoes market is over the forecast period.
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Increasing Popularity of Trail Running to Drive the Trail Shoes Market
Trail running combines a wide outdoor experience with the ancient tradition of long distance running as it gains popularity. Trail running is a sport that is becoming increasingly popular. It is a combination of stamina and meticulous footwork that brings runners deep into nature.
The growing popularity of leisure activities and outdoor sports has helped people avoid urban congestion.
Trail running offers a rare link to nature that is difficult to achieve when surrounded by the town’s peripheral noises. Additionally, over the last two decades, interest over trail running has increased significantly.
In addition, demand for trail running shoes has risen due to increased women’s participation in trail running. Growing female participation in trail running is also driving the demand for trail shoes.
Women’s participation in trail running boosted over all distances to 23 % in 2018. Due to increased safety issues during off-road running, demand for shoes built for trail running has been growing considerably. Increasing popularity of trail running activities is also expected over the forecast period to drive growth in the global trail shoes market.
Growing Popularity of Trail Running Events is Boosting the Sales of Trail shoes Market
There’s growing interest in multi-day and festival-based trail running activities on the front of the competition. These activities foresee capturing the broader significance of trail running in the region while also offering experiences in more environment-type destinations.
Ragnar Relay’s event is drawn to trail running as participants crave a new challenge and are constantly replacing road activities with trail running races. , Ragnar hosts 19 weekend long activities throughout the U.S. (Florida, Snowmass, Tahoe, Cascades) in must-visit locations. With more than 35,000 active participants yearly, Ragnar Trail events allows brand to establish multi-platform marketing programs nationally throughout the year.
Trail running event Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) also promotes demand development for the trail shoes. The total number of registered UTMB ® participants was 25,678 which is almost 4000 more applicants than in 2018.
The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has web-only event calendar for the largest trail race. This also provides memberships from groups, clubs, races and corporates. Growing demand for trail running shoes between participants is expected to drive the market in the near future to ensure safety and reduce the chances of accidents and fatigue.
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Global Trail shoes: Key Players
Some of the market participants operating in the global trail shoes market are
- Adidas AG,
- Nike Inc.,
- Skechers U.S.A, Inc.,
- Asics Group,
- Deckers Outdoor Corporation,
- VF Corporation,
- Brooks Sports
- New Balance Athletics
- Wolverine World Wide Inc.,
Increasing Opportunities for Trail shoes Manufacturers to Focus on Innovations across a Broad Product Spectrum
As the athletes are continually setting new expectations for trail running, and there is a significant amount of focus on how people create their kits. Concentrating on lightweight, affordable and safe choices, people are investing in high-quality, durable equipment and also concentrating on women-specific design as well. Storage and packaging are essential attributes of the product, too.
The manufacturers are based on the continued development of light and fast gear and also to provide with customizable footwear. Advances in rough and lightweight toughness, as well as flexibility in trail footwear grip and traction to create a strong footwear structure. Greater use of recycled materials and environmentally friendly production methods to produce high quality goods.
Countries including China, India amongst the others, making spaces for the local manufacturers to produce trail shoes, as there has been growing number of races and participants. There has been significant increase in the trail running events, hence promoting the use of trail shoes.
The trend of trail running is supported by a boom in marathon running. However, this is creating great opportunities for the new entrants to compete in the domestic as well as in the global trail shoes market.
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- North America
- Latin America
- East Asia Pacific
- South Asia
- Middle East and Africa
The trail shoes market report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases).
The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analysing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.
A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the Trail shoes market report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.
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