World Footwear


Footwear in Canada – a country snapshot

Footwear in Canada – a country snapshot
Market study published in 2023 and focused on the Canadian footwear industry.

In 2021, the country produced 7.6 million pairs of shoes, which corresponds to a small fraction of the internal consumption. Additionally, Canada’s footwear industry is specialized in certain types of production, like work and winter footwear.

In recent years, consumption of footwear in Canada remained steady above 150 million pairs per year. However, with the pandemic, this number decreased and in 2021 was still below the pre-pandemic levels with 128 million pairs, making Canada the 31st biggest country in terms of consumption of footwear. Leather footwear dominates the market, representing almost 50% of the total revenue of retailers.


Canada: General Characterization
Production of Footwear
Consumption of Footwear
International Trade
Market Access
Culture and Customs
Practical Information