AUSTRALIA is the biggest market for women’s footwear, with more than two million pairs sold last year.
And while some brands have struggled to sell their products overseas, the numbers have been growing, with sales of the likes of Foot Locker and Victoria’s own Foot Lace, rising to record levels.
A spokesperson for Foot Lockers said it had sold over 400 million pairs of footwear in Australia since 2013, making it the most-popular women’s brand in the country.
Foot Locks also reported its best sales year in sales in Australia and in the world, up 11 per cent from the previous year.
“Our business model has been to provide a high quality experience for customers around the world and to provide value to our brand in Australia through our high quality footwear and apparel,” a Foot Locks spokesperson told Business Insider.
“We look forward to continuing to deliver the high quality footwear and apparel our customers have come to expect and rely on.”
Foot Locker, which has seen a surge in popularity in the last decade, is an Australian company that makes high-end, leather-clad shoes, which are made by Australian-based company Foot Laces.
In the UK, Boots has been the most popular footwear brand since its launch in the early 2000s.
Boots has grown its business to include women’s wear and shoes, and now employs over 4,000 people in the UK alone.
In Europe, the brands Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Zara and Lululemon are among the most well-known brands, but the majority of women’s fashion products are made in the US.
FootLocks founder and chief executive, Lisa Rader, said in a statement that she was delighted with the number of women who have become loyal customers, and believed the brand’s success would continue in the future.
“I am delighted that more women are choosing Foot Locking as their favourite women’s style, as we are a global brand, and our brands have been recognised across a range of industries,” she said.
“Women’s fashion is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for men as they strive to maintain a healthy body image and look.”