Whether sports-focused or fashion-forward footwear is a proven seller amongst many of our wholesale buying members and is certainly a popular sector in retail. It’s thought that the footwear market in the UK is worth around £9.5bn showing that the figures align with the interests of our members. This market sector is also vast and varied with luxury designer shoes at one end and functional boots or sports trainers at the other. As a wholesale buyer and re-seller it’s your prerogative to find a niche that fits with your ethos and it’s our job to help you find the products that will enable you to profit from that niche. So with this in mind we set our research staff off on the task of finding some good wholesale footwear suppliers!
Adidas: the largest Sportswear Company in Germany and Europe, second largest in the world, and favourite brand among the sporting fraternity.
The German giant manufactures everything from Running and Football gear, to Cricket and Basket Ball clothing and accessories. Of course, the brand is best known for its line of casual Sportswear, including the classic “three-strip” tracksuit bottoms and their retro-inspired range of Adidas Originals Shoes.
Trainers are a product that, if sourced from the right wholesaler, could see your profits soaring.
Trainers come in all shapes and sizes and there are a number of brands on the high street that sell well. But one of the most popular types of trainers, especially at this time of year, are running trainers.
With international sales revenue of over $200m USD there’s not too many sneaker fans out there that haven’t heard of US footwear giant Vans. Exceedingly popular in the UK, Vans started out in California pre-dominantly marketing to skateboarders and other street extreme sports where during the 70s the company experienced a huge boom in popularity. Nowadays you’ll find someone with a pair of Vans trainers on every UK high street and they are stocked by all of the UK’s biggest footwear retailers. The beauty of the Vans range is that it is ever evolving resulting in the customers always wanting the latest styles and designs on their feet – this has been the company’s secret to success over the last decade or so.
Nike are one of the world’s biggest and known sports brands and with an annual turnover of $19bn (USD) they are certainly a brand that almost every consumer in the UK and the rest of the world would have heard of. Products from global brands such as this prove to be consistently popular amongst wholesale traders as they are regular sellers in the retail market place. Due to Nike’s sponsorship of global sports stars and their relentless brand marketing you can bet that once a wholesale buyer stocks their items at a competitive price – they will fly off the shelves, such is the popularity of the brand.