Who We Are
Foot Locker, Inc. leads the celebration of sneaker and youth culture around the globe through a portfolio of brands including Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, WSS, Footaction, and Sidestep. With approximately 3,000 retail stores in 27 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as websites and mobile apps. Our European headquarters is in Vianen, NL, with additional regional office in London, UK; Barcelona, ES; Heijen, NL; Torino, IT; Recklinghausen, DE; and Puteaux, FR. Our corporate headquarters is in New York City and is supported by other US regional offices and we have additional international offices in Toronto, Brisbane, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Sneakers, once the symbol of athleticism, have transcended their primary function to become commercial and fashionable objects of desire. From sportswear and street style to catwalk fashion, sneakers have made their mark as cultural commodities.
The global sneaker market was valued at approximately $79 billion in 2020 and is predicted to reach $120 billion by 2026. With such huge growth, it is unsurprising that sneakers are considered big business.
The Sneaker Industry consists of a multitude of footwear retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers. The major wholesalers in the global market are owners of a brand name and typically source their shoes from independent manufacturers. The retail segment of the industry ranges from owners of large multinational chains to small local businesses. Many Sneaker companies operate in both the retail and wholesale arenas.