Waterproof socks are socks equipped with a membrane resistant to water penetration. They usually consist of three layers, in which the outer layers prevent abrasion by the shoes, the inner layer provides insulation and comfort, and the central membrane prevents the penetration of water from the outside and ensures breathability by allowing steam to pass outside. Waterproof socks are breathable, stretchy, flexible, windproof, provide thermal protection and prevent feet from getting wet. They are used for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountaineering, cycling and working in the rain.
The growing demand for multi-functional clothing and accessories with windproof, waterproof and breathable properties for outdoor activities such as snow sports, along with the growing popularity of ecotourism are driving the growth of the waterproof socks market. . The recent past has witnessed a growing trend of consumers to turn to antimicrobial waterproof socks such as Dexshell Coolvent, Hydroskin Wet Socks, in turn fueling the growth of the waterproof socks market.
Main key players in Waterproof socks Marlet:DexShell, Sealskinz, Showers Pass, Rocky, Wigwam Corporation, Camaro GesmbH, Randy Sun, Seavenger, Neo Sport and NRS
Regional Analysis Of Waterproof Socks Market:
In addition to the segmental breakdown, the report is highly structured into a study by region. The regional analysis comprehensively performed by the researchers highlights key regions and their dominant countries accounting for a substantial share of the Waterproof Socks market revenue. The study helps to understand how the market will perform in the respective region while also mentioning the emerging regions which are growing with a significant CAGR. Here are the regions covered in this report.
North America [U.S., Canada, Mexico]
Europe [Germany, UK, France, Italy, Rest of Europe]
Asia Pacific [China, India, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific]
South America [Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America]
Middle East and Africa [GCC, North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa]
Global Waterproof Socks Market, By Gender:
Global Waterproof Socks Market, By Age Group:
Up to 15 years
Global Waterproof Socks Market, By Distribution Channel:
The Asia-Pacific was the largest market for waterproof socks due to the growing popularity of snow sports, hiking and trekking in the region. For example, according to a report published on Special Interest Sector by New Zealand Tourism in March 2017, 30% of vacationing tourists practice winter skiing. Europe is the second market for waterproof socks, as winter sports and mountain sports are very popular, especially in Northern and Western Europe. The growing popularity of outdoor recreation and winter sports like ice skating, skiing, sledding, snowboarding and snowmobiling in North America makes it a very lucrative market for waterproof socks. About 57.4 million skiers and snowboarders visited the United States between 2013 and 2014, according to statistics released by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA). According to The Outdoor Recreation Economy, 2017 report by the Outdoor Industry Association, annual consumer spending on outdoor activities such as track sports, snow sports, water sports, camping, fishing, hunting, wheel sports, and wildlife viewing in the United States is estimated to be around $ 887 billion.
Market players operating in the waterproof socks market are adopting various strategies like launching new products to maintain a strong presence in the market. For example, in October 2017, Showers Pass launched the Showers Pass waterproof socks and Sealskinz launched the Super Thin Mid, Super Thin Ankle, Super Thin Pro Ankle socks with Hydrostop and Super Thin Pro Mid Sock as well as the Hydrostop waterproof socks.