Global Socks Market Forecast to Reach $70 Billion by 2029: Smart Socks Revolutionizing Fitness Tracking and Gait Analysis

Dublin, April 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Socks Market Overview, 2024-29" report has been added to's offering.

This overview on the global socks market reveals a promising future, with anticipated growth from USD 47.50 billion in 2023 to a staggering USD 70 billion by 2029. The sector is expected to flourish with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7% from 2024-29. The surging market dynamics are buoyed by increased fitness awareness, fashion trends, and technological advancements in sock manufacturing.

Driving this robust growth are emerging health and wellness trends that place greater emphasis on quality socks that offer ergonomic support and cater to an active lifestyle. Fashion-conscious consumers are also contributing to the expansion of the market, as socks become pivotal fashion accessories complementing diverse wardrobe choices. This surge in demand is met with innovative designs, including smart socks embedded with technology for fitness tracking and gait analysis.

The market faces challenges such as intense competition leading to price pressures and the need to keep pace with rapid fashion trends. Despite these challenges, the sheer scale of demand across demographic segments and the evolving nature of sock products continue to offer manufacturers and retailers significant opportunities for growth.

Key Segments and Materials

The market's segmentation reveals a wide array of product types, materials, and end users, with casual, formal, and athletic socks capturing significant market share. Among materials, cotton is predicted to lead, thanks to its moisture-absorbing properties, while wool material types are expected to witness fast-paced growth. With respect to consumer segments, ankle socks are favored for their versatility, indicating a shift towards both fashion-forward and functional choices.

Geographical Insights and Market Players

The Asia-Pacific region is poised for the fastest growth, spurred by the vibrant mix of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology. Rapid urbanization, a burgeoning middle class, and cultural diversity are key drivers of this market segment. The market’s competitive nature is defined by leading companies investing in R&D to innovate and cater to consumer needs in this evolving landscape.

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