Spain’s footwear industry is driven by exports. In fact, in 2022, Spain exported more than 3 billion euros worth of shoes, breaking all its records. France, Italy, Germany, Portugal and the United States turn out to be the main destination markets.
Spanish brands have become a benchmark for design and quality internationally and are present in the best showrooms and stores around the world. According to the latest data, from January to May 2023, exports reached 1,395.4 million euros, an increase of 14 percent over the same period in 2022.
The Spanish footwear industry is known for its high-quality products, craftsmanship and excellent value for money. The industry is diverse, with a wide range of brands and styles, including leather shoes, sports shoes, casual, trendy comfort or designer and fashionable.
And the appointment with Spanish-made footwear-known for its attention to detail, comfort and style-will be renewed again in the upcoming summer season, thanks to the organization of FICE, the association of Spanish manufacturers, and the support of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX). In particular during the MICAM Milan event-from September 17 to 20, 2023-where 110 Spanish companies representing 132 brands covering all segments of the market, from trendy to urban, premium, design collections, sneakers, children’s products, vegan, sustainable and many others will exhibit. A number of exhibitors growing by 10 percent since the last summer edition in 2022.
MICAM is the perfect meeting point for Spanish footwear brands to strengthen their business with retailers around the world. And with Italy itself, which is now the second largest buyer of Spanish footwear, having imported 22.5 million pairs in 2022, an increase of 26 percent. And the latest figures for 2023 (January to May) show an even greater increase (+38 percent). Proof of how, season after season, Spanish brands manage to meet the requirements and needs of such a demanding and sophisticated market.