The footwear market is one of the most hotly contested in the world. With sales in the billions every year, it is easy to see why competition is so fierce. Shoe brands will pay big bucks for celebrity endorsements or for advertising campaigns that attract new clients. If a famous athlete or celebrity is seen wearing your brand, that can quickly translate into high sales.

The most popular shoe brands are easily recognizable solo by their logos. Who doesn't know the iconic Nike swoosh or the leaping puma (Puma Brand). These brands are well-known at first glance and many throughout the world like to wear them simply as a status symbol, or a symbol of prosperity.

There are also many different types of shoe brands, with some focusing specifically on certain types of shoes. For example, some manufacturers are best known for making
running shoes. Others may be best known for tennis shoes, skate shoes, golf shoes, basketball shoes or even shoes for boating and yachting.

Shoe wearers can be highly loyal to certain brands. The typical teenager will normally select one brand of shoe, that they classify as a "must-have" brand. Social circles can even be formed around a particular brand of shoes. If you don't wear what's cool in the eyes of your peers, you can easily be ostracized from a group or clique. This further represents the importance of branding in the shoe industry.

Parents love to dress their little prince or princess up and that makes the kids shoe market a top earner. Kids shoes are more stylish than ever before, they are also more expensive. With parents willing to dish out big bucks for the latest and greatest.

Shoes come in a myriad of different styles, colors and looks. They are an important part of any wardrobe. They are also an easy way to add style and variety, quickly and easily when going out. Most people have different shoes for casual or athletic activities, you will likely wear dress shoes for going out or for formal occasions. Some people wear specific shoes for work, which is yet another shoe that we need.

Shoes are not only practical and functional, they are extremely important in our daily lives. Nearly everyone in the world wears shoes, they are a basic necessity, a prized posession and a fashion statement all at the same time. by Kerry Zangara
 
Famous Athletes Shoes
Ever wonder what shoe your favorite athlete or sports hero is wearing or endorsing? Shoes are big business and so are celebrity endorsements of them. Companies will pay millions of dollars to have a hot celebrity athlete endorse their brand.

Teenagers are notoriously fickle when it comes to selecting a brand of shoes. Many times choosing to wear the same brand that their favorite sports hero wears. Here we offer a list of celebrity athletes and the brand of shoe they wear.
Athlete (atleta) Sport (deporte) Brand of shoe (Marca)
Alan Iversen Basketball Reebok
Andres Iniesta Soccer (futbol) Nike
Andy Roddick Tennis Babolat
Cesc Fabregas Soccer (futbol) Puma
Conrad Stoltz Triathlete Hoka One One
Carmelo Anthony Basketball Jordan
Chris Paul Basketball Jordan
Cristiano Ronaldo Soccer (futbol) Nike
David Ferrer Tennis Lotto
Derek Jeter Baseball Jordan
Derrick Rose Basketball Adidas
Fernando Verdasco Tennis Adidas
Kobe Bryant Basketball Nike
Lebron James Basketball Nike
Lionel Messi Soccer (futbol) Adidas
Maria Sharapova Tennis Nike
Meredith Kessler Triathlete Saucony
Michael Jordan Basketball Has his own brand of shoes - Jordan
Michelle Wie Golf Nike
Mike Trout Baseball Nike
Neymar Soccer (futbol) Nike
Paul Casey Golf Nike
Rafael Nadal Tennis Nike
Rob Lea Triathlete Hoka One One
Robin Van Persie Soccer (futbol) Adidas
Roger Federer Tennis Nike
Rory McIlroy Golf Nike
Serena Williams Tennis Nike
Stanislas Warinka Tennis Yonex
Stephen Curry Basketball Under Armour
Tiger Woods Golf Nike
Xavi Soccer (futbol) Adidas
 
If you play b-ball then you know it's all about the shoes. Basketball is all about style and swagger, that includes a pair of the hottest new shoes. Basketball also made the hightop shoe famous. The hightop shoe offers extra support for your ankle, which is important if you play basketball.

Many famous basketball players have their own line of shoes, this is the ultimate achievement for a professional basketball player. Basketball shoes are also big business now, with limited editions that some people would rather collect than actually wear. Some of these shoes can sell for thousands of dollars.

Did you know that basketball shoes are such hot items that collectors are willing to pay $100's or even $1,000's to own some of the hottest limited edition sneakers. There is even a stock market for these shoes, where you can buy and sell them like rare art.

The stock exchange for sneakers is called stockx , if you are a sneakerhead like me, it is pure fantasyland. This site is turns me on more than looking at porn. Some of these shoes are worth some serious bank.
 
Kids Shoe Brands List
Buying shoes for kids is always a tough task. While you want to please the child, it's important that parents are happy as well. When shopping for children's shoes it is extremely important that they are going to be durable.

Every parent knows how quickly kids can wear out shoes. Kid's shoes should be comfortable and fun as well. Here is a list of some of the best shoe brands for kids.

Heelys Shoe Brand
A unique brand of shoes designed for kids, these are bit more than just the average skate shoes. That's because they have a hidden wheel embedded in the heel of the shoe. The hidden wheel allows you to transform your shoes into skates.

A fun gift ideas for a girl or boy that encourages them to be more active and have fun at the same time. The shoes are well-designed and durable, the wheels work best on smooth floors. Some customers report that they tend to run on the small side. Also if you don't like the wheels, they can be removed.
 
Skate Shoe Brands List
Let's face it, skateboarders are a little bit different from the norm. They like to act, talk and play just a little bit different from most folks. They also tend to be trendsetters and not followers when it comes to fashion.

This is particularly so with their brands of shoes. If everybody else is wearing them, then they've gone mainstream and the cool factor just quite isn't there anymore. If you're a skateboarder or buying shoes for one, hit up this list of top skate brands.

Adio Skate Shoes
Founded in 1998, by Chris Miller, Adio creates high-quality, affordable and rider inspired skate shoes. Inspired by skateboard professionals, Adio is a well-known brand in the skate industry. They have also crossed over to the music industry, where they have outfitted some of the world's top bands like Blink 182, Guns N Roses, Nickelback, Disturbed, Blood Hound Gang and more.

Bullet

Chocolate

Creature

Dekline Skate Shoes
Artfully done canvas and suede masterpieces is what Dekline is all about. Slip on a pair and hit the streets with your favorite board. Line of shoes include: Santa Fe, River, Mason, Daily, Tim Tim, Bennett, CT Slip On, Dalton, Bixby, Jaws and Wayland. If it's not True Blue than it ain't a Dekline.

DC

Finesse

Heelys Shoe Brand
A unique brand of shoes designed for kids, these are bit more than just the average skate shoes. That's because they have a hidden wheel embedded in the heel of the shoe. The hidden wheel allows you to transform your shoes into skates. A fun gift ideas for a girl or boy that encourages them to be more active and have fun at the same time. The shoes are well-designed and durable, the wheels work best on smooth floors. Some customers report that they tend to run on the small side. Also if you don't like the wheels, they can be removed.

Hurley

Hoodlum

Independent

Plan B

Powell

Quicksilver

Reds

Shorty's

Toy Machine

Volcom
 
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