GVR Report cover Shoe Insoles Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Shoe Insoles Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Casual, Athletic, Orthotics), By Material (Foam, Gel, Rubber, Plastic), By End-use, By Price, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-956-4
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global shoe insoles market size was estimated at USD 5.73 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2023 to 2030. The market for shoe insoles has been considerably expanding due to the increase in sports and athletic activities, which has increased consumer demand for customized insoles that improve performance and comfort and help reduce the risk of injury. The growing prevalence of diabetes is also expected to drive the demand for diabetic-friendly shoe insoles. Consumers are increasingly seeking insoles that offer both support and style and with the convenience of online shopping, they have access to a wide range of options to cater to their specific needs and preferences.

U.S. shoe insoles market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

People of all ages participate in various sports, from leisure cycling and running to team sports and endurance events. This has significantly driven the demand for sports footwear as it provides various advantages including injury prevention, shock absorption, stability, and support. Moreover, key players operating in the market are also launching new sports footwear that incorporates such advantages. For instance, in January 2023, ASICS launched new running shoes GEL-NIMBUS 25 consisting of GEL technology with enhanced shock absorption. In addition, consumers are investing in specialized insoles with performance-enhancing features, such as support, stability, and cushioning.

People with medical conditions that affect the legs or feet such as diabetes, ulcers, and arthritis-are the major end-use of specialized insoles, as they provide ample support and comfort. In diabetic patients, high blood sugar can cause damage to the body, including nerves and blood vessels. This makes them more prone to developing peripheral neuropathy, which causes numbness and pain in the hands and feet. Specialized shoe insoles are designed to help reduce the risk of foot injury by promoting healthy blood circulation, mobility, and support. According to data published by the International Diabetes Federation in 2021, an estimated 537 million adults between the ages of 20 and 79 have diabetes. This number is estimated to reach 643 million by 2030 and 783 million by 2045. The growing prevalence of diabetes is expected to drive the demand for shoe insoles.

Smart insoles and wearable technology are key technology trends in the insoles market. The development of smart insoles has resulted from the integration of sensors and electronics into shoe insoles. These insoles can monitor a number of parameters, including temperature, pressure distribution, step count, and gait analysis. Smart insole data can be used for health-related analysis, performance improvement, and monitoring of physical activity. For laboratory research reasons as well as to monitor foot pressure in everyday life situations, a variety of insole systems that are sensitive to pressure but not shear have previously been created. Tekscan, Inc. and XSENSOR Technology Corporation are two major manufacturers of these systems among others.

Advancements in materials science, biotechnology, and manufacturing processes have led to innovative insole technologies. Responsive foams, gel-based materials, and 3D printing techniques are examples of how technology improves insole performance and customization. Manufacturers that invest in research and development (R&D) to incorporate these technologies can gain a competitive advantage. Moreover, the rise of e-commerce and direct-to-consumer sales channels presents opportunities for insole manufacturers to reach a wider audience without relying solely on traditional retail distribution. Creating a strong online presence and leveraging digital marketing can help manufacturers tap into new markets.

Application Insights

The orthotic insoles dominated the market with ashare of 60.5% in 2022.Increasing consumer awareness of the benefits of custom orthotics is driving the growth of this segment. Custom orthotics offer added cushioning, support, and pressure redistribution, making them particularly beneficial for individuals with arthritis or those who stand for extended periods at work. Orthotics insoles are also widely used to prevent pressure ulcers and foot abnormalities related to diabetes, contributing to sustained segment growth over time.

The use of orthotics helps with correcting imbalances, enhances alignment, and reduces stress on the joints. By providing extra support and cushioning, orthotics offer protection against impacts and aid in injury prevention. Their widespread adoption is attributed to their numerous benefits to foot health and overall well-being, catering to active individuals and those seeking relief from foot-related issues.

The casual insoles segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period as a rising number of consumers are looking for comfort, proper fit, and arch support from casual shoes. An increasing number of people opt for shoe insoles for better arch support. Insoles help support and stabilize the foot, reducing stress on the feet, ankles, knees, and back. Therefore, consumers are increasingly opting for casual shoe insoles for added comfort. Furthermore, since many women wear high heels and fashionable footwear for an extended period, they have started to opt for insoles for added comfort and cushioning for their feet.

Material Insights

Foam-based insoles dominated the global market with a share of 31.2% in 2022. Foam insoles crafted from high-density polyurethane are favored by many due to their ability to provide exceptional support and pressure relief. The chemical properties of the foam also offer potential medical benefits for foot comfort. Moreover, the foam's density imparts bounce and comfort to the footwear. Foam insoles are known for their lightweight nature, making them an attractive choice for individuals seeking lightweight and breathable shoe insole options. This is especially important for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and people who spend extended periods on their feet.

The carbon fiber-based insoles market is projected to register the fastest CAGR of 5.4% over the forecast period over the forecast period, driven by excellent arch support and stability, which helps in relieving foot fatigue and discomfort. In addition, carbon fiber insoles offer superior shock absorption and energy return capabilities, enhancing overall athletic performance and reducing the impact on joints during physical activities. Athletes and active individuals, in particular, seek footwear that can provide better support and minimize the risk of injuries, making carbon fiber insoles an attractive choice.

Price Insights

The economy price range insoles dominated the market with a share of 49.0% in 2022, primarily due to its affordability and broad consumer appeal. These budget-friendly insoles cater to price-conscious shoppers and those seeking basic foot support without the need for premium features. Manufacturers benefit from economies of scale through mass production, allowing them to keep costs low and offer competitive prices. Retailers also prioritize this price range, further increasing its visibility and accessibility to consumers. While higher-priced insoles offer advanced features, the economy range fulfills basic needs, making it the preferred choice for many consumers.

The medium-price range shoe insoles are expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 5.0% over the forecast period. This is due to the increasing demand for insoles that offer a good balance of affordability and quality. Medium-priced insoles are typically made with natural materials and are more durable than economy insoles. They can provide good arch support and comfort, and they may also have additional features, such as shock absorption or moisture-wicking.

End-use Insights

Women emerged as dominant consumers in the market with a share of 51.9% in 2022 due to their prioritization of foot health and comfort, coupled with diverse shoe preferences. Their active lifestyles, fashion-conscious choices, and growing demand for customization options further fueled their prominence. Online shopping convenience, wellness trends, and tailored insole solutions also contributed to women's significant presence in the market.

Global shoe insoles market share and size, 2022

The men segment is projected to register the fastest CAGR of 5.0% over the forecast period. The rising prevalence of foot problems, such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, and various types of foot pain, has led an increasing number of men to opt for specialized shoe insoles that can provide targeted support and relief for specific foot conditions. Advancements in technology and material science have led to the development of innovative and customizable insole solutions catering to individual foot shapes and arch types. This personalization aspect has attracted many men looking for tailored and comfortable insoles that fit their unique foot profiles. Fashion and style also play a key role in driving the market for men's shoe insoles.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific held the largest market share of around 40.68% of the global revenue in 2022 and is expected to retain its dominance over the forecast period. The significant rise in the elderly population and the heightened occurrence of diabetes, resulting in diabetic foot ulcers, are primary factors fueling market expansion within the region. Custom-made insoles are extensively used by individuals facing back pain, joint pain, and related issues, further boosting the demand.

Global Shoe Insoles Market Report Segmentation

China emerged as a dominant market in the Asia Pacific region with a revenue share of 28.9% in 2022, owing to the prevalence of growing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). The Indonesia market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2023 to 2030. In addition, India's market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period, driven by the rising popularity of insoles among individuals facing back pain, joint discomfort, and related issues.

Europe is expected to witness a steady CAGR of 3.9% over the forecast period. This growth is driven by the rising prevalence of foot ailments among the population. The increased incidence of diabetes in Europe has led to the incidence of diabetic foot ulcers at a rapid pace. The Germany market emerged as a dominant market in Europe region with a revenue share of 27.83% in 2022.

The North America region is expected to witness a steady CAGR of 4.5% over the forecast period owing to increasing emphasis on foot health, active lifestyles, technological advancements, and growing awareness of the benefits of proper foot support.The U.S. market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2023 to 2030.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market includes both international and domestic participants. Brand market share analysis indicates that key players are focusing on strategies such as new product launches, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, global expansion, and others. Some of the initiatives include:

  • In March 2023, Dr. Scholl's introduced a new product line featuring a foot file, foot mask, and insoles. The insoles help prevent pain resulting from joint stiffness and strain caused by weight gain, bad posture, uneven pressure, flat feet, or running on hard surfaces, among other reasons.

  • In October 2022, Superfeet Worldwide announced the introduction of two distinct categories of removable insoles specifically designed for snowboarders and skiers. These new insoles are tailor-made to cater to the needs of snowboarders and skiers, taking into account the unique demands of these winter sports. The specialized insoles come with Superfeet’s trademarked cushioning and foot stability characteristics, along with a thermal top cover for warmth and moisture-wicking features.

  • In September 2022, Texon launched a new insole called Ecostrobe, which is made using 100% recycled content, specifically, recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate). The insole is produced using a fusion-bonding technology that eliminates the need for chemicals or water during the manufacturing process. Moreover, the production of Ecostrobe requires 50% less energy and it is 20% lighter.

Some prominent players in the global shoe insoles market include:

  • Bauerfeind AG

  • Foot Science International

  • PowerStep

  • SOLO Laboratories, Inc.

  • Spenco Medical Corporation

  • Superfeet Worldwide, Inc.

  • Texon International Group

  • FootBalance System Ltd.


  • Sidas



  • Rehband

  • YONEX Co., Ltd.

  • Asics Corporation

  • Aetrex Inc.

  • Decathlon (Aptonia)

  • Li Ning (China) Sports Goods Co., Ltd.

  • Scholl’s Wellness Co.

  • New Balance Athletics, Inc.

Shoe Insoles Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 5.97 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 8.24 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 4.6% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

September 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion/million, volume in million units, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue, and volume forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Material, application, end-use, price, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; UK; France; Italy; Spain; China; Japan; India; Indonesia; Thailand; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Bauerfeind AG; Foot Science International; PowerStep; SOLO Laboratories, Inc.; Spenco Medical Corporation; Superfeet Worldwide, Inc.; Texon International Group; FootBalance System Ltd.; CURREX; Sidas; ENERTOR; PROFOOT INC.; Rehband; YONEX Co., Ltd.; Asics Corporation; Aetrex Inc.; Decathlon (Aptonia); Li Ning (China) Sports Goods Co., Ltd.; Scholl’s Wellness Co.; New Balance Athletics, Inc.

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Global Shoe Insoles Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segment from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global shoe insoles market report based on application, material, end-use, price, and region:

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Casual

    • Athletic

    • Orthotics

  • Material Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Foam

    • Gel

    • Rubber

    • Plastic

    • Carbon Fiber

    • Polyurethane

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Men

    • Women

  • Price Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Economy

    • Medium

    • Premium

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • GermanyUK

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Indonesia

      • Thailand

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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