Ortho diabetic and handicap footwear
refers to specialized footwear intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown and assist handicapped persons with easier movement by reducing pain. Handicapped and diabetic patients often experience insecurity about the health of their foot thus opt for ortho diabetic and handicap footwear. These footwear prevent complications such as strain or ulcers and provide comfort to patients. The demand for such therapeutic footwear witnessed significant growth over the past few years due to increase in number of diabetic patients and handicapped persons.
Global ortho diabetic and handicap footwear market
is analyzed by type, by material type and by retail distribution. By type, ortho diabetic and handicap footwear market is classified as standard and custom made footwear. Standard footwear are again classified as comfort, diabetic and therapeutic footwear. On the basis of material, this market is segmented into leather, rubber, plastic and wooden footwear. These footwear are distributed by both online and offline ways. Offline markets are analyzed as specialty stores, supermarket and hypermarket.
The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries in each region. North America was a dominant market which held XX% market share in 2015. Global ortho diabetic and handicap footwear market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of XX% during 2016-2021.
The global ortho diabetic and handicap footwear market was dominated by companies, namely:
- DARCO International Inc. (U.S.)
- Sigvaris Inc. (U.S.)
- Ortho Europe Inc. (U.K.)
- Duna srl (Italy)
- Thusane Inc. (Europe).
These companies have considerable brand image and offers wide range of products in ortho diabetic and handicap footwear industry.
Other major players in this industry are:
- Dr.Zen Inc. (U.S.)
- Drew Shoe Corporation (U.S.)
- Podartis srl (Italy)
- DJ Global Inc. (U.S.)
- Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. (U.S.) and others.