Online report features casual, formal, sports and children’s shoes, plus a listing of 100 export suppliers across Vietnam.

HO CHI MINH CITY, VietnamThe Hinrich Foundation released the Vietnam Sourcing: Footwear with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources.

The online report offers import buyers a listing of 100 export suppliers and profiles different types of footwear. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. A PDF of the report is available to download for free online.

All-day, versatile shoes remain on trend

Footwear suppliers in Vietnam are adding to their selections of stylish, comfortable shoes that can be worn on various occasions or activities.

For men, makers are offering lace-up shoes that can be paired with casual or business attire. Recent releases come in traditional black or brown with genuine or synthetic leather uppers and rubber soles.

For women, low- and mid-heeled pumps suitable for daytime or evening wear are in style. Neutral-colored genuine or synthetic leather uppers are paired with cushioned insoles and slip-resistant outsoles.

Sneakers in breathable materials and featuring anti-slip and anti-skid properties remain a best-seller, with current fashion trends pairing these with pants, skirts and dresses.

“Vietnam shoe manufacturers are focusing on comfortable designs that can suit different styles and occasions as this is the trend in the international market. In addition, Vietnam footwear is competitive because of its price and favorable tariff rates,” said Ly Nguyen, export consultant of the Hinrich Foundation.

Suppliers and products

Ho Chi Minh City-based An Phuoc Garment – Embroidery & Shoes Co. Ltd has been in business since 1992. Its footwear selection includes men’s lace-up shoes with breathable uppers made of genuine leather.

Tan Hop Footwear Co. Ltd, established in 1999, manufactures and exports casual and formal shoes for children and adults. The company’s products have uppers made of genuine or synthetic leather, or canvas. For outsoles, rubber and TPR are the main options.

Founded in 2007, Dong Luc specializes in athletic apparel and footwear. The supplier’s selection of the latter includes models for basketball, soccer and badminton.

The report further shows:

– Vietnam was the world’s second largest footwear exporter in 2017. In the first five months of 2018, it sent abroad $6.2 billion worth of footwear, according to data from the General Department of Customs, Ministry of Finance of Vietnam.

– The US is the largest single-country importer of footwear from Vietnam. In the first five months of 2018, shoes sent to the market amounted to $2.3 billion.

– Interviewed suppliers said footwear prices are expected to remain stable in the next six months despite increasing production costs to be competitive.

 

Vietnam Sourcing: Footwear is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed here.

 

Other related Sourcing Reports available available on the New Sourcing Markets website are: Leather goods, Indonesia; Bags & wallets, Laos; and Fashion accessories & jewelry, Philippines. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Download the report