10 Most Popular Shoe Brands

How would you rate a shoe? For comfort, its fit, material, etc Shoemaking has moved beyond simple leather and plastic and has now integrated various high-tech features that make the shoes seem like a gadget rather than footwear. The most popular shoe brands are always in a competition to outdo each other with the latest and most advanced in shoe-making technology to give their customers the shoe that fulfills all their requirements.

The most popular shoe brands are always in a competition to outdo each other with the latest and most advanced in shoe-making technology to give their customers the shoe that fulfills all their requirements.

Here are the top 10 most popular shoe brands:

1. Nike

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Nike Inc is an American multinational company which has interests in the design, development, manufacturing and global marketing and sales of its footwear and apparels. This Oregon-based company was founded in January of 1964 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. It is also the biggest sports equipment manufacturer with an annual revenue estimated to be around $26 billion.

2. Adidas

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Adidas AG is a German multinational company that designs and makes sports shoes as well as sports apparels and accessories.  This Bavarian-based company was founded in 1924 by Adolf Dassler and has grown to become the largest sportswear company in Europe and the 2nd largest in the world with annual revenue estimated to be around $23 billion.

3. Jordan

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Jordans, or more popularly known as Air Jordan, is an American athletic apparel and shoe brand which is owned by popular NBA star Michael Jordan. Started in 1984, the shoes were available for the consumers in 1985. Initially, Michael was the designer for the shoes but later Nike brought onboard Peter Moore, Bruce Kilgore, and Tinker Hatfield to design the shoes.

4. Testoni

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Testoni is a designer formal shoe brand from Italy which is very popular among the opulent business class. These are hand-crafted genuine leather Italian dress shoes that are suitable for official as well as formal occasions. Having some of the most popular brand ambassadors have helped this shoe brand gain even more popularity.

5. Converse

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Converse is by far one of the most popular shoe brands amongst teenagers and young adults alike. This iconic American shoe company was founded in 1908 in Malden, Massachusetts by Marquis Mills Converse but was bought by Nike in 2003. Converse had been the few shoe makers who managed to dominate the highly-competitive American shoe market for more than half a century.

6. Berluti

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Berluti is regarded as one of the most popular Italian shoemakers in the world. Founded in 1895 by Alessandro Berluti in Marche, Italy it is now headquartered in Paris, France. This is a subsidiary of the LVMH conglomerate and specializes in bespoke and handmade shoes made in unique finishing from genuine calfskin, kangaroo, and alligator leather.

7. Reebok

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Reebok is another popular shoe brand from England. The Reebok International Limited is a global manufacturer of sportswear and shoes. It was established in 1895 by J. W. Foster as ‘J. W. Foster and Sons’ in Bolton, England. Adidas acquired the brand in 2005.

8. Johnston & Murphy

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This is a popular formal shoe brand from America which is best known for designing, sourcing, marketing and distributing genuine men’s footwear and apparels. It was founded in 1850 in Newark, New Jersey by William Dudley, James Johnston, and William A. Murphy but is now based out of Nashville, Tennessee. The brand sells and markets its shoes in more than 90 countries worldwide.

9. Puma

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Puma SE, popularly known simply as PUMA, is a world-renowned German multinational corporation that is engaged in designing and manufacturing of athletic and casual footwear and apparels. It was founded in 1924 as Gebruder Dassler Schuhfabrik by Rudolf and Adolf Dassler in Germany. In 2007, the French business group Kering bought Puma.

10. Bostonian

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The Bostonian is another popular brand which is more famous among the slightly older generation than the teenagers and young adults but it has its own reputation and market niche in the shoe industry. This shoe company has focused on making highly affordable and very comfortable footwear while giving them a designer touch for uniqueness.

These are the top 10 most popular shoe brands in the world today. These shoemakers have been in the industry for decades, and even more than a century in some cases, to give their customer base the promised genuineness and high-quality along with the snazzy designs that are unique to every brand.

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