If you’re into shoes, you may remember back about 10 years ago when brands of running shoes were limited, especially if you’re someone who runs for fitness or competition. Back in the day, the most prominent brands included Nike, Reebok, ASICS, New Balance, and a few others. Today, it’s hard to keep up with all of the brands who offer running shoes! Why are there so many?
As suppliers of wholesale footwear around the globe, we’re constantly on top of what’s going on in the industry. In the past ten years, many new brands of running shoes have come on the market including Skechers, Under Armour, Hoka, Vibram, Topo, and others. In fact, in the U.S. alone this year there are more than 35 shoe manufacturers promoting running shoes, according to recent news articles. Why the increase?
The fact is, our population is becoming more concerned and aware of the importance of fitness. While some have been dedicated runners for years, others are just now deciding that running is a great way to lose weight, firm up, and become more fit not only physically, but in terms of cardiac health, reducing blood pressure, and more. Some love to run marathons, while others are obstacle racers. Our society has changed considerably over the past decade!
In addition, there are many consumers who are not really in to fitness, but who wear running shoes for casual occasions. Regardless of whether people are runners or not, running shoes are the ideal choice for wearing when running errands, hanging out with friends, or just jetting around town. This type of shoe is appealing to many people not only because of their comfort and support when running, but for their comfort and casual appeal for many occasions.
While many new brands of running shoes have come on the market, just as many are gone – think LA Gear, Patagonia, and Converse. Regardless of which brands are most popular today, there is no doubt running shoes are popular among both runners and non-runners!
At The Jay Group Ltd., our wholesale running shoes are designed to meet the needs of flea markets, domestic discount chains, and foreign countries as well. For below-wholesale prices on quality branded and unbranded footwear in the latest styles for men, women, and children, count on us for all your needs!