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Mexican Footwear: a great business opportunity.

Mexican Footwear: a great business opportunity.

Mexico is one of the most important footwear producers in the world. More than 260 million pairs of the shoes produced each year are sent to various countries around the world. If one thing defines footwear made in Mexico it is the labor force that makes up the industry, concentrated in Leon, Guanajuato, where you will find one of the most complete leather and footwear hubs.


Footwear is one of the most purchased products every year in any given part of the world. As shoes are a necessity, consumers are constantly searching for that new pair and therefore it is a guaranteed sale; making the footwear industry one of the best business opportunities.

One of the main advantages of the footwear industry in Mexico is that the principal materials, such as leather and its derivatives are found locally. Transportation costs are reduced as well as machinery, equipment and other materials that are used in the production by using one of the thousands of local distributors. With already existing artisanal labor, innovation and technological advances and educational infrastructure, Leon, Guanajuato is well equipped to play an important role in the industry.

Above all, the location of the city is the key to success in the footwear industry. It is located in Central Mexico, close to large urban areas such as Mexico City, Queretaro and Guadalajara. It is also in close proximity to import markets such as the United States, Canada and Central America.

The proximity to these different markets makes communication and the exchange of goods very appealing; including easy access to transport routes and ports.


Today, distribution is one of the most important aspects of your business and is one of the simplest ways to get started in the footwear industry. There are many benefits to becoming a distributor and exporting footwear; you may prefer shoes that have already been designed or come to Mexico and find someone who will make exactly what you have in mind.


Remember that:


*Mexico is the 9th largest footwear producer globally

*It is the 4th largest producer of footwear globally in the United States with more than 70% of national production

*More than 26 million pairs of shoes go to the United States

*The Latin American market consists of 800 million pairs of shoes

*Mexico exports footwear to more than 55 countries




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