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Sneaker boom finds a platform in China

The sneaker boom has rose concern among luxury footwear brand. However, a recent report by K11 shows fashion houses can still capture their slice of the market with designs geared at younger, style-savvy consumers in China.

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Greatest trend arising and where the future seems to hold great hope for are high-heeled sneakers for men.

The K11 Chinese Millennial Taskforce recently released a report entitled  “8 Things You Need to Know if You Want to Succeed in China’s Shoe Market”.

The paper provides insight into how China’s BAT Generation – a name for the post-80s and 90s-born Chinese consumers who grew up buying from China’s big three online sellers, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent – are approaching their footwear purchases.

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The rise of the platform sneaker was the unexpected finding of the survey and data shows fashion houses can still thrive if they focus on some particular characteristics.