What brand are these sneakers

These are the most popular sneaker brands in Germany

Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, or Reebok, Converse and Veja? What is the most popular German sneaker brand? And which brands are best known? This is what the Hamburg-based market research institute Splendid Research wanted to find out and asked over 1,500 Germans between 18 and 69 years old online in June 2020 as part of a representative survey on 21 top sneaker brands. In addition, it was examined which image the most popular brands have and how high their purchase or repurchase probability is.

Not surprisingly, the Herzogenaurach brand Adidas is right at the front in Germany and achieved 65.1 out of a possible 100 points. However, it is only slightly ahead of the US brand Nike (64.9 points) and competitor Puma (62.7 points). Adidas subsidiary Reebok made fourth place with 52.4 points, followed by Fila (49.2 points) and Asics (41.2 points). Places 7, 8, 9 and 10 go to Lacoste, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger and Converse.

Adidas just beats Nike

“The 'brand with the three stripes' not only has a very high level of awareness of 90.6 percent in the general German population, but also achieves a very good score of 71.8 in terms of the overall brand image. The brand image is made up of the scores of ten different attributes, whereby the respondents perceive Adidas to be primarily attractive (71.9) and in line with their own personality (64.0) ”, found out Splendid Research.

About the strongest competitor from the USA: "Nike is also only marginally behind Adidas in terms of awareness with 90.4 percent and is perceived by the respondents as a brand with high quality (75.5) and attractiveness (72.1), which also has a high innovation potential (72.2). "

The competitor Puma from Herzogenaurach secured third place thanks to its high level of awareness (87.3 percent). It was also associated with high quality (74.7) and attractiveness (72.4).

Apart from the top three, only Reebok (77.6 percent) and Fila (75.9 percent) have a brand awareness of more than 75 percent - the other competitors in the ranking of the top ten sneaker brands range between 55 and 61 percent, so the survey.

Younger sneaker brands that have built up a fan base have not yet made it into the top ten due to their low level of general awareness. The best example is the French sneaker brand Veja: “Up to now, Veja has only been known to a very sharp target group. However, with its focus on sustainability, the brand hits the nerve of many consumers and with its outstanding image has created an excellent starting position to secure further market shares in the future, ”expects Norman habenicht, Head of Marketing & Communications at Splendid Research.

Photo: Adidas Facebook; Graphic: Splendid Research