Russian sneaker manufacturers, although they do not own such eminent brands as their foreign competitors, are still able to offer decent products to the market.
When it comes to sneakers, first of all, consumers remember such famous brands as Puma, Adidas, new balance or Nike. But after all, the market for sports shoes is not limited to products of Western manufacturers. It has a lot of solutions from other less famous brands, including Russian ones. And even though they do not use any unique and innovative technologies when creating their sneakers, these products are distinguished by affordable prices, attractive designs and are able to provide a decent level of comfort.
The number of brands of Russian sneakers is not too high, but at the same time, a variety of models can be found on sale that can satisfy a variety of consumer needs. Some of these brands are already quite well known to our customers, while others are still known only to a narrow circle of connoisseurs.
Let's look at the most striking of them:
A small company originally from St. Petersburg, founded in 2009. The model range of the brand is not yet too wide, but consumers have a unique opportunity not only to purchase a ready-made solution, but also to order an individual color design. I would especially like to note that AFOUR sneakers are not made to order by Chinese companies, but in their own workshops, and the founder of the company takes an active part in this.
Under this brand, not only sneakers and sneakers are produced, but also classic shoes and low shoes. All products of the company (its head office is located in Taganrog) are made using natural high-quality materials, which, according to the creators themselves, cannot be replaced by artificial ones. Much attention is paid to product design and durability. Just as in the case of the brand described above, the tailoring of shoes takes place in Russia.
Perhaps the most famous brand of all presented in this list, known to consumers not only in Russia, but also in neighboring countries. It is owned by the Sportmaster chain of sports stores. However, Demix products (including shoes, sportswear, and accessories) are available not only in the stores of the chain, but also in other retail outlets. The history of this brand began in 2003, initially they tried to position it as coming from Singapore, but later it was decided to abandon such a policy. The brand itself, thanks to a good price-quality ratio, quickly became popular.
The range of products manufactured under the Eksis brand is not too large, but all of them are attractively priced with good quality and comfort. The appearance of the Eksis sneakers can be described as classic, it is attractive, but at the same time it does not stand out with any design frills. Models are available for sale that are suitable for both training and everyday wear. The history of the brand began in the 2000s, it cannot be called very popular, but it still has its fans.
The history of the Strobbs trademark began in 2012. Under it, several main types of sports shoes are produced, designed for both everyday wear and active sports. One of the features of the presented assortment is that it includes models with a wide size range, from 25th to 48th. At the same time, both fairly simple in appearance and very bright models are produced. According to the company representatives, their goal is to make the Strobbs brand popular not only in Russia, but also abroad.
Shoe company "Sigma" comes from Pskov. It produces a wide range of sports shoes, different designs and for different seasons. A distinctive feature of the product is the presence of giant models, ranging in size from 47 to 50. The products of the Sigma brand, which appeared in 2010, are created using natural materials with artificial inserts, while using modern equipment that is also used by much more famous sneaker makers. According to the manufacturer, they are actively introducing all sorts of the latest technologies designed to improve the comfort and quality of shoes.
This brand belongs to the ELIPS company, which initially specialized in the supply and sale of sports shoes, being the official distributor of Adidas. The history of the UNI-X brand began in 2002, when it was decided to try their hand at producing their own shoes. The experiment turned out to be successful. Today, under the UNI-X brand, a wide variety of shoe models are produced, designed not only for everyday wear or light training, but also for professional sports.
This brand is interesting in that the products produced under it have a “classic” design based on the sports style adopted in the 80s in the Soviet Union. According to the manufacturers, the technologies used in tailoring clothes and shoes are also classical, moreover, things are often sewn by hand. Volan shoes and clothes are produced in limited editions and limited editions, but their cost is quite affordable. Only natural materials are used, and for the most part produced in Russia. Volan cannot yet be called a popular brand, but its popularity is gradually increasing.
We can say that the history of this brand began in 1957, when the first sneakers began to be produced in the USSR. At the same time, “Two balls” sneakers were especially popular and it was not always easy to get them. They could be seen on the legs of many celebrities, from Yuri Gagarin to Viktor Tsoi. Then, after the collapse of the country, they were forgotten. But in 2013, an idea appeared to revive the once popular brand. Interestingly, modern Two Ball sneakers are created using similar technologies. Naturally, the range of products is wider than during the real dawn of the "classics". But at the same time, the creators retain a unique concept.
The history of the Dynamo shoe factory began in 1962. Historically, this enterprise produced the most diverse sports shoes. This tradition has been preserved to this day. The range of products cannot be called particularly wide, it includes mainly the most popular models. The style is classic, there are no design excesses here. The main distinguishing feature of Dynamo sneakers is their good quality at an affordable cost. They can be used both for everyday wear and for sports, there are also specialized shoes.
The SABO SPORT company is from Kirov, it has been present on the market since 2000. A distinctive feature of this brand is that the products produced under it belong to the category of specialized ones, there are no just “sneakers for walking”. Produced goods are intended for a variety of sports (mainly related to lifting weights) and serious training. According to the manufacturer himself, SABO shoes are distinguished by their manufacturability and high quality; when creating them, a variety of nuances are taken into account that are important for everyone involved in weightlifting. The cost of goods remains affordable.
Shoe factory "Scorpion" is mainly engaged in specialized footwear. However, the range of its products also includes sneakers. All these are models with a “rough”, but at the same time attractive design, providing a good level of comfort and are of high quality. The range is not too large and so far few consumers know about Scorpion sneakers. The brand is owned by the production and trading company LIGHT.