Footwear was the fastest-growing sector of the European market in 2013, rising by 5.2 percent to €1.3 billion in terms of the sell-in, says the European Outdoor Group, taking the figures from its State of the Trade Survey. This translated into an estimated retail value of over €2.7 billion, with Germany representing 24 percent of the market, followed by France (11%), the U.K. and Russia (both 9%). Regular shoes represented 45 percent of the market, followed by midcut boots and shoes (28%), boots (22%) and sandals (4%). The EOG will make a new presentation of its annual survey at Ispo Munich.