Looking for qualified shoes and footwear suppliers in Vietnam? In this article, we list some of Vietnam’s leading manufacturers, while also explaining what brands must know about the following:
- Buying custom designed or private label footwear
- MOQ Requirements
- Finding shoe suppliers online
- Relevant trade shows
Custom Design or Private Label?
Small importers tend to assume that manufacturers operate as design houses, developing their own yearly collections – for others to buy at factory prices, and resell with big profit margins.
That is not the case, as footwear manufacturers generally expect the buyer to provide a complete specification, including the following:
- Design drawings
- Bill of materials
- Label files
- List of standards
Some suppliers have basic ‘template products’, but don’t expect them to be on par with major brands.
Footwear MOQ in Vietnam
The minimum order quantity requirement (MOQ) for footwear is relatively high. Most suppliers require that you purchase at least 1000 pcs per design and color. Some have an even higher MOQ, up to 10,000 pcs per design.
That said, they tend to offer a lower MOQ per size. Below follows an overview:
- MOQ per order: 1000 pcs
- MOQ per style: 1000 pcs
- MOQ per material / color: 500 pcs
- MOQ per size: 250 pcs
You may be able to negotiate down the MOQ a bit, but the MOQs in the footwear industry is definitely higher than in most other industries.
When importing shoes and footwear from Vietnam, or other countries in Asia, you need to ensure that your goods are fully compliant with all applicable standards and labeling requirements.
Product regulations may cover the following:
- General safety standards (i.e., anti-slip sole)
- Chemical regulations (i.e., Lead, cadmium and phthalates)
- Labeling requirements (i.e., material, size and country of origin)
Vietnamese footwear suppliers are not international product compliance experts. As such, you need to confirm which standards and labeling requirements apply to shoes in your country – and then follow this process:
- Confirm applicable safety standards (and how they apply to your product)
- Create label files (with the required information)
- Book lab test
Innolux Group is a leading and one of the largest manufacturers of shoes and footwear in Vietnam. The Vietnam factory was founded in 1996 by Innolux Group, an international company based in India. They expanded quickly in the last two decades and now have a network of 20 factories in and outside Vietnam.
Innolux Group is not only a manufacturer but also connects clients with other manufacturers to meet the unique requirements of clients. For example, if you need women’s footwear, they may connect you with a different manufacturer, while for men’s footwear, someone different.
They currently employ 1,600 people in their own factories with an annual production of one and a half million pairs.
They offer a wide range of shoes to choose from. Some of their popular products include:
- Men’s loafer in suede
- Men’s leather loafer
- Half brogue
- Full brogue crust
- Men’s casual loafer
- Men’s dress shoes
- Ladies high heels
- Ladies pump ballerina
- Ladies suede pumps
- Ballerina flat slipper
There are dozens of more options to choose from for both men and women.
Address: Innolux Group Asia Limited, HQ – Innolux House, No 44, St 30, Tan Quy Dong, Tan Phong Ward District 7, Ho Chi Minh City
Dong Hung Group
Dong Hung Group was founded in 1994 as a manufacturer and exporter of sports shoes. In the last few years, the company expanded to three different companies all working under the umbrella of Dong Hung Group.
These companies include Hiep Tri Shoes Co., Ltd, Duy Hung Shoes Co., Ltd, and Dong Hung Industrial JSC.
They manufacture shoes for men, women, and children, offering you a large variety to choose from.
They’re also exporter to several well-known shoe brands that include Marks & Spencer, U.S. Polo, Keds, Superga, Nautica, Garvalin, and Fred Perry.
They also claim to have passed several quality standards and testing that include TUV SUD.
Address: Road 2, Tan Dong Hiep A Industrial Park, Di An Town, Binh Duong Province
Hanoi Rubber Joint Stock Company
Hanoi Rubber Joint Stock Company is a manufacturer and exporter of fashion accessories and footwear. They manufacture a wide range of products that include handbags, footwear, floor coverings, EVA, and rubber products.
They sell their products under their own brand name, HARCO, but also offer OEM and ODM services.
You can choose from a wide range of shoes that include:
- Sports shoes for men
- Basic shoes for men
- Lady shoes
- Canvas shoes
- Slip-on shoes
- AVIA shoes
The factory is based in Ha Noi, Vietnam, which was established in 2005. Almost 70% of their shoes are for exports, with North America as their biggest market.
The annual capacity is more than one and a half million shoes. They offer an average lead time of 60 days.
Address: Team 13, CauDien Ward, Southern Tu Liem District, Hanoi City, Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hoan Cau Vinacenter Joint Stock Company
Hoan Cau Vinacenter Joint Stock Company was established in 2013 as a manufacturer and exporter of shoes and wallets. They export 70% of their products, with North America as their largest market.
Mr. Ngoc Tu is the current CEO. You can choose from a large variety of options that include:
- Cowhide genuine shoes
- France leather man dress shoes
The average lead time for each order is seven days. They’re currently listed as a Gold supplier on Alibaba.
Address: 59 vo van dung, dong da, ha noi, Hanoi, Vietnam
Dong Luc Joint Stock Company
Dung Luc Joint Stock Company is a manufacturer and exporter of footwear, sportswear, and other sports products. They also produce mainly sports shoes fdepoor different sports.
You can find their products on the market under their brand name “Dong Luc.”
Established in 2007, they offer a large variety of shoes to choose from that include:
- Sport shoes
- Running shoes
- Golf shoes
- Children shoes
- Tennis shoes
- Badminton shoes
- Soccer shoes
The manufacturer also claims to pass several quality tests like FIFA Quality Pro and FIFA Quality. They also claim to have passed the CCA SGS standard.
They export almost half of their products, mostly to Eastern Asia and South America.
Address: 130 Ha Dinh st, Thanh Xuan district, Ha Noi, Hanoi, Vietnam
TBS Group is one of the largest and leading footwear manufacturers in Vietnam. They currently employ more than 25,000 people and produce more than 21 million pairs of shoes every year.
Founded in 1989, they now own several businesses that include retail, footwear, handbags, hospitality, logistics, and asset management.
Their large footwear factory has 33 production lines.
They’re currently producing for some of the well-known international brands like Skechers, Decathlon, and Wolverine.
They’re also an award-winning brand and manufacturer, and recently won Vietnamese Brand of Excellence.
Address: 5A, Xuyen A Highway, Di An, Binh Duong Province
Kingmaker Group was founded in 1981 by Mr. Mickey Chen as a manufacturer and exporter of footwear. They now own several companies working in different industries, one of which is Kingmaker Footwear Holdings, Ltd.
Kingmaker Group has several factories working in Vietnam, China, and Cambodia, making them one of the largest manufacturer of footwear in the region. In total, they currently have 40 production lines. They’re also working on another factory in central Vietnam that will have 24 assembly lines.
Kingmaker Group also has several regional offices located in Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Macau.
They have more than 18,000 employees working in different countries, while their annual production is more than 23 million pairs of shoes.
They’re the primary supplier of footwear to some of the leading brands that include CAT, Clarks, Asics, Caterpillars, K1X, Skechers, GH Bass, and Fiona’s Prince.
Kingmaker Group claims to have ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certifications. They’re also a SATRA member.
Address: Kingmaker (Vietnam) Footwear Co., Ltd., No. 12 Street 3, Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park, Thuan An District, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.
Finding additional footwear suppliers in Vietnam
Vietnam is a top footwear exporter, and our intention was not to list every single supplier in this country. To find more suppliers, I recommend that you use the free sourcing tools provided by Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com.
You could also check out one of the following supplier directories:
Footwear Trade Shows
Not keen on sourcing suppliers online? Then you should attend International Footwear & Leather Products Exhibitiom (IFLE) Vietnam. The trade show is held in June each year, in Ho Chi Minh City.
As explained on their website, you can expect to find Vietnamese manufacturers and wholesalers in the following product categories:
- All kinds of footwear
- Bags & Suitcases
- Leather Garments & Leather Products
- Fashion Accessories
- Brand Name Products