Tag: athletic shoes

Retailers to Promote Sports Leisure Footwear

"Footwear sales in the U.S. are forecasted to increase through 2021 on account of strong growth in the sport leisure category, according to The Future of Footwear, a new report from The NPD Group forecasting growth and declines across key categories. Furthermore, sport leisure (which is dominated by athletic-inspired casual sneakers, and also includes sport slides and skate shoes) is expected to surpass fashion as the largest footwear category in 2020."

Athletic Footwear Retailers to Promote New Styles to Boost Health For Walkers

"Regular exercise is probably the best prescription for healthy aging, reports Consumer Reports. But fewer than 1 in 5 adults 65 or older gets the minimum recommended amount."

Lightweight Athletic Running Shoes Flying Off Shelves

Sales of lightweight athletic running footwear are soaring and continuing to grow, fueled by innovation and a keen understanding of the target consumer. Shoes are being redesigned to shave weight, remove excess construction, and focus on necessary elements needed in a running shoe; brighter, bold colors are also gaining in popularity. Innovations in fit and other technologies are expected to continue driving sales in 2014.