ASICS Europe continues to deliver strong growth, with an overall net sales increase of 21% for the first quarter of 2011. The growth was a result of running footwear posting one of the highest sales figures in recent years with turnover rising by 34%; particularly the key performance running market Germany posted outstanding figures.

Channelling the knowledge of ground feel and connection which is so integral to the success of the Merrell Barefoot range, Merrell has innovated once again to introduce the M-Connect Series for Spring 2013, drawing on 30 years of leading outdoor performance. Designed for a new emerging segment of outside athletic consumers Merrell M-Connect will again drive incremental sales growth in the outdoor market.

For Spring 2013, K-Swiss unveils the Adcourt’72, a new style that combines preppy premium West-Coast heritage with fresh street style influences. Adcourt’72 marks a new direction for the brand’s sportstyle aesthetic; while remaining faithful to the brand’s tennis heritage with a court silhouette silhouette derived from the original K-Swiss Classic mid cut first introduced in 1972, the design has a grown up premium feel that makes it a must-have item.

Primal Lifestyle, official UK distributor and retailer of Vibram Fivefingers, is proud to announce the first ever BarefootConnections Conference to be held on 30th June 2012 at the Natural History Museum, London. The day will start with an optional barefoot 5K run starting and finishing in the main hall of the natural History Museum and will be followed by a series of talks discussing various aspects of the barefoot theory to include:

“We are proud to be able to present the best results in the company’s history. We increased turnover by DKK 1 billion compared with 2010, delivering a bottom line of DKK 904 million,” says Chief Operating Officer Michael Hauge Sřrensen, who continues: “A lot of things went well for ECCO in 2011, but the year was not without challenges. The low point came when our factory and tannery in Thailand were hit by massive floods in October. But our employees pulled together and displayed tremendous determination and ability to get things up and running again. In terms of products, we were spot on with our collections, which were well received all over the world. This was of vital importance in our emerging strongly from 2011. ECCO will not be resting on its laurels, however. We will continue to develop new exciting products and focus on even better customer service.

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