NPD Sees Performance Footwear Sales Climb 15 Percent In Third Quarter

October 26, 2021

The NPD Group reported total U.S. performance footwear sales grew 15  percent in the third quarter while leisure footwear sales climbed at a slightly lower rate. Fashion footwear sales continued to underperform, decreasing high-single-digits.

The 15 percent gain in performance footwear marked a slow down from the 31 percent jump seen in the second quarter. Leisure footwear sales were up 11 percent, also slowing from the gain of 31 percent seen in the second quarter. SGB Media