Picking Up Speed

Leand, Judy
January 2009
SGB;Jan2009, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p60
Trade Publication
The article reports on the impact of the present recession on the skate shoe market in the U.S. It mentions that the performance of the skate shoe segment is steady and core brands are expected to maintain stability in the year 2009. It informs about the factors driving skate shoe consumers and key features of performance skate shoes.


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