The Indonesian Footwear Association (Apresindo) has responded cautiously to allegations made yesterday with regards to labour abuse reported in Nike's Indonesian partner factories. Apresindo chairman Anton J. Supit told the Jakata Post that the association was seeking clarification both from Global Alliance and Nike production companies over the reports alleging that nine of the American footwear giant's contract factories in Indonesia had seen verbal and physical abuse of subordinates perpetrated by supervisors.