ESPN Consumer Products has signed a licensing agreement with California-based athletic footwear wholesaler and manufacturer American Sporting Goods Corp (ASG) to develop and launch the X Games Gear's footwear line.

The footwear line will be managed, designed and developed through ASG's Extreme Sports division Nice Skate Shoes (NSS).

The collection, scheduled for a spring 2008 launch, will feature styles including casual, lifestyle, athletic and performance shoes/sneakers, slides, slip-ons, slippers, sandals, boots and flip-flops.

It will be distributed through specialty retail outlets as well as select sporting goods retailers, mid-tier department stores and family footwear stores.

"We are excited to expand our successful X Games Gear apparel and accessories business by including the footwear category," said Steve Cipolla, vice president and general manager, ESPN consumer products licensing.