Athletic footwear producer K-Swiss Inc on Thursday posted a 1.3 per cent rise in third net earnings to $8.1 million from $8m in the year-ago period and said it sees a strong start to the new fiscal year. The California-based company said it enjoyed earnings per share of 42 cents and added total worldwide revenues rose 19.7 per cent to $81.1m, with domestic revenues up 16.4 per cent to $68.6m and international revenues up 42.3 per cent to $12.4m.