PEI Licensing Inc has inked an exclusive license deal with Shoe Confession LLC to manufacture, design and distribute men's and boys' athletic and casual sport footwear under the Pro Player brand.

Shoe Confession is a New York based footwear firm that makes athletic, hiking and casual footwear for men, women and children.

"We are very excited about our new partnership with Pro Player and Perry Ellis International," said Joe Safdeye, its VP of sales and marketing. "Initial retailer reaction to Pro Player brand footwear has been outstanding."

Product will begin to ship in May 2012 and will be available within the current Pro Player distribution channels.

"Continued expansion into new product categories for our diversified portfolio of brands is extremely important," added Oscar Feldenkreis, president and COO of Perry Ellis International, parent of PEI Licensing.