Skechers USA Inc, a global leader in lifestyle footwear, today said net sales for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2001 reached $960.4 million, a 42.3 per cent increase compared to net sales of $675.0 million in 2000. Net earnings for 2001 rose 8.0 per cent to $47.3 million versus net earnings of $43.8 million in 2000.