Footwear with a twist is the hallmark of a new range of athletic shoes now available from K-Swiss Inc following the signing of a worldwide licensing agreement with U Turn Sports Co LLC.

UTurn Technology is being used to manufacture K-Swiss' versatile TongueTwister line which, with a simple twist of the tongue, allows the wearer to reveal the other side of the two-coloured tongue.

Tongue Twister debuts on the K-Swiss Nido for Holiday 2002 in colour combinations including white/navy, white/red, white/platinum, and white/carolina blue. Throughout 2003, it will be featured in different styles of K-Swiss footwear, supported by a print advertising campaign in March and April 2003.

According to Steven Nichols, president of K-Swiss, the early response from consumers and retailers has been "overwhelmingly positive."