Footstar Inc (NYSE: FTS ) today reported that total sales for the five-week period ended December 30, 2000 increased 24.8 per cent to $282.3m from $226.3m in the same period last year. Total sales at the company's Meldisco division increased 8.5 per cent to $160.0m from $147.4m, and total sales for the athletic segment increased 55.1 per cent to $122.3m from $78.9m.