LaCrosse Footwear Inc has decided to discontinue END Footwear as a standalone brand, just two months after buying the outdoor and running line.

Instead, it will incorporate END's lightweight designs into the LaCrosse and Danner lines and distribution channels for autumn 2010.

LaCrosse, which is known for its branded work and outdoor brands, bought END (which stands for Environmentally Neutral Design) at the beginning of June as part of plans to expand into new markets.