Outdoor footwear company LaCrosse Footwear posted net income of $1.0m for the second quarter of 2007, compared to $1.2m in the same quarter last year, despite cashing in on some favourable weather conditions.

The group, which operates the Danner and LaCrosse brands, reported consolidated net sales of $24.9m, up 14% from $21.8m in the second quarter of 2006. For the first half of 2007, consolidated net sales were $48.6m, an increase of 12% from the same period of 2006.

Sales to the work market were $13.2m for the second quarter of 2007, up 6%, while sales to the outdoor market were $11.8m, up 26%.

"We are pleased with our execution and financial performance for the second quarter, and see strong momentum going into the second half of the year," said Joseph P Schneider, president and CEO of LaCrosse Footwear. "Our sales growth continued to be driven by the success of our new fall product lines and our ability to meet at-once demand to capitalise on favourable weather conditions. We continued to maintain our strong gross margins, moderate our operating expenses as a percent of sales and leverage our operating model, and to strengthen our balance sheet."