Italian fashion business Marni Srl has launched a new men's athletic shoe range in partnership with Japan's Kamei Proact Corporation.

Marni was responsible for the design of the new collection, with Kamei dealing with technical production issues.

The shoe line will be distributed in Marni boutiques globally from spring/summer 2006.

Diversified group Kamei is also a licensed maker of UK sportswear brand Patrick, while Marni specialises in producing women's clothing.