SportsTrend.Info, the sporting goods industry's source for product sales information, has released the latest sales figures for the athletic footwear market.

Using the most current point-of-sale data compiled from the nation's leading sporting goods retailers, department stores and specialty stores, SportsTrend.Info each week tracks exactly what products consumers are purchasing, as well as where and when.

The top-selling shoes, based on units sold, for the week ending Aug. 6, 2000, are as follows:

1
Nike
Black 16 Twitch Shark 3/4 football cleat
2
Nike Land Shark 3/4 football cleat
3
Adidas Galactic men's running shoe
4
Nike Jr. Tiempo 650 youth cleated football shoe
5
Nike D5 basketball shoe black/textile
6
Nike Air Jordan XV low basketball shoe white/navy
7
Nike Air Amenity cross trainer gray/obsidian/white
8
New Balance M803 BK men's running shoe
9
Reebok Classic Leather white fitness shoe
10
Nike Sayonara sport sandal black/metallic silver

Back-to-school shopping and the start of the football season helped the footwear industry achieve a 33% increase in sales last week versus the previous week. Two football shoes head up this week's list of the top-selling shoes in the nation, based on units sold. The Nike Black 16 Twitch Shark 3/4 football cleat continued to show strong sales with an 11,000-unit increase from last week, its first at number one. Another Nike football cleat takes up the second spot this week, as the Land Shark 3/4 football cleat moved up one position and increased sales by 10,000 units.

Adidas makes its lone appearance on the list this week with the Galactic men's running shoe, which climbed three spots this week from number six. At number four is the Nike Jr Tiempo 650. The youth cleated football shoe leapt eight spots from last week, supported by a sales increase of 9,000 units.

The number five shoe this week is Nike's D5 basketball shoe black/textile, one of two basketball shoes on the list. Nike's Air Jordan XV low basketball shoe white/navy makes its debut at number six.

Another Nike holds the seventh spot. The Air Amenity cross trainer gray/obsidian/white saw sales increase about 6,000 units. New Balance gets back into the list this week after a few weeks away with the M803 BK men's running shoe.

The number nine shoe this week, Reebok's Classic Leather white fitness shoe, is back in the top-10 after some time off, supported by a sales boost of 5,500 units. Rounding out the list of the top-selling shoes in the nation is Nike's Sayonara sport sandal black/metallic silver. The sole sport sandal fell six spots from last week, yet showed higher sales numbers, keeping up with the industry trend.

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