Oakley Inc has announced that its order backlog for autumn 2001 footwear and apparel has increased considerably from the prior year. During a presentation at the Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown Consumer Growth Stock Conference in Naples, chief operating officer Link Newcomb said: "Consumers are clearly seeing how we are leveraging our unique design expertise, once applied solely to eyewear, to develop new thinking in the footwear and apparel categories, and they are responding very positively.