Leading designer and manufacturer of casual and rugged outdoor footwear, Rocky Shoes & Boots Inc, has posted a slight rise in 2001 net sales to $103.3 million from £103.2m in the year-ago period.

Intermediate Cold Wet military boot sales offset lower sales in the company's other footwear categories, said the firm in a statement, adding that net sales for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2001 slipped to $26.8m from $27.8m in the same three-month period in 2000.