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Sports Footwear Rides ‘One-Off Events’ to 35% Growth

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Sports footwear came out the gate running this year, with first-quarter sales up more than 35 percent year over year, according to the NPD Group. Compared to 2019, sales grew in the high teens. Despite these positive results, Matt Powell, vice president and senior industry advisor, sports at NPD, warned that “2021 will be a…

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