Athletic shoes in focus: Analysts think the strong quarter in North America by Adidas (PMMAF.PK)...

|By:, SA News Editor

Athletic shoes in focus: Analysts think the strong quarter in North America by Adidas (PMMAF.PK) confirms that demand for athletic shoes is outpacing other retail categories. Nike (NKE +2%), Foot Locker (FL +0.9%), and Finish Line (FINL +3.1%) could surprise to the upside as new lines sell well and a shift in the product mix toward higher-margin basketball shoes helps boosts results - while don't count out Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS +2%) and Under Armour (UA +0.9%) to also catch some of the action.