Increasingly,consumers were expecting more comfortably designed shoes. As Mike Konnos,president of the research firm Footwear Market Insights (FMI), explained in Footwear News. â€˜'comfort criteriaâ€ were established during the- fitness craze of the 1980s and subsequently were incorporated into the designs for dress as well as casual shoes. While the dress shoe market deteriorated and athletic shoe sales declined nearly 2%,the unit sales of casual shoes increased 10% in 1991 alone. As a result,the casual and athletic shoe categories began to converge, creating a greater demand in the active casual category
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