Brooks Running says it raised its global sales by 5 percent in terms of volume during the past year, with increases of 5 percent in North America, 3 percent in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and 8 percent in Asia-Pacific and Latin America. It did not provide figures in terms of value.

The report indicates a significant slowdown for the brand, which had previously reported a 15 percent increase in its revenues to about $500 million in 2014, with increases of 13 percent in the U.S. and 32 percent in EMEA.

Brooks mentioned “headwinds within the performance running market,” citing an estimate by NPD that sales of non-lifestyle running shoes in athletic specialty, sporting goods and specialty running stores in the U.S. fell by 8 percent in terms of dollars in the 12 months through November.

However, Brooks maintained the first spot in the running specialty channel with a market share of 28 percent in value. That's down from a share of 31 percent in the previous 12-month period. With its Moving Comfort brand, the company captured a 68 percent share of the market for sports bras.

Brooks said it will build up its position as market leader with the launch of Stride Signature, described as a new approach to creating and fitting products based on the individual's biomechanics and the personal running experiences that customers want to have. The company launched the new concept in July.