The global branded athletic footwear market rose by 6.3 percent in terms of the sell-in in U.S. dollars in 2015, according to an annual study by Sporting Goods Intelligence. Sales increased by 11.1 percent in the U.S. They rose by only 3.3 percent in dollars in the rest of the world, but the growth was much higher in terms of local currencies. The details for 2014 and 2015, including the sales and the market shares of the 24 major athletic footwear brands, will be published in the next issue of SGI Europe.