Continuing a trend of impressive quarterly results among running shoe brands, the second quarter of 2021 for ASICS North America (ANA), which includes the United States, Canada and Mexico, continued to see strong growth from nearly every channel across the region. Collectively, the North America region experienced a double-digit quarterly sales increase year-over-year.
Specifically in the United States, ASICS showed quarterly double-digit year-over-year increases from the Run Specialty, Strategic Partners and Sporting Goods channels and a quarterly triple-digit year-over-year rebound in the Family channel.
“We are proud to continue seeing the ASICS brand and products resonating so well with consumers across categories from running to tennis,” says Richard Sullivan, president and COO of ASICS North America. “The growth across our owned and partner channels has been significant and we will continue to strategically navigate our brand going forward.”
ASICS’ performance run category grew by 51.8 percent in the United States year-over-year for the region buoyed by the success of models like the Gel-Kayano and Gel-Nimbus.
In other news from ASICS:
- In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, ASICS hosted a Virtual Blue Jean Mile, an amplification of the world record setting race from ASICS elite athlete Johnny Gregorek in 2020. To honor the world record, ASICS donated $40,625 and another $26,400 was raised by participants to help support the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NYC.
- Seven ANA ASICS athletes qualified for their respective National Teams and earned the opportunity to compete in Tokyo this summer. The U.S. was represented by Valarie Allman who took Gold in the discus throw; Adeline Gray, who won a Silver Medal in women’s wrestling; and tennis star Jennifer Brady. Triathlete Flora Duffy represented Bermuda and won a Gold Medal in the women’s triathlon – the first Gold medal in the nation’s history. Tennis players Leylah Fernandez and Sharon Fichman were joined by triathlete Amelie Kretz in representing Canada.