As retail regains its footing, it appears that the running business is benefitting from the gradual reopening of the country as it hopefully emerges into a post-pandemic reality. According to the latest report from the NPD Group, dollar sales rebounded in mid-May and in the week ending June 20 grew by 30 percent compared to last year.
This marks the highest sales gain in a given week since the start of 2020.
Looking especially strong in the last five weeks have been performance running shoe sales, which averaged 11 percent sales growth during this time.
According to NPD, Brooks, Hoka One One and On Running have all shown double- and triple-digit growth for the past five weekly time periods.