Indoor requires a quicker first step. Outdoor has greater distances and thus requires more power and less foot speed.”Lees agrees on the importance of the amount of grip the shoe provides on the surface as a component of your kicking quality. The type of sole outdoor cleats are molded thermoplastic polyurethanes and indoor shoes are gum rubber, for example and the stud configuration “can lead to a 250 percent change in the degree of traction offered,” Lees writes.
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Men line sales jumped 24 per cent, due mainly to its diversified product assortment in sweats, anchor of the men business. Cost of goods during the third quarter rose 22.4 per cent to US$254.9 million compared with last year, and selling, general and administration expenses rose 20.5 per cent to US$156.6 million.Chief financial officer Stuart Haselden associated the higher costs with currency fluctuations, increased store costs associated with openings, lease renewals and store refurbishment, and a one time severance payment of a million dollars. No specifics were given, but the retailer ousted chief product officer Tara Poseley in October after she had served two years in the lead design role, in tandem with a number of management shifts that eliminated her position.Haselden said the company is working to lower further supply chain costs such as air freight, with a target air freight utilization rate of under 25 per cent as opposed to 40 or 50 per cent.are encouraged by recent efforts to rationalize the design and supply chain infrastructure, Buss wrote in a note to clients, reiterating his rating of outperform on the company shares.The retailer plans to hire a new chief supply chain officer and the promotion of former Nike apparel executive Lee Holman to the role of creative director stand to improve product design and supply chain management substantially in the future, Buss added.continue to view weak supply chain management as one of the largest likely operational improvements within the organization, with the potential to expand gross margin.But Neil Saunders, chief executive of New York based retail research and consulting firm Conlumino, is skeptical about Lululemon growth prospects given the rise in competition from specialty and mass retailers.Lululemon has a following of dedicated fans, it also relies on more occasional purchases from those who are somewhat less loyal to the brand, and it is here that we believe it has lost traction over the course of this quarter, Saunders said in a report Wednesday.