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Volume 24 No. 159

The Back Of The Book

          National Sporting Goods Association data gives the     comparison in price of 12 types of athletic shoes.  The data     includes average prices in '91, '96 and '97, as well as the     percentage change from '91 and '96 to '97.  The baseball     category includes softball shoes.  The jogging category     includes running shoes (THE DAILY).              
AVERAGE PRICE PAID FOR SPORT FOOTWEAR
 
SPORT
'97
'96
'91
CHANGE
'97 vs '96
CHANGE
'97 vs '91
Aerobics
$41.66
$40.06
$41.72
+4.0%
-0.1%
Baseball
39.49
39.41
36.23
+0.2%
+9.0%
Basketball
55.57
54.01
57.07
+2.9%
-2.6%
Bowling
35.69
36.21
n/a
-1.4%
n/a
Cross Training
49.96
48.39
53.99
+3.2%
-7.5%
Golf
60.11
53.81
56.96
+11.7%
+5.5%
Gym/Sneakers
26
24.41
29.21
+6.5%
-11.0%
Hiking
45.59
42.64
54.22
+6.9%
-15.9%
Jogging
48.41
45.44
46.9
+6.5%
+3.2%
Soccer
35.83
33.51
31.51
+6.9%
+13.7%
Tennis
31.9
29.15
30.63
+9.4%
+4.1%
Walking
41.47
39.66
43.8
+4.6%
-5.3%