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NEW BALANCE LAUNCHES FIRST 3D PRINTED RUNNING SHOE

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BOSTON, NOVEMBER 19, 2015– Global athletic leader New Balance announced today they will be launching the first high performance running shoe with a 3D printed midsole. Through an exclusive collaboration with 3D Systems and their newly developed elastomeric powder, DuraForm® Flex TPU, New Balance has made significant advancements in the performance of printed parts for running shoes. The new midsoles leverage the benefits of 3D printing and breakthroughs in materials science to achieve an optimal balance of flexibility, strength, weight and durability. This limited edition, state-of-the-art running shoe will launch first in Boston in April 2016 and then in select New Balance retail locations around the globe. The shoes will also be on display and in use by employees in the 3D Systems booth at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.

Fleet Feet Sports Announces Grand Opening of Mechanicsburg Location

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Locally-owned running retailer will celebrate their new permanent location on November 14 - Carrboro, N.C. – Fleet Feet Sports, the retail leader in building thriving local running communities, is excited to announce the official grand opening of its Mechanicsburg, Pa. location. The new store location replaces the previous temporary location in Mechanicsburg and will be located at 6416 Carlisle Pike in the Silver Springs Square shopping plaza.

United Sports Brands Acquires Nathan Sports

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United Sports Brands today announced that it has acquired NATHAN Sports, the Running Essentials™ market leader in athletic hydration, visibility and performance gear. United Sports Brands will utilize its expertise and experience to create new market opportunities for NATHAN, enabling the brand’s continued focus on ground-breaking product innovation.

Implus® LLC Acquires FuelBelt®

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Durham, N.C. (November 3, 2015) – Implus LLC, the market leader in athletic, fitness, and outdoor accessories, is excited to announce the acquisition of FuelBelt, Inc. Founded in 1997 by seven-time Ironman World Champion participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt is the pioneer in hydration belts and running accessories. FuelBelt will join the Specialty Category of Implus, alongside Balega, TriggerPoint, and Sof Sole.

SCOTT Acquires Tecnica Group's Dolomite Division

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SCOTT Sports SA and Tecnica Group sign a preliminary agreement for the takeover of Tecnica`s Dolomite division - Givisiez, Switzerland, October 14th, 2015. SCOTT Sports S.A., a global multi sports brand based in Givisiez, Switzerland, and Tecnica Group S.p.A, a leading sports footwear and equipment company based in Giavera del Montello, Italy have signed a preliminary agreement for the takeover of Tecnica Group’s Dolomite division.