Collective Licensing International is expanding its Hind brand into footwear in the North American market through a license agreement with Mercury International Trading Corporation. The first collection will be out for summer 2012 at retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1974, Hind originally focused on competition and active swim apparel, but has since expanded into running, cycling, outdoor and fitness apparel. Hind was one of the first brands to introduce compression apparel.