Norwegian shoe retailers saw their sales increase by 2.3 percent in the first nine months of this year. Meanwhile, the country's total shoe imports grew by 18.8 percent during the same period, reaching a level of 4,124 million kroner (€432m-$475m). They were led by China, Vietnam, Italy and Portugal, with increases of 20.4 percent, 38.3 percent and 10.6 percent and 13.9 percent, respectively.