Oakley is going to shift its focus more toward its core eyewear business, and away from its footwear. The U.S. company will put an end to its lifestyle footwear lines because the category’s revenue growth has stalled and its profitability is underachieving. The company will narrow the sector down to boots, sandals and golf shoes. The distribution channels for footwear will also be stripped down so that Oakley will service just its own direct channels. The company will no longer use field representatives to sell shoes to independent accounts, although golf-specific reps will continue to service their own accounts. Oakley estimates that the restructuring of its footwear division will cost an estimated $5-8 million before taxes, which will affect its results in the 1st half of 2006. As a whole, the company’s sales outside of the USA increased by 8 percent to $73.8 million in the 4th quarter. Much of the growth came from Latin America, while sales in Europe were off by 1 percent.