Phoenix Footwear reports a 53 percent jump in sales to $11.3 million for the 4th quarter ended Dec. 31. While the acquisition of HS Trusk and Ducks Unlimited footwear accounted for most of the increase, the company also experienced 10 percent organic growth for its original brands, Trotters and SoftWalk. The gross margin increased from 41 to 43 percent, but near earnings were practically halved to $108,000.