Poor turnover from sandals hurt Bakers Footwear in its 2nd quarter, ended July 29, and the American retailer’s comparable store sales dropped by 6.4 percent. Net sales were up by 4.2 percent to $47.2 million for the company, which operates more than 240 outlets in the USA. Another American retailer, Shoe Carnival, said that athletic footwear was to blame for its slow comparable store sales and lagging net turnover in the 2nd quarter, ended July 29. Its same-store sales were off by 1 percent, while its net sales slid by 1.2 percent to $146.9 million. One other U.S. shoe retailer, DSW, posted a sales increase of 9.1 percent to $301.3 million during the same period, with its same-store turnover up by 2.2 percent.