The discontinuation of its PVC boot line hurt LaCrosse’s results in the 4th quarter. The company registered a net sales increase of 4 percent to $29.7 million, but they were up by 14 percent excluding the PVC line. Net income slid to $2.0 million in the period from $2.2 million in the same period a year ago. For the full year net sales dropped to $99.3 million, as compared to $105.5 million in 2004. Excluding the PVC line and the loss of a U.S. military order, sales grew by 10 percent. Sales of outdoor footwear were up by 9 percent to $48.9 million but were offset by lower workwear sales, which fell from $60.7 million to $50.4 million, but the management is optimistic about the future. The U.S. company is complementing its product range with the release of a new line of leather hunting boots. The boots are made with Realtree camouflage for the exterior. They feature a Gore-Tex membrane and a ThinsulateUltra lining inside.