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The parent company hoped to expand this new fila athletic shoes subsidiary from its European base into the United States and Asia . New endorsement contracts with top-ranked female athletes, including tennis player Gabriela Sabatini and skier Deborah Compagnoni, supported the drive for the female consumer.Fila fought the perception that it was a " fashionable but low-tech " brand by establishing a research and development center in Portland, Oregon, and staffing it with engineers hired away from Nike. Fila ' s 1996 annual report stressed the strategic shift, asserting, " Style is our heritage.

In the United States, for example, Fila exited from the distribution business and hired an outside company to distribute its footwear and apparel to retailers; it also replaced its internal sales force with several independent sales agencies. On the product side, there was an important shift back to the company ' s roots in tennis, skiing, and golf. Fila once again became a sponsor of the U.S. Open and other fila black and white tennis tournaments and in late 1999 signed Jennifer Capriati to a multiyear endorsement deal. A former teen phenom, Capriati had made a dramatic comeback at age 23 during a series of 1999 tournaments.

Over the course of the decade, Fila rode a rising tide of popularity into country clubs and onto the ski slopes fila blue sneakers of Europe and the United States . Though it did not become a runaway hit, Fila and its trademark " F " logo were widely recognized throughout the world of sports apparel and footwear by the end of the 1970s. Frachey left the company late in the decade.As they had been in the 1970s, sponsorships were vital to Fila ' s success 20 years later. In 1994, the company inked an endorsement contract with Grant Hill of the NBA ' s Detroit Pistons. After he won 1995 ' s Rookie of the Year award, sales of his namesake shoe skyrocketed to over 1.5 million pairs.

For instance, fila boots black the brand ' s emphasis on fashion left it vulnerable to competition from designer brands like Tommy Hilfiger , Donna Karan , and Ralph Lauren , all of whom were introducing stylish athletic shoes mid-decade.FILA ' s new mission has been well identified: To offer an exclusive lifestyle, not only to those who practice sport to compete, test their own skills and overcome their limits, but also to those people who live the sport as an opportunity to play and have fun or, simply, as a firm point of reference in their free time and their every day life. Sport means psycho-physical balance and, at the same time, an important occasion to socialize.

Remember that athletic shoes and apparel are mostly used " off the court, " for " streetwearpurposes, " which implies relaxation, non-competition, but still a strong emphasis on the sportive image. FILA ' s lifestyle is what we will be focused on in the coming years, to take FILA to the next level .The diversification also re-emphasized high-end sportswear and casual footwear with a particular focus on the long-neglected women ' s market. In 1995, Fila bought market share and expertise in women ' s and children ' s clothing via the acquisition of French sportswear manufacturer Dorotennis SA. The parent company hoped to expand this new fila boots white subsidiary from its European base into America and Asia .

Controlled by Gemina S.p.A. since 1988, Fila ' s corporate ownership came under question in the mid-1990s. Stock offerings from 1993 on had reduced Gemina ' s stake in Fila to just over 50 percent by 1997. Following an aborted attempt to merge Gemina ' s ultimate parent company, HPI, with Italian textile and apparel giant Marzotto S.p.A . in 1996, many analysts speculated that a union between Gemina and Marzotto could yet occur. If completed, the deal stood to Image form a multibillion-dollar amalgamation of upscale clothing and footwear brands.

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