The Athlete's Foot® is the world's first franchisor of athletic footwear stores and is recognized as the world leader
in athletic footwear franchising. It was the first athletic footwear specialty store of its kind in the United States
with the first store opening in Pittsburgh, PA in 1971. The first international store opened in 1978 in Adelaide, Australia.
On December 17, 2012, The Athlete's Foot was acquired by IIC - INTERSPORT International Corp. (IIC). Headquartered in Berne,
Switzerland, IIC is the brand management and purchasing company of the INTERSPORT Group. With 5,400 associated retailers in
42 countries, INTERSPORT has the worldwide leading position in the sporting goods retail market.
With this acquisition IIC, the INTERSPORT Group and The Athlete's Foot will considerably expand their presence and will be
newly represented in 63 countries, for the first time also in the United States, South America and Australia.