Sales of Nike footwear in Western Europe, which includes the UK, soared by 8% over the third quarter while clothing sales dropped back by 1%.
Nike said total sales in Western Europe, were up 4% to $929m (£607.5m) compared with the same period last year, on the back of the strong footwear sales. Third quarter EBIT in the territory was flat against last year at $199 million (£130m).
Nike footwear sales in Western Europe for the period increased 8% to $577m (£377m), clothing revenue declined 1% to $300m (£196m) and equipment revenue fell 4% $52m (£34m).
Nike said that for the three months to February 28, its total profits more than doubled to $496.4m (£307m), up from $243.8m (£159.4m) in the same period last year. Revenue was up 7% to $4.7bn (£3.1bn).
Gross margins at Nike also grew to 46.9% compared to 43.9% for the same period last year.
Mark Parker, president and chief executive of Nike said: “We had a great quarter. Today’s results reinforce our belief that when we connect with consumers in deep and meaningful ways from product concepts to how they experience our brands, we win in the marketplace and drive sustainable,profitable growth.”