Venture Sports Wins HOKA ONE ONE® 2013 Sales Agency of the Year Award


Richmond, CA  – HOKA ONE ONE®, designers of the revolutionary oversized cushioned running shoe with engineered midsole geometry and a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ: DECK), is proud to announce it has chosen Venture Sports as its 2013 Sales Agency of the Year.

Chosen for overall brand growth in the South East, the sales group was presented with the coveted award at the recent HOKA ONE ONE sales meeting.

“Over the last year, Venture Sports consistently supported its customers by looking for ways to maximize growth opportunities,” said Jim Van Dine, president of HOKA ONE ONE. “They are a champion of our retail partners and a true asset to the HOKA ONE ONE brand.”

The Venture Sports team, led by principle Al Tunstall, and backed by Roger Jones, Kris Versteegen, and HOKA ONE ONE Field Service Rep, Cora Harms, captured top honors in a long list of criteria – including exceptional customer service with key accounts, enhanced regional marketing efforts and events, and strategic distribution management.

“This is an extraordinary accomplishment for the Venture Sports sales team especially since it’s the inaugural year for HOKA ONE ONE under the Deckers umbrella,” said Tunstall. “This year has been a perfect storm of great product, superb management and exploding customer awareness, all of which makes our jobs both fun and rewarding. Quite frankly, HOKA ONE ONE is a brand whose time has come,” Tunstall added.

The Venture Sports team covers Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.



HOKA ONE ONE was founded in 2009 by Jean-Luc Diard and Nicolas Mermoud and was created to design shoes that offer improved performance primarily for ultrarunners. Deckers Outdoor Corp. acquired the brand in late 2012 and is investing to broaden the product line to service all runners. Due to HOKA ONE ONE’s unique ability to provide cushioning while still offering stability, runners may greatly benefit from a product that is designed to greatly reduce the amount of stress on their lower legs and body.

About Deckers Outdoor Corporation

Deckers Outdoor Corporation is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes UGG® Australia, Teva®, Sanuk®, TSUBO®, Ahnu®, MOZO®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Outdoor products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 105 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding in 2013, Deckers Outdoor has a history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit