(Reuters) – Shoe company Crocs Inc (CROX.O) posted a second-quarter profit that beat Wall Street on lower costs and strong sales, especially in the Americas region, and forecast a strong third quarter, boosting shares 9 percent after market.

Second-quarter revenue increased to $228 million from $197.7 million year over year. New products introduced in spring-summer of 2010 accounted for 31% of first half sales.

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