Skechers Wins Outdoor Footwear Brand of the Year and Accessory Brand of the Year at the 2022 Footwear Industry Awards
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skechers USA Ltd., a subsidiary of Skechers USA, Inc., has been named Outdoor Footwear Brand of the Year and Accessory Brand of the Year at the 2022 Footwear Industry Awards. Organised by Datateam Business Media, publisher of Footwear Today magazine, the Awards celebrate the brands, retailers and professionals at the heart of the footwear market.
“It’s a great honour to have earned not one, but two accolades this year at the Footwear Industry Awards,” said Peter Youell, managing director of Skechers UK and Ireland. “As The Comfort Technology Company™, for Skechers to be recognised for Outdoor Footwear Brand of the Year shows how the brand has successfully expanded into this space and is considered a key player when it comes to the innovations in our durable, lightweight and comfortable footwear for hiking, trail and exploring the great outdoors. To win Accessory Brand of the Year is a great added bonus, just like our popular backpack, sunglass and watch ranges add to the overall Skechers experience, building on the brand’s ever-evolving lifestyle package.”
From hiking boots and trail running sneakers to river sandals and rugged slides, Skechers offers a range of Outdoor products across numerous categories for men and women. As an industry leader in comfort known for developing innovative technologies and materials, the Skechers Outdoor collection offers many of the brand’s signature features including patented Skechers Arch Fit® Technology, Skechers Max Cushioning® Technology, Skechers Hyper Burst® Technology, Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam®, Skechers Relaxed Fit® Technology, Skechers Stretch Fit® Technology, Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins™ Technology, as well as Goodyear® Performance Outsoles.
“Skechers has been a fixture at the Footwear Industry Awards over the years thanks to support from all of our UK retail partners,” said David Weinberg, chief operating officer of Skechers. “Consumers in the UK and around the world clearly love getting away in our rugged Outdoor products that feature Goodyear® Performance Outsoles for enhanced traction, stability and durability. Additionally, the recognition for our accessories illustrates the strength of Skechers as a complete lifestyle brand beyond our footwear and apparel businesses.”
Skechers received numerous Footwear Industry Awards in past years, including Brand of the Year in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Additionally, Skechers won Sports Brand of the Year in 2012 and 2013, Fashion Brand of the Year in 2014 and 2015, Ladies’ Brand of the Year in 2016 and 2018, Children’s Brand of the Year in 2019, Men’s Brand of the Year in 2020, as well as Leader in Customer Service for 2018.
Celebrity product endorsees for Skechers’ collections include music icons Ava Max, Chesca, Myleene Klass and Willie Nelson; television personalities Joanna Krupa, Brooke Burke, Martha Stewart and Amanda Kloots; Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw; and a slate of retired sports stars such as football players Jamie Redknapp and Michael Ballack, American football player and broadcaster Tony Romo and iconic boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, among others.
The Company’s footwear and apparel collections are available in Skechers retail stores as well as at skechers.co.uk, plus department stores and footwear retailers around the globe.
About Skechers USA Ltd. and Skechers USA, Inc.
Skechers USA Ltd. is an English subsidiary of Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), The Comfort Technology Company™ based in Southern California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company’s collections are available in over 180 countries and territories through department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through digital stores and 4,355 Company- and third-party-owned physical retail stores. The Company manages its international business through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint venture partners, and distributors. The Company manages its international business through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint venture partners, and distributors. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.
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Released Sep 8, 2022 • 4:00 am EDT