SKECHERS Footwear Gets Animated with Shrek

May 3, 2007 • 8:55 am EDT

Company Teams up with DreamWorks Animation to Create "Shrek by SKECHERS"


SKECHERS is seeing green with the launch of its first character footwear line, Shrek by SKECHERS. In collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, SKECHERS is introducing the children's footwear line this month to coincide with the release of the upcoming animated comedy Shrek the Third, which opens nationwide on May 18. A new merchandising opportunity for the Shrek series, Shrek by SKECHERS will be co-branded with such favorite characters as Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and Puss In Boots.

"SKECHERS Kids is built on a philosophy of fun, trend-savvy footwear - footwear that complements Shrek's global success as a pop culture icon," said Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. "With SKECHERS' long heritage as a family lifestyle footwear brand, we fit the Shrek consumer perfectly - and believe this is a great first step into the lucrative world of character footwear."

"We couldn't be more excited about partnering with SKECHERS in this way and feel that the broad appeal of the Shrek franchise together with the family appeal of SKECHERS should prove to be a great combination," added Randy Klein, head of apparel licensing for DreamWorks Animation. "Shrek by SKECHERS is a fun footwear collection that we're sure will be a draw for kids of all ages."

To support the Shrek by SKECHERS footwear program, the Company will market the line in the United States using the characters' images on print, television and outdoor advertising, in-store through POP and gift-with-purchase items, and on the Internet.

    SKECHERS is a registered trademark of Skechers USA, Inc.

    Shrek is a registered trademark of DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.

    Shrek the Third(TM) & (C) 2007 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.


DreamWorks Animation SKG (NYSE:DWA) is devoted to producing high-quality family entertainment through the use of computer-generated (CG) animation. Utilizing world-class creative talent and state-of-the-art technological capabilities, the company is committed to making two computer-animated feature films a year that appeal to a broad movie-going audience.


SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of men's, women's and children's footwear under the SKECHERS name, as well as under seven uniquely branded names. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and its e-commerce website, as well as in over 100 countries and territories through the Company's global network of distributors and Canadian and European subsidiaries. Please visit or call the Company's information line at 877-INFO-SKX.

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