Skechers Wins Outdoor Footwear Brand of the Year and Accessories Brand of the Year at the 2022 Footwear Industry Awards
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skechers USA Ltd., a subsidiary of Skechers USA, Inc., has been appointed Outdoor Footwear Brand of the Year and Accessories Brand of the Year at the 2022 Footwear Industry Awards. Organized by Datateam Business Media, publisher of Shoes today magazine, the Awards celebrate the brands, distributors and professionals at the heart of the footwear market.
“It is a great honor to have won not one, but two accolades at this year’s Footwear Industry Awards,” said Peter Youell, Managing Director of Skechers UK and Ireland. “Like The Comfort Technology Company™, Skechers being recognized as the Outdoor Footwear Brand of the Year shows how the brand has successfully grown in this space and is seen as a key player when it comes to innovations in our durable, lightweight and comfortable shoes for hiking, trail running and exploring the great outdoors.Winning the Accessory Brand of the Year is a great added bonus, as is our popular backpack ranges , sunglasses and watches 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 in many categories for men and women. As a comfort industry leader known for developing innovative technologies and materials, the Skechers Outdoor collection offers many hallmark features, including patented Skechers Arch Fit® technology, Skechers Max Cushioning® technology, Skechers Hyper Burst® technology, Skechers Foam® air-cooled memory, Skechers Relaxed Fit® technology, Skechers Stretch Fit® technology, Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins™ technology, as well as Goodyear® Performance insoles.
“Skechers has been a staple of the Footwear Industry Awards over the years thanks to the support of all of our UK retail partners,” said David Weinberg, Chief Operating Officer of Skechers. “Consumers in the UK and around the world love to get away from it all with our rugged outdoor products featuring Goodyear® performance outsoles for improved traction, stability and durability. Plus, the recognition of our accessories exemplifies the strength of Skechers as a comprehensive lifestyle brand beyond our footwear and apparel businesses.
Skechers has received numerous footwear industry awards over the past few 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, Pro 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 Leading of customer service for 2018.
Celebrities endorsed by products from 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 list 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 at Skechers retail stores as well as at skechers.co.ukas well as department stores and shoe retailers around the world.
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 footwear, apparel and lifestyle accessories and performance for men, women and children. The Company’s collections are available in more than 180 countries and territories through department and specialty stores, and directly to consumers through digital stores and 4,355 physical retail stores owned by the Company and third parties. The Company conducts its international business through a network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint venture partners and distributors. The Company conducts 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, instagramand Twitter.
Goodyear is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. It employs approximately 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 factories in 23 countries around the world. Its two innovation centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop cutting-edge products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, visit www.goodyear.com/company.
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