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|Headquarters||Ontario, California, USA|
|Key people||Shiekh Ellahi, Founder|
|Products||Shoes and Clothing|
Shiekh Shoes is a West Coast footwear and apparel retailer with its headquarters in Ontario, California that operates nearly 140 stores located in California, Nevada, Washington, Arizona, Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee. Its product selection is aimed at young adults, featuring athletic footwear and apparel from brands like Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Reebok, K-Swiss, Sketchers, Lacoste, Converse, and Steve Madden for men, women and children including many exclusive products not sold by other retailers. Shiekh Shoes also manufactures and sells its own brand of footwear, which is only available through its stores and website.
Shiekh Shoes retail stores are primarily located in shopping malls. Stores feature an upscale blue, white and silver design scheme and a high-end sound system that appeals to its target 18- to 35-year-old consumer.
Shiekh Ellahi began his career in footwear at the age of 17 when he was hired by a shoe store in a local mall. Within a few months, Shiekh was promoted to Assistant Manager and shortly after, Store Manager. After ascending the corporate ladder and relocating to New York City, he decided to launch his own footwear venture and moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area. After the success of his first store, he began opening additional stores in Northern California. The company has since expanded and now operates 146 stores throughout the West Coast and Southwest regions.
- Footwear News - August 2, 2004 Issue