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Skechers USA, Inc.
Founded1992; 31 years ago (1992)
FounderRobert Greenberg
Number of locations
4,992 (2023)
Area served
Key people
  • Robert Greenberg
  • (Chairman and CEO)
  • Michael Greenberg
  • (President)
RevenueIncrease US$7.44 billion (2022)
Decrease US$546.7 million (2022)
Decrease US$373 million (2022)
Total assetsIncrease US$7.2 billion (2023)
Number of employees
c. 15,100 (2022)
Footnotes / references

Skechers USA, Inc. is an American multinational footwear company. Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California, it was founded in 1992 and is the third largest footwear brand in the United States.


A store in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Skechers was founded in 1992 by Robert Greenberg, who had previously founded LA Gear in 1983 (he stepped down as CEO of that company the same year he founded Skechers). Greenberg sought to focus on men's street shoes; Skechers' early products were utility-style boots popular in grunge fashion.[3] The company quickly expanded to include women and children, with casual and athletic styles, and went public in 1999.[4][5] In 2011, Skechers launched its performance sportswear line for athletes and signed Meb Keflezighi as a spokesman.[6]

Skechers is the third largest footwear brand in the United States by revenue.[7][8] In January 2019, the company started an expansion of its corporate headquarters to double its office, design and showroom space in the South Bay.[9] In 2023, Skechers had its debut on the Fortune 500.[10]


In 2012, Skechers agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for $40 million based on a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that it had misled customers with its Shape-Ups rocker bottom shoe ads.[11] In 2019, Nike filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Skechers because, according to Nike, Skechers had infringed on the design of their VaporMax and Air Max 270 sneakers.[12]

Forced labor investigation[edit]

In 2021, French prosecutors launched an investigation into whether Skechers and other brands had concealed or profited from forced Uyghur labor.[13][14] Skechers has found no evidence of forced labor taking place.[15]

Products and advertising[edit]

Skechers designs, develops and markets a range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for adults and children. Its brands include Skechers Sport, Slip-ins, D'Lites, the charity line Bobs, Mark Nason, Skechers Work, Go Walk, Go Run, and Go Golf.[1] Since 2020, select shoes have utilized Goodyear rubber.[16]

Edward Cheserek has endorsed Skechers Performance since 2017.[17]

Skechers has promoted its products with celebrities including singers Ava Max and Cha Eun-woo;[18][19] television personalities Martha Stewart, Brooke Burke, and Amanda Kloots;[20] baseball player Clayton Kershaw and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard;[20] footballers Jamie Redknapp and Michael Ballack;[21] and American football players Tony Romo, Howie Long, and Cris Carter.[20] Skechers Performance has featured distance runner Meb Keflezighi and professional golfers Brooke Henderson and Matt Fitzpatrick.[22][20]

Since 2010, Skechers has been a regular Super Bowl advertiser, with spots featuring Kim Kardashian, Willie Nelson, and Snoop Dogg.[23]

On March 1, 2019, Skechers launched a print and digital comparative advertising campaign titled "Just Blew It" to highlight the Zion Williamson failed shoe incident with rival Nike.[24]

Car #32 at the 2021 ADAC GT Masters in Austria

Skechers has been a partner of W Racing Team (WRT) in sports car racing, including former MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi, since 2021. WRT's parent company, Weerts Group, services Skechers' European distribution center in Liège, Belgium.[25]

In 2022, the brand expanded into pickleball, signing several of the sport's top players and sponsoring the first nationally televised pickleball tournament in the U.S.[26] In August 2023, Skechers announced a move into soccer, with a new boot, the SKX 01 model, worn and promoted by England national football team player and top scorer Harry Kane.[27][28]


Golf players[edit]

Football players[edit]

Basketball players[edit]

Show biz and TV[edit]


Skechers launched its Skechers Foundation in 2010. Skechers and the Friendship Foundation host an annual walk in Manhattan Beach to raise money for a nonprofit that helps connect special-needs students with their peers.[36][37]

Skechers donates new shoes to children in need worldwide through its Bobs charity program. The shoes support Head Start programs, education foundations, homeless shelters, disaster relief and 501(c)(3) organizations.[38] Bobs also support animal welfare groups including Petco Love and Woodgreen Pets Charity.[39]


Skechers has developed—with MoonScoop Group and animator/co-producer John Massé—an animated series, Zevo-3, and several direct-to-DVD features produced by SD Entertainment:[40]

  • Hydee and the Hytops: The Movie (2011)[40]
  • Twinkle Toes (2012)[41]
  • Twinkle Toes Lights Up New York (2016)[41]


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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Skechers at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website (consumer)
  • Official website (corporate)
  • Business data for Skechers: