SKECHERS’ Running and Children’s Product Wins 2013 Design Excellence Awards from Footwear Plus Magazine
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), a global leader in lifestyle footwear, today announced that it has won the 2013 Running Design Excellence and Children’s Design Excellence awards as part of Footwear Plus magazine’s annual Plus Awards. This honor marks SKECHERS’ first running award from Footwear Plus, and the second for the Kids design category.
“And winning the Plus Award in such traditionally independent brand categories as running and children’s product is a true testament to the Company’s determination to connect with more consumers through relevant, innovative product. We look forward to seeing how else they’ll redefine our industry.”
The Plus Awards, which were presented yesterday in New York, are nominated and voted on annually by footwear retailers nationwide in recognition of the industry’s most compelling product offerings.
“It’s a tremendous honor to receive these awards for our company’s performance and lifestyle categories,” said Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “Since the launch of the Skechers Performance division in 2011, we’ve developed innovative, never-before-seen designs for the performance world, and we’re excited to receive enthusiastic responses from both the footwear and running industries, including Footwear News’ December announcement of Skechers GO as 2013 Brand of the Year.
“That the industry feels we’ve been able to do this while continuing to strengthen our legacy as a lifestyle and kids’ footwear brand is a huge motivation for our team,” continued Greenberg. “We’re inspired by our peers’ support of these achievements, and look forward to bringing even more exciting product to market in the years to come.”
“SKECHERS has earned numerous accolades from the Plus Awards over the years –winning Company of the Year five times, and multiple design awards for men’s, women’s and children’s product,” added Greg Dutter, Editorial Director of Footwear Plus magazine. “And winning the Plus Award in such traditionally independent brand categories as running and children’s product is a true testament to the Company’s determination to connect with more consumers through relevant, innovative product. We look forward to seeing how else they’ll redefine our industry.”
SKECHERS’ previous Footwear Plus awards include the Company of the Year Award in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and Plus Awards for Design Excellence in 2000 for Young Women’s Fashion, in 2001 for Women’s Streetwear, and in 2002 for Kids’ Fashion. SKECHERS also won Plus Awards for Design Excellence in Men’s Streetwear in 2005 and 2006 for its fashion brand Marc Ecko.
About SKECHERS USA, Inc.
SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and its e-commerce website, and in over 100 countries and territories through the Company’s international network of subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Japan, and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit www.skechers.com, and follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).
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