LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skechers USA Ltd., a subsidiary of Skechers USA, Inc., has been named Children’s Brand of the Year at The 2019 Footwear Industry Awards 2019. Organized by Datateam Business Media, publisher of Footwear Today magazine, the Awards celebrate the brands, retailers and professionals at the heart of the footwear market.
“To receive this acknowledgment amongst such notable brands that were shortlisted in this category highlights the growing need for comfort-first footwear for children,” said Peter Youell, Managing Director of Skechers U.K. and Ireland. “From mini-me sneakers to trend-right shoes, Skechers leads the footwear industry in cutting-edge styles and the brand continues to experience growth after more than 25 years.”
“Thanks to the ongoing support from our retail partners, Skechers proudly accepts this award as a brand that caters to all demographics year after year,” said Marvin Bernstein, managing partner of Skechers S.à.r.l. “From light-up styles to brightly colored sneakers that boys and girls love, our innovation resonates with consumers and has been a driving factor for Skechers Kids in the UK—making this a key market for the brand.”
Skechers has been a perennial honoree at the Footwear Industry Awards, including Brand of the Year in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Additionally, Skechers won Ladies Brand of the Year in 2016 and 2018, Fashion Brand of the Year in 2014 and 2015, Sports Brand of the Year in 2012 and 2013, as well as Leader in Customer Service for 2018.
Skechers offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division which offers comfort-focused, trend-right product for men, women and kids, and the Skechers Performance Division for elite athletes and sports enthusiasts.
Styles from the Skechers Kids’ collection along with collections for men and women are available in Skechers retail stores, online at skechers.com, as well as department stores and footwear retailers around the globe.
About Skechers U.S.A., Inc.
Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers (NYSE:SKX) 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 and over 170 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 3,000 Skechers Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia and the Middle East, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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