MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Felix the Cat has a new surprise in his magic bag of tricks: Skechers x Felix the Cat footwear. Launching in celebration of the silent screen star’s 100th anniversary this month, Felix the Cat will adorn a collection of women’s shoes, all designed in his signature black and white with pops of red.
“Thanks to his iconic status, Felix the Cat boasts a one-of-a-kind cachet that makes him a perfect partner for our women’s footwear,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “He brings a fresh retro play to our on-trend Skecher Street product, and his recognizable face on BOBS from Skechers will help drive awareness of our philanthropic collections. We look forward to this new collaboration and seeing all the ways that we can utilize Felix the Cat’s broad appeal across multiple styles to reach more consumers than ever.”
Felix the Cat’s comic strips, character prints, logo details and classic colors are featured on several of Skechers’ popular designs. Initial styles include the brand’s Skecher Street chunky platform cleated and slip-on sneakers, as well as Skechers’ BOBS for Cats alpargatas and casual comfort sneakers.
For every purchase of BOBS from Skechers shoes featuring Felix the Cat, Skechers will make a donation to Petco Foundation to help save the lives of cats and dogs.* Since 2015, the Company has donated more than $4.58 million to animal welfare organizations through sales of its BOBS from Skechers collection — funds that have helped more than 847,000 pets in the United States, including more than 487,000 animals saved through adoptions.
The Skechers x Felix the Cat collection for women will be available at Skechers retail stores, Skechers.com and select department and specialty stores throughout the United States as well as select markets around the world through a multi-year licensing relationship between Skechers and Universal Brand Development.
* Skechers U.S.A., Inc., 228 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, 310-318-3100. Petco Foundation, 654 Richland Hills Drive, San Antonio, TX 78245, 858-453-7845. During the promotion, twenty-five cents will be donated to the Petco Foundation per item of specially marked BOBS from Skechers footwear sold in the U.S., to help save the lives of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. The promotion runs January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021.
About Skechers USA, 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 3,300 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, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, and 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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