Posts tagged as skechers

  • Did this shoe inspire the designers of Skechers when creating the Onyx? The Stan Smith model by Adidas.

    Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

    Adidas sues Skechers over brand identity

    by Markus Huber

    The Three Stripes have reportedly taken their competitor Skechers to federal court in Oregon for abuse of Adidas’ brand image. The subject of the dispute is Skechers’ Onyx shoe which, according to the plaintiff, is too similar to Adidas’ own Stan Smith model. While there is nothing really new about one brand being inspired by the design of its […]

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    Wednesday, August 12th 2015

    Skechers goes direct in Latin America

    by Markus Huber

    The Californian marketer of footwear has decided to establish its own subsidiary for some 30 Latin American smaller markets with a focus on Central America. The wholly owned firm will be located in Panamá (Ciudad). Skechers intends to open four showrooms in the markets which are said to have priority: Panamá, Costa Rica, Colombia and […]

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    Thursday, July 9th 2015

    Skechers takes Steve Madden to court

    by Markus Huber

    Skechers USA has filed a lawsuit against competitor Steve Madden, claiming that the latter has breached patent rights with regard to the Californian brand’s line of walking footwear. The subject of the injunction is Steve Madden’s collection called Setta which Skechers sees as being inspired by their own offerings. According to research firm NPD Group, Skechers is […]

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    Friday, May 29th 2015

    Skechers claims to be number two shoe brand in the U.S.

    by Markus Huber

    The Californian marketer of functional and fashionable footwear has said that it is now number two on the U.S. athletic footwear market, behind Nike. It has, therefore outpaced its other competitors, such as Adidas, New Balance and Asics in terms of market share. This estimate is based on the first quarter of 2015, although Skechers did not […]

  • Friday, January 23rd 2015

    Skechers reshuffles East European business

    by Markus Huber

    Skechers is about to take its business in Central and Eastern Europe away from local distributors and into its own hands. The strategic decision affects the markets of former Yugoslavia, Romania, Albania, Moldova, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The U.S. marketer of footwear plans to open showrooms in each if these markets. The headquarters […]

  • Sunday, July 27th 2014

    First half of 2014 shows most large retailers are doing fine

    by Markus Huber

    Over the past few days, some financial results for larger vendors and retailers have been published for the first half of 2014. Here is an overview of performance figures for the first six months – see graph below. Accell Group to spin off fitness division The flat sales for large Dutch bicycle manufacturer, the Accell Group, were mainly caused […]

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    Friday, June 20th 2014

    Skechers takes Reebok to court for patent issues

    by Markus Huber

    Skechers USA has filed a lawsuit against Reebok at a federal court in California. The brand sees a patent infringement committed by the Adidas subsidiary concerning Skechers’ “Go Walk” product line. Skechers claims compensation, punitive damages and an injunctive relief for the infringement of Skechers’ trade dress rights and patents. In substance, the plaint concerns Reebok’s footwear […]

  • Monday, May 5th 2014

    After Boston success, Skechers eyes Los Angeles Clippers


    Shortly after the success of Meb Keflezighi at the Boston marathon which was supported by Skechers footwear, the Californian company is eyeing further opportunities to invest in top sports. Skechers has announced that it is exploring opportunities to rally investors to buy a strategic interest in Los Angeles Clippers. The basketball team has been troubled […]

  • Thursday, February 13th 2014

    Skechers well and truly in the race

    by Markus Huber

    Skechers, the U.S. footwear brand, saw its sales increase 18 percent to roughly $1.85 billion in 2013 compared with the previous year. Net income soared from $9.5 million in the previous year to $54.8 million. In the fourth quarter which ended on Dec. 31st, revenues jumped 14 percent to $450.7 million, while net income was […]