Skechers launches basketball footwear collection for charity
Skechers is teaming up with Chicago-based Hoop ’Til It Hurts Foundation to launch a basketball footwear collection for charity.
The 'Skechers x Hoop ’Til It Hurts Collection', offers athletic styles for practice and game day, as well as off-court styles for between games, and will help children in underserved communities across the United States find lifelong success through basketball.
Styles include the Powershot – Skech-Hops, featuring a mid-top leather lace-up front with an adjustable strap in black and red or white and blue graffiti designs; the Durox – Skech-Speed, which includes a lace-up leather and mesh upper and an eye-catching tech design in blue and black styles; and the Gambix X – Skech-Revs slide sandal, decked out with graffiti and an adjustable band strap in red and blue styles.
“The partnership with Skechers will provide exposure for the Hoop ’Til It Hurts Foundation, as well as garner additional funding to support our mission to keep children of all ages engaged in youth sports. The longer kids are engaged in sports, the more likely they are to develop focused life skills and make connections that lead to a brighter future,” explained Hoop ’Til It Hurts founder, Michael “Skeet” Horton.
“As a family brand, children are at the heart of our company—and Hoop ’Til It Hurts Foundation’s mission resonated with us,” added Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “By combining our philanthropic commitment and resources with their artistic designs, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind footwear line that honors the Foundation’s mission.”
Most recently, in the third quarter ended September 20, 2021, Skechers reported revenues of $1.55 billion, representing growth of 19.2 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.
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