Not sure how significant this is but since its voted on by consumers and retailers it sure beats not winning!
SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), today announced that it has been named 2015 Company of the Year and honored with a design excellence award in the Athleisure category from trade publication Footwear Plus. This marks the seventh time that SKECHERS has received the top honor for Company of the Year, and its eighth Plus Award for footwear design excellence.
Created by Footwear Plus and co-sponsored by the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY), the 17th Annual Plus Awards were nominated and voted on by thousands of footwear retailers and consumers nationwide in recognition of the industry’s most compelling product offerings.
“Since SKECHERS won their first Plus Award in 2000, they have demonstrated remarkable growth, tenacity and evolved into an industry leader with a global footprint,” added Greg Dutter, Editorial Director of Footwear Plus. “Their ability to identify trends in the market and rapidly deliver footwear that consumers love to wear has contributed to SKECHERS’ tremendous success this past year. Brands that can effectively evolve in a rapidly changing market will rise to the top, and SKECHERS has demonstrated they understand what it takes to achieve greatness in their industry.”
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