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Skechers History

Skechers is a relatively young company with its beginnings in 1992. Retail guru Robert Greenburg previously the head of L.A. Gear set Skechers up with his son Michael with the original intention of being a distributor for Dr Martens for the US.

They also imported and distributed brands Cross Colours and Karl Kani however it wasn’t long before the Greenburgs realised they’re passion and forte lay in the design and marketing of their own footwear range.

1993 saw the release of Skechers first ‘big hit’ the Chrome Dome. A unisex urban street boot that was made looking worn and scuffed it appealed to the young trendsetters as well as the rising grunge look.