Skechers was founded in 1992 by father and son Robert and Michael Greenberg. Robert was the former founder of LA Gear. Skecher was originally planned to import and distribute Doc Martens but soon decided to manufacture and sell their own line.
By 1993, after a lawsuit, the company stopped distributing Doc Martens. The same year, the company introduced the “Chrome Dome”, its first successful shoe.
In 1997, the company began selling footwear in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe.
By 1998, the company had 30 of its own stores and over 2200 retail accounts. The company also enters the athletic footwear category.
In 1999, the company goes public.
In 2012, the company paid $40 million to settle a class action lawsuit stemming from claims that its Shape Ups helped people lose weight..
Today, Skechers markets more than 3,000 styles of shoes for men, women and children.