Skechers Partners with Hoop ’Til It Hurts Foundation on Kids’ Basketball Footwear Collection

Skechers Partners with Hoop ’Til It Hurts Foundation on Kids’ Basketball Footwear Collection

Date: December 9, 2021
Tags: #hoop-til-it-hurts-foundation #sketchers

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company™, is teaming up with Chicago-based Hoop ’Til It Hurts Foundation to celebrate kids on and off the court with a new line of basketball shoes and after play slides. Through the Skechers x Hoop ’Til It Hurts! collection, the Company supports the Foundation’s mission to help children in underserved communities across the country find lifelong success through the sport of basketball.

“It means so much to me to have the opportunity to collaborate with one of the most reputable and successful shoe companies in the world,” said Hoop ’Til It Hurts! Founder Michael “Skeet” Horton, who used his own life as inspiration for the organization and helped create the new shoe collection’s signature graffiti designs. “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.”

“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.”

Available at in the United States and Canada as well as Skechers retail stores and select retail partners in the United States, the Skechers x Hoop ’Til It Hurts! line offers athletic styles for practice and game day, and off-court slides to slip on between games. Kids can gear up for the big game in 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. Players can get a boost of comfort and style in the Durox – Skech-Speed, which includes a lace-up leather and mesh upper and an eye-catching tech design in blue and black styles. Ballers can put their best foot forward off the court with the Gambix X – Skech-Revs slide sandal, decked out with graffiti and an adjustable band strap in red and blue styles.


Skechers (NYSE:SKX), The Comfort Technology Company™ based in Southern California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company’s collections are available in the United States and over 170 countries and territories via department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through 4,170 Company- and third-party-owned retail stores and e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit and follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and TikTok.

About Hoop ’Til It Hurts Foundation

Hoop ’Til It Hurts Foundation was built upon the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to benefit from competing in basketball. Our mission is to celebrate and to invest in kids in our hometown of Chicago and throughout the United States by providing athletic apparel and grants to pay for costs associated with tournaments, registration, league fees and travel expenses. For more information, please visit and follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Posted by: Faisal Hussain

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