Marc Ecko is an American designer and entrepreneur from New Jersey. He began early in his career as a designer and trendsetter, and founded the company Ecko in 1993. Marc Ecko is known for being at the forefront of embracing new trends and ideas, and the company operates today in a variety of industries ranging from apparel, shoes and accessories, to social engagement, social media and its own publication. Shoes from Marc Ecko are made from high quality materials and the design is inspired by both hip hop, street and skate environments.
Loake is a family business that has been in existence for over 125 years and lived through five generations, and is still in operation in the same village in Northamptonshire, England. Loakes first-class Goodyear Welted shoes takes 8 weeks to produce. Approximately 130 skilled and unskilled craftsmen, up to 75 shoes parts and around 200 different processes are involved. Loake is known to use only the best materials and produces handmade high quality shoes.
Lacoste legend was born in 1933 when Rene Lacoste revolutionized fashion for men. More than 75 years later, Lacoste has become a lifestyle brand that combines elegans and comfort. Lacoste expresses itself today through a large collection of shoes and clothes for men, women and children. Lacoste has built its success on the essential values of authenticity, performance and elegans.
Keds created an American classic: the first shoe with a soft rubber sole that is so comfortable and quiet that you can "sneak" up behind anyone. The original sneaker, called "Champion" has been a style icon for over 90 years. Worn by Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O, and celebrated by Vogue. Keds continues to attracted fashion designers, stylists and top editors in the industry with their classic, authentic style. Today a new generation are discovering the Keds brand, which is helping to inspire a collective spirit of the new American style, youthful optimism, cooperation and togetherness
Since 1966, K-SWISS has represented quality, performance and style. Since K-SWISS "CLASSIC" the first leather tennis shoe, made its debut at Wimbledon in 1966, it is still a style icon both on and off the pitch. Today, K-SWISS has expanded their range, which include tennis shoes, to running and training shoes. K-SWISS believe that detailed shoes are a must for world-class athletes and trendsetters.
The founders of Jim Rickey worked initially as a sneaker distributor for various brands. Eventually, they felt a need to even develop a sneaker with a goal that it should be even better than those already on the market. They began to outline there own sneakers and later founded the Jim Rickey Handmade Sneakers. Today Jim Rickey is an established brand and sell sneakers in a contemporary design. Jim Rickey offers a unique craft-produced shoes, far from their mass-produced rivals. They are known for creative solutions and the ability to set trends, often through collaboration with artists and musicians.