USA Pickleball and Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company™, kicked off their five-year partnership at last week’s National Championship Series (NCS) event in Daytona Beach, Fla. Through the partnership announced last year, Skechers has officially become the Exclusive Footwear Partner and Exclusive Shoe of USA Pickleball, the National Governing Body for the fastest-growing sport in the United States.
“With the official launch of our partnership at the recent APP Daytona Open, we are thrilled to welcome Skechers to the USA Pickleball family. Working together, we look forward to supporting our members and advancing the sport’s exponential growth,” said Chuck Menke, USA Pickleball Chief Marketing Officer. “Skechers has quickly established itself as the leader in the pickleball footwear category, and we are proud to align with a brand that has prioritized the specific needs of our players by delivering the industry’s highest-performing product line.”
Through the partnership, Skechers will activate at premier pickleball events throughout this year, including the USA Pickleball National Championships Series—also known as the “The Road To Nationals”—as part of the 2023 Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) Tour. The next stop on the Road to Nationals will be APP Mesa Open from March 29-April 2 at Bell Bank Park in Mesa, Ariz., with stops in Cincinnati, New York City, and Newport Beach, Calif., to follow. Skechers will also support several USA Pickleball programs and initiatives at the grassroots level, including the Skechers/USA Pickleball Ambassador of the Month award.
Skechers pickleball footwear brings signature Skechers comfort and innovation to the court. The Skechers Viper Court provides responsive performance in a breathable, lightweight design. The enhanced grip and stability of the Goodyear® rubber outsole paired with a shock-absorbing Arch Fit® insole deliver comfort and support, match after match.
Set to launch in 2023, the Skechers Viper Court Pro is a lighter and faster high-performance pickleball shoe designed for and worn by pros, but also suitable for everyday players looking for stability and a secure platform in their game. A complete selection of Skechers pickleball footwear can be found at skechers.com.