Skechers Performance™ Locks in Multi-Year Sponsorship Extension With Pro Golfer Matt Kuchar

Kuchar Will Continue Representing Skechers GO GOLF® on Tour and is Set
to Debut the New GO GOLF Pro 2™ This Week

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skechers Performance™—a division of Skechers USA, Inc.
(NYSE:SKX)—announces the multi-year contract extension with professional
golfer Matt Kuchar. In addition to representing Skechers GO GOLF® on the
PGA TOUR and in Skechers GO GOLF global marketing campaigns, he will
also continue working closely with the company developing new golf

“Working with Skechers Performance has been extremely rewarding,” said
Kuchar. “Their team has been a creative force and is on the cutting edge
of design, bringing me the best footwear possible and keeping me at the
top of my game. The shoes I wear need to be stable and secure on the
green, and Skechers Performance has that perfect balance, giving me the
highest functionality while remaining the most comfortable golf shoes
I’ve ever worn.“

A seven-time PGA TOUR champion, Kuchar has played an integral role in
the technical development of Skechers GO GOLF footwear and has brought
significant awareness to the overall golf division. Kuchar launched the
Skechers GO GOLF Pro with a comedic series of TV spots titled “GOLF Tips
with Matt Kuchar,” which gained the industry’s attention and won the
International Network of Golf (ING) 2015 Industry Honors award. He has
since followed up with a new campaign titled “GOLF SCHOOL” that includes
several of Skechers Performance golf pros: Belén Mozo, Billy Andrade,
and Colin Montgomerie.

“Our partnership with Matt has been invaluable in growing our golf
business,” said Rick Higgins, Senior Vice President,
Merchandising/Marketing, Skechers Performance. “His input on developing
the footwear has helped us build some of the most competitive golf shoes
on the market and on top of that, he is a first-class guy to work with.
We’ve had a lot of fun shooting our GOLF SCHOOL commercial spots with
him – they allow everyone to see that great side of Matt’s personality.”

Spectators will get a first look at the new spring 2017 Skechers GO GOLF
Pro 2™ this week, as Kuchar steps up to tee off. He will debut the
model—as will Skechers Performance pro and 2016 PGA TOUR winner Russell
Knox. The Skechers GO GOLF Pro 2 merges Skechers Performance’s
innovative comfort and technology and features Skechers Performance’s
new 5GEN midsole foam cushioning and a new dual density outsole with an
integrated grip technology to provide stability through the athlete’s
swing. The Skechers GO GOLF Pro 2 will be available in two waterproof
leather uppers, giving the golfer an upgraded premium option. It will be
released to consumers later this year.

Skechers GO GOLF has become known for its innovative designs, high
quality comfort, shock-absorbing midsole and superb stability. The
footwear is available at select retailers including golf pro shops, as
well as online at


SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs,
develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men,
women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women.
SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States and over 160
countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores,
more than 1,340 SKECHERS retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce
website. The Company manages its international business through a
network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, and 13
wholly-owned subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan, Latin
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pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include,
without limitation, the Company’s future domestic and international
growth, financial results and operations including expected net sales
and earnings, its development of new products, future demand for its
products, its planned domestic and international expansion and opening
of new stores, the completion of the expansion and upgrade of the
Company’s European distribution center, and advertising and marketing
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uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
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or contribute to such differences include international economic,
political and market conditions including the uncertainty of sustained
recovery in Europe; entry into the highly competitive performance
footwear market; sustaining, managing and forecasting costs and proper
inventory levels; losing any significant customers; decreased demand by
industry retailers and cancellation of order commitments due to the lack
of popularity of particular designs and/or categories of products;
maintaining brand image and intense competition among sellers of
footwear for consumers; anticipating, identifying, interpreting or
forecasting changes in fashion trends, consumer demand for the products
and the various market factors described above; sales levels during the
spring, back-to-school and holiday selling seasons; and other factors
referenced or incorporated by reference in the Company’s annual report
on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. The risks included
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rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time and the
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Jolene Abbott
310.318.3100 x4839