Skechers Suing Adidas Due To Alleged Payments To Top Recruits ๐Ÿ’ฐ

by May 14, 2018

The sneaker beef is real.

Skechers is suing adidas, claiming the adidas’ alleged payments to top prospects unfairly tilted the sneaker market playing field:

“Adidas has co-opted young players into wearing and expressly or implicitly endorsing its products by funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars in secret payments to players, their coaches and/or family members.

“These illicit payments denied competitors like Skechers, who play by the rules, a fair opportunity to compete.”

Skechers continued in the suit to say that theย “ability to develop ‘street credibility’ by having talented young players and trendsetters wear a company’s shoes can make or break a brand’s reputation.”

This isn’t the only topic the two sneaker sides are facing conflict over — the U.S. appeals court ruled last week that Skechers couldn’t sell its Onix shoe due to its similar resemblance to adidas’ Stan Smith kicks.