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About K-Swiss

K-Swiss is a sports brand offering performance and lifestyle footwear and apparel for several categories under its California Sports umbrella including Tennis Heritage, California Fit (Running, Triathlon and Fitness) and California Youth. K-Swiss also designs, develops and markets footwear under the Palladium brand.

Headquarters Location

31248 Oak Crest Drive

Westlake Village, California, 91361,

United States


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K-Swiss is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Fitness Tech.


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This Collection includes startups developing software and technology to augment approaches to developing or maintaining physical fitness, including workout apps, wearables, and connected fitness equipment.

K-Swiss Patents

K-Swiss has filed 9 patents.

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Shoes, Athletic shoe brands, Shoe brands, Nike brands, Footwear


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Shoes, Athletic shoe brands, Shoe brands, Nike brands, Footwear



Latest K-Swiss News

K-Swiss appoints new international brand president

Mar 20, 2023

K-Swiss' new international brand president, Rob Langstaff. Credit: K-Swiss. Athletic shoe brand K-Swiss announced the appointment of Rob Langstaff as the new international brand president in a press release. Langstaff has previously worked at performance footwear brands such as Adidas, Brooks and Keen where he gained experience in product design and development as well as supply chain management and distribution. He said in a release: “There is so much opportunity for growth and expansion, that I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with the brand.” His esteemed career started at the Adidas HQ as category manager of Track and Field. He moved to Japan after several years where he launched the Adidas Japan subsidiary and became president of Adidas Japan. The brand claimed the number one spot in the marketplace by Japanese retail trade, which provided him the promotion to president of Adidas North America. K-Swiss is known for creating the world’s first all-leather tennis shoe in 1966. Today, 57 years later, the brand still strives to inspire the next generation of tennis players, while additionally promoting other racquet sports and lifestyle products. Holly Li, CEO of K-Swiss Global Brands (KSGB) said in the release: “Rob comes to us with much knowledge and years of experience. We are confident he will be a remarkable addition to the leadership team while supporting the evolution we are experiencing.”

K-Swiss Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is K-Swiss's headquarters?

    K-Swiss's headquarters is located at 31248 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village.

  • What is K-Swiss's latest funding round?

    K-Swiss's latest funding round is Take Private.

  • Who are the investors of K-Swiss?

    Investors of K-Swiss include E-Land Group - Footwear USA Holdings.

  • Who are K-Swiss's competitors?

    Competitors of K-Swiss include Nike.

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