K-Swiss was founded in 1966 by two Swiss brothers, entrepreneurs who moved to California to pursue their dream of starting their own footwear company. As avid skiers they drew inspiration from leather ski boots to create the first all-leather tennis shoe. Both sports share the need for a tight fit that supports aggressive side-to-side movement.
Today, in the spirit of K-Swiss founders, and with lessons learned from the individually competitive nature of tennis, K-Swiss' goal is to inspire and outfit the next generation of entrepreneurs with a complete line of footwear and apparel for the creative, motivated and driven individual. K-Swiss' unique knowledge of both court performance and court style allow us to combine athletic expertise, everyday comfort, and our country club roots for looks worthy of the upwardly mobile.