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Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw Signs Shoe Deal with Skechers, Will Wear in Postseason

That’s an interesting brand to sign a shoe deal with.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - February 19: Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw #22 during photo day at Camelback Ranch Stadium on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the great Clayton Kershaw has signed a shoe deal with — not Jordan, Nike, New Balance, or Adidas — but with Skechers.

This is pretty interesting, but with Clayton Kershaw in tow, Skechers could very well utilize him as the face of their brand in an effort to further immerse themselves in the sporting goods market.

Skechers is reportedly supplying Kershaw with cleats to wear for the 2019 postseason and Kershaw will put pen to paper on his new endorsement deal on Wednesday. The cleats will have a customization labeled ‘CCC’ for his two children Cali and Charley, as well as a child who is on the way.

As Shaikin notes within his column, Skechers does not sell baseball cleats and they might never do so. However, they made a customized cleat just for Clayton Kershaw.

The Skechers brand also reportedly plans to release a Clayton Kershaw training shoe in the near future. Kershaw remains the only professional baseball player signed with Skechers and is one of just 28 professional athletes in the world endorsed by the brand.

Kershaw is now in the second half of his career and this endorsement deal could represent forward-thinking on behalf of himself and his agency at Excel Sports Management.

Kershaw will make the formal announcement on Wednesday, one day prior to the beginning of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. My husband loves Sketchers. He bought a pair of Nikes and walked out in them…..we went into a Sketchers store and he tried on a pair of shoes there and walked right back to the Nike store and returned them. That was a couple years ago and now Sketchers are the only shoe he likes. He says they are like walking on clouds. And he walks tons of steps a day……probably 20,000……Our local newscasters were saying this morning that they got free Sketchers from the LA Marathon a couple years ago and they love them. They can’t stop talking about them. We won’t buy Nike now anyway…..so good for Kershaw! We will be on the look out if he does some other styles!

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