Allen Edmonds Recognized as the “Official On-Court Shoe” for the National Basketball Coaches Association
Partnership provides League Head Coaches with Allen Edmonds shoes and belts to wear all season long
October 4, 2016 - Port Washington, Wisconsin
Allen Edmonds, a premium men's shoe manufacturer headquartered in Port Washington, Wis. announces the return of its partnership with the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) for the fourth consecutive year. In support of American craftsmanship, the NBCA has made Allen Edmonds the official on-court shoe for League Head Coaches.
“Basketball coaches are the most visible of any professional sport and often on their feet for hours at a time,” said Colin Hall, Chief Marketing Officer of Allen Edmonds. “Our cobblers make shoes that can comfortably and stylishly match the various sizes of any coach’s feet, making this partnership a perfect fit.”
A number of League Head Coaches are former players who require above average shoe sizes. As Allen Edmonds offers 20 last shapes in numerous lengths and widths, coaches’ shoes are easily crafted to match their specific needs. Beyond that, Allen Edmonds shoes feature a layer of shock-absorbent cork between the insole and the outsole, maximizing comfort while the cork conforms to the shape of feet over time. For coaches who are on their feet, pacing the court during the games, this is a crucial detail.
“Looking your best on the job or on the court demonstrates leadership, professionalism, and preparedness,” said NBCA Executive Director Michael Goldberg. “In any endeavor, putting your “best foot forward” (literally) is a key component to success. This, combined with the comfort and fit of Allen Edmonds’ shoes, make continuing this partnership an easy decision.”
League Head Coaches recently convened in Chicago for the NBCA Coaches Summit, where they were outfitted by Allen Edmonds’ Master Fitters and selected shoes for the upcoming year. Coaches’ favorites ranged from the dressier, timeless classic styles like the McAllister with all-weather Dainite sole for traction, to boots like the Liverpool, which is on-trend, to more casual styles like the Neumok 2.0 in a range of colors.
For more on the National Basketball Coaches Association, visit www.nbacoaches.com.
About Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation
Founded in 1922, Allen Edmonds Corporation is a U.S.-based retailer of premium men's footwear, apparel, leather goods and accessories with a focus on American manufacturing. Allen Edmonds' famous Goodyear welted shoes are handcrafted in Port Washington, Wis. using a 212-step production process. Consistent with the company's heritage, Allen Edmonds remains committed to providing excellent products at exceptional value for style and quality conscious men worldwide. By partnering with like-minded U.S. manufacturers, the company's offering includes men's clothing and accessory needs from head to toe. Allen Edmonds products are available at premier stores worldwide, including 71 company-owned Allen Edmonds stores across the United States, and online at AllenEdmonds.com.
- Mike Grossman
- SCC Public Relations