Foot Locker – Athletic apparel and footwear
Foot Locker is a national sportswear and footwear retailer that provides customers with an extensive selection of athletic and athletic-inspired shoes and apparel from leading athletic brands. Foot Locker is serious about sneakers and presents its shoppers with the latest trends in footwear and newest athletic clothing. Interested in buying the latest Air Jordan sneakers or some throwback Reebok basketball shoes? Foot Locker is the place to check out these kinds of items and more; they sell more Nike footwear than any other retailer in the United States. Foot Locker is also well known for the referee-style uniforms worn by their employees; anything to give their shoppers a completely sports-inspired buying experience. For frequent buyers, Foot Locker offers a rewards program called the “VIP Club”, that provides exclusive access to products, content, and deals, as well as rewards points and a special birthday discount.
Foot Locker – The first step in sneakers
The first Foot Locker opened in 1974 as part of F.W. Woolworth Company's group of specialty footwear stores and grew to become one of Woolworth's most profitable brands. During the 1980s, Woolworth began a steady decline, while Foot Locker and related athletic stores rapidly grew. The chain has expanded to over 1,000 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, and the retail stores are generally located in shopping malls and have an average size of 2,400 square feet. Foot Locker is head-quartered in New York, New York, has over 40,000 employees, and was ranked 435th in the Fortune 500 in 2012. It remains connected to local communities through its Scholar Athletes program that recognizes high school athletes for their athletic achievements and success in the classroom. Foot Locker also sponsors the annual Three-Point Shootout at the NBA All-Star Weekend.