26 May Brian Smith Named 70 Most Influential Contributors to Footwear Industry

Brian Smith was named 70 most influential contributors to the footwear industry in the past 70 years by Footwear News. 

“The Australian surfer’s bold gamble to bring sheepskin boots – a Down Under staple – to the beaches of California in the late 1970s marked the beginning of one of the industry’s biggest success stories. HIs company, Ugg Australia (later acquired by Deckers Brands), turned the functional footwear into a fashion sensation, spawning countless copycat brands.” 

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