K-Swiss was founded in 1966 when two Swiss brothers, Art and Ernie Brunner, moved to California to create a footwear brand focused on tennis. As avid skiers and tennis players, the brothers took inspiration from leather ski boots to create a court shoe that supported the aggressive side-to-side movements of tennis. The result was the K-Swiss Classic, the first all-leather tennis shoe manufactured in Los Angeles, California. Over 50 years later that innovation is still the most recognized and bestselling style in our company and has achieved iconic status in the sneaker industry. The Classic LX is the 3rd generation of the original shoe. Maintaining the trademark elements featured on the first design: 5 stripes, D-ring lacing system, 3 piece toe construction genuine leather upper and herringbone brick outsole tread, the LX features thicker 1990’s proportions and improved comfort features. Born out of innovation, the Classic has evolved into a statement of timeless simple design, an expression of our passion for quality and craftsmanship, and an enduring symbol of our authentic tennis heritage.