Aerosoles to Expand into Men’s Footwear with Orly

Men’s slippers, flip- flops, socks and more to debut, with Flynn Collective serving as Aerosoles’ agent.
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July 12, 2022

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Footwear brand Aerosoles, which was recently acquired by American Exchange Group, has announced it has a new licensing agreement for the distribution of men’s slippers, men’s and ladies flip-flops, hanging footwear, men’s socks and roller skates for men, women and youth with Orly Corporation, a designer and marketer of footwear and accessories.  

The first collections are scheduled for summer 2023 and will be available at Nordstrom, Macy’s and other major department and specialty stores. 

“This is an exciting time for Aerosoles and we are thrilled to be working with one of the best-in-class companies to further provide a comprehensive product offering to our consumers,” says Alen Mamrout, president, chief executive officer, American Exchange Group. “As a global lifestyle brand, we are committed to showcasing a cohesive retail presentation, with a wide variety of products for men, women and youth. This is the first licensing partner we have signed since the acquisition and we look forward to partnering with Orly to utilize their expertise, capabilities and expand our consumer base.” 

“Our

newly established partnership with Orly aligns perfectly with our strategy to leverage our brand pillars of comfort and technology into additional licensed categories,” says Steve Velasquez, chief strategy officer, American Exchange Group. “Our proprietary technology is what has positioned Aerosoles as a leader in the comfort space for decades and will continue to evolve and expand to our licensed categories. This will remain as the trademark that makes our products so unique.” 

“My goal is to create and build new licensing partnerships and continue to propel the Aerosoles brand forward by developing and expanding into exciting, new product categories,” says Cynthia Nixon, vice president, licensing and brand development, American Exchange Group. “I am looking forward to partnering with the team at Orly to offer comfortable and stylish hanging footwear options to our male consumers, flip-flops to women and drive our brand DNA into the niche market of roller skates!” 

“Orly is thrilled to include Aerosoles into our diverse portfolio of brands,” says Albert Antebi, founder, chief executive officer, Orly. “Our company has a longstanding history of private branding for comfort driven products, so we are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with an internationally recognized brand like Aerosoles, known for their comfort, style and innovation. Our main mission is to consistently deliver trend right and comfortable designs to our customers. To further build our business, we will leverage our brand equity, dominant position in fashion-forward footwear and industry-leading design team expands upon Aerosoles’ style and offerings.” 

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