Footwear giant Skechers USA is about to get foxy.

Last week, Skechers signed a licensing agreement with NYC-based Billant Apparel to design, develop and market Retro Fox-branded footwear for men, women and children in select worldwide markets. The footwear will mirror Billant’s Retro Fox apparel, which is launching its men’s and juniors’ lines in stores this spring.

"Retro Fox boasts the best of both worlds – an authentic classic brand whose fresh revival is perfectly in sync with today’s contemporary trends," said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers, in a statement announcing the deal.

The new Retro Fox footwear collection will launch for holiday ’05 and will sell alongside Retro Fox apparel

The agreement also gives Skechers the option to design and market footwear for Retro Fox’s sister brands. These include Fox, RC Fox, Sly Fox, and See You Later Alligator.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.