Champion shoes are manufactured by HanesBrands, which is a company that manufactures and markets a number of well-known apparel brands, including Hanes, Playtex, Bali, Maidenform and Flexees. Champion is HanesBrands' second-largest brand, and there were 20 Champion outlet stores open across the country as of 2013.
Founded in 1901 and based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Hanes makes and sells women's, men's and children's underwear, socks, T-shirts and other activewear. More than 90 percent of the apparel units it sells worldwide are made in Hanes' own manufacturing facilities. JMS/Just My Size, Wonderbra, Gear for Sports and several international brands are also part of HanesBrands.