Bellevue-based Topline Corporation-Report Footwear may look plain on the outside, but inside it’s anything but ordinary. Acquired by Steve Madden in 2011, Topline designs footwear for companies such as Nordstrom, Payless, and Billabong. Its corporate office in Bellevue features an open layout, bright white walls, a runway, and showrooms featuring the latest designs. During a hectic workday, employees can escape to a relaxing lounge, a foosball table, and a full kitchen. With thousands of shoes around, it’s hard not to be envious of this office.

Photos by Rachel Coward and Julia Sumpter


Design firm: NBBJ
General contractor: Joseph S. Simmons Construction Inc.
Office opened: 2007
Square footage: 40,000
Employees: 80

The Company…

• Is a sponsor of the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. The office participates in the Family Meal Program and puts on dinners and special events once a month.
• Is an industry leader for social compliance in China.
• Has an average length of employment of 12 years.
• Produces about 1,200 shoe designs per year. In 2014, it shipped over 40 million pairs of shoes.