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Hits from the Holidays

Q:  What were the top selling shoes from the holiday season this year?

A:  More than ever, people are giving SKECHERS for the holidays.  I’ve heard lots of great gift-giving stories recently; here are some of the shoes that made lots of spirits brighter!

1. SKECH-AIR athletic sneakers were a popular present – they’re perfect for those who love comfort, fun colors and sporty versatility.  http://www.skechers.com/brands/skech-air

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2. SKECHERS’ light-up shoes made a lot of kids very happy this season, like my nephew who was so thrilled with his Super Hot Lights that he fell asleep in them that night! Many of SKECHERS’ lighted styles even come with an on/off switch, so the lights can last longer than ever.    http://www.skechers.com/brands/s-lights

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3. Everyone seemed to be giving the gift of comfort with Relaxed Fit® from SKECHERS – it’s always a good idea to get someone a pair of great looking shoes that are also super-comfortable.  The SKECHERS® Memory Foam insoles make these extra-easy to enjoy.  http://www.skechers.com/brands/relaxed-fit

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4. Cold weather this year made warm, cozy styles everyone’s go-to gift choice, and SKECHERS’ BOBS at Home shoes were a great choice.  Made with plush faux fur, these “slippers” also have a rubber indoor/outdoor sole that can take you from relaxing at home and the dorm to hanging out at the coffee shop. And the fact that SKECHERS donates new shoes to children in need makes them even more appealing for the season of giving.  http://www.skechers.com/brands/bobs-at-home

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Celebrate the end of the holidays by treating yourself to one of our best-selling styles! Check out all these and more at skechers.com.

MAKE YOUR 2014 RESOLUTIONS LAST IN SKECHERS!

Need some help keeping your resolutions in line? Start 2014 on the right foot with the latest SKECHERS styles!

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RELAX AND UNWIND – Relieved to be done with 2013? Ease into 2014 with a well deserved vow to live with less stress and more comfort in Relaxed Fit styles. They’re built with SKECHERS® Memory Foam, a roomier feel, and the incredible cushioning you deserve.

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SINK INTO COMFORT – Indulge your soles with shoes that are as comfy on the inside as they’re cute on the outside! Our SKECHERS® Memory Foam styles are perfect mates for everywhere you go: whether you’re hitting errands around town or unwinding at home.

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CONQUER EVERY SPORT – Want a great accessory for taking on the court, the field or the track? Score big in every game and race with Air-Mazing sneaks – built bright and light with a shock-absorbing sole.

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TAKE CENTER STAGE – The holiday decorations may be coming down, but you can still sparkle all year round! Dress to dazzle in the latest Twinkle Toes and Twinkle Talls bejeweled and light-up styles – flashy, fun and ready to rock!

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Need even more motivation to hit those resolutions? Check out our entire 2014 collection at skechers.com and find the perfect style for the new you!

BOBS CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

BOBS from SKECHERS embraced the holiday spirit of giving with three shoe donation events during the month of December!

The first was in SKECHERS’ backyard (Los Angeles, California) on December 14 with the Baby2Baby charitable organization. Children and families in need were invited to attend Baby2Baby’s third annual Holiday Party where they received gifts and a new pair of BOBS shoes to decorate.  Santa Claus made an appearance as well, and children enjoyed holiday crafts, treats and music, plus a complimentary lunch with their families.

Next, we traveled across the U.S. for two BOBS donation events in New Orleans.  Teaming up with BOBS retail partner Shoe Carnival, volunteers visited the Slidell-Pearl River Head Start organization for a holiday donation event on December 16.  Santa Claus made a surprise appearance, and children received new pairs of SKECHERS socks and school supplies with their BOBS shoes.

And finally, a visit to Kingsley House in New Orleans, a charitable organization that has been serving the community since 1896.  Children received BOBS shoes to decorate, plus new socks, school supplies and another surprise visit from Santa.  In total, 2,400 pairs of new shoes were distributed in New Orleans through our BOBS charitable partner Fashion Delivers.

We’re looking forward to even more BOBS donation events in 2014 – stay tuned!

How the Width Was Won

Q:  What shoes does Skechers make in a wide width?  What width is considered a wide width?

A:  Shoe size and width seems pretty simple, but it’s a bit more complex than it looks.   There are multiple options, and everyone’s foot is unique.  Luckily, Skechers makes a lot of different size and width options so nearly everyone should be able to find great shoes that fit them.

When we talk about shoe size, we’re really talking about length.  Most shoes available in a medium width are made to fit the average foot of that length – the longer the foot, on average, the wider it is at the wide part of the foot.  Shoes tend to mainly be available in the medium width, which for women is a B width, and for men is a D width.  Skechers also makes shoes in what we call a “Wide Width” on skechers.com and an “EW” width on the shoe box.  For women, the Wide Width or EW option is a D width.  For men, the Wide Width or EW width is a 3E width.

Skechers also makes certain shoes in an even wider width for men – the Extra Wide Width, or on the shoe box the abbreviation is EWW.  That’s a 5E width.  Skechers also makes the Relaxed Fit® collection of shoes, which are made to fit roomier in their medium widths.  For the Relaxed Fit® shoes, a women’s medium will fit a medium B width but also a somewhat wider C width.  For the men, a Relaxed Fit® medium should fit a medium D width or a slightly wider E width.

You may be thinking that this is a lot of alphabet soup, and you’re right.  But those people who want or need a little more room in their shoes know when a shoe fits right, and even those who wear a medium width appreciate the roomy feel of Relaxed Fit® shoes.  Because when you feel relaxed and roomy in your shoes, your whole day just seems to go a little bit better.

Want to check out the entire Skechers Wide Width, Extra Wide Width and Relaxed Fit® collection? Just search “Relaxed Fit” anytime at www.skechers.com, and shop all of our other wide styles here:

 Women’s Wide Styles

Men’s Wide Styles

Men’s Extra Wide Styles

NEW STYLE ALERT: BOBS at Home

Want the perfect shoe for the dorm, home or outdoors? BOBS at Home slip-ons are born to lounge anywhere and everywhere! The soft feel of a slipper and the sole of a shoe, BOBS at Home have a lightweight design and cushioned SKECHERS Memory Foam insole for kicking back, everywhere you go. Plus this plush wonder is also part of the BOBS line – so when you buy BOBS at Home, you can know that SKECHERS is donating new pairs of shoes to the millions of kids in need around the world. Now that’s something to cozy up to.

Treat your feet and your holiday list to the BOBS at Home winter collection here

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The Voice Winner Danielle Bradbery is the New Face of SKECHERS! The Breakout Star Takes Center Stage with BOBS in Spring 2014

Danielle_Bradbery_joins SkechersAll of you The Voice fans have something big to cheer about: the show’s Season 5 winner Danielle Bradbery is about to cover the globe as the new face of SKECHERS! The 17-year-old singing sensation is hitting a high note with a Spring 2014 TV and print campaign for BOBS from SKECHERS, the charity footwear line that just passed the six-million-pair donation mark for helping kids in need.

Danielle’s been on a rapid rise: with more iTunes hits than any singer in The Voice history, her Top 20 Country Songs hit The Heart of Dixie in July, a new self-titled debut album and appearances everywhere from Rolling Stone to People’s Ones to Watch party. She’s a perfect inspiration for the BOBS movement and young women everywhere, and we’re so excited to have her as part of the SKECHERS team.

One of the world’s most successful charity footwear brands, the year-round BOBS collection now has two big names behind the line for women, men and kids: Danielle joins celebrity ambassador Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet, whose huge popularity has driven millions to the collection since its 2011 launch.

JOE MONTANA AND MARK CUBAN EXTEND CONTRACTS

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We’re excited that two of our veteran all-stars—Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban—will remain on the team representing our Relaxed Fit® from SKECHERS footwear line.

Joe Montana, now signed through 2015, takes a trip to the boardwalk in his recently wrapped SKECHERS TV ad that hits the airwaves in Spring 2014. Montana’s daughter Elizabeth also appears in the campaign alongside her famous father. “It’s great to carry on this relationship and I know I can keep delivering for the team,” said Montana, who began his partnership with SKECHERS in 2010. “It was a fun experience working with my daughter on set and I think people will love how the finished campaign turned out. Relaxed Fit footwear is comfortable and classic – I love these shoes!”

Now an integral member of the SKECHERS team, Montana constantly impresses with his unrelenting talent and ability to stay totally relaxed under pressure—something he illustrated stopping a crime-in-progress in his currently airing Relaxed Fit TV spot.  (Watch it here.)

Renowned for owning the Dallas Mavericks and his role as a Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Mark Cuban proved his value to the team in his humorous Relaxed Fit footwear commercial about skinny jeans. (Watch it here.)  On his contract extension through 2014 Cuban noted, “I always stick with brands I love, so I’m excited to be on this team for another year.”

Watch for more with SKECHERS from these two in the year to come!

SKECHERS makes holiday shopping easy!

SKECHERS Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the time of year when everyone is planning big menus filled with turkey, cranberry, roasted sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and more. Once the big day arrives and the cooking is done, it’ll be time to relax with family and friends and give thanks for all the important people and events in your life. The last thing you want to worry about is holiday shopping on Thanksgiving, so we’re here to make it easy for you—when you’re ready!

If you need ideas, check out our annual gift guide: http://www.skechers.com/info/gifts. For that special someone or the kids in your life, we have great options from light-up sneakers for boys and girls to cold weather boots to high performance running shoes. It’s a great starting point to zero in on the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Thanksgiving is as late in the month as possible, which means Christmas will arrive before you know it! Make sure you order by Thursday, December 15 with standard shipment to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. As always, our SKECHERS Elite™ members get free shipping both ways. Not a member?  Join here: http://www.skechers.com/elite.

SKECHERS Q&A: Weather and Leather

What do you recommend for taking care of your shoes in the rain and the snow?  How do I know what shoes are right for what conditions?

Tim the Shoe Guy says:

When the weather starts turning rainy or snowy, don’t forget to pre-treat your leather, suede and fabric shoes so they keep your feet dry and stay looking their best.

For suede shoes and boots especially, we recommend at least one full application of a suede specific “rain and stain” spray treatment.  Suede can discolor when it gets wet, so pre-treating your new suede boots is highly recommended.

Smooth leather usually repels a light rain, but if it’s pouring, or you’re walking in snow, you’ll want to protect your smooth leather shoes and boots too.  There are many fine leather “rain and stain” treatments available.  Don’t forget to clean your smooth leather after walking in snowy streets, as the salt used to de-ice sidewalks can stain leather shoes.

Fabric and synthetic shoes or boots, especially water-resistant or seam-sealed rain boots, are often ideal for wet weather, but if you’re not sure if your footwear is waterproof, giving them a treatment with a fabric protector like Scotchgard™ is a great idea.  We don’t advise using heavier silicone sealing treatments because it will prevent your footwear from being able to breathe.

When the temperatures drop, we recommend getting boots or shoes with insulation to keep your feet nice and warm, like faux fur-lined shoes or boots with 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation.  Skechers makes lots of different warm and snuggly shoe and boot options to ensure you make it through the chilly temperatures with warm, dry feet. Expand your winter collection by checking out these cozy styles at skechers.com:

www.skechers.com/men/styles/boots/cold-weather-boots

www.skechers.com/women/styles/boots/cold-weather-boots

Women’s winter highlights:

Synergy – Friction  http://www.skechers.com/style/48129/synergy-friction/tpe

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Highlanders – Alpine Valley  http://www.skechers.com/style/47580/highlanders-alpine-valley/blk

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Men’s winter highlights:

Renan – Mears  http://www.skechers.com/style/63947/renan-mears/char

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Revine – Hopkin  http://www.skechers.com/style/72050/revine-hopkin/khk

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SKECHERS Donates More Than 200,000 Pairs of BOBS to Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

More Than Six Million Pairs of New Shoes Have Been Donated to Date

A boy shows off his BOBS shoes in the Philippines. April 2013

With thousands of lives lost and more than a half million homeless, the people of the Philippines are suffering after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan… and like many of you, SKECHERS is making big strides to help the hundreds of thousands affected.

Together with our donation partner Soles4Souls, we’re donating around 213,000 pairs of new BOBS shoes over the first two weeks of December to help children throughout the region. BOBS just passed the six-million-pair donation mark through this contribution, and we couldn’t have imagined a more worthy cause to usher in this milestone.

Thank you for making such a great impact with your BOBS purchases to help children throughout this region, as well as the millions of kids who’ve benefitted since BOBS started in 2011: in communities across America and more than 30 countries around the globe.

If you’d still like to make a difference, SKECHERS continues to donate new shoes to kids in need with your purchase; you can shop our year-round collection of BOBS styles for women, men and children in stores worldwide and online at skechers.com.

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