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
All month long, the National Association for Health and Fitness will be promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments as part of their Global Employee Health and Fitness Month campaign.
According to a study presented at the 2011 American Institute for Cancer Research annual conference, more than 90,000 new cancer cases a year in the United States may be due to physical inactivity and prolonged periods of sitting. 1 Since many employed adults spend their time sitting behind a desk in an office building, it is important to remember to move around and stay active to help lower the risk of certain cancers and diseases.
For some, it can be difficult starting or sticking to an exercise routine due to busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, but every little bit of physical activity can help. Certified personal trainer and freelance writer Paige Waehner shares some tips in her article, “Exercise at Work,” on how to stay active during the work week. Waehner recommends that employees:
- Sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair to strengthen your abs, back and help posture
- Set an alarm to go off every hour to remind you to stand up and move
- Take the stairs whenever you can
- Deliver documents to co-workers in person rather than by email
- Get a headset for your phone so you can move around while you talk
Epidemiologist Christine Friedenreich of Alberta Health Services in Calgary, Canada reviewed more than 200 cancer studies worldwide and found evidence that regular physical activity can reduce the risks of breast cancer, colon cancer and endometrial cancer by 25% – 30%. The results also suggested that regular exercise reduces the risk of lung, prostate, and ovarian cancer, too.2
How are you staying active during the work week?
1, 2 Hellmich, Nanci. “Prolonged sitting linked to breast cancer, colon cancer”. USA Today. November 3, 2011. http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/medical/health/medical/cancer/story/2011-11-03/Prolonged-sitting-linked-to-breast-cancer-colon-cancer/51051928/1
Sometimes the only thing that’s harder than sticking to your health and fitness goals is coming up with the goals themselves. If you haven’t had time to sit down and write out your list, this weekend might be the perfect time to start coming up with a plan.
Today, the World Health Organization celebrates its annual World Health Day. Although the theme of this year’s World Health Day is focused on aging and health, the World Health Organization says it’s important to maintain physical activity and practice healthy habits early in life.
According to a United States health statistic report released by the Center for Disease Control, only 36% of young adults aged 18-29 get regular physical activity in their spare time as of 2005-2006, and only 26% partake in strength training at least two times each week. The report also states that while obesity rates are rising more slowly than previous decades, more than one-third of adults aged 20 and older are obese.
Want to set some personal health and fitness goals, but aren’t sure where to start? Amy Jones, a Success Skills contributor at Selfgrowth.com, shares the most common goals for maintaining a healthier lifestyle:
1) Shed pounds
2) Push yourself
3) Build muscles
4) Tone the body
5) Drink more water
And if any of your goals include physical activity, SKECHERS has the latest styles to help meet all your fitness needs. From SKECHERS Resistance Runner ProSpeed sneakers for runners to Shape-ups Liv by SKECHERS for walkers, SKECHERS has something for everyone at any activity level.
It’s never too late to choose a healthier lifestyle. How do you plan on aging well for the World Health Organization’s World Health Day?
Check out the new SKECHERS Fitness Facebook page and stay up-to-date on all things fitness!
Want to stay up-to-date on all things fitness? Check out the new SKECHERS Fitness Facebook page – your one-stop destination for fitness news, tips, events, product info and more!
Whether you’re a new gym member or an elite athlete, SKECHERS Fitness page has something for everyone. Like our page, share us with your friends, and stay tuned for the latest on SKECHERS Fitness!
Can’t get enough of SKECHERS on Facebook? After you’ve become a fan of SKECHERS Fitness page, run on over to our regular SKECHERS page and “like” us to see the latest photos of celebs in SKECHERS, exclusive promotional offers, and more!
When the ball dropped at midnight, were you one of the many people who officially began their New Year’s resolutions?
According to research studies, 38% of those who make resolutions have weight loss goals in mind.* And whether you want to achieve your goals through running, walking or even yoga, SKECHERS has a fitness shoe to meet your needs.
SKECHERS® GOrun for men and women
This ultra-lightweight, flexible shoe is perfect for all the runners out there looking to conquer their resolutions. SKECHERS® GOrun works to elevate the natural running experience, allowing runners to interact with and respond to practically any surface. SKECHERS® GOrun features an efficient mid-foot strike design and GOimpulse sensors for enhanced sensory feedback.
Other recommendations: SKECHERS Resistance Runner™ ProSpeed, SKECHERS Resistance Runner ProRESISTANCE™, and Tone-ups® Run
SKECHERS® GOwalk for men and women
SKECHERS® GOwalk elevates the natural walking experience, making it the perfect shoe for those going on daily walks or walking around town. Like the SKECHERS® GOrun, the SKECHERS® GOwalk is radically lightweight and flexible while promoting a natural stride for a more efficient and responsive walk.
Other recommendations: Shape-ups Liv by SKECHERS™, SKECHERS Shape-ups Evolution, and SKECHERS Surge
For Yoga/Pilates Enthusiasts
Tone-ups® Fitness for men and women
Looking to improve your mind and body in 2012 through yoga and Pilates? Leverage the freedom of dynamic motion to flex your body everywhere with the SKECHERS Tone-ups® Fitness shoe. The SKECHERS Tone-ups® Fitness’ lightweight and flexible design is ideal for yoga and Pilates enthusiasts everywhere.
Other recommendations: SKECHERS® GOwalk, Shape-ups Liv by SKECHERS™
Brooke Burke and her BFF and hairdresser at the 2011 SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk in Manhattan Beach, California.
Hey SKECHERS Fans, it’s that busy time of year again, with lots of parties, lots of food and hardly any time! This holiday season, I’m all about working out more to balance the decadence of the holiday festivities. Try to knock out your workouts in the morning so you have the rest of your day for family and fun, energized for all the celebrating ahead! I just heard a medical study that Americans put on seven lbs. between Thanksgiving and New Years, and they only take off four lbs. of it in the new year – my goal is to stay fit and defy the odds!
With a hectic work schedule and busy household, it’s not always easy to make time for yourself, let alone the gym. Bring A-List Trainer, Greg Joujon-Roche into the privacy of your own home – let’s do it together this year, you and me. I promise I can change your body.
Do you have a good friend that will hold you accountable for your workouts, but keep you laughing at the same time? Having a workout buddy really helps to keep you on track and stay motivated. It’s great to watch yourself and your loved ones reach their fitness goals.
I know a lot of you are waiting until January 1st to start your new fitness regimen, but who needs New Year’s Resolutions? Let’s start today! Check out my post on my website ModernMom.com called Screw New Year’s Resolutions.
Thanks SKECHERS for letting me host Fitness Friday, can’t wait to see what 2012 holds.
Post written by: Brooke Burke
Brooke Burke is an actress, author, model, host of Dancing with the Stars, and most importantly mother of four. As a member of the SKECHERS team, Brooke takes fitness seriously, and has released two work-out videos.
Rephel Martin, the Assistant Coach for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field at Savannah State University, shares his Saver Meal Plan Strategy with SKECHERS
Having problems setting up a meal plan and staying within a budget? Try my Saver Meal Plan Strategy. Eating clean doesn’t have to be boring and high priced to be healthy. All you’ll need is few simple essentials, click here to learn more:
- One box of each: storage, sandwich, and snack Ziploc bags.
- A small food scale.
The goal is to stay within a $30.00 budget for the week, getting in three real meals and two snacks for the day. I know it sounds impossible, but it is very doable.
First, you will have to choose a lean protein, a starch/simple carb, and a good fat source to have with your real meals. Also, choose a good snack option between meals.
The second thing to remember is that lean protein sources go into the snack bags; carb sources go into the sandwich bags; and the day’s meals go into the storage bags.
I usually do my week’s shopping on Sunday, make my meals for the week, and in the morning all I have to do is grab a storage bag and go. This simple method eliminates the need for me to eat fast food, saves me money, and gives me the needed nutrition to keep training.
Protein measurements for each bag should be 4-5 oz., and carbs should be 6-8 oz. Peanut butter, almond butter, pumpkin seeds, and most nuts are great sources of good fat. You should rotate between chicken, salmon, and tilapia as to not get bored. Make your meals fun and be creative.
This week for Fitness Friday we have Melia Tyndall. Melia is a member of the SKECHERS Race Team and the first person to win a race while wearing the SKECHERS GOrun shoes. This past weekend, Melia won 1st place out of 1600 participants in the Rambling Rose Triathalon in Charlotte, NC. Melia has competed in 21 triatholons this year and has four more to go this season.
Here are Melia’s Tips:
Tip #1: Get your day started off right with a nice run or a brisk walk to get your blood flowing! It doesn’t matter if you are preparing for a race or just out for your daily exercise, either way it will make you feel better.
Tip #2 : Never try new foods on race day or even the night before. Make sure you prepare your body for the race by getting the right intake of carbs, protein, etc. Always remember to hydrate and know that you cannot get all the nutrients you need unless you plan well in advance.
Tip #3 : Staying in the gym year-round can improve your strength and keep you in shape even during the off-season. While weight lifting can really help in training for triathlons, during tri season you should lighten up on the weights and focus on more on reps. Remember, it is not how much weight you lift, but how you lift the weight. Stay in control of the weight, don’t let it control you. Focus on proper form and lift the weight slowly. You will get better results that way.
Alicia Murphy - Owner, The Edge Fitness Training
Welcome to Fitness Friday! This week we have Alicia Murphy, a Fat Loss expert and the owner of The Edge Fitness Training in Southern California. As a new mom, Alicia, has developed fitness programming for busy lifestyles. Her high-energy workouts are designed to raise your metabolism, increase strength and burn fat in a lively atmosphere. Alicia will spend the day hosting the SKECHERS Facebook page with pointers on how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle everyday.
Here are Alicia’s Tips:
Tip #1: Having a hectic lifestyle is no excuse to not eat healthy. Preparing a nutritious meal for your family doesn’t have to be a burden. Here’s a recipe for a meal that you can whip up in only 20 minutes! Everyone will love this one!
Tip #2: Workouts should be quick, yet effective. Amazing results can be achieved by exercising for only 30 minutes at a time. Check out this workout, designed to get you fit in a hurry! No equipment necessary.
Tip #3: Remember, when the goal is fat loss, the key is high intensity intervals! It doesn’t mean that you have to make your workouts high impact; you just need to get your heart rate up and then let it come back down over and over. For example, pick two exercises such as body weight squats and push-ups. Do the exercises back-to-back for a total of one minute, then rest for a minute. Continue in that fashion 6-10 times. It’s quick! AND now your metabolism will be hummin’ for hours!
Tip #4: Being fit and feeling good will transform every aspect of your life, making everything more enjoyable. You have the power to inspire others and be a positive influence simply through leading by example. Remember: Always Go After What You Want!
The Tone It Up fitness duo, Karena and Katrina know that you are now busy back-to-school and back-to-work, however this is no excuse to fall out of shape. Use their great Detention Workout video to keep yourself fit for fall. Check them out today for Fitness Friday on the SKECHERS Facebook page.View the video below or download a printable version of the workout here. Don’t forget to keep us posted on your results.