Gives Back


For the past seven years, thousands of friends and families have gathered at the Manhattan Beach Pier to walk for kids with special needs and education. Every year of the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has broken new records in attendance and donations – and this year was no different! More than 12,000 people joined us at the beach on Sunday morning, blowing away this year’s $1.2 million goal to raise $1.4 million for children.

Many celebrities have taken part in this event over the years, and have returned year after year to lend their support. Brooke Burke-Charvet, Denise Austin and Tommy Lasorda were all back this year to cheer on the crowd – along with legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, who made his SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk debut and was thrilled to take part.

“When you say kids to me, I’m there,” said Sugar Ray. “This is my first, but believe me – this will not be my last.”

The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk’s grown into one of Southern California’s biggest events for kids – raising more than $5.5 million over the years to support The Friendship Circle, an organization for children with special needs, and education foundations in support of schools. Peer mentorships, social programs, new libraries, teachers’ salaries, classes that would otherwise have been shuttered – all of these and so much more benefit daily from the event’s contributions.

A huge thanks to all of the walkers and volunteers; our co-sponsor Nickelodeon; Steel Partners and its generous #P2PSteelSports Selfie Challenge, which pledged a $5 donation for every SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk selfie posted; and all of the wonderful sponsors who give tirelessly year after year to help educate and inspire the next generation.

Take part and learn more at or on Facebook.

Clockwise from top left: Courtney Sixx; August and Ocean Maturo with SpongeBob SquarePants; the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk at the Manhattan Beach Pier


BOBS launched the back-to-school season with its very own cross-country tour!

We had a great time trekking east and west this fall to give more than 40,000 pairs of new shoes to students in need – partnering with some leading retailers and charities to help school districts and organizations in cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia, Lancaster PA, San Jose, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and beyond. It was so rewarding and fun to see thousands of kids loving their new shoes and personalizing them at our decorating stations. Check out the pics below!

Thanks for your huge support, and for continuing to help so many kids in need.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and every year, we look forward to releasing new product designed to honor the fight against breast cancer. This year, we’ve released a limited edition series of Skechers GOrun and Skechers GOwalk shoes along with apparel from our Skechers Performance offering.

We’re very proud to be part of this fight – to support the crucial work of the American Cancer Society, and be part of the journey that will make this tragic disease a thing of the past.

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We’re thrilled to share that BOBS has passed the 12-million-pair mark for new shoes donated in the US and around the world – and we’re so excited to see our shoes lifting so many kids’ spirits around the globe.

Our latest stop: Cincy Sports Fest in Covington, Kentucky, where we partnered with Shoe Carnival and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers to donate more than 1,200 pairs of BOBS to local kids in need. It was a great day for baseball fans: with legendary Pete Rose on-hand to sign autographs, and Cincinnati’s Florence Freedom mascots helping the kids paint their new shoes at decorating stations. Thanks to CEI Sports Inc. and the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, the families also enjoyed complimentary passes to the baseball convention, along with the Covington Bicentennial Celebration and ferris wheel.

We’re so excited to share every new season of BOBS, knowing that each new collection means more shoes for you and more chances for all of us to give shoes to kids everywhere. Thanks for all of your help since BOBS started… here’s to the next million!


‘Tis the season to give… Skechers and Zappos got into the spirit with a holiday party and donation event for Las Vegas children in need.

The December event was in partnership with Variety Early Learning Center Las Vegas and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, and was packed with holiday festivities that included 200 new pairs of BOBS shoes for boys and girls, decorating stations where they could customize their new shoes and holiday ornaments, and a surprise visit from Santa Claus who passed out toys to the kids!  What a great way to celebrate the holidays, and to give shoes that kids can enjoy all year long.


It’s wonderful when you can celebrate a milestone that supports kids around the world. Today is that day for us: since BOBS from Skechers started in 2011, we’ve officially donated more than 10 million pairs of new shoes to children in need.

Looking back at BOBS’ history, it’s thrilling and moving to absorb what an incredible impact the brand has had in just a few years. Many children have never had a pair of new shoes, or are wearing shoes that are much too small or too big for their feet. Now kids in more than 30 countries have new shoes because of your support: from boys and girls across America who gather at donation events for a pair, to children in Guatemala, Haiti, Uganda, the Philippines and beyond.

Thanks to our non-profit partners for making all of this possible, and to our retail partners for putting their stores and hearts behind BOBS in order to maximize our impact. And most of all, thanks to all of you for buying BOBS over the past few years: your generosity has made millions of children smile.

The giving continues. Let’s reach new milestones together with BOBS at and in stores everywhere. Learn more about the BOBS story at and on Facebook.



This Sunday’s SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk broke a new donation record: raising more than $1.1 million for kids with special needs and education! Rallied by celebs like Ellen K, Brooke Burke-Charvet and Tommy Lasorda, the event drew a crowd of 11,000 to the Manhattan Beach Pier to walk for our kids.

Over the years, the Walk’s impact has been huge: in the six years since it started in 2009, it’s raised more than $4 million – becoming So Cal’s biggest charity event for these children.

And it’s not just So Cal: the Nickelodeon-sponsored event is having a national and viral impact, with the SKECHERS Foundation’s plans to donate $250,000 in scholarships to students across the country – plus the walk’s first-ever #P2PSteelSports Selfie Challenge with donor Steel Sports, which raised an extra $25,000 for the cause.

Other celebs who attended the walk include Kelly Brook, X-Factor‘s Sweet Suspense, Sean Ryan Fox, Ella Anderson, Riele Downs, Brittany Underwood, Hayden Byerly, Ashely Argota, Gavin Macintosh, Merit Leighton, August Maturo, Rowan Blanchard, Terrell Ransom Jr., Marlowe Peyton, Jessi Malay, Scheana Shay, Megan Goodman and Ali Levine.

Funds go to The Friendship Circle organization for children with special needs, and to education foundations in support of schools. Learn more at or on Facebook.

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