By the end of summer, SKECHERS will have thrown 20 events with 13 different key accounts, providing more than 97,000 pairs to children in need across the United States so far in 2014. Recent or soon to happen events include Indianapolis seen in the video above with 1,000 pairs donated at the Colts training facility; a huge 27,500 pair donation at the Detroit Zoo; 1,376 pairs in Cumberland, MD; as well as fun events for kids featuring shoe decorating, snacks and more in Sacramento, Jacksonville, and Naples, FL. Additionally, the first international account event was held in Winnipeg, Canada in May with 3,000 pairs donated to kids. All told, over 8.7 million pairs have been donated around the globe since 2011. Make a difference for kids with BOBS!
Can you believe we’re past the halfway point of summer? Time flies when you’re vacationing and we’ve been experiencing amazing culture, breathtaking sights, and fun adventures on our travels around the world. It doesn’t matter if we’re walking through a city, hopping on an airplane, or cruising the ocean—we never want to sacrifice looking good and feeling comfortable at every step. And when your shoes are super lightweight, it’s easy to pack a few pairs. From Toronto to Paris and Big Ben to the Puerta de Alcalá, the one constant on our globetrotting journey is Skechers.
Check out the gallery to see where we’ve been together and show us where you’ve travelled with your favorite pair. Use #SKECHERSsummerworldtour and we’ll share a few. There’s still time for a trip!
Big Ben, London, England
London Eye, London, England
Puerta de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Siegessaule, Berlin, Germany
Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada
CN Tower, Canada
Calgary Skyline, Canada
Heusden, the Netherlands
Big news for SKECHERS! Demi Lovato, multi-platinum selling recording artist and actress, has signed on to represent SKECHERS, and will appear in global marketing and social media campaigns through 2016. Lovato, known for hit singles, “Give Your Heart a Break”, “Heart Attack” and “Neon Lights”, will make her first official appearance in a new SKECHERS television commercial and accompanying print campaign launching later this year.
Demi had this to say about signing on with the SKECHERS team, “My generation grew up with SKECHERS, and now with all of their cool styles and fun colors I’m excited to help introduce the collection to a new generation by sharing this incredible brand’s campaign with my Lovatics!”
The global SKECHERS footwear marketing campaign featuring Demi will extend across television, print and online platforms so be sure to keep an eye out for her upcoming campaigns!
*Image courtesy of Rankin
Summer has arrived! School’s out, so kids everywhere are back home and excited to play and have fun. Of course it doesn’t take long before that excitement turns into boredom and a lack of motivation prevents ideas for fresh ways to fill their time. We all know that responsibility always falls on the parents! But never fear! In celebration of the school break, we’ve put together a short list of some of our favorite activities for kids (and the entire family) to help inspire you through the summer doldrums.
- Have the kids choose a theme for the summer and create a photo album or collage around it. It’s a great long-term, ongoing activity and when completed can be cherished as a special keepsake.
- Plan a camping trip in your backyard! Bust out the tents, tell some stories, and foster your kid’s love for the outdoors without the need for travel.
- Go to the park! Whether it’s to have a picnic or to toss a Frisbee around, the park is both fun and relaxing to visit.
- Start a “small” business. Be it the good ol’ fashioned lemonade stand or another creative idea the kids come up with, it will be a great learning experience that they will be proud of.
And don’t forget SKECHERS offers the best fun footwear styles for boys and girls that will complement any of these activities. Have any tips of your own to share? Let us know in the comments!
President Bill Clinton sits down for an interview with SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg after delivering keynote address at the SKECHERS Global Sales Conference on June 26, 2014.
We’re thrilled to announce that seven-time PGA Tour champion Matt Kuchar—currently ranked 5th in the world—will be the first brand ambassador and face of the Skechers GOgolf line. The multi-year partnership will feature Kuchar in a global Skechers GOgolf advertising campaign and the development of a namesake signature shoe line for the Skechers Performance Division.
Matt has been wearing Skechers GOgolf at PGA Tour events and had this to say about his footwear:
“Whether competing or practicing, I’m on my feet for hours, so the comfort and performance of my shoes is a critical factor in my success. In trying out the GOgolf line, I was really pleased both with the shoe and with the Skechers Performance Division team. Their attention to detail and expertise in performance footwear is impressive.”
As one of the most respected golfers in the sport, Kuchar’s accomplishments are noteworthy. After bursting on to the golf scene with his trademark smile at the 1998 Masters as the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, he has claimed seven titles on the PGA Tour and is a perennial fixture atop tournament leaderboards. His 2013 season was a banner year, as he earned two PGA Tour titles and helped the U.S. squad win the Presidents Cup.
Watch coverage of the PGA Tour and major golf events to see Matt wearing Skechers GOgolf on the links. And check back soon for new details about his upcoming campaign!
We’re excited to be on board as sponsor when the thoroughbred racehorse California Chrome contends at the Belmont Stakes on June 7 to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed grabbed the title 36 years ago in 1978.
SKECHERS is a California brand, so sponsoring this horse with his uniquely California story makes perfect sense and we’re proud to associate SKECHERS with the best Triple Crown contender in several generations. As a true representative of his home state, California Chrome has already captured the hearts of America and inspired people around the world so we’re excited to be along for this amazing journey.
Owned by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn, and trained by the legendary Art Sherman at Los Alamitos Race Course, California Chrome has won six straight including the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
Watch for SKECHERS on California Chrome’s blanket, gear and barn as well as on trainer and owner team jackets. And don’t miss the trilling race this Saturday!
We figured one Hall-of-Fame Joe wasn’t enough, so now “Broadway” Joe has joined the team of Joe “Cool” in representing Relaxed Fit from SKECHERS footwear. Set to air in Fall 2014, Joe Namath’s ad campaign will feature a new television commercial utilizing the same humorous tone as ongoing Relaxed Fit spots starring our other legendary Joe (Montana) and Mark Cuban.
We asked Joe Namath what he thinks about his upcoming commercial:
“I’ve loved what SKECHERS has done with this campaign so far and I’m excited be joining the team. The Relaxed Fit shoes really are as comfortable as they say, and I look forward to working with SKECHERS on what will be a fun commercial that my fans will enjoy.”
One of the most exciting quarterbacks in NFL history, Joe Namath entered the league after winning a national championship with the Alabama Crimson Tide in 1964. He was the first quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards and was named MVP when he led the New York Jets to victory at Super Bowl III in 1969. Namath retired in 1977 holding seasonal and career records for most games with 300 yards or more passing yards.
Stay tuned for more info on “Broadway” Joe’s new ad!
We’re excited to announce that the Skechers Performance Division has signed long-distance runner Kara Goucher to join the Skechers Performance Elite Team. The Skechers Performance Division will be Goucher’s official footwear sponsor and you’ll be seeing a lot of the world-class athlete in upcoming Skechers Performance advertising and marketing around the globe. A competitive runner for over 20 years, Goucher grew up in Duluth, Minnesota and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. After taking a brief break from competing to have a child, Goucher returned to competition in January 2011 and is currently training in Boulder, Colorado with her coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs. Her achievements as an elite long-distance runner include winning the bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships in the 10,000 meter, competing for Team USA at the London 2012 and Beijing 2008 games, placing first in the 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships and placing third in the 2012 Olympic marathon trials in Houston, Texas. Goucher is known for her passion and desire to win and we can’t wait to see what’s next when she begins racing in Skechers Performance footwear!
Congratulations to Skechers Performance elite athlete Meb for his victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon! Wearing the new Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 shoes, Meb ran a career best with a new personal record of 2:08:37. He was the first American male to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 and the first American overall since 1985.
After the race, Meb reflected on his historic accomplishment at the Boston Strong event:
“A year ago I decided I wanted to win the 2014 Boston Marathon for the people of Boston and for the U.S. When the Red Sox put the World Series trophy at the Boston Marathon finish line during the victory parade last year, I was inspired more than ever to come back and win. With the support of the Skechers Performance Division by my side every step of the way, this victory today belongs to the city and my country.”
Michael Greenberg and Meb at the Houston Marathon
Meb first signed with the Skechers Performance Division in 2011 to help launch Skechers GOrun footwear. Since that time, he has won more than five key races wearing Skechers Performance footwear, including the 2012 U.S. Trials and the U.S. Half Marathon Championship in Houston this past January.
You can wear Meb’s race shoes when Skechers GOrun Speed 3 footwear hits stores this Fall.