Retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, arguably the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history, has signed on with SKECHERS to join the team of sports icons representing our men’s Relaxed Fit footwear line. Rivera will star in a television commercial set to begin airing in Spring 2015—just in time for next year’s baseball season!
We asked Rivera how Relaxed Fit ties in with his storied career. He told us: “After 19 seasons on the mound, I’m the one that needs relief these days and comfortable Relaxed Fit shoes get the job done. I’m thrilled to be working with SKECHERS on the same team as the impressive roster of sports legends that have appeared in this ongoing campaign.”
Nicknamed “Sandman,” Rivera played his entire Major League Baseball career with the New York Yankees including 17 seasons as the team’s closer. A 13-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion, he holds all-time MLB records for saves (652) and games finished (952). Known for his consistency, he saved at least 25 games for a record 15 consecutive seasons and posted an ERA under 2.00 in 11 seasons. After an injury sidelined him for most of 2012, Rivera was named at age 43 as the American League’s 2013 Comeback Player of the Year—his final season before retirement.
You’ll have to wait until next year to see Rivera’s commercial, but be on the lookout for a brand new Relaxed Fit ad featuring baseball icon Pete Rose that starts airing later this week!
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
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 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!
As the biggest sports event of the year approaches, most of you will be focusing on all the traditional preparations. First you invite all your friends—obviously your house will be THE place to watch on Super Sunday. Next there’s the age-old question of menu. Will it be a low key wings and potato chips afternoon? Or will you go all out with an elaborate spread of gourmet munchables that might possibly include the legendary bacon explosion? Finally, you’ll stock up the fridge with beer and other stuff for the heathens that don’t drink beer.
With everything planned and sorted, all you need to do is get comfortable. If you’re lounging by the TV or running around helping guests, our Relaxed Fit® from SKECHERS collection offers perfect footwear options to help you feel good during the game. Each features a roomier fit plus our Skechers Memory Foam™ footbed for total comfort. Worn by football great Joe Montana who stars in a new SKECHERS TV campaign launching in march, these are shoes you’re sure to love as well. From the versatile leather slip-on Montz-Konic to the cool suede slip-on Superior-Pace to the lace-up casual Expected-Gembel boat shoe, there’s endless ways to stay comfortable on game day and beyond with Relaxed Fit footwear from SKECHERS.
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
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!