News & Press

JOE NAMATH SIGNS ON

Joe_Head_Shot_4_PressWe 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!

 

ELITE ATHLETE KARA GOUCHER JOINS SKECHERS PERFORMANCE TEAM

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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!

MEB WINS BOSTON!

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.”

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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.

BOBS TV STARRING DANIELLE BRADBERY

Early last December we broke the news that Danielle Bradbery, the season 4 winner of The Voice, signed on to be a new face for BOBS from SKECHERS. We’re excited that the talented and inspiring singer’s new TV spot for our charity collection is ready for the world. Check it out here and watch for more of Danielle’s campaign in the months ahead!

Get comfortable for the Big Game!

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.

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Introducing our all new Twinkle Smash game!

Twinkle Smash ImageFrom the bright colors, light-up effects and cool blinged-out designs of her footwear to the fun adventures in her animated movie—girls around the world simply love Twinkle Toes.  Now our popular girls’ character is bringing her sassy style to Twinkle Smash—the first mobile game from SKECHERS!

Available on both iOS and Android platforms, Twinkle Smash is an addictive match-3 puzzle game!  Join Twinkle Toes as you line up her signature jewels to blast through tons of levels and rack up the highest score possible!  Dazzling effects, challenging collectibles and crazy power-ups take you on a journey lasting over 50 fun levels. At every step is a new challenging goal. Do you have what it takes to smash them all?

Best of all…Twinkle Smash is FREE and you can play now!

Download for iOS at the Apple app store here or for Android at the Google play store here.

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.

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