We recently partnered with Shoe Carnival and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers to donate new shoes to students in need across Puerto Rico and Lubbock, Texas. More than 13,000 pairs of BOBS from Skechers were distributed at a series of special end of school year events. That makes over 57,000 shoes donated to date with Shoe Carnival alone and overall more than eight million pairs since BOBS launched in 2011. Everywhere we went, the kids were excited and had a chance to decorate and personalize their new shoes. These local events truly exemplify the power of the BOBS movement and illustrate the power we have to create positive impact on the world around us. Check out the video to catch a heartwarming look at what happened.
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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!
On May 16, BOBS from SKECHERS traveled to Santa Rosa, California to donate 1,000 pairs of shoes to the children of Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, Head Start/Early Head Start, and School Readiness programs in Sonoma County. Children gathered to receive a pair of BOBS and even had a chance to decorate them! The inspired and excited kids were able to use their imagination to create fun, personalized, fresh-looking shoes.
We love when our events inspire others to reach out to their community. In Santa Rosa, one local dentist joined in on the philanthropy by donating toothbrushes to the youth. No matter the product or event, we appreciate those who seek to create positive change in the world. That is why we want to say thank you to all the BOBS supporters! Whether you’re purchasing another pair of BOBS or simply giving back in your own way, we could not reach the milestone of more than 8 million pairs donated worldwide without your help.
For more pictures, check out our Santa Rosa gallery on Facebook, and be sure to like the post to show your continuous support of BOBS from Skechers!
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.”
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.