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How the Width Was Won

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

NEW STYLE ALERT: BOBS at Home

Want the perfect shoe for the dorm, home or outdoors? BOBS at Home slip-ons are born to lounge anywhere and everywhere! The soft feel of a slipper and the sole of a shoe, BOBS at Home have a lightweight design and cushioned SKECHERS Memory Foam insole for kicking back, everywhere you go. Plus this plush wonder is also part of the BOBS line – so when you buy BOBS at Home, you can know that SKECHERS is donating new pairs of shoes to the millions of kids in need around the world. Now that’s something to cozy up to.

Treat your feet and your holiday list to the BOBS at Home winter collection here

BOBS Keepsakes- Step Stone

BOBS Keepsakes- Step Stone

BOBS Keepsakes- Curl Up

BOBS Keepsakes- Curl Up

BOBS Keepsakes- Puffers

BOBS Keepsakes- Puffers

SKECHERS makes holiday shopping easy!

SKECHERS Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the time of year when everyone is planning big menus filled with turkey, cranberry, roasted sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and more. Once the big day arrives and the cooking is done, it’ll be time to relax with family and friends and give thanks for all the important people and events in your life. The last thing you want to worry about is holiday shopping on Thanksgiving, so we’re here to make it easy for you—when you’re ready!

If you need ideas, check out our annual gift guide: http://www.skechers.com/info/gifts. For that special someone or the kids in your life, we have great options from light-up sneakers for boys and girls to cold weather boots to high performance running shoes. It’s a great starting point to zero in on the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Thanksgiving is as late in the month as possible, which means Christmas will arrive before you know it! Make sure you order by Thursday, December 15 with standard shipment to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. As always, our SKECHERS Elite™ members get free shipping both ways. Not a member?  Join here: http://www.skechers.com/elite.

SKECHERS Q&A: Weather and Leather

What do you recommend for taking care of your shoes in the rain and the snow?  How do I know what shoes are right for what conditions?

Tim the Shoe Guy says:

When the weather starts turning rainy or snowy, don’t forget to pre-treat your leather, suede and fabric shoes so they keep your feet dry and stay looking their best.

For suede shoes and boots especially, we recommend at least one full application of a suede specific “rain and stain” spray treatment.  Suede can discolor when it gets wet, so pre-treating your new suede boots is highly recommended.

Smooth leather usually repels a light rain, but if it’s pouring, or you’re walking in snow, you’ll want to protect your smooth leather shoes and boots too.  There are many fine leather “rain and stain” treatments available.  Don’t forget to clean your smooth leather after walking in snowy streets, as the salt used to de-ice sidewalks can stain leather shoes.

Fabric and synthetic shoes or boots, especially water-resistant or seam-sealed rain boots, are often ideal for wet weather, but if you’re not sure if your footwear is waterproof, giving them a treatment with a fabric protector like Scotchgard™ is a great idea.  We don’t advise using heavier silicone sealing treatments because it will prevent your footwear from being able to breathe.

When the temperatures drop, we recommend getting boots or shoes with insulation to keep your feet nice and warm, like faux fur-lined shoes or boots with 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation.  Skechers makes lots of different warm and snuggly shoe and boot options to ensure you make it through the chilly temperatures with warm, dry feet. Expand your winter collection by checking out these cozy styles at skechers.com:

www.skechers.com/men/styles/boots/cold-weather-boots

www.skechers.com/women/styles/boots/cold-weather-boots

Women’s winter highlights:

Synergy – Friction  http://www.skechers.com/style/48129/synergy-friction/tpe

boot #1

Highlanders – Alpine Valley  http://www.skechers.com/style/47580/highlanders-alpine-valley/blk

boot #2

Men’s winter highlights:

Renan – Mears  http://www.skechers.com/style/63947/renan-mears/char

boot #3

Revine – Hopkin  http://www.skechers.com/style/72050/revine-hopkin/khk

boot #4

Sink Into SKECHERS Memory Foam

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SKECHERS Memory Foam is all the rage, and no wonder: it’s like a bed for your feet! These ultra-cush insoles instantly contour to your soles… plus with SKECHERS Memory Foam in everything from our cozy winter casuals to next spring’s sandal collections, you can enjoy more incredible comfort all year long.

Check out the TV spot that’s trumpeting SKECHERS Memory Foam’s great features:

 Memory Foam Blog

SKECHERS Memory Foam is now available in more collections than ever, from Relaxed Fit® Footwear for men and women, to BOBS styles and even shoes for kids – so now the whole family can sink into comfort.

Have a question about our SKECHERS Memory Foam collection? Leave it in our comments!

Skechers GObionic Named Editor’s Choice: Performance Footwear Line Receives Accolades from Runner’s World UK

SKECHERS USA, Inc., a global innovator of performance footwear, today announced that the new zero-drop Skechers GObionic ultra-minimal running line has been named “Editor’s Pick” in the October 2012 issue of Runner’s World UK.

Skechers GObionic ultra-minimal running shoe (Photo: Business Wire)

Skechers GObionic ultra-minimal running shoe (Photo: Business Wire)

The accompanying review notes that “Testers loved everything about it, especially the flexibility, responsiveness, low weight and perceived springy feel.”

“Following our Skechers GOrun line being declared ‘Most Innovative’ by Competitor magazine earlier this year, we’re thrilled that the running press continues to give accolades to our performance footwear,” began Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “The positive feedback we’re receiving on Skechers GObionic illustrates how we’re finding success by leveraging our unique pioneering technology as the foundation for an expanding collection of performance product.”

Skechers GObionic was launched in August after development by the Skechers Performance Division through a unique engineering process – where nature and inspired organic design drive innovations. At the foundation are 18 decoupled bio-responsive Resalyte(TM) cushioning zones added to key flex points of the foot to offer protection without compromising responsiveness. Plus with zero heel drop, the foot remains in a neutral position for more of a barefoot experience. Skechers GObionic represents the Company’s most minimalistic design without sacrificing performance.

In addition to Skechers GObionic, the Company recently introduced Skechers GOrun ride, which offers enhanced cushioning for elevated comfort and support; Skechers GOwalk, a comfortable walking shoe constructed with performance materials; plus Skechers GOtrain, a workout shoe built for added stability and control. From the track to the gym, with additional categories launching soon for the trail and golf course, the Skechers GO platform will meet the needs of athletes at every level and ability across multiple sports and activities.

Men’s and women’s styles from the entire Skechers Performance footwear collection are available in sporting goods, department and specialty athletic stores around the world.

SKECHERS GORUN NAMED MOST INNOVATIVE: Official Shoe of Top U.S. Marathoner Meb Keflezighi Receives Multiple Accolades from Running Press

SKECHERS USA, Inc., a global leader in the footwear industry, today announced that its groundbreaking Skechers GOrun performance footwear received Most Innovative accolades from two major running magazines. The “2012 Spring Shoe Review” in the April issue of Competitor named Skechers GOrun the Editor’s Pick for Most Innovative new running shoe. And the May/June issue of Women’s Running declared Skechers GOrun a “Most Innovative Award Winner”.

Skechers GOrun

“After investing three years of research and development into Skechers GOrun, we’re honored that the serious running community is recognizing the design of our first performance shoe as pioneering in this technical and elite world,” began Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “In the months ahead, our new Skechers Performance Division will leverage these innovations as a foundation for an expanded collection of products that will meet the needs of athletes at various skill and ability levels across multiple sports and activities.”

Skechers GOrun is the official shoe of America’s top marathoner, Meb Keflezighi. Meb wore the shoes when setting new personal records as the first American to cross the finish line in the 2011 NYC Marathon and when winning the 2012 Houston Trials. Meb will once again be wearing Skechers GOrun footwear when we represents the United States on the world’s biggest stage in London this summer.

SKECHERS is building on its success in minimal running with launches this summer of Skechers GOrun ride – a running line with enhanced cushioning, Skechers GOtrain – a workout shoe built for added stability and control, and Skechers GObionic – a zero-drop ultra-minimal running shoe. With these new lines, the Skechers Performance Division will equip athletes from the track to the gym, with additional categories planned for the trail and golf course.

Designed by the Company’s Advanced Concepts Team with consultation by elite runners like Meb, Skechers GOrun promotes a mid-foot strike and features GOimpulse sensors for a flexible and responsive running experience. The minimalistic line has a low 4mm heel drop and with Resalyte(TM) cushioning weighs in at just 6.9 ounces (size 9 men’s) and 4.9 ounces (size 6 women’s). Skechers GOrun is available in sporting goods, department and specialty athletic stores, and SKECHERS stores around the world.

Stay Warm this Winter in SKECHERS Boots!

The holiday season may be over, but for some people the winter weather isn’t going anywhere for a while. But no need to worry! Stay warm and cozy this year as you ride out winter’s icy wrath in the latest styles of SKECHERS boots for men and women.

Women’s Keepsakes – Blur

All of the comfort of your favorite warm cozy sweater goes into the stylish SKECHERS Keepsakes – Blur boot. The cable-knit sweater upper with a soft, snuggly faux fur collar and lining give a great casual look and lots of warmth for chilly days.

Women’s Lunacy

Go crazy for the cool, tough style of the SKECHERS Lunacy boot. Soft all-suede upper in a slip-on, engineer-styled casual boot with metal buckle detail. A cool, classic look that goes great with jeans, skirts or leggings.

 

 

 

 

Men’s Sergeants – Rugen

Cool, classic style and reliability comes in the SKECHERS Sergeants – Rugen boot. Waterproof nubuck leather upper on a mock toe chukka style casual lace-up boot with reinforced stitching, comfortable sole and padded collar. Tough style meets comfort.

 

 

Men’s Cinder – Twist

Life is your highway in the SKECHERS Cinder – Twist boot. Smooth durable leather in an ankle-height, zip-side motorcycle style boot with dual strap and metal buckle accents. Instant cool with a lot of built-in comfort.

Experience Natural Flex Movement with SKECHERS GOwalk!

Introducing a new way to GO with SKECHERS Fitness. The perfect athletic cool-down footwear, SKECHERS GOwalk is an easy slip-on that weighs nearly nothing, yet gives you ultimate comfort with a natural, barefoot feel just like the SKECHERS GOrun shoe.

SKECHERS GOwalk allows you to interact with and respond to practically any surface, while offering the additional benefit of real-world protection.  The GOimpulse sensors on the sole are placed to offer ideal support and comfort.  And the shoe flexes and twists to help you walk naturally. They’re perfect for post-workout cool-downs, fitness walking and everyday casual wear.  SKECHERS GOwalk is available in several colors, with even more coming soon.  Try on a pair of SKECHERS GOwalk and you will feel the difference!

Written by: Tim the Shoe Guy

Tim is the web merchandising manager for SKECHERS and has years of experience selling running and athletic shoes for other retailers.

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