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!
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!
During PARIS Fashion Week for FW14, a woman wearing a Carven coat, fitted trousers and a Celine bag could only be a fashion addict. But what makes this outfit is the sneakers on her feet. Not designer styles with precious details and printed leathers, but real running shoes, first degree, directly from an athlete or jogger’s dressing. The girl is not coming back from the gym and doesn’t have a fitness mat in her office. It’s her “off-duty” style, an expression for taxi drivers, officers and top models on their casual days. Look at models’ blogs, and you’ll see hordes of them in these popular sneakers.
Get the look in Skechers: With a range of bright and light shoes featuring SKECHERS Memory Foam, find the perfect accessory for your “off-duty” look!
At SKECHERS, we see Valentine’s Day as a holiday of love and friendship: a chance to celebrate everything from classic romance to beloved friends and family. Most of us are familiar with the day’s iconic red, pink and white hues… but have you ever wondered what they all mean? Read on to learn more about each of these shades, and see how these colors can be a perfect fit when styled up in a new pair of SKECHERS!
RED: Famous for romance, this shade is the top pick for swooning couples, and is always wiped out at florists, chocolatiers and stores come February. While some argue that the red rose was a favorite of goddess of love Venus, everyone agrees that this warm and vibrant shade is known for its passion, energy and excitement.
RED style tip: complete your look (and turn heads) with SKECHERS Cali Club: a bold statement that will make you stand out, all day long.
PINK: While red is sensual, pink actually gets the award for enduring, unconditional love. Thoughtful and caring, pink is an affectionate, gentle shade known for happiness, tenderness and gratitude… positive and inspiring.
PINK style tip: embrace true love with SKECHERS Flirty – Wink: a soft stretch wedge with a sweet boost.
WHITE: It’s the ultimate shade of innocence: nothing evokes a sense of peace and calm like white does. Its beauty lies in its purity: so simple, it awakens the senses.
WHITE style tip: step out in SKECHERS – EX Flex 2 – Sweetpea: a woven crocheted casual that’s easy on the eyes (and your soles).
Have your own favorite shade for Valentine’s Day? Tell us in the comments!
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:
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
The Voice Winner Danielle Bradbery is the New Face of SKECHERS! The Breakout Star Takes Center Stage with BOBS in Spring 2014
All of you The Voice fans have something big to cheer about: the show’s Season 5 winner Danielle Bradbery is about to cover the globe as the new face of SKECHERS! The 17-year-old singing sensation is hitting a high note with a Spring 2014 TV and print campaign for BOBS from SKECHERS, the charity footwear line that just passed the six-million-pair donation mark for helping kids in need.
Danielle’s been on a rapid rise: with more iTunes hits than any singer in The Voice history, her Top 20 Country Songs hit The Heart of Dixie in July, a new self-titled debut album and appearances everywhere from Rolling Stone to People’s Ones to Watch party. She’s a perfect inspiration for the BOBS movement and young women everywhere, and we’re so excited to have her as part of the SKECHERS team.
One of the world’s most successful charity footwear brands, the year-round BOBS collection now has two big names behind the line for women, men and kids: Danielle joins celebrity ambassador Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet, whose huge popularity has driven millions to the collection since its 2011 launch.