CELEBRATE WORLD CARFREE DAY

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Can you imagine life without any cars on our streets? Today, people around the world are taking one big step in that direction: leaving their cars at home in favor of a stroll, bike ride, skateboard or public transport for World Carfree Day. For those of us who can’t imagine living without our vehicles, Carfree Day is a great way to challenge ourselves and see how we can get around in a new way – all while getting some good exercise (and soaking in more of our surroundings). It also reminds our cities and towns to make alternative modes of transportation a bigger priority, so our streets can be more inviting for all.

Have a great carfree day today… and happy roads ahead.

PETE ROSE FOR RELAXED FIT

A few months ago we told you that baseball legend Pete Rose had joined the Relaxed Fit from SKECHERS team.  His funny new ad recently began airing on television and cable networks and you can check it out right here!  Rose waxes poetic about spending time in a place he simply refers to as “the hall.” Let us know what you think about the new commercial in the comments!

 

MARIANO RIVERA TO PITCH FOR SKECHERS

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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!

SUMMER OF BOBS

By the end of summer, SKECHERS will have thrown 20 events with 13 different key accounts, providing more than 97,000 pairs to children in need across the United States so far in 2014. Recent or soon to happen events include Indianapolis seen in the video above with 1,000 pairs donated at the Colts training facility; a huge 27,500 pair donation at the Detroit Zoo; 1,376 pairs in Cumberland, MD; as well as fun events for kids featuring shoe decorating, snacks and more in Sacramento, Jacksonville, and Naples, FL. Additionally, the first international account event was held in Winnipeg, Canada in May with 3,000 pairs donated to kids. All told, over 8.7 million pairs have been donated around the globe since 2011. Make a difference for kids with BOBS!

 

JET SET SKECHERS

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

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!

KELLY BROOK LACES UP WITH SKECHERS

Kelly Brook

British-born model, actress and television presenter Kelly Brook has signed on to appear in marketing and social media campaigns for SKECHERS women’s footwear collections through 2015. She will be the first SKECHERS celebrity featured globally who came to fame outside the United States—a testament to the power of the SKECHERS brand around the world.

Brook began modeling at age 16 and soon become a fixture on magazine covers as one of the UK’s top pin-up and swimsuit models where she was named “Sexiest Woman in the World” by FHM. A favorite paparazzi subject, Brook transcended the editorial pages as a presenter or judge on numerous television series and her acting roles have grown from multi-episode arcs on popular shows like Smallville to her first staring TV role in the soon-to-premiere NBC comedy series One Big Happy.

After signing her deal, Brook commented:  “It doesn’t get any bigger than SKECHERS when it comes to lifestyle footwear so I’m thrilled to be working with this amazing brand. SKECHERS has brilliantly comfortable shoes in so many colors and looks. I love it and can’t wait to get started with this campaign!”

Watch for Kelly Brook’s new campaign launching in the months ahead!

*Image courtesy of Kelly Brook

DEMI LOVATO SIGNS ON WITH SKECHERS!

Demi Lovato

Big news for SKECHERS! Demi Lovato, multi-platinum selling recording artist and actress, has signed on to represent SKECHERS, and will appear in  global marketing and social media campaigns through 2016. Lovato, known for hit singles, “Give Your Heart a Break”, “Heart Attack” and “Neon Lights”, will make her first official appearance in a new SKECHERS television commercial and accompanying print campaign launching later this year.

Demi had this to say about signing on with the SKECHERS team, “My generation grew up with SKECHERS, and now with all of their cool styles and fun colors I’m excited to help introduce the collection to a new generation by sharing this incredible brand’s campaign with my Lovatics!”

The global SKECHERS footwear marketing campaign featuring Demi will extend across television, print and online platforms so be sure to keep an eye out for her upcoming campaigns!

 

*Image courtesy of Rankin

 

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