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

 

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

kids tent

Summer has arrived! School’s out, so kids everywhere are back home and excited to play and have fun. Of course it doesn’t take long before that excitement turns into boredom and a lack of motivation prevents ideas for fresh ways to fill their time. We all know that responsibility always falls on the parents! But never fear! In celebration of the school break, we’ve put together a short list of some of our favorite activities for kids (and the entire family) to help inspire you through the summer doldrums.

  • Have the kids choose a theme for the summer and create a photo album or collage around it. It’s a great long-term, ongoing activity and when completed can be cherished as a special keepsake.
  • Plan a camping trip in your backyard! Bust out the tents, tell some stories, and foster your kid’s love for the outdoors without the need for travel.
  • Go to the park! Whether it’s to have a picnic or to toss a Frisbee around, the park is both fun and relaxing to visit.
  • Start a “small” business. Be it the good ol’ fashioned lemonade stand or another creative idea the kids come up with, it will be a great learning experience that they will be proud of.

And don’t forget SKECHERS offers the best fun footwear styles for boys and girls that will complement any of these activities. Have any tips of your own to share?  Let us know in the comments!

BOBS Partners with Shoe Carnival and K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers to Give Back in Puerto Rico and Lubbock

BOBS in Lubbock

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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