SKECHERS Presents Iraq War Veteran Troy Yocum with More Than $120,000 in Support of the Active Heroes Foundation

The SKECHERS Foundation presents a check for $122,285 to Troy Yocum for the Active Heroes charity foundation at the company’s flagship store in Manhattan Beach, California.

SKECHERS USA, Inc. today announced that it raised more than $120,000 for military families through its nationwide network of SKECHERS retail stores. The 2011 fundraising drive was in support of Iraq War veteran Troy Yocum’s Hike for Heroes campaign, which raised awareness and funds for military families in need as the former soldier walked across America.

“I’m extremely grateful that SKECHERS stepped up to provide vast exposure to this important cause,” began Troy Yocum, who was joined by his wife Mareike for part of his 7,880 mile journey. “Many military families in need will benefit from the donations made by the SKECHERS Foundation and SKECHERS customers across the country – many of whom many not have known about this cause if they hadn’t been informed about the donation opportunity in SKECHERS’ retail stores.”

“Troy Yocum is an inspiration to men and women of all ages,” began Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “After bravely serving his country in Iraq, this selfless man is now devoting his life to helping the families of his fellow soldiers who risk their lives to protect our freedom. I was extremely moved by Troy’s story, and felt compelled to help his cause through SKECHERS’ vast network of retail stores. Our loyal customers felt inspired to make donations to Troy’s campaign, and we’re extremely proud that SKECHERS raised such a large amount of funds to support military families.”

The SKECHERS Foundation will make this fundraising achievement by presenting a $122,285 check to Yocum for the Active Heroes charity foundation at the footwear company’s flagship retail store in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Thursday, January 5.

Since the Hike for Heroes campaign began in April 2010, Troy has raised more than one million dollars for the Active Heroes foundation. His journey will continue as long as U.S. military families require assistance. Troy and Mareike plan to hike another 1,500 miles in 2012 through National Forests and at special events from coast to coast, with the ultimate goal of raising $5 million to directly benefit military families in need.

Meb Keflezighi and SKECHERS GOrun Continue on to London!

Congratulations to Meb Keflezighi who crossed the finish line first at the 2012 Trials in Houston, Texas, and will represent the United States this summer at the 2012 Games in London.

Meb not only finished first at the trials, but he also set a new personal record of 2:09:08 – his second PR in 69 days – while wearing his SKECHERS GOrun sneakers.

This will mark Meb’s third appearance at the games, and his first competing in SKECHERS GOrun sneakers. He ran the 10,000 meters in Sydney, and at the 2004 Games in Athens, Meb finished second in the men’s marathon event to earn a silver medal. At the time, he was the first American male to take home a marathon medal in 28 years.

Check back to receive updates and follow Meb on his journey.

Want shoes like Meb’s? Visit skechers.com to get your pair or learn more about SKECHERS GOrun performance footwear.

Meb Keflezighi and SKECHERS GOrun Head to Houston for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials!

Meb Keflezighi will compete at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Saturday, January 14 in his SKECHERS GOrun sneakers.

After an impressive finish as the fastest American and a new personal record at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon last November, Meb Keflezighi is on the move again, this time heading to Houston, Texas for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

On Saturday, January 14, Keflezighi will race in his SKECHERS GOrun shoes for a chance to compete against the world’s best runners at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

If Meb qualifies, it will mark his second appearance at the Olympic games, and his first competing in SKECHERS GOrun sneakers. In 2004, Meb finished second in the men’s marathon event winning the silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens.

Check back to receive updates and follow Meb on his journey.

Want shoes like Meb’s? Visit skechers.com to get your pair or learn more about SKECHERS GOrun performance footwear.

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.

Fitness Friday with Brooke Burke!

Brooke Burke and her BFF and hairdresser at the 2011 SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk in Manhattan Beach, California.

Hey SKECHERS Fans, it’s that busy time of year again, with lots of parties, lots of food and hardly any time! This holiday season, I’m all about working out more to balance the decadence of the holiday festivities. Try to knock out your workouts in the morning so you have the rest of your day for family and fun, energized for all the celebrating ahead! I just heard a medical study that Americans put on seven lbs. between Thanksgiving and New Years, and they only take off four lbs. of it in the new year – my goal is to stay fit and defy the odds!

With a hectic work schedule and busy household, it’s not always easy to make time for yourself, let alone the gym. Bring A-List Trainer, Greg Joujon-Roche into the privacy of your own home – let’s do it together this year, you and me. I promise I can change your body.

Do you have a good friend that will hold you accountable for your workouts, but keep you laughing at the same time? Having a workout buddy really helps to keep you on track and stay motivated. It’s great to watch yourself and your loved ones reach their fitness goals.

I know a lot of you are waiting until January 1st to start your new fitness regimen, but who needs New Year’s Resolutions? Let’s start today! Check out my post on my website ModernMom.com called Screw New Year’s Resolutions.

Thanks SKECHERS for letting me host Fitness Friday, can’t wait to see what 2012 holds.

Post written by: Brooke Burke

Brooke Burke is an actress, author, model, host of Dancing with the Stars, and most importantly mother of four.  As a member of the SKECHERS team, Brooke takes fitness seriously, and has released two work-out videos.

Mark Cuban, a SKECHERS GOrun Fanatic?

Mark Cuban seems to be the newest and most excited fan of SKECHERS® GOrun.   SKECHERS® GOrun works to elevate the natural running experience, allowing runners to interact with and respond to practically any surface.  SKECHERS GOrun features an efficient mid-foot strike design and GOimpulse sensors for enhanced sensory feedback.

According to Mark, “If you can’t get the best performance ever out of these shoes, you shouldn’t be running.”

Click to Watch Mark Cuban on Extra TV

Click to Watch Mark Cuban and SKECHERS GOrun on Extra TV

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