Walk in Barefoot, Receive Free BOBS!

Take off your shoes, Southern California! Join us in celebrating the grand opening of SKECHERS new retail store at the Riverside Galleria at Tyler. SKECHERS will give away a free pair of BOBS from SKECHERS to the first 100 people who walk into the store barefoot, and the second set of 50 customers will get a $10 discount card. Plus, there will be a special appearance by Kewl Breeze and free giveaways!

For every pair of BOBS from SKECHERS given away or purchased, there will be another pair donated to a child in need. Get something for yourself while helping others. It’s a win/win!

SKECHERS new retail store at the Riverside Galleria at Tyler will open at 10 am on Friday, May 11, 2012. Click here for directions to the new SKECHERS location at 1280 Galleria at Tyler, Riverside, CA 92503.  (91 Freeway at Tyler Street.)

SKECHERS Foundation Donates More Than $480,000 to Children with Special Needs and Education

The SKECHERS Foundation, an organization that was founded to provide families around the world with the necessities and skills to succeed in life, celebrated its most impactful SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk by donating $209,000 to the Friendship Circle for children with special needs and more than $280,000 to six Southern California education foundations. The donations were the largest made by the Foundation and were the result of dozens of corporate sponsors, including presenting sponsor Kids Foot Locker, and thousands of walkers who united for the SKECHERS Friendship Walk in October 2011.

SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg presents a $209,000 donation to the Friendship Circle, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a dramatic difference in the lives of children and young adults with special needs.

SKECHERS President Michael Greenberg expressed his gratitude during a formal check presentation ceremony on February 16 at SKECHERS’ corporate headquarters in Manhattan Beach: “Our sponsors have done something incredible – gathering our friends, families and neighbors so we can change the lives of our children. Because of them, our kids now have more opportunities than what would have been possible without this walk. And we’ve shown that we’re not dependent on our economy or our state’s budget to make a real impact. I’m extremely proud of what we’ve created here, and to be part of a community with such great love for our kids.”

The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is now the Southern California’s largest annual donor event for children with special needs and local schools. Along with the Friendship Circle, the funds will directly benefit Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Palos Verdes Peninsula and Torrance schools.

For more information about the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk and the SKECHERS Foundation, please visit http://www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com or become a fan of the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk page on Facebook.

Love yourself (and your feet) this Valentine’s Day with SKECHERS!

This Valentine’s Day, SKECHERS challenges you to be your own valentine by taking our “Love Your Body” Facebook pledge!

No matter what your shape or size is, celebrate who you are today by logging on to SKECHERS’ Facebook page and taking the pledge. Share your badge with family and friends and encourage them to do the same.

Want to give a little extra love to your feet this Valentine’s Day? Visit skechers.com to check out all the hottest styles in men’s, women’s, girls’ and boys’ footwear.

Mr. Quiggly Wins Big During the Big Game!

Congratulations to Mr. Quiggly who crossed – er, moonwalked across the finish line first in his commercial during last Sunday’s big game. Although French bulldogs aren’t typically known for their speed, Mr. Quiggly had a secret weapon – his SKECHERS GOrun performance footwear.

Since his commercial debut, Mr. Quiggly has been winning on and off the track. He has not only achieved more than 500,000 views on YouTube, but he also won 3rd place in the USA Today Facebook Ad Meter Viewer Panel and placed 8th in the People’s Vote! GO Mr. Quiggly!

Watch the clip below to see Mr. Quiggly in action:

Help Mr. Quiggly and SKECHERS Win the Online Race after the Big Game!

After another whole season of tackles and touchdowns, the 46th annual Big Game is upon us again. While some are looking forward to parties, snacks and cheering on their favorite football team, others are eagerly anticipating a game chock-full of memorable and creative commercials. In fact, 25.8% of viewers who watched the Big Game in 2011 thought the commercials were the most important part of the event.*

Whether you’re tuning in for the game or the ads, check out SKECHERS’ commercial at the two-minute warning of the first half to see the outcome of Mr. Quiggly’s big race. And remember, after you’re done rooting for Mr. Quiggly (and your favorite football team), visit Facebook’s AdMeter, Twitter’s AdScrimmage, YouTube’s AdBlitz or Hulu’s AdZone, and help SKECHERS win the online race for best commercial.

Watch the clip below to catch a sneak peek of SKECHERS’ latest commercial featuring Mr. Quiggly:

*Farfan, Barbara. “2011 Super Bowl Consumer Survey Results: Shopping, Spending, Commercial Viewing”; http://retailindustry.about.com/od/statisticsresearch/a/superbowlsurvey.htm

SKECHERS Launches New Facebook Page for Performance Fans!

Check out the new SKECHERS Fitness Facebook page and stay up-to-date on all things fitness!

Want to stay up-to-date on all things fitness? Check out the new SKECHERS Fitness Facebook page – your one-stop destination for fitness news, tips, events, product info and more!

Whether you’re a new gym member or an elite athlete, SKECHERS Fitness page has something for everyone. Like our page, share us with your friends, and stay tuned for the latest on SKECHERS Fitness!

Can’t get enough of SKECHERS on Facebook? After you’ve become a fan of SKECHERS Fitness page, run on over to our regular SKECHERS page and “like” us to see the latest photos of celebs in SKECHERS, exclusive promotional offers, and more!

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.

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