Go the Extra Mile for Kids at the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

SKECHERS started the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk three years ago to raise funds for The Friendship Circle, a non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of children with special needs. In our South Bay community, there are hundreds of children who are living with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism as well as many other developmental disabilities and physical limitations. The focus of the walk expanded in our first year as so many schools faced serious budget cuts, and continue to face economic hardships that are impacting our kids’ educations.

We are committed to supporting children with special needs and education.  We believe that it is our obligation to provide assistance to wonderful organizations like The Friendship Circle, which touches the hearts of so many – as well as help our schools during these tough times.

We have already raised more than $500,000 – thanks to many across our community, the efforts of our generous sponsors including presenting sponsor KIDS FOOT LOCKER, and the support of local and national businesses. This is an amazing start, but when you think about the approximately 57,000 kids in our schools, and all our many children with special needs, it isn’t enough. We can do so much more if we come together! Fitness expert Denise Austin, the iconic Tommy Lasorda and the lovely Brooke Burke will all be helping us kick off the walk. And now we are calling upon you, and asking you to call upon your family and friends so we can make miracles happen for thousands of deserving children.

Please join us at the Manhattan Beach Pier on Sunday, October 30 for a terrific time and let’s make even bigger strides in helping our children. If you can’t attend this year’s event, but want to be there in spirit, you can still go the extra mile for our kids by becoming a Virtual Walker: just register online as an Individual, and select ‘Virtual’ from the options listed. Visit the official SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk site for more information on how to get involved, or become a fan of the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk Facebook page for the latest news and updates for this incredible event. See you there!

SKECHERS Goes the Extra Mile for our Kids!

SKECHERS invites the South Bay community to participate in the third annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Sunday, October 30, 2011! The 3.4-mile walk will travel from the Manhattan Beach Pier in Manhattan Beach, California, to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back – and will raise important funds for South Bay education foundations and The Friendship Circle, a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs and their families through one-on-one peer mentoring and social recreational programming.

Individuals, families, team leaders and team members can register online for $25. Registration at the Manhattan Beach Pier on the day of the event is $30, and will be open from 8:00 am until 9:45 am. All registered walk participants will also receive a commemorative SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk T-shirt and complimentary water and drinks will be provided along the walk route.

SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk donation funds will directly benefit The Friendship Circle and the education foundations of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, and Torrance.

Interested in registering for the walk or making a donation? Visit the official SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk website and find out how you can join the effort!

The Tone It Up Girls Detention Workout

The Tone It Up fitness duo, Karena and Katrina know that you are now busy back-to-school and back-to-work, however this is no excuse to fall out of shape.  Use their great Detention Workout video to keep yourself fit for fall.  Check them out today for Fitness Friday on the SKECHERS Facebook page.View the video below or download a printable version of the workout here.  Don’t forget to keep us posted on your results.

Fitness Friday with the Tone It Up Girls Karena and Katrina

Tone it Up TrainersThe SKECHERS Facebook page has been taken over! Today is the first official Fitness Friday and our posts now are in the hands of the Tone It Up Girls, Karena and Katrina. From now on, every Friday, check us out the SKECHERS Facebook page for great fitness, nutrition and health tips from one of the elite SKECHERS Ambassadors.

Karena and Katrina from ToneItUp.com are the dyanamic fitness duo, personal trainers and best friends that offer fitness tips, workout videos and contstant motivation to help people all over the world live healthier and achieve their goals. Visit ToneItUp.com or join their Facebook community for the latest in Tone It Up news.

Brooke Burke Celebrates her Expanded Relationship with SKECHERS

Learn more about Brooke Burke's shoes at SKECHERS.com!American TV personality and SKECHERS spokesperson Brooke Burke was recently spotted the FN Platform Show in Las Vegas.  Burke, who currently stars in the SKECHERS ProSpeed and Shape-ups Liv by SKECHERS™ campaigns, autographed her book “The Naked Mom” and posed for photos with fans.  Burke also gave the crowd a preview of the new SKECHERS GOrun lightweight running shoes – her bright purple pair will be available in stores soon!

Burke has a long history with the brand – she appeared in her first SKECHERS campaign in 1994.  Burke recently extended her current contract and will continue as the global face of SKECHERS through 2013.

Want to learn more about Brooke’s shoes and read what other SKECHERS endorsers are saying? Check out SKECHERS.com or visit select SKECHERS retail stores to get your own pair!

SKECHERS GOrun Hits the Ground Running

Did you hear? The new SKECHERS GOrun has hit the ground running. SKECHERS GOrun running shoe

SKECHERS GOrun is our newest high performance running footwear line that helps you to feel more and react faster.  SKECHERS GOrun elevates the natural running experience, allowing you to interact with and respond to practically any surface, while offering the additional benefit of real world protection.  SKECHERS GOrun features SmartShoe™ a mid-foot strike and GOimpulse sensors for enhanced sensory feedback.

SKECHERS GOrun offers:

  • A radically lightweight feel with just enough Resalyte™ cushioning to protect on practically any surface
  • 6.9 oz (men’s size 9) and 4.9 oz (women’s size 8 )
  • 360 degree responsive flexibility
  • Integrated anti-microbial sockliner allowing for sockless running
  • A roomier forefoot to reduce friction and allow your toes to spread, grip and push off
  • 4MM heel drop gets you 66% closer to the ground than a traditional running or training shoe
  • A natural barefoot experience with impact protection
  • Mid-foot strike technology
  • High-abrasion rubber at strike points for extra stability and traction control

Call 1-800-746-3411 to find the SKECHERS store nearest you currently carrying SKECHERS GOrun.

SKECHERS Answers YOUR Most Frequently Asked Questions!

Have a question about your SKECHERS footwear, but not sure who to ask? See if it’s answered below by SKECHERS’ own Tim the Shoe Guy in this month’s FAQ!

How do I clean my shoes?
Tim the Shoe Guy: I usually advise against washing your shoes in the washing machine – it tends to shorten the life of your shoes, and it may damage leather uppers or fine details. Instead, I advise you to clean leather shoes with a leather cleaning spray or lotion (readily available at most drug stores or shoe stores), and non-leather shoes or parts of shoes with mild soap, warm water and a soft cloth.
Check out all the hottest girls' styles, including Bella Ballerina, at skechers.com!

Why don’t you make Twinkle Toes or Bella Ballerina shoes for women?
TSG:
Sometimes SKECHERS will make a more popular girls’ design in women’s sizes – it’s all based on how much demand there is for a particular style. The Bella Ballerina™ shoes are very new and right now are only available for bigger girls due to the spinning disk design.

What are all the new Pro Series shoes best used for?
TSG: The SKECHERS Resistance Trainer™ Pro-TR shoes have the most lateral support, and is a great shoe for general training and most athletic activities.  The SKECHERS Resistance Runner™ ProRESISTANCE™ sneakers are cushioned to activate more muscles in every step – so it’s great for those who want to train or run harder in shorter periods, whether they run, walk or jog.  The SKECHERS Resistance Runner™ ProSpeed™ sneakers are the lightest shoes in the Pro series, and are ideal for running, jogging and walking, including racing and competing.

Where can I buy this shoe near me?
TSG: While the easiest answer to this question is often “right here at SKECHERS.com,” we also recommend looking at our Store Locator that will not only show you SKECHERS retail stores in your area, but all stores selling SKECHERS shoes.

What’s new and exciting at skechers.com?
Fall is just around the corner! Gear up with the latest styles of SKECHERS boots for men and women!TSG: It’s always an exciting time of year around now – boot season is here, and skechers.com has a lot of boots up now and even more coming in.  We’re really excited about our newest generation of SKECHERS Fitness shoes, including the exciting and hot-selling Shape-ups Liv by SKECHERS™.  Of course, kids are crazy for light-up shoes like Luminators™ and the newest Hot Lights™ for boys, and the SKECHERS Bella Ballerina™ shoes are very popular with girls.

We’re also excited to be teaming up with McDonald’s for a Happy Meal toy and coupon – girls can save on SKECHERS Twinkle Toes™ sneakers, and women can save on all SKECHERS fitness and athletic shoes!

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.

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