It’s been eight years since our Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk started in Manhattan Beach – and we’re so grateful that every year of the walk to date has brought record-breaking donations for children with special needs and schools. This past Sunday, we had our largest attendance yet – 12,000 people – all walking to raise more than $1.6 million for kids.


They joined all kinds of celebrities – Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sugar Ray Leonard, Camila Alves, Ian Ziering, Denise and Katie Austin, and Tommy Lasorda; a squad of teen TV and movie stars; and Walk performers Asia Monet Ray, Jordyn Jones, New District and Aidan Prince. Sponsors backing the Walk included lead sponsors Nickelodeon and NBC4 Southern California, and national and local companies from every industry: retail, finance, technology, fitness, foundations and more.

When we look back at our very first Walk, we’re astounded by how it’s grown from a passionate community event into the nation’s largest for kids with special needs and education. In spite of its growth, we’re thrilled to see that it remains the same: the focus continues to be on our kids, and how we can achieve amazing things together to help them thrive.

The Friendship Foundation has been a huge gift for children with special needs and their families, and this year’s funds will continue to support their efforts with programs, peer mentoring, sporting events, and field trips. Education foundations will also be able to improve our schools by retaining teachers and programs, making classes smaller and upgrading facilities and technology. And we continue to provide scholarships to deserving children – $100,000 will be given in 2017. All this is because so many have given so much (an incredible $7 million over the years).
img_0604A huge thanks to everyone who participated this year – and to all of you, who have joined more than 4 million viewers engaged with our cause online. In addition to Nickelodeon and NBC4 Southern California, a grateful shout out to Wells Fargo, Steel Sports, The Claudette and Ethan Rickett Care Foundation, Ross,, Vertra, WSS, United Legwear & Underwear Co., Mattel, Body Glove, Premier Displays & Exhibits, Kids Foot Locker, JAKKS Pacific, Marshalls, Cushman & Wakefield, Caskey & Caskey, Siltanen & Partners Advertising, Continental Development, Northrop Grumman, Equinox, Chevron, and so many others who have provided funds and support to provide a better future for children.

You can learn more about the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, watch our videos and see how we help children with special needs and schools online at and on Facebook.



@vinzyy_ via Instagram

We love that our fans all operate at the beat of their own drum. Each of you with your unique style and vision on life are beautiful in your own way. And nothing excites us more than when you tag us on social media!  These images help us get to know you and define the versatility of Skechers style. We appreciate so much that you’re eager to share them with us…and the world!  From working out to chilling at the beach–from play dates to rainy afternoons–from the city to the country, you prove that Skechers knows no boundaries and you inspire us to make sure we never let you down.

It’s #CustomerAppreciationDay at Skechers, but we can tell you’re far more than just a customer when it comes to this brand and that is exactly why we appreciate you so much.  To illustrate how much we adore you and your support of Skechers, we’re giving away FREE shoes!  Scroll past these awesome images to learn how to enter.

Cool shots, right?  Now for the fun part…here’s your lucky chance to win a FREE pair of Skechers!  It’s super easy to enter–just leave a comment below and tell us how many pairs of Skechers you own or when you wore your first pair or anything to get across how you are a big fan of Skechers! We’ll be selecting THREE winners to receive FREE shoes. Leave your comment ASAP as the cutoff for entries is Friday, October 21 at 4PM PDT. We can’t wait to read what you have to say!  Good luck and thanks again for supporting Skechers!

Complete rules for this blog comment contest are available here.
Top image courtesy @vinzyy_ via Instagram.



Finding your way as a first time college student at a new school can take time and effort. As one of our favorite Skechers team members is just over a month into her third year at Stanford, we asked her to give us some insight and tips on surviving campus life and how Skechers fits in to her Fall Semester. 

In October on campus, it can be especially hard to dress correctly for the weather when it’s freezing in the morning, 80 degrees by the afternoon, and anywhere in between in the classrooms! Ankle booties like the Skechers Lovely keep you warm in the mornings and during cold classes, but allow for ventilation when it heats up. Light sweaters are crucial for layering during this transitional time of year, and they’re especially versatile when thrown on over a breathable tank top.

October is also a time when you might feel a lull in motivation after getting settled into the swing of things on campus. So try to remember the excitement you had at the beginning of the semester! Maybe you’ve stopped writing down your assignments or meetings in your calendar, or maybe you never had one to begin with. Maybe your exercise routine has fallen flat as you’ve become busy with other commitments. As fall kicks into full gear, take the time to review your habits and make sure you’re still doing your best to stay organized.

The leather Relaxed Fit Palen – Demore for men or the burgundy Skechers Originals OG 82 for women deliver on comfort through long study sessions.

Here are some of my favorite study tips to ensure success in class:

  • Get a planner or use the calendar in your phone!
  • Schedule when you are going to do which homework. Even if you don’t get to the exact assignment you scheduled, you’ll still have a dedicated time to work on whatever you need to.
  • Find your ideal study environment. Do you need silence to read? Or do you like having people around? Are study groups your thing? Try out different options to see what you like best.
  • In class, if the professor defines a key concept or term, write it down in your notes.
  • Also take notes on assigned readings. That way you’ll have a quick summary of the main points and what you think about them, and you can review those notes before the test – instead of having to skim the whole reading over again!

The men’s Equalizer 2.0 or the women’s Skech-Air Varsity are great footwear options for a quick workout.

And when your brain needs a break, workout your body to relieve school pressure! Consider these suggestions to make the most of your fitness time:

  • Just like you should do for studying, schedule in time for exercise. This will keep you more accountable because you know you have the time to work out! Thinking ahead will also help you prepare better, for example wearing your exercise clothes to class so you can work out right after.
  • Get going with a pump-up playlist – whether it’s EDM, pop, or rock, make sure it’s full of your favorite upbeat music.
  • Find a form of exercise you actually enjoy! There are so many different ways to do cardio, toning, and resistance exercises. For cardio try cycling, jogging, speed-walking, swimming, dancing, or anything else that gets your heart rate up. As for more focused muscle building, try a barre class, weightlifting, Pilates, or yoga! If you look forward to exercising, it will be so much easier to find the time for it.
  • Your campus gym can also be a great resource. Look into whether they offer free or discounted access and explore everything it has to offer. Don’t be afraid to wander around slowly learning the ropes of the machines or weights – that’s what they’re there for! Everyone has to start somewhere.


What are your tips and tricks for staying motivated both academically and on the fitness front through the experience of college? Tell us in the comments!



On this Must-do Monday, we asked prenatal and postnatal fitness expert Sara Haley to give us a few tips on easy at-home Fall workouts for busy parents.

Fall is one of the busiest times of year for my family. This year my oldest started kindergarten, and my youngest started preschool three mornings a week. Needless to say, our lives have been full of transitions lately, which also means workouts have fallen lower on the priority list. I’m determined to get my workouts back on track before fall is over. If you’re in the same boat as me, or just looking to switch things up, here are some ways to workout at home and make getting or staying fit a priority this fall.

GET OUTSIDE . . . while you still can! I currently live in Southern California, so this isn’t as much of a problem for me. I was, however, raised in the Chicago suburbs and spent years in New York City before kids, so I know the reality of winter workouts. Take advantage and do as many workouts as you can outside while the weather is nice. You’ll be kicking yourself come January if you don’t. Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 are perfect for slow or fast walks. If you’re a mama, I have some great FREE stroller workouts available on my YouTube channel.


SWITCH IT UP WITH FALL INSPIRED EXERCISES – As a mom, I sometimes have some “entertaining” to do during my workouts, so this Peek-a-BOO Ghost Squat works my butt, legs and heart while keeping my two-year-old entertained. Squat down (option to take hands covering your face). Push off the floor (opening arms and yelling “Boo”) before landing back in squat. Do a total of 10 in a row. Rest and repeat three more times. I love the Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 air cooled memory foam because it adds support during plyometric exercises like these.

USE PROPS – I love props, or “toys” as I refer to them at home. They make things fun and different, so I don’t get bored, which ultimately means I workout more often. One of my favorite props for fall is of course a pumpkin! Skechers Skech-Air Extreme – Evolve give me the support I need to get the most out of these “Pumpkin Chops” that work the core, legs and butt.

I hope you have the happiest and healthiest fall and are inspired to get outside, perform some fall inspired exercises and use some new props!

Sara Haley is known for her expertise in fitness through pregnancy and motherhood. She has developed a series of workout DVDs for soon-to-be and new moms and speaks often about prenatal fitness on news programs as well as in major newspapers and magazines. Sara is sharing fun and effective Fall-inspired exercises all through October on her blog at and be sure to follow @sarahaleyfit on Facebook & Instagram for additional healthy lifestyle tips and inspiration.


Featured styles: the Amarillo – Guns Blazin and Cactus – Marcher boots.

We love the crisp air and colors of fall – so much so, we’ve been exploring fun fall finds on Pinterest! To get into the spirit of the cooler months, we also asked our fellow international Skechers teams about their countries’ favorite fall traditions. Read on to hear how people abroad are celebrating the season!

Fall in Canada: Good Food, Family and Fun

Out of all four of our seasons, Fall always seems to be much anticipated and much enjoyed by Canadians. We love driving on the country roads admiring the trees adorned with red, yellow and orange leaves. Many of us take advantage of the refreshing weather and take the family out for an afternoon of picking apples and getting lost in a corn maze. We fully indulge at Thanksgiving (which is in October for us)… bringing home-cooked meals to the table and encouraging fun family time in the home. Toasting pumpkin seeds, baking fresh pies and watching Sunday football are just some of the memories Canadians love to make in the Fall.

Germany’s Goldener Oktober

Here in Germany, we love to take a walk especially when the weather is nice and the sun is shining. :) Every tree is losing leaves and they become brown. But when the sun is shining, they look like they were golden and you go through a gigantic golden field of leaves. This is why we also call this time “Goldener Oktober” that means “Golden October.” For a lot of people, this is the most favorite season here in Germany!

Spain Gears Up for the Holidays

In Spain, we don’t have a national celebration during fall (over the years, Halloween has become more famous in our country, but it’s not a national activity). In some places, it’s very typical to do things like eat chestnuts. Much of our traditions during the cooler months focus on the coming Christmas and The Three Wise Men celebration – a time when the families get together, have nice lunches and dinners and exchange presents.

The UK: Guys Fawkes/ Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November… Bonfire Night is also known as Fireworks’ Night or Guy Fawkes Night. It’s a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Many people get together to light bonfires and set off fireworks. In some towns and cities, it is popular for people attend a bonfire and professional firework display in a park. Due to its proximity to Halloween, many people organize a combined party for Guy Fawkes Night and Halloween. These parties often include elements from both festivals, such as a bonfire and dressing up in spooky outfits. Popular foods include toffee apples, bonfire toffee and potatoes baked in the ashes of the fire.

What traditions do your family and friends have for fall? Tell us in the comments!



We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our all new Skechers mobile app—it’s like having an entire Skechers store in your pocket and the absolutely easiest way to shop Skechers on the go!  Available for Android and Apple iOS devices, the app offers a fun and exceptionally convenient option for browsing the latest cool and comfortable Skechers collections to find your perfect pair.


With the app you can instantly search the entire collection to quickly locate styles, colors and sizes.  And you can even check out how Skechers fans everywhere are styling their favorite shoes in the #ShopIG section—scroll through the images people post on Instagram with direct links to purchase.  As you shop, you can share your favorite styles on social media channels to get a second opinion from your friends!  And when you’re in a Skechers retail store, use the barcode scanner to find your size and additional colors. Best of all checkout is extremely fast with Apple Pay and Android Pay on compatible devices.


The new app is also designed to keep you informed!  Easy access to your SKECHERS Elite account makes it tracking points a breeze so you’ll know when you’ve earned a new reward.  And you can also check out the latest Skechers commercials to follow all our current campaigns.

We’re so excited about the new app, that we’re giving everyone $10 off your first purchase using it!  Install the app on your device and check under offers in the main menu to find your code.

Visit your device store below to get the app and start shopping:logo-app_storelogo-_android-_google-_play-_store-_app-_internal-001



As we reach our latest BOBS donation milestone (approximately 14 million pairs!) we’re looking back on all the incredible memories we’ve made with kids through our events… and this summer was one of our best. We traveled across the United States and Canada with tens of thousands of new shoes in tow, and got to enjoy lots of young smiles and great moments along the way. Here are a few of the many BOBS donation events we’ve loved participating in this season! You can also help make a difference and shop for BOBS shoes, which not only supports kids in need, but also helps save animals’ lives.

p1060306Reno, Nevada
April 1 – April 3

BOBS took part in an amazing three-day event at Reno Rodeo, a popular regional sporting event that supports the Reno/Sparks economy. Skechers donated 26,000 pairs of BOBS to children in need at the event, which featured a special visit with Miss Reno Rodeo 2016 and decorating stations for kids to personalize their new shoes!


p1060111Columbus, Ohio
May 24 – May 25

It was an amazing two days: together with our partner DSW, we visited Trevitt and Highland Elementary Schools to give more than 30,000 pairs of BOBS shoes to local Columbus students throughout the district. Visits with the Columbus Clippers mascots and shoe decorating stations added to the fun!


dscn0917Vancouver, British Columbia
May 26

BOBS partnered with to donate over 500 pairs of BOBS shoes to local Strathcona children.  The students decorated their new BOBS and played baseball and soccer, enjoyed arts and craft stations, met the BC Lions Cheerleaders and Vancouver Whitecaps mascot, and more!


Spokane, Washington
June 3

This was Skechers’ and Fred Meyer’s second year of teaming up for Spokane’s kids! Over 600 pairs of BOBS were donated to children in need throughout the city. Club attendees included the local Boys & Girls Club, the Salvation Army, and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.


Regina, Saskatchewan
June 11

BOBS and Quarks donated over 500 pairs of BOBS from Skechers shoes to children at Regina elementary schools.  The kids enjoyed a great day of outdoor games, face painting, plus arts and crafts!


p1060591Long Island, New York
August 15

Skechers gave over 1,500 pairs of BOBS to children fighting cancer at Sunrise Day Camps in Long Island, Pearl River and Staten Island as well as their Horizon Day Camp in Baltimore. Skechers retail stores also recently raised $207,413 for the organization’s annual Sunrise Walk.


Check out all the great moments from our BOBS summer of giving here:


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