Celebrities in SKECHERS

BIG PAPI MEETS LITTLE PAPI AT THE DERBY

Boston slugger David “Big Papi” Ortiz took a break from retirement for a trip to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby last weekend.  The all-star traded his baseball uniform for racing silks to hang out with 2015 Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor “Little Papi” Espinoza in the Jockey Room at the famed racetrack. Ortiz recently signed on to become a global endorsee representing Skechers Men’s footwear and Espinoza donned Skechers on his racing pants for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.  Both men proudly represented Skechers at the event known as the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Victor was riding California Chrome at the Belmont Stakes when Skechers sponsored the horse in 2014. This time we partnered with the hall-of-fame jockey himself as he attempted to become one of only four to have won the race four times. When we asked Victor his thoughts on Skechers and the big race, he said:

“When I’m relaxing away from the track, I’ve always loved how comfortable Skechers shoes feel. As my career really hit its stride on the West Coast, I’m thrilled to have such an iconic California brand supporting me on this incredible journey.”

Unfortunately his horse, Gormley, didn’t have a win in his legs this time, but Espinoza made a memorable impression with Skechers on the very sloppy race day track.

After twenty seasons in the majors, ten-time All-Star David Ortiz was ready to lay down his bat. Reflecting on his career and the new partnership with Skechers he said:

“While I knew I’d miss things about the game, I’m definitely able to enjoy my retirement in comfort thanks to my new partnership with Skechers. Toward the end of my career it felt like I was playing on two stubs, but now these Skechers have me feeling like I’m walking on the clouds!”

Watch for David’s campaign to kick into gear later this year with a new television commercial. Check back here for behind the scenes details in the months ahead!

MEGHAN TRAINOR DEBUTS NEW CAMPAIGN

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a new campaign with platinum recording artist Meghan Trainor!  In her second commercial for Skechers, we follow Meghan as she laces up her Skechers D’Lites and busts a few dance moves with her dad. Appropriately set to “Dance Like Yo Daddy” from her sophomore album, Thank You, the cool spot features retro-styled #MTrainSkechers D’Lites footwear. Filmed in Pasadena, California at a coffee shop that was given a makeover to become a fabulous record store, the shoot was filled with energy and a cast of dancers. Check out this video to go behind the scenes with the singer on her all new commercial!

As Meghan proves, Skechers D’Lites make it easy to show off your personality and with the comfortable Air-cooled Memory Foam insole in every pair, you’ll be feeling great even after a full day of dancing your heart out. You can pick up a pair of the styles featured in the new campaign on skechers.com today.

And now here it is!  Check out Meghan’s new Skechers D’Lites commercial below! And be sure to let us know your favorite Meghan Trainor track in the comments!

TAKE OFF IN COMFORT WITH KELLY BROOK

Hey, Kelly. You look awfully comfortable in first class comfort.

Can Skechers Wide Fit shoes upgrade you into first class, pronto? OK, perhaps it’s a little aspirational – but totally worth a try. It worked for Kelly Brook in her latest spot, where she was swiftly saved from a hyperactive kid (no way that’s a lap baby!) and an ominous set of knitting needles.

bep_7018Inspired by our hugely successful men’s spot with Howie Long, Skechers decided to go mile high for the gals this round as a fun way to showcase our insanely comfortable Wide Fit collection (it’s part of Skechers’ new signature fit system – check out our three fits for gals below). Take it from us – these styles are really, really amazing. You’ve got the roomy fit, the memory foam cushioning, everything – but also the cute styling. Plus they’re easy to slip on and off, so are totally airline-friendly for all of those lovely TSA checkpoints. But we digress. They’re worth grabbing a pair, or three.

Kelly is about as fun as she is gorgeous, by the way. On her downtime, we thought we’d ask her what her favorite pair of Skechers are, and why she’s such a huge fan. Watch her dish here:

Take a look at the sweet style Kelly’s wearing in her Wide Fit commercial (it’s Flex Appeal 2.0 – New Image) and tell us: Would you rather strut around in first class comfort or subject your heels to coach all day long? You be the judge.

Skechers’ new Signature Fit System includes styles in three different widths for women: Classic Fit (B width), Relaxed Fit from Skechers (B/C width) and Skechers Wide Fit (D width).

ROB LOWE RETURNS TO SKECHERS

Sixteen years after appearing in a Skechers Collection print campaign, everyone’s favorite former ‘Brat Pack’ member is back with a multi-platform Skechers Relaxed Fit campaign. The commercial will offer a glimpse into a typical day for Rob as he waxes poetic about comfortable footwear. Known both for dramatic (The West Wing) and comedic (Parks and Recreation) roles, Rob most recently wrapped season two on the CBS series Code Black.

We caught up with Rob on the set of the Skechers commercial shot on the Warner Brothers backlot to cover all aspects of his hectic schedule.  On how Skechers has changed in 16 years, he told us, “It seems like yesterday when I first posed for a photographer wearing SKECHERS. They were good looking shoes then, but I don’t remember them being so comfortable.”  Check out the video below to see Rob explain how much he loves the versatility of the Relaxed Fit collection.

Watch for Rob’s new commercial set to hit television next week!  And be sure to visit skechers.com to find your perfect pair of comfortable Relaxed Fit shoes like the Expected – Gomel that Rob wears in the spot.  You can also find comfort in the red Skech-Air – Varsity that Rob can be seen wearing for a workout in the top image.

We want to hear from you–let us know your favorite Rob Lowe role in the comments!


Rob Lowe for SKECHERS in 2001.

JOE MONTANA RETURNS TO SKECHERS

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As fans everywhere prepare for the big game between New England and Atlanta this weekend, we thought what better time to announce that legendary quarterback Joe Montana is returning to Team Skechers! Joe first appeared in a Skechers campaign way back in 2008 when he announced his athletic comeback. Since then you saw him in several Relaxed Fit campaigns and after a brief hiatus he’s back in the fold for Skechers Sport and Casual footwear with Air-Cooled Memory Foam that delivers on total comfort.

The commercials are set to start airing on major broadcast and cable networks later this month, but to tide you over, we spoke with Joe behind the scenes while he was shooting the new spots. Take a look below to hear the Hall of Famer explain how he came to work with Skechers, the family feeling of being part of Team Skechers, and how much he loves the comfort of Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam.

Follow Joe’s lead and get comfortable on Sunday with a pair of Skechers featuring the innovative Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole.  With countless sport and casual available now on skechers.com you’re sure to find a pair that will keep you feeling great on your feet as you jump and cheer for your favorite team.  Let us know how you plan to celebrate the Big Game in the comments!

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HEAD TO SET WITH BROOKE BURKE-CHARVET

We absolutely adore Brooke Burke-Charvet. She’s been a beloved member of the Skechers family for years, and she handles everything with such grace and style – whether it’s her role as our ambassador, a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice, or as a busy mom of four (plus she has an amazing stash of incredible tips we love).

Brooke’s numerous Skechers product shoots have taken us all over the city, and her new Skech-Knit commercial was our most modern yet: shot in an ultra-swanky downtown LA space to highlight the futuristic feel and comfort of the new collection. Brooke, like always, was a delight to shoot – and ready to share her own personal take on what makes her a Skechers solemate and how she balances everything in her life:

Brooke is a huge believer in taking it easy at home in her Skechers – and looking at her new Skech-Knit – Galaxies shoes, it’s clear why. They come with a flat knit mesh fabric that literally fits like a sock on your feet – plus they come in every color imaginable. (Kind of like wrapping your feet up in a blanket all day – sign me up!!)

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Stay tuned for Brooke’s upcoming spot this season and the new Skech-Knit collection. What’s your favorite Skech-Knit shade? Tell us below!

 

SKECHERS PIER TO PIER FRIENDSHIP WALK RAISES $1.6 MILLION FOR KIDS

 

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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.
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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, Zappos.com, 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 skechersfriendshipwalk.com and on Facebook.

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