Gives Back


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:



One of the best parts of the annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is when we get to share the funds raised from the event – and last week was one of these special milestones. Supported by celebs like Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sugar Ray Leonard and Denise Austin, the Skechers Foundation presented record-breaking funds: a $434,000 check for the Friendship Foundation to help children with special needs, and $932,000 dedicated to six education foundations. We also celebrated the launch of our scholarship program – with $25,000 in scholarships for 11 well-deserving high school students, who were recognized for their great potential, leadership and contributions to their schools and communities.

To see the annual donations from this event grow seven-fold since its first year in 2009 has been incredible for our Skechers team. Every day, we get to see the results first-hand: from the Friendship Foundation’s programs for children with special needs, to the long-lasting benefits it has on our schools’ teachers, libraries, award-winning programs and more.

The Walk has raised more than $5 million for kids through the years – all because of the generosity of headlining sponsor Nickelodeon, numerous companies like Wells Fargo, Steel Sports, South Bay Vein and Laser Group, The Claudette and Ethan Rickett Care Foundation and, and celebrities, friends and families who want a better future for our children. We look forward to our 2016 Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, and continuing this wonderful tradition for years to come.


Today, we honor MLK and the way others have made a difference – including our brand ambassadors, who are all making strides to have a positive impact in so many ways. The list of charities they support is countless, but here are some highlights:

Demi Lovato, an active role model for many causes, has often shared her personal experiences with mental health and been one of its most vocal supporters. In honor of her father, she established The Lovato Scholarship with CAST Recovery devoted to funding transitional living, outpatient programs and additional expenses for individuals who struggle with mental health and addiction issues.

Meghan Trainor has lent her voice to causes ranging from the Charlotte & Gwenyth Gray Foundation’s Entertainment Industry Benefit for two young sisters fighting to survive Batten’s Disease, to her “Take Care of Our Soldiers” charity single which supported American troops abroad.

A global icon for good and giving, Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach established the Lotus Foundation to advance social welfare in everything from substance abuse to cerebral palsy, cancer, battered women and children, homelessness and animals in need.

Brooke Burke-Charvet has been a longtime Operation Smile ambassador – partnering with companies and celebrities to transform children’s smiles, and even taking her kids to a medical mission in Mexico to support children who suffer from cleft lips and palates. She recently appeared at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball and has been one of the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk’s biggest supporters.

Kelly Brook’s contributions have ranged from supporting BGC Charity Day in honor of 9/11 victims, to joining the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk in support of children with special needs and education.

The International Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk for a Cure for many years, Sugar Ray Leonard founded the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation with his wife Bernadette to support the organization. In 2009, Sugar Ray’s foundation expanded to help people rebuild their communities and provide accessible housing, healthcare services, educational services and job training.

Meb Keflezighi’s MEB Foundation inspires youth in the areas of health, education and fitness – supporting programs and events that empower them to maintain life balance, engage in healthy lifestyles, pursue academics, and learn positive skills through sports.

Belén Mozo has appeared at events in support of organizations like Our House grief support organization, and used her golf talents to win the Mad Anthony Charity Classic for Children, which helps support the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House for families of critically ill children.

Colin Montgomerie started The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation in memory of his mother, who died of lung cancer. The foundation’s funds built Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, which help thousands of patients and their families in Scotland.

Like our ambassadors, we’ve been inspired to make a difference in the world – both as a company and in partnership with organizations, celebrities and the millions who wear our brand. Through purchases of our BOBS from Skechers footwear, you can help save the lives of dogs and cats, and it enabled us to provide new shoes to more than 13 million kids in need in the United States and around the world. Our annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has raised millions of dollars to support children with special needs and education, with the support of celebrities like Brooke, Kelly and others including Jimmy Kimmel, Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Lasorda. And we continue to seek out new ways to help improve the world.

Skechers Brooke Burke Sugar Ray Leonard

How are you making a mark? Tell us what causes inspire you personally, and how you’d like to make a difference for future generations.


2015 has been another incredible year for BOBS – with 68,000 pairs of new shoes donated this year at events in the United States and Canada, along with more than two million pairs around the world! We’ve given nearly 13 million pairs to kids worldwide since the BOBS charity program started in 2011, which brings us so much joy. And this holiday season was no different, with two big events in Texas and California that celebrated the season with nearly 5000 pairs of new shoes for kids in need.

SKECHERS kicked off the holidays in star-studded style: partnering with The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery, who helped us hand out new shoes to kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston! From there, we traveled to Ontario, California to spread some holiday cheer… with a little help from Rick Lozano of FOX 11 News, we partnered with his Christmas Cheer All Year organization to donate more than 3000 pairs of shoes to local kids.

We are so thrilled to celebrate the spirit of giving, both through the holidays and beyond. Inspired and want to take part? Check out our latest BOBS styles here – every pair purchased means more shoes for kids in need.


For the past seven years, thousands of friends and families have gathered at the Manhattan Beach Pier to walk for kids with special needs and education. Every year of the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has broken new records in attendance and donations – and this year was no different! More than 12,000 people joined us at the beach on Sunday morning, blowing away this year’s $1.2 million goal to raise $1.4 million for children.

Many celebrities have taken part in this event over the years, and have returned year after year to lend their support. Brooke Burke-Charvet, Denise Austin and Tommy Lasorda were all back this year to cheer on the crowd – along with legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, who made his SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk debut and was thrilled to take part.

“When you say kids to me, I’m there,” said Sugar Ray. “This is my first, but believe me – this will not be my last.”

The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk’s grown into one of Southern California’s biggest events for kids – raising more than $5.5 million over the years to support The Friendship Circle, an organization for children with special needs, and education foundations in support of schools. Peer mentorships, social programs, new libraries, teachers’ salaries, classes that would otherwise have been shuttered – all of these and so much more benefit daily from the event’s contributions.

A huge thanks to all of the walkers and volunteers; our co-sponsor Nickelodeon; Steel Partners and its generous #P2PSteelSports Selfie Challenge, which pledged a $5 donation for every SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk selfie posted; and all of the wonderful sponsors who give tirelessly year after year to help educate and inspire the next generation.

Take part and learn more at or on Facebook.

Clockwise from top left: Courtney Sixx; August and Ocean Maturo with SpongeBob SquarePants; the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk at the Manhattan Beach Pier


BOBS launched the back-to-school season with its very own cross-country tour!

We had a great time trekking east and west this fall to give more than 40,000 pairs of new shoes to students in need – partnering with some leading retailers and charities to help school districts and organizations in cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia, Lancaster PA, San Jose, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and beyond. It was so rewarding and fun to see thousands of kids loving their new shoes and personalizing them at our decorating stations. Check out the pics below!

Thanks for your huge support, and for continuing to help so many kids in need.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and every year, we look forward to releasing new product designed to honor the fight against breast cancer. This year, we’ve released a limited edition series of Skechers GOrun and Skechers GOwalk shoes along with apparel from our Skechers Performance offering.

We’re very proud to be part of this fight – to support the crucial work of the American Cancer Society, and be part of the journey that will make this tragic disease a thing of the past.

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