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MEB WINS BOSTON!

Congratulations to Skechers Performance elite athlete Meb for his victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon! Wearing the new Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 shoes, Meb ran a career best with a new personal record of 2:08:37. He was the first American male to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 and the first American overall since 1985.

After the race, Meb reflected on his historic accomplishment at the Boston Strong event:

“A year ago I decided I wanted to win the 2014 Boston Marathon for the people of Boston and for the U.S. When the Red Sox put the World Series trophy at the Boston Marathon finish line during the victory parade last year, I was inspired more than ever to come back and win. With the support of the Skechers Performance Division by my side every step of the way, this victory today belongs to the city and my country.”

Michael Greenberg MebHouston Marathon

Michael Greenberg and Meb at the Houston Marathon

Meb first signed with the Skechers Performance Division in 2011 to help launch Skechers GOrun footwear. Since that time, he has won more than five key races wearing Skechers Performance footwear, including the 2012 U.S. Trials and the U.S. Half Marathon Championship in Houston this past January.

You can wear Meb’s race shoes when Skechers GOrun Speed 3 footwear hits stores this Fall.

BOBS TV STARRING DANIELLE BRADBERY

Early last December we broke the news that Danielle Bradbery, the season 4 winner of The Voice, signed on to be a new face for BOBS from SKECHERS. We’re excited that the talented and inspiring singer’s new TV spot for our charity collection is ready for the world. Check it out here and watch for more of Danielle’s campaign in the months ahead!

Let There (Not) Be Light!

We know that kids love SKECHERS light-up shoes.  Whether it’s Twinkle Toes or Super Hot Lights, SKECHERS has so many ways to make shoes light up, and that makes kids happy.

We want to make everyone happy, so SKECHERS introduced Switch Lights, a simple and fun way to turn off the lights on our light-up shoes.  If you’re at the movies, in the car, at school or anywhere that light-up shoes would be a distraction, simply press the on/off switch to disable the light-up function.  Press again, and the shoes are ready to blink their brightest! 10380_BMLT

Switch Lights give parents a tool to put kids in control of their light-up fun. This feature helps the lights last longer as well.

Check out all of our Switch Lights shoes with this convenient on/off switch here:

http://www.skechers.com/brands/switch-lights 

 

Introducing our all new Twinkle Smash game!

Twinkle Smash ImageFrom the bright colors, light-up effects and cool blinged-out designs of her footwear to the fun adventures in her animated movie—girls around the world simply love Twinkle Toes.  Now our popular girls’ character is bringing her sassy style to Twinkle Smash—the first mobile game from SKECHERS!

Available on both iOS and Android platforms, Twinkle Smash is an addictive match-3 puzzle game!  Join Twinkle Toes as you line up her signature jewels to blast through tons of levels and rack up the highest score possible!  Dazzling effects, challenging collectibles and crazy power-ups take you on a journey lasting over 50 fun levels. At every step is a new challenging goal. Do you have what it takes to smash them all?

Best of all…Twinkle Smash is FREE and you can play now!

Download for iOS at the Apple app store here or for Android at the Google play store here.

How the Width Was Won

Q:  What shoes does Skechers make in a wide width?  What width is considered a wide width?

A:  Shoe size and width seems pretty simple, but it’s a bit more complex than it looks.   There are multiple options, and everyone’s foot is unique.  Luckily, Skechers makes a lot of different size and width options so nearly everyone should be able to find great shoes that fit them.

When we talk about shoe size, we’re really talking about length.  Most shoes available in a medium width are made to fit the average foot of that length – the longer the foot, on average, the wider it is at the wide part of the foot.  Shoes tend to mainly be available in the medium width, which for women is a B width, and for men is a D width.  Skechers also makes shoes in what we call a “Wide Width” on skechers.com and an “EW” width on the shoe box.  For women, the Wide Width or EW option is a D width.  For men, the Wide Width or EW width is a 3E width.

Skechers also makes certain shoes in an even wider width for men – the Extra Wide Width, or on the shoe box the abbreviation is EWW.  That’s a 5E width.  Skechers also makes the Relaxed Fit® collection of shoes, which are made to fit roomier in their medium widths.  For the Relaxed Fit® shoes, a women’s medium will fit a medium B width but also a somewhat wider C width.  For the men, a Relaxed Fit® medium should fit a medium D width or a slightly wider E width.

You may be thinking that this is a lot of alphabet soup, and you’re right.  But those people who want or need a little more room in their shoes know when a shoe fits right, and even those who wear a medium width appreciate the roomy feel of Relaxed Fit® shoes.  Because when you feel relaxed and roomy in your shoes, your whole day just seems to go a little bit better.

Want to check out the entire Skechers Wide Width, Extra Wide Width and Relaxed Fit® collection? Just search “Relaxed Fit” anytime at www.skechers.com, and shop all of our other wide styles here:

 Women’s Wide Styles

Men’s Wide Styles

Men’s Extra Wide Styles

The Voice Winner Danielle Bradbery is the New Face of SKECHERS! The Breakout Star Takes Center Stage with BOBS in Spring 2014

Danielle_Bradbery_joins SkechersAll of you The Voice fans have something big to cheer about: the show’s Season 5 winner Danielle Bradbery is about to cover the globe as the new face of SKECHERS! The 17-year-old singing sensation is hitting a high note with a Spring 2014 TV and print campaign for BOBS from SKECHERS, the charity footwear line that just passed the six-million-pair donation mark for helping kids in need.

Danielle’s been on a rapid rise: with more iTunes hits than any singer in The Voice history, her Top 20 Country Songs hit The Heart of Dixie in July, a new self-titled debut album and appearances everywhere from Rolling Stone to People’s Ones to Watch party. She’s a perfect inspiration for the BOBS movement and young women everywhere, and we’re so excited to have her as part of the SKECHERS team.

One of the world’s most successful charity footwear brands, the year-round BOBS collection now has two big names behind the line for women, men and kids: Danielle joins celebrity ambassador Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet, whose huge popularity has driven millions to the collection since its 2011 launch.

JOE MONTANA AND MARK CUBAN EXTEND CONTRACTS

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We’re excited that two of our veteran all-stars—Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban—will remain on the team representing our Relaxed Fit® from SKECHERS footwear line.

Joe Montana, now signed through 2015, takes a trip to the boardwalk in his recently wrapped SKECHERS TV ad that hits the airwaves in Spring 2014. Montana’s daughter Elizabeth also appears in the campaign alongside her famous father. “It’s great to carry on this relationship and I know I can keep delivering for the team,” said Montana, who began his partnership with SKECHERS in 2010. “It was a fun experience working with my daughter on set and I think people will love how the finished campaign turned out. Relaxed Fit footwear is comfortable and classic – I love these shoes!”

Now an integral member of the SKECHERS team, Montana constantly impresses with his unrelenting talent and ability to stay totally relaxed under pressure—something he illustrated stopping a crime-in-progress in his currently airing Relaxed Fit TV spot.  (Watch it here.)

Renowned for owning the Dallas Mavericks and his role as a Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Mark Cuban proved his value to the team in his humorous Relaxed Fit footwear commercial about skinny jeans. (Watch it here.)  On his contract extension through 2014 Cuban noted, “I always stick with brands I love, so I’m excited to be on this team for another year.”

Watch for more with SKECHERS from these two in the year to come!

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