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JOE NAMATH SIGNS ON

Joe_Head_Shot_4_PressWe figured one Hall-of-Fame Joe wasn’t enough, so now “Broadway” Joe has joined the team of Joe “Cool” in representing Relaxed Fit from SKECHERS footwear. Set to air in Fall 2014, Joe Namath’s ad campaign will feature a new television commercial utilizing the same humorous tone as ongoing Relaxed Fit spots starring our other legendary Joe (Montana) and Mark Cuban.

We asked Joe Namath what he thinks about his upcoming commercial:

“I’ve loved what SKECHERS has done with this campaign so far and I’m excited be joining the team. The Relaxed Fit shoes really are as comfortable as they say, and I look forward to working with SKECHERS on what will be a fun commercial that my fans will enjoy.”

One of the most exciting quarterbacks in NFL history, Joe Namath entered the league after winning a national championship with the Alabama Crimson Tide in 1964. He was the first quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards and was named MVP when he led the New York Jets to victory at Super Bowl III in 1969. Namath retired in 1977 holding seasonal and career records for most games with 300 yards or more passing yards.

Stay tuned for more info on “Broadway” Joe’s new ad!

 

ELITE ATHLETE KARA GOUCHER JOINS SKECHERS PERFORMANCE TEAM

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We’re excited to announce that the Skechers Performance Division has signed long-distance runner Kara Goucher to join the Skechers Performance Elite Team. The Skechers Performance Division will be Goucher’s official footwear sponsor and you’ll be seeing a lot of the world-class athlete in upcoming Skechers Performance advertising and marketing around the globe. A competitive runner for over 20 years, Goucher grew up in Duluth, Minnesota and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. After taking a brief break from competing to have a child, Goucher returned to competition in January 2011 and is currently training in Boulder, Colorado with her coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs. Her achievements as an elite long-distance runner include winning the bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships in the 10,000 meter, competing for Team USA at the London 2012 and Beijing 2008 games, placing first in the 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships and placing third in the 2012 Olympic marathon trials in Houston, Texas. Goucher is known for her passion and desire to win and we can’t wait to see what’s next when she begins racing in Skechers Performance footwear!

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.”

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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

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