News & Press

ROBERT GREENBERG NAMED TOP FOOTWEAR COMPANY CEO

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Merely a few short weeks after being honored by Footwear News with their Lifetime Achievement Award, Skechers CEO Robert Greenberg has been recognized once again. The website ExecRank has listed Greenberg as number 17 on its annual listing of top CEOs in the United States. Especially notable is that Greenberg was the only footwear company CEO to make the top 20 in any of the three ranked categories—Small-Cap, Mid-Cap (where Skechers was ranked) and Mega/Large-Cap.

In speaking with Footwear News about these latest accolades, Robert Greenberg stated, “[I feel] wonderful, especially considering the other successful footwear companies in our enormously challenging industry, and I was chosen. It’s because of the popularity and phenomenal growth of our brand and company over the last three years.”

As Skechers is more popular than ever in the United States and around the globe and the company is consistently recognized as a leader in the footwear industry, everyone at Skechers is proud that our chief is getting the attention he deserves as well. He will humbly tell you that success comes from the many talents of our entire team, but Skechers wouldn’t be Skechers if it wasn’t for the vision and guidance of Robert Greenberg.

 

GREENBERG ACCEPTS FN’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Since 1992, our CEO and chairman Robert Greenberg (or “RG” as we lovingly call him) has transformed the word “Skechers” into a household name, a global powerhouse of brands for millions around the world. After a lifetime of incredible work, Footwear News honored the man this week with the Manolo Blahnik Lifetime Achievement Award, in tribute to everything that he’s achieved in the footwear industry.

Introduced by boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard for the award, Robert expressed his gratitude: “I want to thank Footwear News for their tremendous support through the years. Building this company has been a dream come true, and all of this would not be possible without the support of my family and the wonderful team I get to work with every day. I believe the brand has never looked better and the best is yet to come.”

We are so thrilled and proud of our chief for everything that he’s accomplished. Thank you, Robert, for your incredible vision – and for taking us on this thrilling ride for 23 years and counting. We can’t wait to see where you’ll take our brand next!

BOBS GIVES 40,000+ PAIRS TO BACK-TO-SCHOOL KIDS

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.

MOVE TO END BREAST CANCER

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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GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH DEMI

We’re excited to share with all the Lovatics out there that Demi has returned for an all-new Skechers photo shoot! After her recent fantastic “Cool for the Summer” single and video success, she’s back on-set getting started on the next phase of her ongoing Skechers campaign!  We shot and filmed at a loft space in Downtown L.A.. The space was visually as cool as her hit single, but the weather brought record-breaking heat that made the shoot a bit of a struggle in the old non-air-conditioned building. But with her adorable dog Batman on set to keep her company, Demi was a trooper and we were all rewarded at the end of the day with a beautiful roof-top sunset backdrop for the final few shots.

It feels really great to support a company that I actually love and wear. I have a ridiculous amount of pairs of Skechers in my closet. What I love about these shoes is they are very, VERY comfy.

–Demi

As you know, Demi Lovato has been the face of Skechers women’s footwear since last year and now you can go behind the scenes with her in this exclusive video! She shares her thoughts on Skechers and the new campaign and offers insight on how changing her personal lifestyle over the last year influenced her fifth studio album, Confident, releasing on October 16.

Be on the lookout for Demi’s new print ads appearing in your favorite magazines in the months ahead! And of course the new campaign will extend to television—so check back for insider behind the scenes updates on an exciting new Skechers commercial starring Demi that’s set to premiere in time for the Holiday season!  Look for the #SkechersDemiStyle collection to grow with cool, new top secret styles that will be revealed soon!

How do YOU wear #SkechersDemiStyle?  Let us know in the comments!

SUGAR RAY’S BACK IN THE RING

Huge respect for Sugar Ray Leonard. The legend joined us in LA a few weeks back to shoot his new Skechers commercial, and put every one of us to shame: at 59, he can fly through a jump rope and whip out punches faster and harder than any of us. The man’s got such incredible discipline and focus on everything he does… truly inspiring.

Sugar Ray may be retired from boxing, but the word is just not in his vocabulary. With his commentary for NBC Sport’s Premier Boxing Champions series, support for children’s charities and the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, which raises funds to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes, Sugar Ray’s heart is as big as his fight.

Check out Sugar Ray’s moves in the new commercial, and wait for the moment at the end when he throws a tongue-in-cheek jab at Floyd Mayweather, Jr. for thinking he could actually beat the legend in his prime. After seeing him in action, we’re putting our money on Sugar Ray.

 

SONGS OF SUMMER

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As we close out July with only one full month left this summer, it’s the perfect time to think about what music is sticking with us in 2015. Of course our very own Demi Lovato’s megahit “Cool For Summer” is a serious contender for the hottest track of THIS summer. (Lovatics can vote now for best fandom at the Teen Choice Awards!) We polled the office to see what else everyone is rocking out to during these hottest months of the year. Check it out and let us know your favorite song of summer in the comments!

Janet Jackson feat. J. Cole – “No Sleeep
I am digging “No Sleeep” (yes 3 e’s) – It has a cool, summer groove going which would be perfect for a day at the pool. Enjoy.
—JD

Sheppard – “Geronimo
I have been playing Geronimo by Sheppard on repeat this summer!  The upbeat song helps me get through my summer workouts with a smile on my face.  No easy task!
—Lara

Rupert Holmes – “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Because I love piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.
—Thomas

Ice Cube – “Today Was a Good Day
It’s an old song but I know all the lyrics so that makes me feel pretty cool. It’s such an LA song. Every LA native know this song. I mean every day that you don’t have to use your AK is a good day, right?
—Claudia

Eagles – “Peaceful Easy Feeling
This is one of those classic songs that just sounds like summer. Whether you’re taking a road trip, laying on the beach or jetting off to another country, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” (along with other Eagles hits) will get you in the right mood for time well spent in the summer sun.
—Alisa

Ellie Goulding – “Burn
All though it was released earlier in the year it is a song that I continued to listen to throughout the summer. Ellie’s voice is very relaxing and the song has an uplifting vibe to it. I definitely recommend it to all!
—Marcella

Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You
Beautiful message and it features the beautiful John Legend!
—JC

Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s
Because summer is the season for dating, and this song is all about the crazy ups and downs you experience in the dating world.
—Lauren

Katy Perry – “Roar
I don’t really have a choice. My daughter loves this song so it repeats 15-20 times per day in my car. I’ve kind of forgotten what other music sounds like.
—Brennan

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!
When you hear this every day in the office next to yours, you know it’s the song of the summer (or at least someone’s summer). Great beat, great video and (sigh) Bruno Mars.
—AN

Jamie XX feat. Young Thug & Popcaan – “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)
It’s probably the most fun-filled track on The XX co-founder’s insanely fantastic solo album. As this plays it’s easy to imagine yourself with a drink in hand laughing under the sun with your closest friends.
—James

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