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!

BROOKE BURKE-CHARVET’S STYLE BURST

From racing to TV sets, to hitting the gym and chasing after her kids, Brooke Burke-Charvet’s always on the run, day and night… so we knew she was a perfect fit for our new Skechers Burst shoe collection!

Skechers took her on an all-day tour around LA – a morning at the gym, local restaurant for lunch, and finally the airport tarmac to grab some Skechers Burst shots on a jet during sunset’s magic hour. The shoot was a huge success – we can’t wait to share it with you this season, along with the rest of Brooke’s Skechers Burst campaign!

Go behind the scenes and check out Brooke’s busy day around LA, along with her new Skechers Burst style. We really love the unique knit mesh, comfy air-cooled memory foam insoles and lightweight feel of these styles, and can’t wait to get your take on the new collection.

SKECHERS CYBER MONDAY STYLE IDEAS

FINAL Cyber Monday
Millions of Americans braved the crowds to hunt for the hottest deals of the year on Black Friday. If you sat out the shopper insanity this year (or even if you didn’t), Cyber Monday offers the chance to pick up gifts for those on your list—or treat yourself—all from the comfort of your home or office. Of course we’re a little biased and think that skechers.com is a perfect destination for your holiday shopping!  So we polled the office for the styles everyone plans to pick up today.

Jenn
I’d go with the Laramie boot because I wore them then and I wear them now!

Alisa
My sister would love to get the Breathe Easy – Fortune as a gift! She’s a photographer so she’s a huge fan of any Skechers Relaxed Fit styles that are easy to slip on and shoot in all day long.

JD
I’m getting my friend Gina a pair of the new women’s Burst – Adrenaline… She wants to be just like Demi who is wearing them in her new campaign! #SkechersDemiStyle

Brennan
I’m picking up a new pair of the Skechers GOrun Strada. It’s the most comfortable, durable and well-constructed skechers shoes that I have worn.

Lara
What girl doesn’t love a black bootie? I can’t wait to grab the cute Taxi-Cab boot for all of the gals on my shopping list this year!

Haowei
I just love my Bramble so much. Stylish and comfy at the same time. Every guy should have a pair!

Akane
Can’t wait to surprise my kid with pink Swift Kicks – Lil Glammer this holiday. Comfy, easy to put on and I love the fun color and cute stitching!

James
The super comfortable Relaxed Fit Superior – Leroy is my every day sneaker. I already own a pair in brown, so today’s the perfect chance to pick up another in black!

Marcella
I would gift the Mark Nason Burwood boot to my boyfriend who is a musician constantly on the road and pretty much needs the comfort it offers traveling from city to city! Plus the rustic brown color fits his everyday style.

Lauren
Memory Foam sneakers are great for my gym workouts, and I’ll pick up the Flex Appeal – Pretty City because it’s stylish enough to wear with casual outfits and the black/white heathered jersey is such a versatile color.

 

TOP THANKSGIVING TREATS

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Thanksgiving is just a few days away! Whether you love to spend the day whipping up a feast in your kitchen or like to keep it simple by gobbling at a friend’s place or a restaurant, it’s America’s favorite day to feast. We polled our office mates for their top Thanksgiving dishes – and got everything from delicious classics to innovative updates (and a surprising passion for all things sweet potato!). Read on for our favorite bites and some links to great dishes for your holiday.

Melissa – Dark meat gently nestled against a small mound of mashed potatoes with gravy dripping down the side; on the other side nuzzling up to garlic stuffing, with cranberry sauce along for the ride. I’ve actually gotten all of this onto a fork for one bite!

Akane – Sausage stuffing, with all the crunchy and moist croutons, with loads of gravy poured on top… here’s a great recipe.

Gina – Roasted Brussels Sprouts. I use a few recipes, but here’s a good one.

JamesSkillet Corn with Bacon. Not only is this recipe super easy to make…you can even substitute frozen corn for fresh. But we’re talking about corn cooked in bacon fat here! HELLO. YUM.

JennRoasted butternut squash and sage lasagna. Delicious!

Lauren – Pumpkin pie served chilled with whipped cream on top. I’m not a cook, so I buy the Trader Joe’s version and it’s delicious!

Brennan – KFC and a bottle of Prosecco sounds good.

And three-way sweet potato tie…

JD – I always loved sweet potato casserole because of the toasted marshmallows – welcome to the South, where nothing is good for you and we end the holidays by enrolling in Weight Watchers.

Alisa – Sweet potato casserole – lots of brown sugar and candied pecans make this the perfect dish for Thanksgiving Day AND the morning after! Here’s a recipe similar to my grandma’s.

Marcella – A yam sweet potato dish that my sister makes! She makes it just right to where it isn’t too sweet. I can’t wait to have it this Thanksgiving!!!

What’s your favorite dish? Tell us in the comments!

KELLY BROOK TAKES A WALK IN THE PARK

British model and actress Kelly Brook spent a day in LA’s Echo Park filming her new commercial for Skechers Relaxed Fit and Modern Comfort footwear.  Kelly’s costars for the fun shoot on this gorgeous sunny day were three professional dog actors.  The trio of canines were total pros—they pulled Kelly through the park to the point where it was hard to tell who was walking whom!  Luckily she felt great running through the park during the day-long shoot thanks to her Relaxed Fit shoes with comfortable Skechers Memory Foam insoles.

Check out the behind-the-scenes sneak peek video below to see Kelly explain:

I always have Skechers sneakers with me wherever I go and I pretty much live in them when I’m at home. I work out in them or I wear little cut off jean shorts with them. They’re bright and colourful and they look good with anything really. If you meet a friend for coffee and decide after that you want to go for a nice walk in the park or a hike, then you’re ready to go in Skechers sneakers.

Watch for Kelly Brook’s new commercial premiering in the months ahead.  Check back for more details on the #KellyLovesSkechers campaign!

STAR WARS FEVER IN FULL SWING

Have you caught Star Wars™ fever yet? If this unique ailment hasn’t struck you, look out because you’ll soon be wrapped up in it. The buzz for our favorite galactic saga had been slowly simmering back from a quiet period over the last couple years. And then with great gusto, the release of last month’s trailer and ticket sales for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS kicked it all into hyperdrive. Everything finally sunk in…we’re really getting more of this incredible story and it’s happening very, very soon! (December 18th to be exact…got your tickets yet?)

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Now the Star Wars Skechers collection offers even more fun ways to share your love and fandom. For traditionalists who want to feature Luke and Leia, there’s a slip-on style that features a super cool old school classic STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE poster printed canvas upper–available now in both adult AND kid sizes!   Then there’s Darth Vader™–an icon for nearly 40 years–who will use his Sith powers to help you beckon others to “come to the dark side” on cool Darth Vader printed kicks in a traditional canvas high top style.

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Kids around the globe have started falling for the new heroes and villains set to be introduced in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS before even seeing the movie. And since everyone loves to be bad, new dark side baddie Kylo Ren™ is already building a following. Sleek sneakers bearing his name and mug will help keep your young Star Wars fan in line.

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So get ready as this is just the beginning. Check out the current collection at skechers.com. More styles for men, women, and kids of all ages are on the horizon and set to arrive from a galaxy far, far away….  You won’t believe what’s set to come next as the saga continues to grow in the months and years ahead!

© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

SKECHERS BOOTS TO FALL FOR

Fall is in full swing, and there’s nothing better than grabbing a cup of cocoa, an old sweater, jeans and your favorite boots to feel cozy yet fashionably trendy during the cold months.

To get an inside look at the latest boot trends, we asked our women’s merchandiser Christina to highlight some of the season’s hottest boot styles.

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NATIVES SUEDE BOOTIES (#48696)

Booties continue to lead the charge with different materials and colors and heels that complement any style – and this one comes in your choice of Tan or the hot color of the season, Navy.  With a zip closure and finished edging at the top, the Native looks great paired with dresses or jeans.  The heel is just high enough that you feel dressed for any occasion, yet your feet won’t cry at the end of the night.

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TAXI CRISS-CROSS BOOTIES (#47814)

A higher heel than the Natives at two inches, the Taxi is the boot of the season.  Comfort has never looked so stylish.  A suede bootie with a criss-cross leather band on the top and buckle detailing make this a MUST HAVE for the fashionista in us all.  Available in Black and Taupe.

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THE COUGAR FOU FOU SLIP-ON BOOT (#48473)

For the woman on the go who won’t have her fine taste in fashion compromised, this slip-on boot is just what she needs.  Add a hidden wedge and you’ll be hard pressed to take them off when it’s time to retire for the evening.  This bootie is versatile in that you can fold down the top to reveal the grey contrast lining.  Available in Black.

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THE PATSY CHELSEA BOOT (#48456 at select Skechers stores)

For years, the Chelsea-inspired boot has graced runways of the finest design houses in Paris and Milan.  Our interpretation of this boot is on point with the hottest trend in booties.  With elastic side detail, this low heel slip-on bootie is so comfortable and so versatile you’ll want to buy two.  And lucky you, it comes in Black and Olive.

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THE HIGH RISE RIDING BOOT (#48497 – Black at select Skechers stores, Brown at skechers.com)

It wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t design a tall boot – and with our line-up of riding boots, you’ll want them all.  Our asymmetrical zip boot is great for anyone.  There are people who love a tall boot but wouldn’t dare wear one because they get tight on the calf.  Not the case here!!!  Our tall boot has an elastic inset to give a little stretch for those who need it.  Add the asymmetrical zipper closure and buckle detail and this look is classic!  This boot is available in Black and Brown.

Whether you like a traditional look or you’re following the latest trend in fall fashion, Skechers has a great line-up of boots for everyone. What’s your favorite Skechers boot style? Tell us in the comments!

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