SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk Breaks Records in Its Fourth Year

  SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk Breaks Records in Its Fourth Year

SKECHERS Foundation Raises More than $750,000 for Children with Special Needs
                                and Education

Business Wire

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- October 30, 2012

The SKECHERS Foundation today announced that more than $750,000 was raised for
children with special needs and education through Sunday's SKECHERS Pier to
Pier Friendship Walk. The 2012 donations were significantly higher than last
year’s total of $580,000 thanks to the record number of walkers, more than
8,500 people, and the many donations by local and national businesses,
including presenting sponsor Nickelodeon.

Brooke Burke-Charvet and SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg at the fourth
annual SKECHERS Pier to ...

Brooke Burke-Charvet and SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg at the fourth
annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk. (Photo: Business Wire)

"Four years ago when the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk began we had
2,200 people come out; now we’ve surpassed 8,500 walkers in 2012, which is a
testament to the compassion and dedication of our community,” said SKECHERS
president Michael Greenberg. “The $750,000 we raised through this year’s walk
will help many children with special needs continue to thrive through the
Friendship Circle programs; it’s inspiring to see what a big impact small
gestures can make. Many education foundations that are in dire need of funding
will also benefit from the money we’ve raised through this year’s walk.”

The 3.4 mile walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and
back was hosted by fitness expert Denise Austin, who rallied the crowd before
the walk. Legendary Hall of Fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda also spoke
about the importance of giving back to make a positive impact in the
community, and Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet
congratulated SKECHERS and all the walkers for making a difference to help
children with special needs and for supporting education foundations.

In addition to presenting sponsor Nickelodeon, the SKECHERS Pier to Pier
Friendship walk thanks it’s generous sponsors True Religion, Wells Fargo,
DIRECTV, WSS, Michael Stars, Kids Foot Locker, Ross, Body Glove, Marshalls,
Murad, Chevron, Fresh Brothers, Union Bank, Equinox, Travel Store, Bobeli
Screen Printing, Premier Displays and Exhibits, Viva International Group,
Adjmi Apparel Group, Bel Air Investments, Dabsan International, O'Melveny &
Myers, Diners Club International, Tashman, Mathnasium, United Legwear, Steel
Excel and countless others who have provided funds and support to make a
difference in children’s lives. For more information about the SKECHERS Pier
to Pier Friendship Walk, please visit:


The SKECHERS Foundation was established to provide families around the world
with the necessities and skills to succeed in life. In addition to organizing
the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, the SKECHERS Foundation funds
tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide education and job
training, shoes, clothing, fitness and nutrition guidance to communities in

ABOUT SKECHERS USA, INC. SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach,
California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of footwear for men,
women and children under the SKECHERS name. SKECHERS footwear is available in
the United States via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS
retail stores and its e-commerce website, and over 100 countries and
territories through the Company’s global network of distributors and
subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan, and across Europe, as well as
through joint ventures in Asia. For more information, please visit, and follow us on Facebook ( and
Twitter (

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements that are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation,
any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or simply state future
results, performance or achievements, and can be identified by the use of
forward looking language such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect,"
"estimate," "intend," "plan," "project," "will be," "will continue," "will
result," "could," "may," "might," or any variations of such words with similar
meanings. Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in
forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such
differences include international, national and local general economic,
political and market conditions including the ongoing global economic slowdown
and market instability; entry into the highly competitive performance footwear
market; sustaining, managing and forecasting costs and proper inventory
levels; losing any significant customers, decreased demand by industry
retailers and cancellation of order commitments due to the lack of popularity
of particular designs and/or categories of products; maintaining brand image
and intense competition among sellers of footwear for consumers; anticipating,
identifying, interpreting or forecasting changes in fashion trends, consumer
demand for the products and the various market factors described above; sales
levels during the spring, back-to-school and holiday selling seasons; and
other factors referenced or incorporated by reference in the Company’s annual
report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and its quarterly
report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The risks
included here are not exhaustive. The Company operates in a very competitive
and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time and the
companies cannot predict all such risk factors, nor can the companies assess
the impact of all such risk factors on their respective businesses or the
extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual
results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking
statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue
reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.
Moreover, reported results should not be considered an indication of future

Photos/MultimediaGallery Available:



Jennifer Clay, 310-937-1326
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.