Monday, August 20, 2012
Shame on You NIKE
“Skechers’ new performance shoes change the way I run for the better. I’ve been a heel strike runner my entire life, but I am now wearing SKECHERS to maximize the efficiency of my foot strike. My shoes are my most essential piece of equipment, and right now SKECHERS has the footwear I need to succeed. I’m excited to be partnering with this groundbreaking company.” - Meb Keflezigi in a 2011 statement after Skechers signed him to endorse their running shoes through August this year. Meb, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist, 2009 New York City Marathon champion, 2012 US Olympic Trials champion and 4th place finisher in the 2012 Olympic marathon, was considered washed up by NIKE, who I guess thought he wasn't fast enough or asked for more than he was worth,and decided not re-sign him. Last week I bought a pair of Skechers GoRuns, and after just 2 short runs fell in love with them! GO SKECHERS! As far as NIKE is concerned, go ahead and continue to pay Tiger Woods, and ex-con Michael Vick their millions. I'll continue to support Skechers, and I hope they have the sense to continue to do so.