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Footwear Giant Skechers Can Run, but It Can't Hide From Abusive Labor Practices

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Peter Dreier

A report released Wednesday by the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) exposes the huge gap between Skechers' carefully crafted image as a hip retailer and the reality of a company for whom truck drivers and warehouse workers labor under harsh, stressful, and exploitative conditions.

8 Companies That Sold You Lies

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business

If you haven't heard already, those ridiculous-looking “barefoot running shoes” that have been pretty trendy the past couple of years yield pretty...

Half Marathon Moxie

Lee-En Chung | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee-En Chung

"Women Run the World" flyer caught my eyes at a New York Sports Club on the Upper West Side in late February. Here's my non-traditional "training" for...

PHOTOS: How To Get Dressed In 1998

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.15.2013 | Style

Getting dressed for school has always been a stressful endeavor, particularly when you were in grade school and being judged by your peers was scarier...

Today's Wedge Sneakers Are Basically The Skechers Of Our Youth

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 02.11.2013 | Style

"I like my Skechers, but I love my Prada backpack."

WATCH: Man Chases Cheetah

Posted 02.04.2013 | Sports

If you've always felt that the only thing holding you back from chasing down a cheetah was properly weight footwear than Skechers has just the shoe fo...

New Balance Pays Fat Settlement To People Its Shoes Did Not Slim

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 08.29.2012 | Money

People who didn't get that tight butt they were promised from New Balance's "toning" shoes are now at least getting a check. On Aug. 20, a Massachu...

I Lie About Where My Clothes Are From

Michelle Persad | Posted 10.16.2012 | Style
Michelle Persad

The minute I saw a classmate in my polo I vowed to never tell anyone where I bought my clothes again.

Skecher Shape Ups: Why Toning Shoes Don't Deliver On The Hype

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living

In the world of too-good-to-be-true fitness claims, this one might just take the cake: can lacing up a humble pair of shoes really impart the curves o...

Trying To Look Like Her? Special Sneakers Likely Won't Help

Associated Press | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's c...

How Skechers Replaced Kim Kardashian With a Bulldog For Super Bowl

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.06.2012 | Sports

In the world of advertising, sometimes cute trumps sexy. Just ask Kim Kardashian after Skechers replaced her with a French Bulldog in this year's ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 04.01.2012 | New York
Len Berman

It only comes around once a year, thankfully. Super Bowl Media Day. It's basically both the circus and the menagerie all rolled into one. Nothing serious gets asked or answered.

Happy Meals Just Got More Fashionable

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 10.29.2011 | Style

Skechers garnered hype earlier this year when it released a sexy ShapeUps ad starring Kim Kardashian and her famous derriere. Now the sneaker brand...

No, Skechers Shape-Ups Are Nothing Like the First Lady's Let's Move Campaign

Augusta Christensen | Posted 07.13.2011 | Style
Augusta Christensen

Skechers is marketing a "get thin quick" product that has no proven benefits to the health or fitness to girls as young at seven.

Skechers: Setting the Record Straight

Leonard Armato | Posted 07.12.2011 | Style
Leonard Armato

The Huffington Post recently published an article that argued Skechers' Shape- ups for Girls had been criticized by "parenting groups." Our advertising contains the same message as the First Lady's Let's Move initiative, aimed specifically at children.

Parenting Groups SLAM Skechers' Shape-Ups For Girls

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 07.10.2011 | Style

Clarification: Sitrick And Company, which represents Skechers, contacted us to point out that no parenting groups, per se, have come out against the s...

Skechers Sues Sears For Infringement

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Shape-up line -- popular for its toning shoes -- is a major revenue source for Skechers, which dominates the U.S. toning shoe market. Sears is ...

Celebrities Out And About Monday

Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

What do the Kardashians, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and circus performers all have in common? They were all out at special events around Los Angeles y...

Profiles in Doing Both: Skechers: A Lesson in Optimization and Reinvention

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

You don't need to be the editor of Vogue to know what the hottest trend in women's footwear is. All you need to do is glance down at the sidewalk and ...

It's Been Happening Since Mickey Mouse Was Born: The Business of Licensing

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Sterling

The world of licensing is a fiercely competitive one, with almost every brand you can think of involved in licensing as a method of increasing brand recognition.

Commercially Clobbered

Jamie Reidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jamie Reidy

Suddenly, the eardrum-splitting TV volume seemed to mute. My friends stared at me as though I'd just supported a Snookie-for-Senate campaign. "I am totally going to Denny's on Tuesday!"

Dish The Dirt: Denise Austin On Saddlebag Slimmers & Fit Bottoms

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Polar opposites in childhood, finding middle ground as adults, I met up with Denise Austin, fitness guru, to discuss saddlebag slimmers and fit bottoms.