Mr. T Goes Hands-Free in Skechers Super Bowl Commercial
Big Game Viewers to Also See That There’s Only One ‘T’ in Skechers
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A spelling lesson may be unexpected during the Big Game, yet Skechers is returning for the 11th time with a commercial that does exactly that. This year, the Company is reminding the event’s massive television audience that while the brand has never had a ‘t’ in its name, there is one very memorable ‘t’ in Skechers…Mr. T.
Mr. T puts the 't' in Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins® for Skechers Big Game campaign. (Graphic: Business Wire)
In a follow up to his first Skechers commercial that premiered in 2023, the A-Team icon is back—this time in Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins® to illustrate how the convenient signature Skechers innovation makes it easier than ever to put the ‘t’ in pairs across the Company’s diverse product offering. A surprise cameo serves as the voice of reason to challenge the misperception on how the brand spells its name. The spot will air nationally during the third quarter.
“With this Hands Free Slip-ins technology, they make it so easy to put the ‘t’ in Skechers!” said Mr. T. “Just slip in and now ‘t’ is in the Big Game with Skechers too! I pity the fool who’s bending down and dealing with laces nonsense!”
“Skechers has been around for more than thirty years and while there’s never been a ‘t’ in our name, some people keep making the same mistake,” added Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “While we’re not going to change the spelling of our name, there is something that we can do for fans of the brand just in time for the Big Game: we’re not putting any old ‘t’ in Skechers…we’re putting THE ‘T’…Mr. T! And with the convenience and comfort of Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins, we’re able to effortlessly put the ‘t’ in pairs for every need or activity.”
This year’s spot marks the 11th time Skechers has advertised during the Big Game. The brand’s first appearance starred Joe Montana in 2010, and last year Skechers introduced Snoop Dogg as the brand’s latest ambassador and collaborator in a spot that also featured Martha Stewart, Howie Long and Tony Romo. Other notable past Skechers Big Game commercials include Mark Cuban with a French bulldog named Mr. Quiggly, as well as Willie Nelson singing “On the Road Again.”
Mr. T is an actor, former wrestler and television personality known for his signature gold chains, mohawk and distinctive nickname. He began his career as a celebrity bodyguard and bouncer before breaking into film in the role of rival Clubber Lang in Rocky III. Since then, he’s appeared in multiple films and television series including the animated Mister T and his most memorable role as Sgt. Bosco “B.A.” Baracus in the hit series, The A-Team.
An award-winning global brand, Skechers leads the industry with comfort technologies including Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins®, Skechers Arch Fit®, Skechers Hyper Burst®, and Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam®, among others.
About SKECHERS U.S.A., Inc.
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:SKX), a Fortune 500® company based in Southern California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. Collections from The Comfort Technology Company® are available in 180 countries and territories through department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through digital stores and approximately 5,170 Company- and third-party-owned physical retail stores. The Company manages its international business through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint venture partners, and distributors. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
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Released Feb 5, 2024 • 9:00 am EST