Willie Nelson Goes on the Road in Legalize Campaign With Skechers at the Super Bowl
By Staff Reports
Pass the Skechers! The Comfort Technology Company™ is back on the biggest advertising stage in the world with one of the all-time greats in music—Willie Nelson. The global campaign kicks off on Super Bowl Sunday with the legendary artist appearing in two Skechers commercials filmed on his Luck Ranch near Austin, Texas—one featuring his iconic song “On the Road Again” and a second that offers a fun twist on his signature advocacy to legalize…comfort.
“I can’t resist making an appearance during the Super Bowl,” said Willie Nelson, who continues his Willie Nelson & Family Tour in April. “And I’m doing this because of a message we can all agree on—everyone deserves the right to feel comfortable. From the bus to the stage to a jog around the ranch, staying healthy and feeling good is how I can keep doing what I love.”
“Willie Nelson is an American icon whose appeal knows no boundaries and a perfect fit for our new global campaign that begins at the Super Bowl. He’s still on his feet doing what he loves best—entertaining the masses on tour, and now helping spread our comfort message along the way,” added Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “We know featuring Willie’s genuine personality and well-known passions in a pair of commercials will make an impression for the millions watching the game. Fans will remember that only Skechers offers innovative comfort technologies that are almost beyond regulation.”
The Willie Nelson “On the Road” and “Legalize” commercials will mark the ninth time that Skechers has advertised during the Big Game since first appearing in a spot starring Joe Montana in 2010. One of the brand’s most talked-about spots from 2012 featured Mark Cuban watching a French bulldog named Mr. Quiggly racing in Skechers GOrun footwear.
Skechers has been leading the industry in comfort with the development of innovative technologies and materials for many years. Consumers can only find these signature features in Skechers products. This includes patented Skechers Arch Fit Technology™ along with Skechers Max Cushioning Technology™, Skechers Hyper Burst Technology™, Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam®, Skechers Relaxed Fit Technology™ and Skechers Stretch Fit Technology™, among many others.
The complete range of Skechers footwear for men, women and kids is available in Skechers retail stores as well as skechers.com, plus department stores and footwear retailers around the globe.