Baseball great Pete Rose will join football Hall of Famer Joe Namath in Skechers’ upcoming Fall ’14 campaign for its Relaxed Fit line. Spanning TV and print to outdoor, online and point-of-sale materials, the campaign will run through 2015. “I’ve loved these super comfortable Relaxed Fit shoes from the moment I first tried on a pair, so it makes perfect sense now that I’m working with Skechers,” Rose says. “I can’t wait until everyone sees what we have planned. I know I’m in great company with the roster of legends that have worked on this campaign.”
Rose spent the majority of his 26-year baseball career playing for and later managing the Cincinnati Reds. He still holds the all-time MLB records for hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053) and singles (3,215). Rose passed the 200 hits mark in 10 different seasons and led the National League in hits seven times. Beyond the numerous records, Rose’s achievements include three World Series championships, three batting titles, an MVP award, two Gold Gloves awards, Rookie of the Year, and 17 All-Star appearances while playing five different positions (2B, LF, RF, 3B, 1B). He was named in 1999 as an outfielder to the MLB All-Century team that recognized the 100 greatest players of the past hundred years.