SKECHERS Henry Street Store Launch

We’ve officially re-launched our Skechers store on Henry Street… WHAT a day it was! We had a team of fantastic bloggers in new SKECHERS apparel and SKECHERS shoes. The bloggers have a mix of our Skechers Performance and lifestyle ranges… you can agree with us that they all look fab, right?

We started the morning off with a fitness class hosted by our fabulous brand ambassador Derval O’Rourke and her trainer Billy O’Regan. They were so creative with the workouts, and the girls certainly had a lot of fun taking part.

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The fitness class was followed by a bit of mingling and healthy snacks… what girl doesn’t love a chat and some food? We had juices and protein balls from Derval O’Rourke’s FitFoodie range. Delicious! It was great catching up with all of the girls, and seeing what their favourite styles were and why.

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Once the blogger fitness event was over, we moved on to the press, which was just as exciting! We had loads of amazing Irish celebrities and sport stars call in to check out the new store, and of course pick out some new SKECHERS for themselves. Pippa O’Connor (Irish influencer), James Kavanagh (internet sensation), Shane Byrne (rugby legend) and Keith Andrews (soccer star) called in, to name a few!

A huge thank you to all who attended our event, including Joanne Larby (@makeupfairypro), Niamh Cullen (@niamhcullenx), Sian Walton (@sianwalton_), Siobhan O’Hagan (@ohfitness_ie), Hollie Campbell (@hollie_campbell), Leanne Moore (@leannemoorefitness), Laura Dorgan (@lauradorganfitness), Lorna Weightman (@Styleisleirl), Jodie Wood (@jodiewood_), Lynn Kelly (@lynnkelly_) and Tiffany Brien (@tiffanybrien). All of you made the day such a huge success!

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Make sure you pop into the new store to see how amazing it looks!

 

FIND YOUR PERFECT FIT

 

Each foot is unique so we’ve developed a signature fit system to help you find your favorite style in the best size to ensure the greatest comfort possible. From the traditional Classic Fit with a medium width to Wide Fit with maximum interior space, there’s great options available for any type foot and with the guide below we make it really easy to find a pair you love that fits absolutely perfectly.

SHOP MEN’S CLASSIC FIT | SHOP WOMEN’S CLASSIC FIT


SHOP MEN’S RELAXED FIT | SHOP WOMEN’S RELAXED FIT


SHOP MEN’S WIDE FIT | SHOP WOMEN’S WIDE FIT

SKECHERS CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

Many of us are making plans for Earth Day tomorrow (from cleaning up parks and preserves, to simply being mindful of our impact on our environment) – and we as a company thought that a wonderful way to celebrate the natural beauty of our planet, would be to spotlight some of our styles in one of the world’s most beautiful epicenters.

We reached out to the ever-talented photographer Megan Costello, who gave us a gorgeous glimpse of life on the beaches of Oahu – and she put our styles right at the center of the action: everything from our sandals (Reggae – Decked Out, Reggae – Loopy and Upgrades – Sailin for her, Pelem – Emiro for him) to sneakers (Skech-Air – Element for her, Burst – Shinz for him).

Her images are a breathtaking, moving reminder of how captivating our planet is, and what we stand to gain when we take simple steps to preserve it.

We may not all live on a beach in Hawaii, but there is beauty in every corner of our world. Whether we’re going digital, toting personal grocery bags or riding our bikes a little more often, there are endless ways to start new habits that don’t just improve our planet, but also make us proactive, engaged participants in the world around us.

How are you making a difference on Earth Day and the days that follow? Tell us in the comments!

Megan Costello is a photographer and filmmaker based in New York City and Oahu. Specializing in surf, fashion and science content, she is the founder of Avalanche Vocals Productions and Fin the Journal. Learn more on her website avalanchevocals.com and follow her on Instagram.

TRAINING DAY: SEE THE NEW SKECHERS SPORT SPOT

First row: Equalizer 2.0 – True Balance and Burst TR for him. Second row: Skech-Air Infinity and Flex Appeal 2.0 – High Energy for her.

The new Skechers Spot spot just landed, and it’s seriously worth checking out. And I’m not just saying that because I’m on Team Skechers.

For every trainer, kickboxer, yogi or all-around rock star at the gym, this spot’s an awesome anthem. And if you’re not, trust us – you’ll want to be all of those things once you watch this. It’s heart-pounding, exhilarating, packed with adrenaline – and a perfect showcase for all the ways Skechers Sport can help you crush your next workout.

Take a look:

Stop to watch it again (because you will) and check out all the gorgeous styles in the spring Skechers Sport collection: lightweight and breathable, flexible by design, packed with amazing memory foam comfort and ready to take a beating (I mean, the guy’s flipping tires in his Skechers. TIRES.) Everything from Skechers Burst to Skech-Air, Skech-Flex and Flex Appeal is getting star billing in this, and we’re loving every moment.

Let us know your favourite style in our new spot in the comments below! Shop the new Skechers Sport collection for men and women.

Keith Whyte

Keith Whyte is our kinda guy! He is an ultra-marathon runner from Ennis, Co. Clare who began running in 2007. Keith is the National record holder for 100km and Brand ambassador for the Skechers Performance Division. He has many wins under his belt… including his win at the 100k Ultra Marathon in the Antarctic battling conditions like -33 degrees! Keith is on his way back from injury, and we caught up with him a few days ago.

What’s your greatest achievement to date?

My greatest achievement to date was when I won the British and Irish 100km championships (Anglo Celtic Plate) in Wales in 2012. It was my first international win representing Ireland and I became the first ever male Irish athlete to win in the history of the event.

What’s your greatest achievement while wearing a Skechers shoe?

My best performance in a Skechers shoe was when I broke the Irish national record for 100km in Belgium in 2013. It was one of those days where everything clicked and all the hard training really paid off. On the day I wore my Skechers GOrun 2s.

What’s your favourite Skechers running shoe?

My favourite Skechers running shoe is a tossup between the Skechers GOrun and Skechers Ultra Road. I usually train in the Ultra Road and race in the Skechers GOrun.

What are you working towards at the moment?

At the moment I’m in the gym a lot as I’m returning from injury, but my main target this year will be an attempt to run under 7 hrs for 100km. I currently hold the Irish national record for the distance (7.02:42).

What do you like to do to relax?

There’s not a lot of down time between work and training, but on the rare occasion I do get some I’ll just chill out on the sofa and catch up on some sport on TV.

What advice would you give to someone looking to take up ultra-marathon running?

For anyone looking to take the step up from the marathon and explore the world of ultra-running I would suggest that you have a few marathons under your belt already. Maybe start with distances such as 50k or 40 miles. There are quite a few races of these distances around and they will give you a good base to start with before you attempt 100km or longer. Always respect the distance and pace yourself accordingly. It’s not the distance that will kill you, it’s the speed – so proper pacing is very important. Covering the distance should be your main concern rather than getting caught up with times. As you increase your training mileage, you will build a good aerobic engine that will enable you to then concentrate on increasing your speed over the distance.

How does it feel being a Skechers brand ambassador?

I’m very honoured and privileged to be a brand ambassador for Skechers. We have a great relationship which is now in its 5th year, and to have such a huge global footwear giant such as Skechers behind me is a massive support to my career.

We don’t know about ye but Keith has definitely given us a bit of inspo to get out and get running! Join in on the fun and shop the Skechers GOrun collection here 

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MUST-DO MONDAY: HEAD OUTDOORS

So technically, spring is still a month away – but we’re already dreaming about all the things we want to do when the weather gets warm (it could be the torrential rain we’ve been having out here – yes, I know that we West Coast folks need to toughen up)…

All jokes aside, it’s been a long, cold winter for many of us, and we can’t wait to get out and enjoy some gorgeous sun. So our motto is, head outside – rain, snow or shine! (We went to Hawaii for this photo!)

Make the most of this long weekend and enjoy the great outdoors – whether it’s up on a mountain, out on a beach or all over the city. Go for a bike ride or a stroll with a friend, breathe in the crisp winter air and enjoy every moment. It’s great medicine for your body, your mind and your soul (not to mention a bonus for those long-forgotten fitness resolutions). Sure, we may have winter for a month longer (thanks, Punxsutawney Phil) but a winter adventure has a charm all its own.

Shown above: the Burst – Positive Image high-top bootie.

ROB LOWE BACK IN SKECHERS

Sixteen years after appearing in a Skechers Collection print campaign, everyone’s favorite former ‘Brat Pack’ member is back with a multi-platform Skechers Relaxed Fit campaign. The commercial will offer a glimpse into a typical day for Rob as he waxes poetic about comfortable footwear. Known both for dramatic (The West Wing) and comedic (Parks and Recreation) roles, Rob most recently wrapped season two on the CBS series Code Black.

We caught up with Rob on the set of the Skechers commercial shot on the Warner Brothers backlot to cover all aspects of his hectic schedule. On how Skechers has changed in 16 years, he told us, “It seems like yesterday when I first posed for a photographer wearing SKECHERS. They were good looking shoes then, but I don’t remember them being so comfortable.” Check out the video below to see Rob explain how much he loves the versatility of the Relaxed Fit collection.

Watch for Rob’s new commercial set to hit television next week! And be sure to visit skechers.com to find your perfect pair of comfortable Relaxed Fit shoes like the Expected – Gomel that Rob wears in the spot. You can also find comfort in the red Skech-Air – Varsity that Rob can be seen wearing for a workout in the top image.

We want to hear from you–let us know your favorite Rob Lowe role in the comments!


Rob Lowe for SKECHERS in 2001.

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