Monthly Archives: April 2016

SKECHERS CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

Nearly 25 years ago, Skechers was born in a beautiful place (on a beach house overlooking the ocean) so it’s safe to say that we love the great outdoors. It’s one of the many reasons we take Earth Day to heart. This day always inspires and empowers us to realize the many ways we can help the world.

This year, we wanted to celebrate how even the smallest actions can make a big difference. We took our beloved BOBS Sailboat alpargatas on a journey to find three simple ways to make the world beautiful.

START A GARDEN

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Whether you have a huge yard or a tiny balcony, a garden is always a lovely way to help the world and create beauty in your home. Try planting your own vegetables this season as a new spring project, or a few bright flowers to brighten up your space. Live in a low water region? The drier weather has introduced a number of gorgeous flora to people’s landscapes and are making drought-tolerant flowers, succulents and grasses more popular than ever.

TIDY UP THE BEACH

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Those of us who visit the beach (or the lucky few who live there) know how beautiful it can be, and how much of an eye sore it is when garbage is left on it. But even worse is the impact of this trash, which can choke and entangle sea animals, wreck our oceans, contaminate the seafood we eat and more.

If you’re heading to the sand this season, take 10 minutes out of your beach day to pick up a bag of trash. It’s a quick task that everyone can do to make a huge difference.

RIDE A BIKEIMG_0712

Pull out your trusty old bike, dust it off and ride it to work! It’s a great alternative to your gas guzzler – not just for helping the earth, but also for your physical and emotional well-being. Long commute? Make it a weekend thing with friends. Cruise over to your favorite brunch spot together: it’ll amaze you how much more of the world you’ll see when you’re not behind the wheel.

Last but not least are the BOBS Sailboat alpargatas we took on our journey… we were overjoyed to hear how eco-friendly our pair was (made of hemp, a renewable resource that uses less watering, less land and is better on the environment than cotton). And even better, every purchase of BOBS means that Skechers can help save the lives of dogs and cats as well as support kids in need – a great way to make the world even greater.

How are you helping earth every day? Share your tips in the comments

Workout Wednesday: THE SUNSHINE BECKONS

1Longer days. Warmer weather. And most importantly…springtime sunshine! This is the season to be outside and get your necessary dosage of vitamin D. The darkness of winter has ended, so enough with the excuses! Each and every one of us is busy, so it’s not about finding the time. It’s about making the time. And it’s easier than you think. Go for a walk when you just need to take a break from the job. Not only is a great way to clear your head, but that time outside will energize you for the rest of your day. Eat your lunch outside. Too many of us eat a meal at our desk or the cafeteria but it’s important to get away if only for a short time. The change of environment helps relieve stress and sun will help with your mood. Join or coach a sports team. Transition some of your leisure activities to be outdoor-focused…it’s better than sitting at home spending even more time in front of a computer. Or if you have little ones, volunteer to coach or help out rather than dropping off the kid and running an errand. It’s the perfect two birds with one stone scenario. Just get outside, have fun, and feel better each day. It really is that important. Check out Dr. Oz for four benefits of vitamin D and don’t forget the sunscreen if you’ll be out more than 20 minutes!

SWEET SANDALS FOR SPRING

 

Get ready for spring… it’s time to brighten up your wardrobe with sandals! We asked our women’s merchandiser for the hot new trends, and she was thrilled to share the best looks of the season. Our Skechers ’16 sandal collection covers the globe’s hottest trends, and offers a nice all-in-one assortment for every style and activity. Whether your thing is wedges, flip-flops or all comfort, all the time, check out the latest here.

 

FASHION WEDGES

Wedges are looking better than ever. With stylish materials like cork, lace and rope detailing, we can’t wait for them to arrive! Here are some great new options from our fashion lines.

BOHEMIAS – FLOWER POWER

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This beautiful wedge will have people asking, “Where did you get those sandals?” With lace detailing and memory foam, you won’t want to take them off. Take your pick of the bunch. Shown in Natural, also available in Black and Brown.

VINYASA – BINDU

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A dressed-up sandal with rhinestone embellishments and yoga foam that hugs and comforts your feet with every step you take. Shown in Black Silver, also available in Navy, Taupe and White.

 

CASUAL SANDALS

Casual sandals have taken on a new meaning this year. Skechers has designs for everyone from the beach girl to the fashion diva!

MEDITATION – SUMMER BREEZE

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This yoga-inspired style was a huge hit last year. Must-have shades like Black (shown), Navy and Raspberry are perfect for coordinating with any outfit and can take you from the beach and pool to town.

MEDITATION – REFLECTION

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For 2016, we’re adding to this yoga-inspired trend with multi-hued designs, including my personal favourite in blue tie dye jersey (shown above, at select Skechers retail stores).

 

OUTDOOR SANDALS

These days, there’s no reason why fashion needs to be compromised for the sake of comfort. We’ve given the basic comfort sandal a stylish, fun update, perfect for cooling your heels all day long.

BAYSHORE – PADDLE

38922 DKNT

This little lovely has so many reasons to buy it. It’s got roomy Relaxed Fit and Skechers Memory Foam design for ultimate comfort, and it’s an adjustable thong, which is a nice feature for hot summer days. Shown in Dark Natural, also available in Black and Navy.

REGGAE – DESERT ESCAPE

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This reggae has an ethnic printed T-strap and is in the richest colours. I love the Chocolate Brown, but if you like colour, take a look at the Navy, Black, Taupe and Coral (shown above). All of these are gorgeous!

 

What Skechers sandal styles are you going to rock this season? Tell us here!