Monthly Archives: March 2017

SANDAL UP FOR SPRING!

Welcome to spring… that time of year when the weather can’t decide whether to throw us some early summer sun, douse us in rain or freeze us with frigid temps!

Whether you’re baking or are still bundling up, it’s a great time to stock up on transitional wedges that tell the world you’re ready to step out in style, no matter what Mother Nature says.

Pedicure your toes to pretty perfection… we’re pulling out all the stops with these gorgeous open-toed looks for 2017, top picks from our awesome style merchandisers!

STRAPS ARE BACK

Wedges are hotter than a pistol, and we’ve chased this look to create a sexy strappy sandal that will make you the talk of the party. The Livin Dream chunky wedge sandal has a cork look bottom and criss-cross straps, giving it a retro look with modern comfort (perfect for an evening out)! Available in Tan and Black.

A SO-CUTE CLASSIC

Sassy Pants, who says you can’t have it all? This Livin Dream crocheted strappy sandal is so feminine with the sheer upper, yet so edgy with the cork wedge. You can go from work to an evening out and not have to stop to change (but you may want to if you have them in both colors)! Find it in Black and Natural at select Skechers stores.

SWEET, SWEET CROCHET

The Beverlee – Fancy Work sandal is one of our most beloved bottoms! It gives a little lift at 2-1/2″, it has luxe foam to comfort the foot and with a crocheted upper, it is tres Boho chic! You won’t want to take these off until summer is over! Available l at select Skechers stores.

COOL IT IN CANVAS

Kick it by the pool in this Heartbreaker – Young Love canvas cut-out slide with incredibly comfy memory foam. It’s great if you need a little lift, as it has a 2-3/4″ heel which is just right. Available in Red and Navy.

Head back here next Wednesday for the latest men’s warm weather looks for 2017! Which of these sandals is your favourite spring fling? Tell us in the comments!

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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