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GET CHARGED FOR ENERGY LIGHTS

Our Energy Lights rechargeable shoes  have been a huge hit this year – our kids’ styles have flown off the shelves since they launched, and now they’re available for adults as well! Everyone loves wearable technology, and these sneakers have so many light combinations (seven unique lights, four different modes and up to six hours on a single charge) that the world can’t get enough of them. Plus, they’re so easy to charge and go – Energy Lights even come with their own USB cable!

Here’s how simple Energy Lights are to charge and use:

1. LIFT FLAPS – Right behind each sneaker’s tongue is Energy Lights’ charging port – just flip up the tongue flap cover, and you’re ready for charging.

2. INSERT CABLES – Energy Lights have a dual cable so you can charge both shoes simultaneously. Just insert the cables into the ports on each shoe (make sure to push the end of the USB firmly into the port, so that the shoe will properly charge).

3. PLUG IN – Connect the other side of the cable to a computer, or a USB plug adapter if you have one. Once the cable is properly connected, the lights on the sole will flash red when it’s charging.

4. UNPLUG AND GO – It’ll take approximately two hours for your Energy Lights to fully charge – the red lights on the sole will turn off once they’re done charging. Make sure to unplug the cables when done (don’t overcharge or leave plugged in overnight).

Once you’re done wearing your Energy Lights, you can hold the power button on your tongue down for three seconds to turn them off.

Still need to get a pair? You can find them here. Leave your Energy Lights questions for us in the comments!

 

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT PARENTING ON SKECHERS KIDS

 

I always knew I wanted to continue working when I had kids. Getting pregnant was an absolute miracle and joy. It was only when I was growing a child inside me that the feeling of wanting to do better, be better and build my own empire was ignited.

 

When starting your own company, you learn very quickly that it needs as much love, commitment, patience and nurturing as a child – trying to navigate between the two has been difficult, but finding a balance has been the key to my success.

 

My vivacious toddler is ever so lovely. Yes, I’m biased but most that have been in her presence mention that she radiates such happiness and love. We have a very close bond and I know that in the blink of an eye she will be all grown up. Our time together is sacred and I know my husband and I will cherish it forever.

 

We have always tried to encourage our daughter to speak freely, share her opinions and feel like she’s in a safe place to talk to us.

 

Independence and decision making has also been a priority to us and this has extended into letting her choose her clothes and shoes. Whilst there have been some “What is she wearing?!” moments as well as a few wardrobe malfunctions, I have to say that her taste in style is, for the most part, much better than mine. It’s safe to say that there are times I’m quite envious of my three-year old who can keep up with the latest trends far better than I do.

 

For as long as I can remember, my daughter has loved shoes.

 

It all started during the toilet training days. Really pleased with her mastering the art of learning to use a toilet and becoming a big girl, we wanted to purchase something to reward her for her momentous achievement. We were in town and took her to the toy department in Selfridges. She wasn’t really taking to anything other than the toys she had already owned so we decided to leave. It was only on our way to the escalator that she halted in her footsteps. We followed her wide-eye glance and, naturally, it was looking straight at the shoe department.

 

She was immediately drawn to a pair of Skechers. They were from the Hopscotch range; black, covered in metallic hearts with a pink ribbon and Velcro straps. What wasn’t to love?! (At this point, we didn’t even realise that they lit up). The look on her face when she tried them on for the first time was a dream which was immediately followed by such excitement when she discovered that they twinkled with every footstep she took. I knew what this meant – more walking.

Win-win.

This was the start of something beautiful.

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Whilst almost two years have passed since her first pair of Skechers, her love (and ours) for them has only grown, as has her collection. Each pair has been designed to factor in the child’s comfort, whether it be for walking, running, playing in the park or going to school. There really is a pair for everyone.

 

Skechers have really helped H gain such independence, responsibility, freedom, expression, creativity, individuality, sociability and for this – we are ever so grateful and they will continue to be a staple item in her wardrobe.

The only downside is… getting her to take them off when coming home.

Jenny Raymond is the founder of Mamazou.com, a non-judgmental, social hub for parents.

READ UP FOR SUMMER

(at select stores).

Featured: the men’s Relaxed Fit: Tantric – Salman sandal in Black and the women’s Multi/Black Meditation sandal (at select stores).

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As amazing as the great outdoors gets during the summer, kicking back with an incredible book can be just as magical! Whether it’s a classic tome or the must-have pulp of the season, there’s no greater way to laze the days away than to get lost in a great story. To celebrate, we collected some of our favorite books we know.

OUR TOP TOMES

The BOBS 2nd Take Pup Smarts and Outpaws sandals in Black (at select stores).

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Here are some great books to get lost in this summer – courtesy of our team!

“I would suggest the following two ideas: 1) Diving into The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan; 2) Rereading the entire Harry Potter series (I don’t do this, but have friends who do).”

– Lena

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“A few of my favorite books: The Pact by Jodi Picoult; The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins; Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.”

– Janice

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1984 by George Orwell. These are interesting times we live in, so I plan on spending a few beach days reading this happy go-lucky novel to keep my mind off the real world because Big Brother and the Cult of Personality certainly isn’t at all relevant today.”

– Gunther

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“Most of my books happen at bedtime with the kid – and a couple of my current favorites are Tap the Magic Tree and Mix it Up! They’re really fun, interactive stories that really get children engaged on every page.”

– Deanna

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“I have two books, sometimes three, going at once. Fiction, non-fiction, and introspective. I just finished Lucky Boy by Shanthi Seharan. So topical (way to close to reality), poignant and well-written. Thoroughly recommend but hold on! So now I’m looking for the next fiction and I think it will be A Separation by Katie Kitamura—it’s smaller (perfect for my work trip this month) and is said to be literary and a thriller (perfect for that long plane ride). As far as non-fiction, John Doe’s Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk.—loving it!”

– Ashley

What are your favorite books, places to read and independent bookstores? Any books you can’t wait to take on your next vacation? Tell us your favorites!

The women’s Ultra Flex – Bright Horizon casual in Navy/Pink and men’s Boyar – Molsen casual in Navy (at select stores).

GOODBYE COOL WEATHER, HELLO SUMMER WITH LORNA WEIGHTMAN

Is it summer? Really? It’s arrived? Well it’s the first few days of June and so far in Dublin the weather is looking promising! I’m trying to break in my summer wardrobe gradually, and sensibly and for my first blog post with Skechers for the month, I am focusing on sliders. Now when I say sliders you’ll automatically think of the sandal, but I am taking the name for the Double Up – Sleek Street slip-on trainers which are honestly, my new favourite pair. The white matches everything and I am currently styling them with cut off jeans so show them off. I am also styling them with maxi dresses (more of that to come this month) so show that you don’t have to wear heels with a dress. You can completely change the look of something more formal by changing up your footwear.

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Now here’s the technical stuff. They have a great padded collar around the edge of the shoe so they don’t rub. A very, very important factor. They also have Skechers memory foam so you have a nice cushion for your foot for your summer holidays. They also have a 1.5 inch “flatform” for some height which I think is great since you always think runners are going to be flat.

They come in white, but there is also a black style if you want to stick to darker shades. Check out the full collection here.

Follow Lorna’s Skechers journey and visit her blog at styleisle.ie or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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SHOE HACKS YOU’LL LOVE

For those who love to think out of the box on sprucing up their sneaks and sandals, we have a slew of hacks for you! Whether your shoes are too tight, need a little refresh or you just want to give them a totally new look, these style secrets are a great way to ramp up your shoe game. Read on for easy, fun ways to make your Skechers go the extra mile!

STRETCH YOUR STYLE

Got a pair of sandals that you totally adore, but are a little too tight? Put your socks to work! Slip a thick pair and wear your shoes over them (at home is fine; we’ll keep this look just between us) and your shoes will gradually loosen up over time. Whip off those socks… and your perfectly stretched soles are ready to rock!

The women’s Parallel – Strut sandal in Black.

POWDERPUFF GIRL

Some soles can squeak a little when you walk (not that ours do!)… and the cure-all may be right in your closet! Just shake a little baby powder into your shoes, and it can keep the sound at bay. Plus, baby powder has a nice scent for those who want to freshen up their soles.


The Flex Appeal – Newsmaker sneaker in Aqua for women.

TEA TIME

For shoes that have a little more stink, something as simple as tea bags can do the trick! The below Skech-Knit shoe is great for letting your foot naturally breathe, but for those styles that don’t breathe as well, tea bags are a totally natural alternative to shoe deodorants, and you can make them any scent you please… just raid your kitchen cabinets for your personal favorites, drop a couple dry, unused tea bags into smelly shoes and let them sit for a wonderfully scented solution to old soles.

The men’s Arcade sneaker in Navy.

LOVE TO LACE

Here’s a totally easy way to spruce up your lace-up sneaks, without buying anything at all! Skechers sneakers come with two sets of laces, so you can always go crazy with a new color. Explore new ways to lace up your sneaks – a simple new pattern can give your old soles an entirely new look. It’s especially great for updating kids’ sneaks; invite them to come up their own new designs… they’ll soon be showing them off to their friends at school!

The boys’ Air Advantage sneaker in Black and Royal Blue.

FRAYED NOT

Are your laces getting a little frayed at the edges? Extend their life with a couple pieces of tape from your drawer… just wrap them around the ends, and you’re done! It’s simple and quick – and when you get home, you can always switch them out with your second set of Skechers shoelaces!

The girls’ Skech-Air Deluxe sneaker in Lavender/Multi ombre.

Have any great shoe hacks that you love? Share your top tricks in the comments!

 

SKECHERS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

Today we’re celebrating 25 years of fabulous footwear! It all started on May 29, 1992—when the Skechers brand was born in a beach house in quaint Manhattan Beach, California. What kicked off with a single logger boot style that defined the grunge era has since grown over a quarter century to become an award-winning icon delivering comfortable lifestyle and athletic footwear worn by men, women and children around the globe.

In honor of this magical milestone and the holiday that we like to call #WorldSkechersDay, we reached out across six continents to invite some fantastic people to share their stories and experiences with Skechers over the years. From fashion experts and family bloggers to healthy living enthusiasts and athletes running the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon—this eclectic group understands how 25 years of comfort, style and performance has come to define Skechers. Check it out below along with some behind the scenes fun shots from the set.

The party extends to Facebook where we’ve gathered some cool images submitted by fans worldwide to help mark 25 years of Skechers footwear. Check out the gallery on our page and you can submit your own awesome all-time Skechers style photos on Instagram with #Skechers25USA. We would also love to hear your thoughts on Skechers during this celebration so let us know in the comments what you love about Skechers, your favorite Skechers memory, or what you’d love to see from Skechers in the next 25 years!

Special thanks to all who appear in our anniversary video:

FROM USA:
Maisha Addai with Sarai and Shiloh; Remi Ashten; Audrey Brianne; Annemarie Chase and Jacob Kramer; Pattie Cordova; Aja Dang; Renee Evans with Madelyn, Kora, and Caleb; Kelly Gilliam; Sara Haley with Landon and Liam; Deddeh Howard (originally from Liberia); Francis Kenneth; Kelsey Lee and Tyler Hollenbeck; Vince Lee; Heather Lieberg; Jose Madera (originally from Mexico); Kirby Morris; Rocio Ocampo; Alexis Pullen; Rodolfo Ramirez; Craig Ramsay; Tiffany Sooth with Dad, Landon Maverick, Linkin Kruz and Lukas Garian; Paris Sumpter

FROM ARGENTINA:
Santiago Garcia

FROM AUSTRALIA:
Colette McShane

FROM CANADA:
Sophie Geoffrion; Adelaine Morin; Chloé Rochette

FROM CHILE:
Barbara Moscoso

FROM GERMANY:
Rudi Schmidt

FROM HONG KONG:
Hana Tam

FROM INDIA:
Kavita Tungar

FROM INDONESIA:
Melissa Santoso

FROM ITALY:
Pietro Paschino

FROM KENYA:
Weldon Kirui

FROM MALAYSIA:
Teh Uh Mei

FROM PHILIPPINES:
Gerald Anderson

FROM TURKEY:
Murat Bur

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!

 

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