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!

 

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.

SPRING’S PRETTIEST SANDAL FLATS

We’re celebrating spring with sandal flats! We love giving our soles a warm weather break with sandals that are easy on the feet – and Skechers is taking sandal comfort to a totally new level this season, with incredible cushioning that your heels can really sink into.

Take a look at these gorgeous MUST HAVE styles from our spring assortment, courtesy of our women’s style merchandisers… they’re prettier than ever, with everything from sparkly stones and pretty prints to studded statements, chevron and more!

ROCK THE ROCKS

The perfect blend of bling and comfort, Meditation – Chill Vibes is the softest, most durable sandal flat – with a luxurious look that can dress up or down for any spring outing. The pretty rhinestone details look gorgeous – and the addition of yoga foam will have your feet saying ohm… Namaste! Shown in Chocolate; also available in White and Navy.

GO WILD

Knit sling thongs have been all the rage for quite some time now, but the Indulge 2 – Urban Safari sandal takes it up a notch with a pretty Ikat print and a luxe foam bottom that keeps your feet in total comfort. This is an office favorite – it’s perfect for work and play! Shown in White/Black and Black/Natural.

SAY IT WITH STUDS

We love this gorgeous Indulge 2 – Free Fallin’ Roman thong sandal – it makes a statement, but is also totally versatile. Plus it has luxe foam to keep your feet feeling happy and trend-right with the microfiber suede and studded details! Shown in Black; also available in Taupe.

GLAM UP YOUR GAMS

We love glitz, and this little Indulge 2 – Glitz & Glam rhinestone thong with luxe foam delivers. The chevron design and duraleather trim give it a fashionable edge that will be the envy of your friends! So simple, versatile and luxurious looking (and feeling). Shown in Black/Gray and Multi-Shaded Taupe.

Are you inspired to revamp your flats for spring? Tell us which style you’ll start with in the comments! And for those gearing up to head outdoors, keep an eye out for our hottest sport sandals in the next couple weeks!

 

Travel Take Over: KatieLewLa On The GO

Traveling can involve a lot of walking. Especially if like me, you like to get off the beaten track, explore none tourist routes and make damn sure you climb the highest peak of that beautiful mountain. All this can take a huge toll on your feet and legs and you need to make sure to look after them, since they’re likely to be your main mode of transport whilst backpacking on a budget. 

Not long before I started traveling I learnt the hard way that wearing cheap shoes can cause serious problems. I got a summer job where I was on my feet all day and wearing cheap primark shoes and slip ons did me absolutely no favours at all. I would come home with the worst pain in my heels which would limit how much I could walk outside of work. I love walking and these pains in my feet were a huge inconvenience. The voice of my mum started going around in my head “you should stop wearing cheap shoes because they’ll do your feet no good” and finally it sunk in that she may have been right all this time (sshhhh). 

It was during this time that me and my partner went to London for a week and with no time to go shopping for a new pair of shoes beforehand I suffered greatly. I found myself in some serious pain when I’d been walking around all day, to the point where my ankles would double in size and I couldn’t wait to lie down. I realised that I needed to do something sharpish because I couldn’t continue like this and I was worried about causing serious damage to my feet. On a day out in London, in ridiculous amounts of pain, I caved in and went to buy a new pair of shoes. What did I purchase? 

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Skechers

The moment I put the skechers on my feet my life changed. I know that sounds corny but I speak honestly. I was able to walk around London for the entire day with no pain. Not only did my feet feel comfortable but the skechers also eased the pain in my heels caused by previous shoes as the day went on. Skechers are so unbelievably comfortable and from that day I don’t think I took them off for about 1 whole month! Pretty dress and skechers, leggings and skechers, sportswear and skechers, jeans and skechers. Just everything with skechers. They were my absolute saviour and I knew from then, that these would be the shoes I would travel with and so I visited the skechers factory shop close to home and purchased another pair ready for my backpacking adventure. 

I chose the Skechers on-the-go design in Navy. They look similar to a boat shoe and I thought they’d look pretty cute with near enough any outfit whilst I’m traveling. They feature the new goga mat technology which makes walking even more comfortable than before with the new and improved insoles. It pretty much feels like waking on clouds and completely takes the pressure off your heels and feet. 

Whilst traveling I have worn these shoes so often! What makes them even more impressive is the fact that they are machine  washable. So when they start getting grubby you can throw them in the washing machine and make them as good as new again. Very impressive right? I imagine that eventually the sponge inside the skechers insole and on the soles will wear down, but so far I have worn these pretty much every day for the last two months whilst traveling and they are still in good condition (despite being in need of a machine wash).  

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If you’re going traveling and are thinking of buying a suitable pair of shoes for lots of walking without being too bulky then skechers are great. They haven’t failed me yet and my feet have been so comfortable after numerous treks, walks and hill climbs. Winner winner! They’re also really light weight, so they won’t add much extra weight to your bag at all. 

Let us or @katielewla know what skechers you have if you’re already in love with a pair. Be sure to keep up with  katielewla‘s travel and style journey by following her blog .

SPRING CASUALS FOR MEN

Gentlemen, it is time to SPRING into action! Put those boots aside and freshen up your look with a new pair of Skechers. Whether you are looking for fit, fashion or function, Skechers has you covered. Check out our men’s merchandiser’s tips on the latest looks from our Men’s casual division.

DRESS DAY TO NIGHT


Looking for a shoe that can be dressed up our dressed down? The Palen – Gadon canvas style is for you. Paired with shorts for a casual afternoon lunch or pants for a nice dinner, this shoe is versatile and easy. With Gel-Infused Memory Foam and Relaxed Fit, you’ll feel sharp under any circumstance. Shown in Gray; also available in Light Navy, Light Brown and Black.

CASUAL COMFORT


Casual, comfortable and canvas… you can’t go wrong with the Porter – Zevelo! Simple in style but loaded with features like Air-Cooled Memory Foam, Classic Fit and a Skech-Air midsole, this shoe is perfect for any and all occasions. Shown in Black; also available in Khaki and Light Gray.

THE GREAT ESCAPE

Thinking about taking a vacation to Hawaii, Jamaica, or Cancun but just can’t do it right now? The Alven – Derico style brings that vacation to you. With its palm tree and hibiscus flower-printed sock liner, Air-Cooled Memory Foam and Classic Fit, this shoe will have you dreaming of island breezes. Shown in Tan; also available in Navy, Gray and Black.

SLIP INTO KNITS


This low-profile knitted stretch slip-on is definitely not a stretch to become your favorite shoe. The Boyar – Molsen is stylish and fresh with a nearly one-piece knit upper and sleek design. With Air-Cooled Memory Foam and Classic Fit, this style takes care of it all: fit, fashion, and function. Shown in Black; also available in Burgundy, Navy and Gray.

Let us know which of these men’s styles tops your list for spring… and join us next Tuesday for a first look at new casual women’s sandals!