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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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.

HOT V-DAY STYLES & FLASH SWEEPS!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! In celebration of the big day, our team searched high and low for the perfect pair, and fell head over heels for these looks for guys and gals: they’re perfect for the special day, and are totally on-trend for year-round style.

Want to score a couple pairs of Skechers styles, on us? Join our Valentine’s Day Flash Giveaway on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! Details here.

Read on to see our great Valentine’s Day looks for next week and beyond!

FOR HER

OG 85 – STITCH N RUN

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What do you get when you mix retro and a red hot sneaker? The OG 85 – Stitch N Run! A classic tribute from our Originals collection, this style rocks a sweet V-day vibe and is awesomely comfortable every day of the year, thanks to the knit mesh and air-cooled memory foam insole.

D’LITES – REINVENTION

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D’Lites are EVERYWHERE, from Meghan Trainor to scores of influencers in the US and Asia – they adore how we’ve sweetened up this classic retro look! People love rocking the 90’s vibe with 2017’s comfort features like soft flat knit and air-cooled memory foam – and this SKECHERS D’Lites – Reinvention style is no exception. Plus this subtle shade will go with absolutely everything (even chocolate!).

BURST 2.0 – NEW AVENUES

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Love, love, love! We can’t get enough of this new generation of Skechers Burst: meet 2.0! This New Avenues shoe is so soft, made with mesh knit – just pull it on like a sock! – and with its flexible feel and incredibly cushioned memory foam, it’s sure to be your solemate all season long.

FOR HIM

SKECH-FLEX 2.0 – MILWEE

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Hey guys: whether you’re heading out for a V-Day date or hanging out with friends, these classic black Skech-Flex 2.0 – Milwee sneaks are sure to keep you cool and comfortable everywhere you go. As part of Skechers’ Relaxed Fit collection, they’re a roomy fit and really breathable – take them from work to the gym to a hot date!

SKECH-AIR – VARSITY
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We had to shower the Skech-Air Varsity trainer with kisses; we love everything about this shoe. The seamless knit black and red design, the air cushion and memory foam, and the fact that it’s totally versatile – for the gym, school, and heading around town. We really love this deep red shade, but it comes in all kinds of other colors too (black, navy, gray, you name it).

FLEX ADVANTAGE 2.0 – MISSING LINK

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One-piece knit mesh is all the rage: it’s totally seamless and incredibly comfortable (and breathable). The Flex Advantage 2.0 – Missing Link training sneaker with air-cooled memory foam is another winner from our knit collection – and in black and white, it’s right on-trend and an easy match for every guy’s wardrobe.

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all – don’t forget to sign up for our flash sweepstakes this weekend! What’s your favorite style from our list? Tell us in the comments!

TWO TOP TRENDS FOR 2017

It’s never too early to prepare your closet for the hot styles set to dominate in the months ahead. To give you a little help, here’s two top points from our footwear trend forecast for 2017. Follow these points and you’ll be ahead of the fashion curve for the next season. Props to style blogger Lena for the top image—follow itslenatime on Instagram for more!

TREND ONE:
Comfortable & Stylish Street Sneaks

2017 is NOT the year to trade in comfort for looks in the big world of sneaks. You can have it all with styles that deliver on fashion and function. Fortunately, Skechers offers to achieve this look that are on point—here’s a few to consider!

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The women’s Kort Klassix with a gold trim is a classic choice for going the stylishly comfy route. These sneaks are so trendy that you could dress them up with a stylish maxi for an instantly chic ensemble! Did I mention they are extremely comfortable…? BONUS PROTIP: This style also looks GREAT with denim!

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How about a slip-on to complete your wardrobe this season? Look no further than the OG Double Up-Sleek Street. The blush color will add a simple neutral tone to your outfit. This color will always be trendy, and so will this style. Each of these timeless profiles featured a Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole to ensure that you can walk for days and still feel amazing. BONUS PROTIP: Try to stay away from bright colors when wearing a pair like this. Neutral colors such as blush complement other neutrals!

TREND TWO:
Knitted Slip-on Sneaks

For 2017, we’re loving simplicity when it comes to fashion. Looking stylish shouldn’t be so hard, right? Life gets super easy with slip-on shoes and the casual knitted look is coming in hot this year so kick back and check out your options!

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It’s just the beginning for the knit-sneaks trend and Skechers has countless styles in this category. The Flex Appeal 2.0—Insights in black and white hits this trend perfectly. Easy to coordinate with any outfit, these shoes are multi-purpose and ready for whatever unfolds. And with the cozy sock-like slip-on design you’ll for sure want this option in your 2017 closet. BONUS PROTIP: If you’re aiming for the athleisure look, think beyond yoga pants—ripped jeans pair great with these shoes!

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Tired of shoe laces constantly getting untied or having to tie them at all (I know I am)? Luckily, the 2017 fashion forecast is stocked with slip-on shoes waiting just for you. The women’s Relaxed Fit: Empire – Game On multi-colored sneaker blends in comfort, a flare to your outfit AND the knitted upper trend all in one. Don’t miss out on these! BONUS PROTIP: When you rocking the colorful sneaks, make sure your outfit is a single solid color—it’ll make the shoes pop even more than they would otherwise!

What are the hot trends that you’re most looking forward to in the months ahead? Let us know in the comments or show us how you rock your favorite style by tagging #SKECHERS on Instagram and Facebook!