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    TOP SUMMER STYLES FOR GUYS

    Summer’s right around the corner, and men’s footwear is hotter than ever. Guys are becoming savvy with what they wear and it doesn’t stop at their apparel; it’s all about head-to-toe ensembles. Check out our men’s merchandiser’s latest looks for … Continue reading

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    URBAN RETRO WITH SKECHERS ORIGINALS

    We recently debuted the all new Skechers Originals collection with a splashy Meghan Trainor commercial that featured the pop star dancing in a swanky club to the sounds of her hit single, “NO.”  That cool urban club was the ideal backdrop … Continue reading

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    BLOG TAKEOVER: MISS MINUS SIZED STYLES UP SUMMER

    Warm weather is quickly approaching… so we asked popular blogger Miss Minus Sized for a few unique ways to style her favorite Skechers this season. I’m looking forward to trading my well used and abused winter boots for effortless casual … Continue reading

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    GET MONOCHROMATIC WITH NORMCORE FEATURING D’LITES

    Sometimes you just want to be comfortable without the flash and effort that goes into dressing to impress. Now those everyday anti-trend casual basics of the nineties has evolved into a style unto itself and two decades later that blank … Continue reading

MUST-DO MONDAY: A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

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Memorial Day has come to mean many things over the years.  Considered to be the unofficial start of summer, it’s a great day to hang out with friends and family, to spark up the barbecue, or to simply enjoy good times under the bright sunshine.  But through all the fun and excitement, we have to make a point to consider the real reason for this holiday—to honor and remember the brave who died while serving the country and protecting the freedoms that we enjoy every day. On this final Monday of May, take the time to think about those who made the ultimate sacrifice. If your town has a parade or special event to commemorate the day and you haven’t attended in many years, check it out—it’ll probably have an added bonus of bringing back a lot of pleasant childhood memories.

And if something that official isn’t an option, there’s no better way to honor those who served than enjoying the freedom that they sacrificed to protect.  Go outside, breathe the fresh air, hike through the wilderness, go sailing or take a long stroll. We can never offer enough gratitude to those who we now remember. It takes only a moment of meditation or reflection.  There will still be plenty of time in the day for the food, drinks and revelry.

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WORLD SKECHERS DAY

SKX GRoup ShotOn May 29, 1992—24 years ago—an exciting idea became a reality when Skechers was officially incorporated in sunny Manhattan Beach, California. Things were a bit different in those early days. Business was conducted from a beach house and the only style available was a logger boot at the forefront of grunge era trends. While we’ve always been proud of our heritage, many styles have come and gone over the years, but that original Cascades boot for men remains in the collection even today!

Skechers quickly gained popularity and before anyone could blink, the collection expanded to women’s and kids’ footwear and currently there’s more than 3,000 styles available in over 160 countries around the globe. What started out as a trend-right lifestyle brand now includes cool light-up shoes for kids, the charity-focused BOBS collection and an entire award-winning Skechers Performance Division that made an instant impact in the running world with champion elite marathoner Meb Keflezighi. And with Skechers Memory Foam, we’re now tops when it comes to comfort. It’s been an amazing ride!

Along the way we’ve brought some amazing celebrity talent—Britney, Christina, Carrie, Ashley, a man of iron, and the always infamous Kim.  Now it’s all about multi-platinum recording artists Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor who both recently launched fun new ads for awesome cool new collections. And there’s the world famous drummer Ringo Starr, model and actress Kelly Brook, as well as TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet–she first modeled for Skechers in the early ’90s! Plus, Joe Montana is back and Howie Long is on board for the 2016 football season.  That’s all in addition to Meb and elite runner Kara Goucher plus pro golfers Matt Kuchar, Belén Mozo and Colin Montgomerie.  Whew!  Still going incredibly strong at the ripe age of 24!

#WorldSkechersDay commemorates this great occasion in Skechers history! Some of our fans shared images of their favorite Skechers old and new on social media. When were you introduced to Skechers and what is your all-time favorite Skechers style?  Let us know in the comments and see you next year for the Skechers Silver Anniversary when we celebrate a quarter century!

MEMORIAL DAY GETAWAYS

That stretch between the winter holidays and Memorial Day is a long one… so we can’t wait to get back out there and have some fun this weekend! We asked our team what fun events they have planned, and there was no shortage of ideas. Check out the list below.

 

We’re launching camping season with a trip to the Sierras! Can’t wait to hike, roast marshmallows and say hi to some bears…  –Ruby

I’m heading to SF for a long weekend of food, drinks and exploring the city in my Skechers. Can’t wait!  –Anneka

I’m visiting my cousin in New York! We’re both huge baseball fans, and Dodgers are in New York that weekend. Let’s go Dodgers!  –Julian

I’ll be taking out the yacht for the annual holiday cruise through the marina with a couple good buds. Hopefully this year Trevor pays more attention to steering than the grill and we don’t end up beached again. That wasn’t fun.  –Skipper Jones

Big Bear with a friend and the dogs, and lots of rest!  –Lina

I’m planning on going up to Castaic Lake and getting in the boat. Hoping the water is warm so I can water ski!  –Delilah

My boyfriend is just returning from a week long business trip! ‘nuff said😉  –Noelle

Some may have wonderful destinations planned, but given how crazy busy Skechers has been, I am looking forward to a staycation that involves sleeping in, reading, writing, painting a bedroom, and planting drought-tolerant plants.  –Ashley

 

Tell us what’s in store for your Memorial Day weekend!

MUST-DO MONDAY: PREP YOUR KIDS FOR SUMMER

Just a few more weeks before the kids are out of school! Summer’s a favorite time for children and families, but you can make it even better with a little pre-planning. Check out all the ways you can turn three months into a lifetime of great memories.

2The great outdoors. Hiking, swimming, waterskiing, river rafting, arts and crafts, s’mores and camp songs. Whether it’s day camp or week-long caravans, summer’s a great time for kids to explore mountains, forests, beaches, caves and more. Sign them up for their favorite activities, or try out a few new ones. Space is often limited and goes quickly for the most popular camps, so be sure to start early and lock in spots now for your little ones.

Travel. If you’ve been itching for a place to take your kids beyond the classic camp adventure, summer’s the perfect season to venture to new cities, states, and even countries if you’re feeling ambitious. Create your very own adventure by stocking up on travel books at the bookstore or library, and choose a place that the entire family can explore. Hotels, motels, RVs, home rentals – there are a million ways to get to know a new place. Poll your coworkers, ask friends and go online for tips on hidden restaurants and local haunts. If heading abroad, check your passports now: a non-rush renewal can take four to six weeks, and kids’ passports expire every five years (plus some countries require that your passport expires at least six months after your trip dates).

IMG_6802Gear up. Every outdoor outing needs gear to match! Stock up on 30 SPF sunscreen and sun hats to keep the rays off the kids, along with UV-protective polycarbonate sunglasses that offer shatterproof protection. Do a test run of their swim suits to avoid any surprises on pool day. And stock up on name tags and labels so they come home with everything they left home with (or at least as much as possible).

Skechers has some great summer styles as well: sandals for the sand, water-friendly shoes and rugged boots for the outdoors. And of course, our go-anywhere collection of sneakers for boys and girls.

Indoor fun. Indoor time has never been more fun and imaginative – thanks to the slew of creative activities at your disposal. Get them lost in all kinds of worlds through your favorite books. Strike up your own masterpiece with coloring books. Become the master of popsicle and ice cream makers, and new discoveries like kinetic sand and science kits that cover everything from electricity to magnetics, chemistry and more. You can even order caterpillars for kids and help them grow their very own butterflies.

3Above all, make memories. Take a few minutes out of every day to enjoy the longer days (and stargazing nights) and spend some time together. Even the simplest experiences (an evening walk, dinner outdoors, a board game) can mean a lot to your kids. Collect snaps of this summer’s adventures to share with family and friends now, and your kids in the future. Most importantly, do everything you can to live in the moment and enjoy the most special thing in our lives: each other.

Styles shown: the Empire – Rock Around sneaker in Neon Pink/Coral and the Skech Appeal – Fabtastic sneaker in Gray/Mint.

#SKECHERSLOVESMOM WINNERS

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Did you have a great day with your mom on Sunday?  If you forgot to call, it’s not on us, because we were running our #SkechersLovesMOM sweepstakes last week on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. We asked you to share your favorite Mom & Me moments and your submissions were amazing.  Our winner shared a photo captioned “My sweet momma” and won a $200 Skechers gift card—we hope you share that with mom!

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Check out our two runner up winners below along with some of our other favorite submissions. Each runner up won two pairs of Skechers footwear!  Watch our social channels for more contests and you could be our next winner!

BLOG TAKEOVER: A DAY IN A MOM’S LIFE

 

In celebration of Mother’s Day next week, we asked the multi-talented Amy Kavelaris to share moments of her life as a mom. The artist, author, illustrator, art school owner and blogger dressed up in her favorite Skechers and shared her personal side with us in a series of beautiful snaps that chronicle a day in her life.

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Although I work from home several days a week, we are also constantly on-the-go. Truth be told, we are crazy about our Skechers and how they have every kind of shoe for every activity under the sun. Their Skechers Memory Foam insoles are dreamy and I am often amazed at all of the different beautiful styles!

Here we are at my art school, Bloom-Prints Studio. In this beautiful, eclectic space, with original hard-wood plank floors dating back to the turn of the century, I am constantly inspired while teaching fine art classes to all ages.

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“Surround yourself with great content” has always been my motto, so as often as we can, our little family loves to find a great museum, or a historical site for inspiration. We adore our Milwaukee Art Museum, and the classes and enrichment they offer (you might have seen it featured in Transformers 3).

Since my husband and I both own businesses, we are constantly working. So, as a family we find it crucial to unplug and find time to play with our sweet girl. We live in the Midwest in an area called the “Lake Country.” So of course whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter… you can usually find us at the lake.

And ANY opportunity we get, we spend time outdoors. Here we are, parkside, reading our book Bloom With Mi which I wrote and illustrated. It’s a sweet story about a girl named “Mi” who learns how to give back and celebrate others, and a portion of every sale goes towards a different give-back organization each month.

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Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and blooming Mother’s Day! And thank you for stopping by!

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Picnic 3Drawn in black and white to connect with every girl, Amy Kavelaris’ best-selling book Bloom with Mi is a sweet tale of a girl named “Mi” who has an opportunity to make life about herself… or about others. Every time she decides to use her gifts for someone else, she leaves her “bloom” behind. Follow the Bloom With Mi journey on Instagram as @AmyKavs, at Amy’s blog or on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

BLOG TAKEOVER: GET HEALTHY WITH SARA HALEY

Hey Moms! One of our biggest struggles is how to take care of ourselves while taking care of our kids, so today we’re talking to fitness and lifestyle mompreneur Sara Haley on how we can stay fit, healthy and happy as parents. She has a lot of wise advice from her experiences in the mommy trenches… read on to learn seven easy ways you can improve your life, every day.

 

1. Get outside! The weather can have a huge effect on your health and happiness. Even when it’s not so nice, I still encourage you to get outside whenever you can. The fresh air wakes you up and when the sun is out, it can’t help but put you in a better mood. Walk wherever you can, with or without the kids, and maybe even turn it into a workout! (P.S. If you’re looking for some workout inspiration, check out my free 10 Day Upper Body Blast workout at UpperBodyBlast.com.)

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2. Keep your Bag of Health stocked! If you don’t have one, you need to keep one with you always, so you don’t give in to bad habits just because you weren’t prepared. I keep mine packed by the front door, or just leave it in my car.

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My Bag of Health is always stocked with:

1) water

2) a lock (in case I make it to the gym)

3) fiber and/or protein bars

4) an extra bag to help keep it green with any last minute shopping

5) My Skechers (Flex Appeal – Obvious Choice is my favorite), leggings, a sports bra and top

Having these things on me at all times helps keep me healthy by keeping me hydrated, avoiding evil cravings, and giving me a chance to get a last-minute workout. Add anything that will save you from your normal excuses!

 

3. Hydrate! I always make sure that both my kids and I stay hydrated. My number one health tip for everyone, but especially moms and moms-to-be, is that when you think you are hungry, you are more than likely just dehydrated, so drink H20 as often as you can! Keep a water bottle on you at all times (like in your Bag of Health).

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4. Start cleaning – housework counts! Did you know that 30 minutes of vacuuming burns 119 calories and 30 minutes of washing your floor burns 187 calories? Seriously, if you can’t fit in a traditional workout, than start cleaning! I just slip on my Skechers Stretch Fit: Glider – Deep Space shoes (no laces required), pull out my favorite vacuum and start burning some calories and clearing my mind. There’s nothing that makes me feel better than sitting down in a tidied up, crumb-free room. (Did I really just say that? LOL #momlife)

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5. Laugh and smile as often as possible. Smiling is contagious. When you’re having a “mom moment” or better yet, when your kids are having a “kid moment,” SMILE or make them laugh! Tickling is a guaranteed path to laughter at my house. The sound of children’s laughter, especially my own boys’, is music to my ears. It makes me feel like I’m doing my job right. Remember, staying healthy isn’t just about the food we eat and the way we move our bodies, but about how we feel too.
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6. Do nothing. What? Yeah, right! Trust me, I know the feeling. When my oldest is at preschool and my youngest is down for a nap, I immediately get cleaning, start writing, make a phone call, check social media, the list goes on and on. But I’m encouraging you, as well as reminding myself, to take five minutes (or even more) and just sit, breathe, and have a moment to tell yourself “Good job, Mama.”

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7. Bonus Tip: Let it go! Fellow mamas will understand this one: I was trying to get a pic of me and my boys in our Skechers, but the timing was horrible. Landon (my oldest) had just come home from school and was clearly exhausted and not into it. I thought about it and said to myself, “Sara, just let it go. It’s not that important.” And let’s be honest, in the scheme of things it wasn’t. So for your mental health, and for your kids, pick your battles and choose sometimes to Let It Go!

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Thanks for listening! I hope these tips will help you in your quest to be a fit, healthy, and happy mom.

 

SaraHaleypicSara Haley is an active mom of two and creator of the Expecting MORE workout series for moms and moms-to-be. Check out her workout programs at SaraHaley.com/shop and chat with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or Periscope @sarahaleyfit.









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