Monthly Archives: October 2015

TOP CANDIES FOR HALLOWEEN

HalloweenHalloween 2015 is upon us! As we get older, we spend so much time thinking about costumes and where we’ll go on the big night that it’s easy to forget about the most important part of this great holiday…CANDY! We polled the office for some favorites. Let us know your sweet preferences in the comments!

Akane
I was a big fan of the SweeTARTS three-packs when I was a kid – I’d look forward to my lunches after Halloween, when my mother would put them in for dessert!

Lauren
Kraft caramel squares because my mom always had a jar of them in our house around Halloween, so they remind me of childhood. Plus they’re delicious and I like unwrapping them, like a mini present 🙂

Lara
Asking to choose a favorite candy is like being asked to choose your favorite family member. If I had to choose my favorite Halloween candy, it would be Candy Corn. I don’t know why it gets such a bad rap!

Alisa
REESE’S! As a kid, I never ended up with too many of these in my trick-or-treat bag but they were my favorite!

Melissa
Almond Joy Dark Chocolate is my favorite. Love the crunch. The little bite size ones… no guilt there!

Claudia
Twix minis! They are always my favorite but I like them even more during Halloween because those bite size version make me feel less guilt about how many I eat.

Brennan
Twix. Full size. No explanation necessary.

Gina
Dip n Stick – because who doesn’t love to lick a candy stick and dip it into more powdered candy goodness?

James
I seriously adored pop rocks growing up. And let me tell you that urban legend about your stomach exploding if mixed with Coca-Cola—not true! (I tried and survived!)

Haowei
I am new to Halloween because we didn’t celebrate this day in Taiwan. My favorite is the Extreme Sour candy. These candy look normal, but are really sour in the core. When I was a kid, I enjoyed watching my friends taking the candy and having really funny faces when they tasted the sour part.

SKECHERS PIER TO PIER FRIENDSHIP WALK RAISES OVER $1.4 MILLION FOR KIDS

For the past seven years, thousands of friends and families have gathered at the Manhattan Beach Pier to walk for kids with special needs and education. Every year of the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has broken new records in attendance and donations – and this year was no different! More than 12,000 people joined us at the beach on Sunday morning, blowing away this year’s $1.2 million goal to raise $1.4 million for children.

Many celebrities have taken part in this event over the years, and have returned year after year to lend their support. Brooke Burke-Charvet, Denise Austin and Tommy Lasorda were all back this year to cheer on the crowd – along with legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, who made his SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk debut and was thrilled to take part.

“When you say kids to me, I’m there,” said Sugar Ray. “This is my first, but believe me – this will not be my last.”

The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk’s grown into one of Southern California’s biggest events for kids – raising more than $5.5 million over the years to support The Friendship Circle, an organization for children with special needs, and education foundations in support of schools. Peer mentorships, social programs, new libraries, teachers’ salaries, classes that would otherwise have been shuttered – all of these and so much more benefit daily from the event’s contributions.

A huge thanks to all of the walkers and volunteers; our co-sponsor Nickelodeon; Steel Partners and its generous #P2PSteelSports Selfie Challenge, which pledged a $5 donation for every SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk selfie posted; and all of the wonderful sponsors who give tirelessly year after year to help educate and inspire the next generation.

Take part and learn more at skechersfriendshipwalk.com or on Facebook.

Clockwise from top left: Courtney Sixx; August and Ocean Maturo with SpongeBob SquarePants; the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk at the Manhattan Beach Pier

BLOG TAKEOVER: RODOLFO RAMIREZ STYLES THE CASCADES

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For fall I’m wearing Skechers Cascades boots, a perennial classic favorite. Their padded tongue, soft fabric lining, and cushioned insole made them the perfect choice for my line of work. As Creative Director of a fashion brand named Pocket Square Clothing I find myself taking on a plethora of different roles. Versatility in function is key for me; this made the Cascades boots ideal to take along with me on a busy day of fabric sourcing, meetings, and a dash of carpentry work in preparation for my store opening.

My personal style tends to take cues from my interest in patterns, prints, and textures which derive from my love of street wear and formal education in architecture. My look for the day features a mandarin color style chambray shirt, relaxed fit navy blue blazer, mustard color lapel flower for color, camouflage print cargo pants, and of course my Skechers Cascades boots. I find that neutral tones paired with a pop of color or print leave lasting impressions.

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With an architecture background, I’ve always found form and function to be equally as important. My style takes from these cues (pocket, pockets, and more pockets). I find myself never having too many pockets; they serve me well when cutting fabric swatches, carrying sheers, color samples, sunglasses, and other essentials like my phone, keys and wallet. This same idea also rings true for the Skechers Cascades as they are extremely well crafted and ready to take on any work you throw at them.

The Skechers Cascade boots are offered in two colors and come with different shoe lace options allowing you to be as subdued or unique with your hiking style boot laces.

Learn more about Rodolfo Ramirez’s fashion collection at www.pocketsquareclothing.com.  You can also follow him on Instagram @rodolfo_psc, facebook @pocketsquareclothing, and twitter @pocketsquareco.

SKECHERS TRICKS AND TREATS

It’s that spooktacular time of year… Halloween’s one of our favorite holidays! There’s nothing better than seeing costumed kids racing down the sidewalks at night, scaring and screaming door-to-door as they load up on massive amounts of candy.

Here are our Skechers Kids merchandisers’ top picks for spooking and sparkling on Halloween. All are perfect for brightening up kids’ costumes (and are nice for lighting the way as night falls) as well as great styles for dressing up all year long. Check out these four popular looks (presented by none other than our favorite spaniel Poppy in three adorable costumes)!

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Poppy As: Pumpkin Delight

The Shoe: Twinkle Wishes – Enchanters

Every little fashion-forward girl needs something shiny and bright to complete her Halloween outfit.  Skechers provides trend-right styles with signature lighted features that will fit perfectly with fun girly costumes. Twinkle Wishes are the “perfect fit” for a beautiful princess in a fancy gown on her way to a ball! This is a very pretty sneaker with light-up toe caps – and what makes it extra special is the magical sound that comes out of the star-shaped speaker. Just touch your toes together and whimsical music fills the room! Vibrant pastels, glitter details and satin materials make Twinkle Wishes the perfect comfy sneaker to play dress up in. This style’s also perfect for fun fairies, elegant ballerinas and enchanting mermaids.

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Poppy As: Baby Jaws

The Shoes: Magic Lites: Street Lightz – Vroom and Twinkle Toes – Shuffles – Mysticals (at select Skechers stores)

Nothing can stop him from trick or treating when he’s wearing Magic Lites – Street Lightz – Vroom! Whether your little one’s dressing up as a firefighter, animated superhero or lil’ demon, this versatile style is perfect for blazing a trail in a lot of different costumes. With the translucent sole and blinking colorful lights, he’ll be easy to spot in the dark. Every pair lights up with four different colors – two on each shoe! And the easy slip-in, single-strap feature makes putting them on a snap.

One little girl costume that’s always a favorite every year is the traditional witch. A great witch outfit needs a few elements to complete the look:  a broom, pointy hat and of course, the perfect pair of shoes. Twinkle Toes – Shuffles – Mysticals are the ideal choice! This classic black sneaker has sparkly pink stars, a rock glitter strap, fun buckle details and pretty satin bungee laces that make it witch-perfect. Plus its signature rhinestone toe caps help light up a fun-filled night.  And the slip-on design means less time tying laces, and more time lighting up the path to Halloween fun!

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Poppy As: Lil’ Lobster

The Shoe: Hot Lights – Damager II – Adventure

This year, your kiddos can navigate through the night with this Hot Lights Adventure shoe.  With a functioning compass and a built-in color-changing flashlight, these cool camo sneaks will have your little explorer ready for any Halloween adventure! The front light switches from white to colors at the touch of a button – and they’re built rugged with lots of grip on the sole for your little one to treasure hunt, any time of year! Light up Halloween night with Hot Lights Adventure by Skechers.

Ready to start scaring? Keep an eye out for our upcoming Halloween contest on Facebook and Twitter… Check back in on Friday for the details!

BOBS GIVES 40,000+ PAIRS TO BACK-TO-SCHOOL KIDS

BOBS launched the back-to-school season with its very own cross-country tour!

We had a great time trekking east and west this fall to give more than 40,000 pairs of new shoes to students in need – partnering with some leading retailers and charities to help school districts and organizations in cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia, Lancaster PA, San Jose, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and beyond. It was so rewarding and fun to see thousands of kids loving their new shoes and personalizing them at our decorating stations. Check out the pics below!

Thanks for your huge support, and for continuing to help so many kids in need.

MOVE TO END BREAST CANCER

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and every year, we look forward to releasing new product designed to honor the fight against breast cancer. This year, we’ve released a limited edition series of Skechers GOrun and Skechers GOwalk shoes along with apparel from our Skechers Performance offering.

We’re very proud to be part of this fight – to support the crucial work of the American Cancer Society, and be part of the journey that will make this tragic disease a thing of the past.

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