Monthly Archives: May 2017

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 GilliamSara Haley with Landon and Liam; Deddeh Howard (originally from Liberia); Francis Kenneth; Kelsey Lee and Tyler Hollenbeck; Vince Lee; Heather Lieberg; Joshaunic LiseJose Madera (originally from Mexico); Kirby Morris; Rocio Ocampo; Alexis Pullen; Rodolfo Ramirez; Craig Ramsay; Tiffany Sooth with Brian, Landon Maverick, Linkin Kruz and Lukas Garian; Paris Sumpter

FROM ARGENTINA:
Santiago Garcia

FROM AUSTRALIA:
Colette McShane

FROM CANADA:
Sophie GeoffrionAdelaine MorinChloé 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

MEMORIAL DAY MADNESS

Hike it, swim it, walk it, rock it – it’s Memorial Day! We’re thrilled that summer’s finally here, and are ready to take on the holiday head (and feet) first in style…

In celebration, we asked what our team is up to for the holiday – read on to see where we’re escaping to!

A water ski trip at Lake Tahoe… can’t wait!

   – Vera

Here are some three-day weekend ideas I have done with my family/friends in the past:

1. Joshua Tree National Park – Great camping grounds, I suggest waking up early and watching the sunrise over the rock formations.  Such a beautiful desert landscape.

2. San Diego – nice change in scenery from LA. Quieter and great Mexican food!

3. This is not really a specific destination, but I suggest biking up the coast. Even if the destination is just a couple towns away, it’s still a fun activity to do with a group.

   – Joah

BIG SUR! A quick (ish) trip up the coast to camp, roast marshmallows, hike and go off the grid for a little!!

   – Selena

The great thing about recently moving to Manhattan Beach is truly in fact, the beach! This Memorial Day I am looking forward to spending an extra day with the sand between my toes, breathing in the fresh ocean air.

   – Blake

My only priority this Memorial Day weekend is to sit poolside in Palm Springs and work on my tan while reading a good book. What better way to kick off summer?

   – Amelia

I’m going down to San Diego to enjoy the sun and have a BBQ with a bunch of college friends!!

   – Brooklyn

My weekend plans are to spend all three days at the beach!

   – Rick

Dream weekend:

Take Friday off, depart local airport in a private jet.

Hawaii.. Maui with a side trip to Lanai.

Enjoy the beach, warm water, umbrella drinks, hiking, kona coffee, sunsets and natural beauty with my husband.

Monday… fly home in the private jet.

   – Zoey

My favorite long weekend getaway from LA is up to Los Olivos, CA—a fantastic winemaking destination about two hours away. A few couples rent a big house together and we spend the days visiting all the local wineries, afternoons in the pool and the evenings working the grill to cook tasty dinners. It’s hard to come back on Tuesday!

   – Gunther

Anywhere with water and sunshine! There’s nothing like a long weekend in the sun and a body of water nearby to cool off in. 

   – Darya

I really like to do as little as possible!  Maybe BBQ with friends, check out Fiesta Hermosa, go to the beach, but REALLY early – because I hate crowds and traffic.

   – Quinn

My favorite destination for long weekend would have to be Rosarito, Mexico. Any opportunity we get, my family and friends and drive down, just South of the US/Mexico border, and rent a beach house where we relax in the sand and enjoy each other’s company. It’s the perfect getaway without the hassle of traveling long-distances.

   – Selina

What are you up to this weekend? Share your big plans in the comments!

STAY ON TIME WITH SKECHERS

Everyone loves the amazing footwear that Skechers has delivered for 25 years, but did you know we have a watch collection now as well?  You’ll never be running late again with one of these colorful and stylish timepieces on your wrist.  And depending on your mood, you can go analog or digital with options for all!  And with so many watches to choose from it’s easy to coordinate one with your favorite pair of Skechers shoes!  Find watches for both men and women today at skechers.com.


See above as blogger Yulia Leonardo adjusts an art frame while wearing the Skechers Rosecrans Mini and find more great images from her @dreamingofleonardo on Instagram. Tiffany of LittleMissDessa recommends the Skechers Lynngrove watch seen blow as a perfect gift. See and read more about her experience with it on her blog here.

If you lose track of time and want to style your look with a cool timepiece, checkout the Skechers watches collection today!  We want to see how you work it so be sure to tag #Skechers on Instagram when you show it off!

 

MOTHER’S DAY STYLES WITH ADITI

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we reached out to photographer and blogger Aditi Mayer, who offered an insightful take on how she and her mother approach the special day with love and style.

Throughout the years, I’ve come to see the ways in which style has become, more and more, a medium for exchange and bonding between my mother and I.

For me, there has been an evolution: as a child, you’re dressed at her will; as a teen, you rebel against all that she prefers; and entering adulthood, you find your style is beginning to mirror her more and more. Let the closet sharing begin!

Shoes are a natural piece that one shares: their longevity, durability, and timelessness make it a medium for exchange and expression.

In honor of Mother’s Day, my mom and I came together for a photo shoot in some of our favorite Skechers pieces encompassing two approaches: formal and casual, both with comfort (a big must for us both). Some of our favorite looks are the Parallel – Structure sandal and the Livin Dream sandal (at select Skechers stores).

My mom and I are both suckers for added height to any outfit. But if there’s one thing that links us both, it’s that we need comfort. Wedges and platform styles are our best friends. These two styles have quickly become our daily wears, that transcend from our work lives to events. Jackpot.

 

As much as we love heels, we need our share of the everyday flat — something that’ll translate to hiking terrain, bike rides, and rolling green hills. One of our biggest feats in finding the perfect flat was getting a pair that had aesthetic quality, a color that paired well with many outfits, added support for our flat feet, and a great sense of grip on the bottom.

We’ve prevailed! For the days we need a little extra comfortable loving, or know that the outdoors are in our agenda, we wear BOBS Pureflex – Supastar and Relaxed Fit: Bikers – Lounger (more colors of these are also available at select Skechers stores).

Thanks to Skechers for helping us find our favorite pairs for the spring and summer. We’re ready for a Mother’s Day that can span everything from the outdoors to an evening out!

Aditi Mayer is the photographer and blogger behind ADIMAY.com, a site that explores the intersection of artistic expression and social action. She is passionate about using style as an agent to discuss a wide array of issues, from social politics to sustainability. Find her on Instagram at @aditimayer!

BIG PAPI MEETS LITTLE PAPI AT THE DERBY

Boston slugger David “Big Papi” Ortiz took a break from retirement for a trip to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby last weekend.  The all-star traded his baseball uniform for racing silks to hang out with 2015 Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor “Little Papi” Espinoza in the Jockey Room at the famed racetrack. Ortiz recently signed on to become a global endorsee representing Skechers Men’s footwear and Espinoza donned Skechers on his racing pants for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.  Both men proudly represented Skechers at the event known as the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Victor was riding California Chrome at the Belmont Stakes when Skechers sponsored the horse in 2014. This time we partnered with the hall-of-fame jockey himself as he attempted to become one of only four to have won the race four times. When we asked Victor his thoughts on Skechers and the big race, he said:

“When I’m relaxing away from the track, I’ve always loved how comfortable Skechers shoes feel. As my career really hit its stride on the West Coast, I’m thrilled to have such an iconic California brand supporting me on this incredible journey.”

Unfortunately his horse, Gormley, didn’t have a win in his legs this time, but Espinoza made a memorable impression with Skechers on the very sloppy race day track.

After twenty seasons in the majors, ten-time All-Star David Ortiz was ready to lay down his bat. Reflecting on his career and the new partnership with Skechers he said:

“While I knew I’d miss things about the game, I’m definitely able to enjoy my retirement in comfort thanks to my new partnership with Skechers. Toward the end of my career it felt like I was playing on two stubs, but now these Skechers have me feeling like I’m walking on the clouds!”

Watch for David’s campaign to kick into gear later this year with a new television commercial. Check back here for behind the scenes details in the months ahead!

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 Extra 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


SHOP MEN’S EXTRA WIDE FIT

 

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