Monthly Archives: July 2017

BEST BTS STYLES FOR GIRLS

Welcome back to our all-girls’ edition of hot BTS styles! Our Top Five line-up has all of the sparkles, bling, lights and comfort you’d expect from Skechers Kids… and then some! Our product gurus have selected an adorbs collection of so-cute styles sure to have all eyes on the girl in class. Read on!

SHINE BRIGHT

Who doesn’t love shiny, sparkly shoes? Air Lights are the perfect fit for a stand-out girl who wants her shoes to be the center of attention.  This new addition to the S-Lights collection includes a new lighted technology show cased from toe to heel, a totally fun look.

And when it’s time to tone down the sparkle, a heart shaped on/off switch keeps the focus on the beautiful metallic-colored stitching surrounding the shoe. And the easy bungee closure makes for quick access to start dazzling through the day!

 TIME TO SHINE

Just in time for BTS, Skechers introduces Energy Lights in Rose Gold! This blush beauty is ready to stand out in a crowd. It’s available up to a size 7 youth, in a metallic shade that will make a girl feel trend-right and fashion-forward during the day and ready to light up and stand out in the dark.

The same exciting Energy Lights features are included: seven different blinking color lights included in 11 fun light-up sequences, an on/off tongue switch and a chargeable battery so the fun never ends!

SO-COOL COMFORTS

Here are two sweet ways to give your girl tons of style, with comfort included! The newest addition to the bubbly Skech-Air family, Skech-Air Ultra – Sparkle City is a sparkling star with girly glitz: pink and purple ombre details in a comfy mesh upper, filled with Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam. This sneaker is the complete package; it looks adorable and feels comfortable for all-day wear at school and for play at home. You can find it at select Skechers retail stores.

And the stretchy, spunky Diamond Runner sneaker includes Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam for fresh and comfy all-day wear, a stretchy EZ sock fit design that molds to your foot and a high apex upper for a cool, sporty look.  Cheerful color pops, sleek black mesh and sparkly laces make this style very trendy and fresh! Every girl will want to stay active when wearing this cool jogger!

PRETTY POP PRINCESS

Twinkle Toes presents Shuffles – Rockin Stars! This Twinkle Star showcases how to look glamourous in a light-up high-top with sequined star cutouts and vibrant hot pink rock glitter. An on/off switch is also included for when you need to turn off the toe cap lights. The metallic black material makes her spunky yet dainty, ready to take on another day in the limelight!

We love this new girls’ line-up – which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments! 

 

BEST BTS STYLES FOR BOYS

Kids’ imaginations have been running wild all summer with new movies, new toys… and now NEW SHOES! Thanks to Skechers Kids’ innovations, unique looks and cool comfort, back-to-school tracks are now a must-have treat. Check out these five hot styles from our style merchandisers; they’re sure to cover the halls this fall.

OUT OF THIS WORLD

The first pair that got my attention looked straight out of an alien odyssey movie. Skech-X: Cosmic Foam, this pair rocks a thick cushioned “Cosmic Foam” midsole that’s moon-speckled and that screams bounce! An edgy circuit board pattern with bright neon accents on a stretchy high-top design make this pair truly stand out.

INFINITE FUN

When he’s ready to explore the dark universe: Street Lightz 2.0 – Skech-Rayz are here! This pair of metallic Hot Lights shoes feature step activated lights that chase his steps to give a cool trailing effect and they stay lit to catch up with his sprint! To top it off this shoe features an infinity mirrored light on the top of the toe area that will leave him mesmerized.

 

FUEL UP WITH COLOR

If he doesn’t want a toy on his foot and wants a pair of shoes that will “magically” make him jump higher, run faster, and make him the next sports hero, then the Skech-Air 3.0 – Downswitch is for him! It’s easy to strap in and play on. 14 air-cushioned pods surround a cool sporty zig-zag designed sole for plush that performs. Then there’s Nitrate – this super-lightweight lace-up pair features Skech-Knit mesh which is breathable and durable, and with a 3D printed design on the outside and air-cooled memory foam insoles that keep him looking and feeling cool.

BOLD AND BRIGHT

For the boy who wants every step to be a statement, there are Energy Lights! With seven different colors and 11 different light-up options, the party is ready to start when he steps into the room! Easy-to-recharge batteries will give him six hours of continuous lighting options that will have this kid feeling cool. These shoes have a classic leather mid-top silhouette, but with a blast of lights on the bottom. This pair is so cool that they’re now available in adult sizes!

Tell us which boys’ shoe is your favorite for fall… and check out our top five girls’ styles this Thursday!

BLOG TAKEOVER: LIFE IN BALI

We sent a few pairs of Skechers to Bali for expat American writer Caroline Griswold to share her take on what it means to live in paradise when you’re not just a tourist.

Bright sunlight streams in through my curtains, and the roosters up the road are crowing. I hear some distant chanting at a temple, and the fragrant incense from the daily offerings wafts through the air. These foreign, yet comforting, sensory experiences have all become familiar the past three months I’ve been living on the island of Bali.

Full of beautiful landscapes, lush vegetation and cheerful people, Bali has everything I could ever want. I’ve spent the last three months in Canggu, an area of South West Bali that’s just a 20-minute scooter ride away from the bustling city of Seminyak. During the typical day in Bali, I usually have some tropical fruit for breakfast, go to yoga, and get some work done at Dojo, a coworking space just steps from the beach.

Seen above:  The Vinyasa – Beach Bae sandal during yoga practice and a relaxing fruit breakfast in the BOBS Day 2 Nite espadrille in turquoise. Plus, below as well on the scooter is the Ultra Flex – First Choice.


Yes, you read that right. It is possible to get work done in Bali. Doing so, however, has made me way more effective at time management. With so many adventures available a short scooter ride away, it’s definitely difficult to be disciplined and work on my laptop instead of exploring a hidden waterfall or wandering through a monkey forest. Somehow, in this verdant paradise, I manage.

Every day, it seems like more and more tourists come to the island, but I honestly don’t blame them. Who wouldn’t want to come here and relax on beautiful black sand beaches, sipping from a refreshing coconut? Doesn’t trekking along picturesque rice terraces among lush greenery seem more appealing than a morning commute on the highway? I can assure you that a picture of a Balinese sunset on Instagram doesn’t compare to witnessing it in person, relaxing on a bean bag on the beach.


Below the BOBS in chestnut and the Reggae – Zig Swag sandal are perfect for beach days.


Whatever your style may be, Bali probably has something for you. Adventure, relaxation, and endless natural beauty — along with beautiful people and culture — make for a destination like no other on this planet.

Caroline Griswold is a writer originally from Los Angeles, and currently living in Bali, Indonesia. Check out her website thecarolinegriswold.com, or follow her on Instagram @grizshiz. Pictures by Conor Macken. See more of his shots on Instagram @conor_macken.

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BIG PAPI

When it comes time for retirement, it’s fairly common for many people to end up spending a bit more time on a golf course. And that’s exactly where recent retiree David Ortiz AKA ‘Big Papi’ found himself shooting his first commercial for Skechers. Of course, Ortiz isn’t your typical pensioner. He’s a legend in Boston and around the globe known not only for hitting home runs but for his energy and enthusiasm off the field as well.  So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his approach to relaxing on the driving range might be just a bit different than everyone else.

We had the chance to spend a gorgeous afternoon outside Boston with the man himself as he has some fun with a baseball bat, a golf course and an open field. Take a look at the video below for some behind the scene insight and hear Ortiz explain why the Relaxed Fit collection is perfect a man who retired after painful injuries and is ready to experience retirement with a bit more comfort through his day.

And then check out his new commercial for Relaxed Fit from Skechers footwear below to see how it all came together and don’t forget visit skechers.com for all the latest Relaxed Fit styles featuring comfortable Air-Cooled Memory Foam! 

COMMENT TO WIN!  We’re celebrating this new campaign with an #OrtizSkechersGiveaway!  Comment below with your favorite moment from Big Papi’s career and you could win!  First prize is a David Ortiz signed Skechers riding jacket that he wore at the Kentucky Derby (See the evidence!). Second prize is a David Ortiz signed Skechers hat also worn at the Derby.  And third prize is a pair of Skechers shoes.  Must comment by 12:00PM PDT Friday (7/21/17) to enter to win.  Winner will be notified in the comments.  See complete rules here.

BLOG TAKEOVER: A WEEKEND IN SKECHERS

We partnered with blogger Samuel Anthony from The Frenchie Toast for this takeover so that he could share how easy it is to style a full weekend with Skechers.

Oh the glorious weekend. A time when we finally get to relax and do what we want to do…right? Ummmm…not necessarily. As an adult, weekends tend to become more like a two-day period of chores, minus the allowance. However, there are some major perks, a break from work, sleeping in and of course more time with my smashed-faced drooling fur babies.

I am definitely obsessed with my pups, which is one of many reasons why I named my blog after them: The Frenchy Toast. If you follow it or my Instagram, you may already be familiar with my special stinky boys: Harvey Winston and his younger brother, Harvey Winston Jr. Fortunately I work from home so we get to spend a lot of time together, but one of my favorite things to do is harness up my little piggies and go for a walk.

This requires comfortable clothes… Queue my excitement over the current athleisure trend, where clothes typically worn for fitness or athletics are worn solely for fashion. I like to go monochromatic when styling this trend. In this instance picking a black scalloped t-shirt with black basketball shorts and my Skechers Flex 2.0 sneakers…they feel like they were molded just for my feet and offer support without compromising on comfort…IE – it feels like you are walking on clouds. Plus, how cute are they?

Regardless of trends, I wanted to change into something a bit less casual before heading out to run some errands. I opted for dark raw denim, skinny fit of course, paired with a grey v-neck and brown Skechers Porter – Ressen sneakers. I specifically chose these because of their classic look. Needless to say running errands is a little less daunting when you feel good in what you’re wearing and how easy was that? Great jeans, a v-neck and my favorite sneakers…plus cruising around in my new car makes basic errands a little more exciting.

Weekends really aren’t all work though, Sundays are always the light at the end of the tunnel when I’ve gotten through all my responsibilities. They’re the perfect opportunity to have a lazy day on the couch with my dogs followed by a proper date night…besides it really does feel good to dress up! One thing that usually drives me crazy about formal wear is how uncomfortable the shoes are. Whether it’s straining myself to death trying to jam my foot into the shoe or simply walking in them, these shoes are normally not something I look forward to wearing. Fortunately, the Mark Nason collection addressed all my concerns with their line of DressKnit shoes. They easily slide right on and are as comfortable as house slippers, but with the support you expect from a proper dress shoe.

I hope that these looks will help inspire easy fashions for your weekend. Whether you are walking the dogs, running around town or going out for a romantic evening, remember to not over think your clothes. Stick with simple, monochromatic colors and garments that feel great! Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog takeover! Remember to stay connected by visiting TheFrenchyToast.com, following me on Instagram + Twitter @SamuelAnthony and liking my Facebook Page @TheFrenchyToast.

GET CHARGED FOR ENERGY LIGHTS

Our Energy Lights rechargeable shoes have been a huge hit this year – our kids’ styles have flown off the shelves since they launched, and now they’re available for adults as well! Everyone loves wearable technology, and these sneakers have so many light combinations (seven unique lights, four different modes and up to six hours on a single charge) that the world can’t get enough of them. Plus, they’re so easy to charge and go – Energy Lights even come with their own USB cable!

Here’s how simple Energy Lights are to charge and use:

1. LIFT FLAPS – Right behind each sneaker’s tongue is Energy Lights’ charging port – just flip up the tongue flap cover, and you’re ready for charging.

2. INSERT CABLES – Energy Lights have a dual cable so you can charge both shoes simultaneously. Just insert the cables into the ports on each shoe (make sure to push the end of the USB firmly into the port, so that the shoe will properly charge).

3. PLUG IN – Connect the other side of the cable to a computer, or a USB plug adapter if you have one. Once the cable is properly connected, the lights on the sole will flash red when it’s charging.

4. UNPLUG AND GO – It’ll take approximately two hours for your Energy Lights to fully charge – the red lights on the sole will turn off once they’re done charging. Make sure to unplug the cables when done (don’t overcharge or leave plugged in overnight).

Once you’re done wearing your Energy Lights, you can hold the power button on your tongue down for three seconds to turn them off.

Still need to get a pair? You can find them here. Leave your Energy Lights questions for us in the comments!

 

CHENGDU: A SKECHERS CITY WALK

Skechers is exceptionally popular in China and our team there invites you to join us on a fascinating photo exploration of the capital city of China’s Sichuan province—ChengDu. Follow along for some insight into the small aspects of life within this massive 2,300 year-old mega city.

When speaking of ChengDu, the first word that often comes into mind has to be “spice”. This feels relevant for its food, its people, and its fashion. And today, wearing her Skechers, ChengDu local girl Boa will walk us through the less-seen “slow-living” face of this provincial capital of Sichuan.

 

First stop:
Ming Tang Creative Hub
No.55 Kuixinglou Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu, China

Prior to its recent transformation, this traditional, Germanic building was idle for years. Now it has become a creative hub filled with young creatives in Chengdu, hosting exhibitions, creative salons, live shows, music performances and creative fairs all year round. You’ll know you’ve entered the carpentry workshop on the second floor as soon as the wall of specialized carpentry tools comes into sight. Similar but also very different to pottery and floriculture workshops, this space offers carpentry production experience and customized carpentry service.

NU CAFÉ is a well-known place not only for its “20RMB unlimited-refills” of Americano, but also its leisure atmosphere and the panoptic windows filled with event posters. Keep walking through the cafe and you will find NU SPACE that sells all kinds of contemporary artwork.

Second stop:
XIAOTONGXIANG
Qingyang district, Chengdu City, China

Right next to NU SPACE, XIAOTONGXIANG is like the other side of the coin. Each store is like its own little world and you can even see the neighborhood hanging clothes in the balconies when you raise your head. This area defines “slow-living” in Chengdu.

Hidden in XIAOTONGXIANG, the BAOXIAN Xinjiang Rice Noodles restaurant is a Xinjiang restaurant, but with a breath of Japanese literature. Famous for its Beef Rice Noodles, it also sells handmade pottery.

Third stop:
Taikoo Li
No.8 Zhongshamao Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, China

Located in between the historic DACI Temple and the Chunxi Road Commercial Area, Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu is representative of traditional architectural style with its modern technique, bringing the Chengdu marketplace back to life and offering an overlapped experience of both fast & slow-living. A perfect example of this is at MIXUN Tea House which brings a traditional atmosphere into the cosmopolitan Taikoo Li, offering a chance to “pause” and enjoy a cup of tea within the “spices” of people and fashion in Taikoo Li.


Between “Hellos” and “Good-byes” in a city injected with fresh air and new energies, Chengdu is a “living” example of combining slow-living with modern development.  So while spice comes to mind in this part of China, SLOW-LIVING is an even better label for Chengdu–and Spring in this city, is definitely one of a kind.

Bao is seen above wearing the Skechers Burst – City Scene,  Skechers GOwalk 4 – All Day Comfort and a limited style from the Skechers GOwalk Sport collection as she explored ChengDu. Find your perfect comfortable pair of Skechers for shopping, chilling or city-walking today at skechers.com.  

 

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