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LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS IN SKECHERS SWIPE LIGHTS, CHARGEABLES & MORE

Now that the holiday shopping season is in high gear, we’re taking a moment to spotlight the hottest shoes that kids are loving: Skechers lighted sneakers! Packed with the latest innovations like rechargeable and swipe features, these styles are better than ever – with awesome light sequences, bright reflector technology and more. Here’s a look at all of the hot lighted styles that boys and girls will love unwrapping these holidays and wearing all year long.

SWIPE LIGHTS

The rechargeable revolution continues ! The latest generation of Energy Lights, our new Swipe Lights hi-tops sneaks offer some awesome features – like a multicolored lighted sneaker system with futuristic touch control, so you can scroll through nine unique light sequences with a swipe! Rapid two-hour charging, an easy power-off button and cool glow-in-the-dark technology makes Swipe Lights a top pick for holiday gifts.

ENERGY LIGHTS

Our Energy Lights collection has been all the rage this year, and it’s still going strong into holiday with cool looks like metallic uppers in royal blue, silver and rose gold – totally festive for the holidays! Seven different solid colors, blinking lights and color sequences for 11 different light-up options make these shoes perfect for winter nights.

CHARGEABLES

Just landed: our brand new Skechers Chargeables light-up footwear collection for kids! it just takes a press of the button on the shoe’s tongue to cycle through different light patterns – and they’ll stay bright while you’re on the move. A two-hour charge will give you around six hours of bright lights! We’ve launched two new styles: Skechers Reflectors sneakers which feature bright reflective uppers, and Skechers Light Storm hi-top sneaks, which plays lighted sequences on the sides of the shoes.

What are your favorite lighted Skechers styles for the holiday season? Tell us in the comments!

SKECHERS PIER TO PIER WALK RAISES $1.8 MILLION FOR KIDS

The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk returned this past Sunday, its ninth year… and we had another amazing turnout with record-breaking donations for kids with special needs and our schools. More than $1.8 million raised, blowing away our $1.6 million goal!

More than 13,000 people walked pier to pier to support our kids. So many celebrities, from legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and actress, model and entrepreneur Brooke-Burke Charvet, to teens like This Is Us stars Logan Shroyer, Niles Fitch, Parker Bates and Mackenzie Hancsicsak. Special performances by recording artist Asia Monet; NBC’s Little Big Shots’ Kieran Tamondong; America’s Got Talent duo Artyon and Paige; Nickelodeon star Ciara Wilson; dance sensation Larsen Thompson; and actress/singer Jada Facer’s “National Anthem.” And thousands of families and friends and who all came together to support our cause.

Since 2009, our walk has had one goal: to raise funds that support our children. The results have taken shape in countless ways: supporting our amazing Friendship Foundation that encourages kids of special needs to make new friends, engage in new activities and bring people together. A new library that we built for the kids, new technology introduced to educate our children, and much more. And it’s grown far beyond our original goal in amazing ways – from uniting children and communities with a new level of kindness and positivity, to inspiring a sister Friendship Walk in places as far-reaching as China.

Our walk has also become a year-round movement: motivating thousands to take part and contribute every season. Next October’s event will be our 10th year, a huge milestone for us – and participants excited by last Sunday’s event have already hit the ground running with new donations and support. We encourage you to take part and join our movement for making a difference for kids in every community. You can learn more about the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk at skechersfriendshipwalk.com and  facebook.com/SKECHERSFriendshipWalk.

Our profound thanks to all of the companies who sponsored our walk this year, and have made it their business to support our kids: from our headlining sponsor Nickelodeon and media sponsor NBC4 Southern California, to countless sponsors across every industry: Mattel, Moose Toys, The Claudette & Ethan Rickett Care Foundation, Wells Fargo, Ross, Steel Partners, Premier Displays & Exhibits, United Legwear & Underwear Co., Velocity Sports Performance, Vertra, and so many others who give funds and support to provide a better future.

BOBS UNITES AUSTIN FOR HURRICANE ANIMALS

Through BOBS for Dogs, we’ve loved taking part in our national movement to save millions of shelter animals’ lives – and there was no greater opportunity for that than at our Strut Your Mutt event in Austin this fall! The recent hurricanes have tragically displaced hundreds of pets, creating an influx of homeless animals and a new sense of urgency to find homes for them as quickly as possible.

 

And Strut Your Mutt rose to the occasion… announcing a special “two-in-one” event with Super Adoption. In addition to raising funds for local shelters and animal rescue groups, Skechers also donated $10,000 to cover adoption fees for the first 100 animals adopted at the event – and it was a huge success!

Strut Your Mutt is a huge event every year in cities across the country – there are BOBS prizes, treats and toys for the dogs and even special offers on our adorable BOBS for Dogs shoes. We just had a hugely successful Strut Your Mutt event in Los Angeles this past weekend (we raised more than $400,000 in that city alone!) and our national Strut Your Mutt Day will be held in communities everywhere this Saturday, October 28. If you’ve got a dog or are just a pooch lover, head outside and walk with us! You can get more info on this Saturday’s national event here.


Hats off to the Austin Animal Center, Austin Pets Alive, Houston Pets Alive, San Antonio Pet Alive and PAW Shelter of central Texas, amazing organizations that go the extra mile to save animals’ lives – not just in the hurricane’s aftermath, but every day at their shelters. And HUGE thanks to all of you who keep the BOBS for Dogs spirit alive and support our movement to make shelter deaths a thing of the past – through all of your purchases, posts and endless support.

 

MAKE FAMILY DAY MEMORIES

Feel like you need more quality time with those you love? Today is your day! It’s Family Day – an annual event that gives us a chance to refocus on our families. Whether you’re a couple, have a kid (or a pet!) or just want to call your parent or sibling to say I love you, it’s a great reminder (not that you need one) to reconnect with the ones you love.

We asked our crew how they love to spend time with their fam – here are some of their favorite moments:

Something our whole family can do together that we enjoy is stand up paddleboarding. My husband and I each paddle a board and our girls will sit, one on the front of each board. They love to see who can collect the most trash out of the ocean and get up close to the silly, stinky seals.

– Riley

My most fave is to go out to breakfast with my family. Second fave is to watch my kids or spouse compete in a sporting event. Parental/spousal pride and bragging rights!!!

– Kim

Does eating together count?  Free meal!

– Danika

Our family likes to go to the local beaches and spend time with family friends.

– Richard

My kids and I love to go to the climbing gym and race to the top.  It’s great to see Gerri and Joe work so hard – they really love being brave.  When we’re done we all go get some well-deserved ice cream and share our favorite moments of the afternoon.

– Hank                                                                                                                     

My family and I love surfing together because we can catch party waves where we are all on it at the same time… super fun!

– Joelle

I think the best family time happens in the quieter moments! Sleeping in, breakfast in the backyard, curling up and reading a good book together. We love to go camping as a family too!

– Athena

What do you love to do with your loved ones? Share your favorite memories with us!

FIVE FAB BOOTIES YOU’LL FALL FOR

Fall is back – it’s time to set those summer sandals aside. Cozy up, enjoy your pumpkin spiced latte, and start the season in autumn’s hottest trend… BOOTIES! Check out our fashion merchandiser’s top-five picks for cooler weather.

SWEET ON SUEDE

All avenues lead here! This staple Avenue – Bowery ankle bootie in rich suede will be your fall go-to – it easily pairs with jeans and your favorite sweater. You’ll want it in all 3 colors!

SUPER STACKED

No need for a taxi to get you around town – give yourself a lift with this stacked heel suede Taxi – Accolade bootie. Soft suede and edgy zipper details will make you stand out in the crowd, whether paired with skinny jeans or a skirt.

STRUT-WORTHY STYLE

Sleek and sexy! A stacked heel update to the classic Chelsea boot, the Boulevard is a hot tamale… heat up the cooler temperatures while out on the town! The soft rich suede upper is available in three color options: black, charcoal, and burgundy.

COMFORT TO BOOT

These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what you’ll do. Spend all day on your feet in this casual Lite Step – Tricky bootie with ruched microfiber upper in either chocolate or black. The air-cooled memory foam insole ensures you’ll be comfortable from sunrise to sunset!

ALL THE RAGE

Play up the 90’s grunge trend in this fun and playful update to the lug boot: the Cypress – Cedar bootie! Grab that floral babydoll dress and sweater leggings and go! The distressed microfiber upper, utility sole and zipper details give you all the edge you’ll need this fall, plus a memory foam insole to boot! Pick it up in either color – chocolate or black.

Which bootie is your go-to look for fall? Share your top picks with us!

HOT FALL TREND: KNIT CASUALS

Say aloha to summer and head into fall trend-first with one of the season’s hottest looks: fall knits!

Lightweight sneaker styles have been all the rage in recent years, and these wonderful wovens are right on top. They make a terrific transition into cooler weather, come in gorgeous textures and shades, and are incredibly comfortable thanks to their soft, breathable materials. Woven technology also opens the door to limitless patterns and designs, on everything from sock-like sneakers (like our Elite Flex – Hartnell for him and Galaxies for her) to relaxed casuals for guys (the Arcade – Vontae and Relaxed Fit: Walson – Morado), the sporty low-profile Relaxed Fit: Breathe Easy – Sweet Jam sneaker and the always beloved, always demanded Cleo – Hot Dot flat, a perfect blend of statement-making style and all-day comfort.

What fave knit style will you be seen in this fall? Tell us, tell all!

Clockwise above: the Cleo – Hot Dot flat in purple and navy; Relaxed Fit: Breathe Easy – Sweet Jam sneaker; Arcade – Vontae casual;  Relaxed Fit: Walson – Morado loafer; and men’s Elite Flex – Hartnell and women’s Galaxies sneakers.

ESCAPE TO IRELAND

As summer comes to a close, we’re wrapping up our series of great escapes with the gorgeous country of Ireland! We chose seven Irish cities and towns famous for their history, culture, character, sports and even shopping (perfect for grabbing another pair of Skechers). Read, explore, enjoy!

DUBLIN

The capital of Ireland is the country’s number one tourist destination. Dublin holds so many museums dedicated to Ireland’s history, not to mention it’s also the number one shopping destination with streets upon streets in the city centre and centres like Blanchardstown, Swords, Liffey Valley and Tallaght.

We recommend taking a trip to The National Museum of Ireland if you’re traveling to Dublin. You will learn all about Irish art, culture and natural history. You can also visit the Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Distillery Bow St. in Dublin to get a true taste of Ireland! And you have to try the fish and chips at the Brazen Head–Ireland’s oldest pub established in 1198.

If you’re not into history or shopping, take a bus out to Dublin Zoo, the largest zoo in Ireland! It’s situated right next to Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence and working headquarters of the Irish President. If you’re lucky, you might even see Michael D. Higgins!

WATERFORD

Take a walk along The Quay River in Waterford (part of the River Suir) and stop off on Broad Street to do a little shopping along your way. The entire city is built on the south bank of the river and the views are great for a few Instagram moments!

After your walk along The Quay, stop off at Waterford Crystal! Waterford Crystal has been around since 1783. You can take a factory tour, watch crystal production, visit their retail store, and, of course, enjoy a nice cup of coffee!

DUNDALK

Dundalk is one for you soccer fanatics! Dundalk FC has won the SSE Airtricity, Premier League for the third season in a row! With matches every other week, we would certainly recommend attending a game!

We’d also recommend taking a trip to Cooley Whiskey Visitor Centre located in Martin’s Bar on the main Dundalk to Carlingford Road. There are whiskey tours and tasting events, but make sure you pre-book!

BELFAST

Skechers Hi-Lites in front of the Titanic exhibit

If you’re taking a trip to Belfast, you must visit the Titanic exhibition! You can check out the shipyard and explore underwater to uncover the true legend of the Titanic in the city where the majestic ship was built and set sail.

You can also visit the Ulster Museum in Belfast to view some of the art, furnishings and costumes of the Renaissance times.

For a true taste of Ireland, take a trip to St. Georges Market on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. It was built in the 1800’s and is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions.

CORK

There is lots to see and do in Cork, whether you want to visit the Blackrock Observatory, walk through The English Market (Queen Elizabeth visited on her trip here a few years ago), take a tour of the Cork Women’s Gaol (a former women’s prison), or see the Jameson Distillery in Midleton. Take a trip out to one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations, Blarney Castle where you can kiss The Blarney Stone and receive the Irish “gift of the gab.” To take in all of Cork, we would definitely recommend taking the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour.

If sightseeing isn’t your thing, don’t worry! Cork is great for shopping and is full of delicious restaurants and cafes. As Cork is so diverse, you could end up anywhere, so we recommend taking a pair of Skechers with memory foam to keep you going through the day!

CRAIGAVON

Craigavon is located in Armagh in the north of Ireland. Craigavon refers to the space between two towns. The town is built between two man-made lakes. The lakes are surrounded by woodland with walking trails. There is also a water sports centre, petting zoo, golf course and ski slope in the area.

ATHLONE

Athlone in Westmeath is a town on the River Shannon near the south shore of Lough Ree in Ireland. It has the second highest population in the midlands.

There are many hidden gems in Athlone, but we recommend visiting Athlone Castle and Peter & Paul’s Church and taking a walk along the river Shannon.

Athlone Castle is over 5000 years old and is located on the banks of the Shannon. During the summer, it is open seven days a week and is worth the trip.

There is so much to do in Ireland with 32 counties in Ireland and Northern Ireland. And we’ve only mentioned seven, so plan a trip and visit all 32 – we’d recommend making a summer out of it!  And if you need comfortable shoes on your adventure, we actually have 14 Skechers stores open in Ireland so it’s easy to find the perfect pair as you travel!

Hope you enjoyed our summer travel series! Where did you adventure to this summer? Tell us in the comments!

 

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