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ON THE DREAMY SET WITH KELLY BROOK

Our favorite British model and actress Kelly Brook was on set last month to shoot a new commercial for the Skechers with Air-Cooled Memory Foam collection and she’s inviting you to join her behind-the-scenes for an insider look at the production! We filmed Kelly on location at a beautiful seaside home near Malibu, California—check out the video below where Kelly offers a sneak peek at the dream-like pool deck set. She also shares why she’s so fond of the incredibly comfortable collection and adds some insight on how the variety of colors and looks offered is perfect for her current style.

After you hear Kelly’s thoughts on the new campaign, be sure to take a look at the complete commercial as well—soon to be seen on televisions everywhere! Have you given any of our styles featuring Air-Cooled Memory Foam a try? Tell us what you love about your cushioned and comfortable pair in the comments!

 

BTS 2016: HOT NEW STYLES FOR BOYS

Part two of our top trends for kids: the boys are back and ready to rule school! So many of Skechers’ latest looks are standout styles for comfort, color and cool, and these four topped our list as must-haves – offering everything from the latest gaming technology to roomy, cushioned comfort.

NITRATE – PULSAR

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The Nitrate – Pulsar pairs the latest looks with the future of technology: Skech Knit mesh makes this a nearly one piece upper (so huge seamless comfort for kids) and fresh new 3D printed details perfect for racing into school. Jump into an easy slip-on design with stretch laces and a comfy gel-infused memory foam insole, and you’re ready to go.

SKECH-AIR – TURBO SHOCKS

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Skech-Air – Turbo Shocks are perfect for guys on the go… these shoes look blazingly fast with a black and silver upper, combined with a bold and fearless dual translucent green and orange air cushion outsole. Boys will love racing on air in these sneaks! And moms and dads can take comfort in the athletic mesh fabric and gel-infused memory foam, which means all-day comfort for their feet.

RIVE

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Sleek, fast and vibrant, the Rive sneaker is a popular favorite with boys. An easy slip-on athletic with glossy overlays, orange pops and a cool white bottom that’s super-smart. Plus it’s made with comfy breathable mesh fabric to keep you fast on your toes.

DAMAGER – GAME KICKS II FIGHT

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Gamers unite: here’s a style that’s sure to captivate kids into the year… the shoe that you play! Boys love the Damager – Game Kicks II Fight sneaker’s airplane game feature. Complete with a metallic leather upper that’s reminiscent of an old school fighter plane, this shoe’s got lights, sound and even a remote game controller!

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Love our week’s top picks for boys and girls? Have some favorites of your own? Tell us in the comments!

 

BTS 2016: HOT NEW STYLES FOR GIRLS

We are so excited for school this fall! We raided the Skechers vault for the hottest new kids’ looks, and found tons of color, lights and bling perfect for making a big entrance this season. Check out a few of our top picks!

SKECHERS BURST – EQUINOX

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We are really loving Skechers’ heathered jersey knit: not only is the look totally on-trend, the comfort is unbelievable… they’re so soft on your feet! This Burst – Equinox sneaker is no exception: from the upper to the air-cooled memory foam. The pink color pops give these versatile soles a fun burst of color, and the single strap and slip-on bungee lacing makes it easy for kids to jump in.

SKECH-AIR – STARDUST

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These brilliantly pink Skech-Air – Stardust soles are perfect for little ones who love to stand out… not only are they super-easy to throw on (thank you, stretch bungee!) but their comfy air pillow outsoles are totally unique… take a peek! They’re made of glittery purple stars – oh-so adorable, and perfect for running on (or showing off to friends).

TWINKLE TOES: SHUFFLES – SWEETHEART SOLE

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Metallics and quilted looks are huge this season, so what could be better than pairing the two together? Twinkle Toes heard the call: enter the Shuffles – Sweetheart Sole, so cool in quilted metallic canvas. The bejeweled buckles, rhinestone toe caps and flashing lights make these sneaks totally glam for BTS.

TWINKLE TOES: SHUFFLES – TWIRLY TOES

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Here’s a great limited edition style for fall: Twinkle Toes: Shuffles – Twirly Toes is a classic white sneak that’s totally glam and unique, thanks to the flashes of color and bling. It’s dressed up with glittery gold, ombre rainbow stretch laces, sequins and rhinestone gems. And it even lights up! LOVE.

Want to see the latest in boys’ styles? Come back on Thursday and check out Part Two of our top back-to-school trends series!

WE SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

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As today is National Ice Cream Day, we’ve taken a few moments to celebrate that classic of all frozen treats. Long ago our options were limited to the Neapolitan standbys of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, but now there’s countless choices out there from crazy artisanal flavors to updates on the basics. In commemoration of this sweetest of days, we asked around the office to share some of our favorite flavors. We’d love to hear yours too!  Hit the comments to let us know your go-to flavors for this always awesome summer desert.  And also tell us…are you a cone or a bowl kind of person?

Christopher:
My favorite ice cream would be peach. It reminds me of when I was little and spending time with my grandparents in the summer. My grandmother would pick fresh peaches and then churn homemade ice cream. We would then sit outside by the pool and enjoy the warm nights together with the cool treat she made.

Nicole:
I looooove ice-cream! But, if I could only choose one flavor I’d have to go with coffee ice-cream. My mother is such a coffee lover and would always order that flavor when I was younger. Definitely reminds me of our time together! J

Ashley:
Watermelon Ice – it tastes like summer and it has these amazing sugar “seeds.” Only downside, it must have some serious dye in it to get it that beautiful red and green color.

Trevor:
My favorite ice cream in LA this summer are two scoops from Salt&Straw—one Honey Lavender and the other Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons. It may not sound complimentary but I promise you these flavors work perfectly together!

Brooklyn:
Peppermint ice cream is my favorite! There used to be this old fashioned ice cream shop in Pasadena I would go to when I was little which had the best peppermint ice cream… it had little pieces of peppermint and the ice cream was extra creamy. Haven’t found anything that compares.

Jade:
Fragola Gelato – reminds me of Italy and several trips where I tried over and over to pronounce the Italian word for strawberry and just couldn’t get it right. I should have switched to pesca (peach) or mango (mango).

Claire:
I love any flavor with something crunchy in it. My current favorite is called raspberry chocolate crisp, from a little creamery in LA. It’s made with fresh berries so it has a real authentic flavor and the dark-chocolate covered rice crispies give it a perfect crunch. I get a scoop of lemon curd along with it, to balance the sweet with something tart! Then I walk down to the beach to watch the sunset with my summer treat.

Deanna:
Coffee ice cream… my grandma would make me have a scoop for dessert every time I visited her!

Megan:
Soy & Dairy-Free Chocolate Coconut Milk “Ice Cream” because it’s a little better for you and it’s ALMOST better than the real thing! Plus, you can never go wrong with chocolate in general.

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SUMMER VACATION PLANS: COMMENT TO WIN!

Now that summer is in full swing, we know many of you out there are ready for a big vacation—if you haven’t taken one already!  Last month we talked about road trips, but that’s only one of countless options to get away from it all.  With a passport in hand, your next adventure can take you anywhere on this planet!  Are you headed to a beachfront resort with the family?  Or maybe an Alaskan journey filled with glaciers and mountains is in the cards.  A romantic couples getaway to Tuscany will put any work-related stress at ease.  If the summer sunshine is too intense, you can even winter in New Zealand or Patagonia!  Of course for some of us, a little time off for a staycation is the absolutely perfect way to ‘get away’ without actually going anywhere.

So we want to hear where YOU plan to go this summer!  Tell us all about your amazing vacation plans below by adding a comment to this blog post and you could win a free pair of Skechers to wear on your trip!   TWO winners will be selected from those who comment.  And don’t wait on this—the deadline is Friday, July 15 at noon PST.

And then once you win our vacation comment sweepstakes (or even if you don’t) snap a picture during your trip of you wearing Skechers and share it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with #SpottedinSkechers for a chance to win a $25 Skechers gift card!  A winner is selected on each social channel every month.  We love seeing vacation photos and can’t wait to see yours!  To help inspire you, check out the top image and gallery below for recent entries!  Good luck and happy traveling!

Complete rules for the blog comment contest are available here.   Additionally complete rules for the ongoing #SpottedinSkechers Sweepstakes are available here.

SKECHERS STYLE ANTHEMS FOR JULY 4TH

FINAL 1We’re big fans of the 4th of July! We’ve spent all week prepping our BBQs, stocking up on sparklers, and scouting out the best places for fireworks… and we can’t wait to start celebrating with our families and friends. (Not to mention catching up on some R&R over the three-day weekend.)

IMG_3606In the spirit of the holiday, we’re pulling out our favorite styles for guys and gals like our men’s Burst – Second Wind and women’s Microburst – Hyped Up – in patriotic shades, with comfort technology like breathable mesh, cushioned Burst midsoles and air-cooled memory foam insoles that make them the perfect partners-in-crime all weekend long: from manning the grill to kicking back for the star-studded finale.

Where are you heading for the 4th? Share your plans and your favorite place to check out the star-spangled night.

 

 

 

 

LET’S TAKE A ROAD TRIP

School’s out.  You have vacation days to burn.  What are you waiting for?  Pack up the car because summer road trip season has arrived!  From the early days of automobiles traveling historic Route 66, the road trip has been the most American of ways to head out of town for a few days or weeks of adventure somewhere…anywhere else in this great country.  Here are a few ideas to get you started!

The classic road trip will take you to one of the great United States National Parks. This type of destination is especially timely as the parks will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in August. One of our favorites in California is the magical Yosemite which should be on everyone’s bucket list.  You can camp right in the valley and start your morning on hikes to some of the most amazing waterfalls on the planet. And if you’re especially brave, tackle the 20-mile round trip hike to the top of the glacier-carved Half Dome 5,000 feet above the valley floor. The view seen below will be worth every exhausting step.

For a very different but equally amazing outdoor adventure, let the asphalt lead you to Utah where the old southwest city of Moab gives you easy access to two extraordinary desert parks—Arches and Canyonlands.  This amazing town is the perfect home base for all sorts of fun ways to explore the unique scenery including hiking, mountain biking, climbing and river trekking.  It won’t take long to fall in love with the beauty of the painted browns, oranges and reds and windswept towers of eroded rock that make up this landscape like no other. With every step you’ll feel like you’re on the set of a John Ford masterpiece western.

Journeys can also bring us to the urban centers that are just as amazing as the wilderness…but of course in vastly different ways. While the parks shouldn’t be missed, if everyday life for you is far from the city, point your car to Chicago or New York or at least stop along the way to your ultimate destination. Whether it’s a fun time hopping around Brooklyn or checking out iconic sites like The Bean or Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, there’s always something new to discover. And with the glass floor observation deck at the Willis Tower, you can even get a view that almost rivals that from Half Dome with an easy elevator ride instead of an all day hike! Chicago photo credits: Kwaku Owusu-Afriyie  @kwakuworldwide  and Jessica Owusu-Afriyie @zylajean

Sometimes you just want to get a little weird, and Austin is the best place in Texas to make that happen. As the cultural mecca of the Lonestar State, Austin is a unique oasis of amazing art, food and shopping where a great pair of leather cowboy boots are just as appropriate as a comfortable pair of Skechers Originals sneakers.  Known as the live music capital of the world, Austin is home to more music venues per capita than any other US city.  Check out the clubs on 6th street and you’ll eventually discover a new favorite band or two no matter what your musical tastes may be.  When you’re done with Austin, embark on the perfect mixtape road trip by continuing your drive to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville.

If you can’t decide between an outdoor versus city trek for this year’s vacation, why not get the best of both worlds by driving towards a city like San Francisco?  From the endless array of parks that comprise the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to some of the best restaurants and museums in the entire country you’ll never be without options for fun and excitement in this great California destination. And once you get there, you can leave the car parked and rent a bike to see the magnificent scenery as you feel warm sunshine with the bay breezes at your back.

What type of road trip adventure do you plan to take this summer?  Let us know in the comments and show us your pictures of your travels wearing Skechers footwear using #SpottedinSkechers on Instagram and Facebook!

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