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KICK OFF SUMMER WITH SKECHERS INTERNATIONAL

All of us at Skechers headquarters in Manhattan Beach, California couldn’t be more ready for the start of summer. They say summer unofficially begins on Memorial Day, but in fact, we haven’t seen much of the sun since the end of April.  This cloudy, breezy, chilly and very un-beach-like weather is something that locals lovingly call “June gloom.”  Eventually the real summer makes its way to our neck of the woods and the timing couldn’t be more perfect this year.  As if by magical cue, the skies have parted and filled our beaches with perfect warm amazing sunshine just in the nick of time for the OFFICIAL beginning of summer today!

While it took us a while to find our sunshine, our friends around the globe are already enjoying the best season of the year.  We reached out to several of our international offices to see what footwear people are loving in each country this season.  From the bright Skechers Burst styles in front of Wat Phnom in Cambodia seen above to the Flex Appeal – Floral Bloom by the canals of Utrecht Oudegracht in Belgium seen below—everywhere you go on this planet, you’ll find people wearing comfortable Skechers footwear. Check out the gallery for more Skechers international sightings in Russia, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico and many other amazing countries.

Do you have a favorite Skechers style for your international adventures?  Let us know in the comments or post a cool image to Instagram with #Skechers.  Now as a record-setting heatwave has landed in the Los Angeles area today, please excuse us as we hit the beach for the first time this year!

MUST-DO MONDAY: HEAD OUTDOORS

Summer officially starts next week, and we’re inspired to get outside and check out all of the ways we can enjoy the longest days of the year. Whether it’s a beach, the woods, or even a walk in your local park or neighborhood, there are endless ways to enjoy the beauty of the world around us.

We all know how helpful exercise is, and it offers are a slew of health benefits that help women in unique ways (like playing a role in preventing everything from women’s cancers to osteoporosis and heart disease, which kills more women than men every year). But there’s a lot to say for simply improving your daily mood by just stepping outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. It offers a change of pace to the regular routine, and for those who make it a regular practice, it can really transform the tone of your summer.

We always love to check out local hikes online, or explore new ways to walk to local destinations like grocery stores, restaurants and libraries. What’s the next place you’ll explore?

On Lauren: the Skechers Originals – Denim Dash sneaker.

BLOG TAKEOVER: ON FATHERHOOD BY BEN RIDLEY

As we approach Father’s Day on the 19th, fashion and lifestyle blogger Ruthie Ridley lent us her husband Ben to share his thoughts on what it means to be a dad to their three beautiful children and give us some insight on his favorite footwear styles.


From a very young age I was always drawn to little kids and babies in particular. In our circle of friends I was known as the “baby whisperer”. So from a young age I could not wait to become a father myself. When people ask me what my dreams and goals are my answer usually begins with “I am living my dream right now”. Doing family well and creating a healthy environment for my kids to grow and thrive in is one of my greatest purposes in life.

I don’t think anyone could have properly prepared me for fatherhood. Looking back almost 7 years now, I think about how thankful I am that we were so young and naïve! Trust me; this is not always a bad thing. Our first born, Ava was a relatively easy baby and we bonded very quickly. Getting up and going to work each day was torture for me as I couldn’t wait to get home and snuggle with my baby and beautiful baby’s mama. This is still true to this day. I discovered uncharted depths of my heart and continue to be amazed to this day how much more my heart can expand with love for my little people. Another amazing thing about becoming a father is the perspective that it gives you. I have become that dad that could talk about nothing else other than their children. They have become our world.

From the beginning of our marriage, Ruthie and I have juggled a very rigorous schedule ranging from myself being in school full time, Ruthie working nights, coaching soccer and being very active in our church and community to name a few things. The art of tag-teaming and supporting one another has been a daily theme in our lives. When we are not working, we try to spend as much quality time together as we can outside of the house. The kids love to swim and we are fortunate enough to live close by to a California Family Fitness which we go to almost every day. The deal we make with the kids is, we work out for 1-2 hours and then we get to swim. The Burst sneakers have made an excellent addition to my gym apparel and I have been amazed at how supportive they are. After my work out I love being able to throw on my new Relaxed Fit sandals which not only look good but feel great as well. We love this summer routine and have found it to be a win for everyone!

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When choosing shoes to wear I am always so happy when I find a pair that combines style with comfort. The Skechers Originals sneaker seen in these pictures provides just that. They have become my “go-to” shoes for our daily walks as a family with our new puppy but also for my every day casual look. One of the many ways that I can show love to my kids is the way that I love their mother. With that being said, Ruthie and I try to sneak out for date night as often as we can, whether it is $5 Tuesday at the local theater, or grabbing Sushi and a romantic walk around downtown Sacramento, especially around the Capital building. When it comes to casual, the Relaxed Fit shoes are such a great look. They have also helped me branch out from the one pair of black dress shoes that I wear to work every day. It’s so important for us to spend quality time together and hit the refresh button so that we are always at our best for our kids because that is exactly what they deserve.

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Dad in Skechers Burst – Second Wind with kids in the Twinkle Toes Granola Hugger sandal, leather Relaxed Fit: Maddox high top and the Skechers Burst – Divergent high top.


In closing, if I could offer any piece of advice to a new father, or a soon to be father, I would say, don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Know that you are your kid’s hero, but you are also human. When it comes to love, lead by example and know that you can never say “I love you” enough. And lastly, even little kids love small talk. So start and end each day in conversation and create an environment in which they know all lines of communication are always open. Live each day like a gift, because that’s exactly what it is.

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When not hanging out with Ruthie, Ava, Savannah, and Judah, Ben works in health care and practices real estate in Northern California where the family has lived for the past three years. He was born in the UK, grew up in Connecticut, and spends as much free time as possible playing golf and soccer. You’ll see Ben occasionally on Ruthie’s blog at Ruthieridleyblog.com. Follow @ruthieridley on Instagram and Facebook to see more images.

SKECHERS + ZOYA SUMMER SWEEPS

June has arrived and with it summer sandal season officially kicks into high gear!  Of course with months of sunny weather ahead, polish in the season’s on-trend colors is an essential accessory when showing off those toes in a great pair of sandals. We love this time of year so much that we’re partnering with ZOYA natural nail polish for a special summer sweeps to make sure a few lucky winners are prepared for the hottest days ahead.

One grand prize winner will receive a $100 Skechers gift card PLUS a $100 ZOYA gift card so you have the options to create the ultimate sandal and color mix and match assortment to coordinate your look to your style and attitude through the months ahead.  Plus, ten more lucky winners will receive a free pair of Skechers sandals plus a ZOYA Summer Polish Trio pack.  The sweepstakes starts today and ends on Wednesday, June 15 at 8pm PST.  Enter now right here! 

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From strappy flats to thongs to wedges and slings, Skechers has the perfect comfortable sandals for you this season. And ZOYA produces the longest wearing toxin-free formula for natural nails, with over 300 BIG5FREE & vegan friendly shades. Checkout @zoyanailpolish on Instagram to see the countless colors. And show us how you style your Skechers sandal look this summer by sharing pix on Instagram with #skechersstyle!

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*Total ARV of prizes: $1,200. 

MUST-DO MONDAY: A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

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Memorial Day has come to mean many things over the years.  Considered to be the unofficial start of summer, it’s a great day to hang out with friends and family, to spark up the barbecue, or to simply enjoy good times under the bright sunshine.  But through all the fun and excitement, we have to make a point to consider the real reason for this holiday—to honor and remember the brave who died while serving the country and protecting the freedoms that we enjoy every day. On this final Monday of May, take the time to think about those who made the ultimate sacrifice. If your town has a parade or special event to commemorate the day and you haven’t attended in many years, check it out—it’ll probably have an added bonus of bringing back a lot of pleasant childhood memories.

And if something that official isn’t an option, there’s no better way to honor those who served than enjoying the freedom that they sacrificed to protect.  Go outside, breathe the fresh air, hike through the wilderness, go sailing or take a long stroll. We can never offer enough gratitude to those who we now remember. It takes only a moment of meditation or reflection.  There will still be plenty of time in the day for the food, drinks and revelry.

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WORLD SKECHERS DAY

SKX GRoup ShotOn May 29, 1992—24 years ago—an exciting idea became a reality when Skechers was officially incorporated in sunny Manhattan Beach, California. Things were a bit different in those early days. Business was conducted from a beach house and the only style available was a logger boot at the forefront of grunge era trends. While we’ve always been proud of our heritage, many styles have come and gone over the years, but that original Cascades boot for men remains in the collection even today!

Skechers quickly gained popularity and before anyone could blink, the collection expanded to women’s and kids’ footwear and currently there’s more than 3,000 styles available in over 160 countries around the globe. What started out as a trend-right lifestyle brand now includes cool light-up shoes for kids, the charity-focused BOBS collection and an entire award-winning Skechers Performance Division that made an instant impact in the running world with champion elite marathoner Meb Keflezighi. And with Skechers Memory Foam, we’re now tops when it comes to comfort. It’s been an amazing ride!

Along the way we’ve brought some amazing celebrity talent—Britney, Christina, Carrie, Ashley, a man of iron, and the always infamous Kim.  Now it’s all about multi-platinum recording artists Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor who both recently launched fun new ads for awesome cool new collections. And there’s the world famous drummer Ringo Starr, model and actress Kelly Brook, as well as TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet–she first modeled for Skechers in the early ’90s! Plus, Joe Montana is back and Howie Long is on board for the 2016 football season.  That’s all in addition to Meb and elite runner Kara Goucher plus pro golfers Matt Kuchar, Belén Mozo and Colin Montgomerie.  Whew!  Still going incredibly strong at the ripe age of 24!

#WorldSkechersDay commemorates this great occasion in Skechers history! Some of our fans shared images of their favorite Skechers old and new on social media. When were you introduced to Skechers and what is your all-time favorite Skechers style?  Let us know in the comments and see you next year for the Skechers Silver Anniversary when we celebrate a quarter century!

MEMORIAL DAY GETAWAYS

That stretch between the winter holidays and Memorial Day is a long one… so we can’t wait to get back out there and have some fun this weekend! We asked our team what fun events they have planned, and there was no shortage of ideas. Check out the list below.

 

We’re launching camping season with a trip to the Sierras! Can’t wait to hike, roast marshmallows and say hi to some bears…  –Ruby

I’m heading to SF for a long weekend of food, drinks and exploring the city in my Skechers. Can’t wait!  –Anneka

I’m visiting my cousin in New York! We’re both huge baseball fans, and Dodgers are in New York that weekend. Let’s go Dodgers!  –Julian

I’ll be taking out the yacht for the annual holiday cruise through the marina with a couple good buds. Hopefully this year Trevor pays more attention to steering than the grill and we don’t end up beached again. That wasn’t fun.  –Skipper Jones

Big Bear with a friend and the dogs, and lots of rest!  –Lina

I’m planning on going up to Castaic Lake and getting in the boat. Hoping the water is warm so I can water ski!  –Delilah

My boyfriend is just returning from a week long business trip! ‘nuff said😉  –Noelle

Some may have wonderful destinations planned, but given how crazy busy Skechers has been, I am looking forward to a staycation that involves sleeping in, reading, writing, painting a bedroom, and planting drought-tolerant plants.  –Ashley

 

Tell us what’s in store for your Memorial Day weekend!

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