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MUST-DO MONDAY: THE SUNSHINE BECKONS

1Longer days.  Warmer weather. And most importantly…springtime sunshine!  This is the season to be outside and get your necessary dosage of vitamin D.  The darkness of winter has ended, so enough with the excuses!  Each and every one of us is busy, so it’s not about finding the time.  It’s about making the time.  And it’s easier than you think.  Go for a walk when you just need to take a break from the job. Not only is a great way to clear your head, but that time outside will energize you for the rest of your day.  Eat your lunch outside.  Too many of us eat a meal at our desk or the cafeteria but it’s important to get away if only for a short time. The change of environment helps relieve stress and sun will help with your mood. Join or coach a sports team.  Transition some of your leisure activities to be outdoor-focused…it’s better than sitting at home spending even more time in front of a computer. Or if you have little ones, volunteer to coach or help out rather than dropping off the kid and running an errand.  It’s the perfect two birds with one stone scenario.  Just get outside, have fun, and feel better each day.  It really is that important.  Check out Dr. Oz for four benefits of vitamin D and don’t forget the sunscreen if you’ll be out more than 20 minutes!

OZZIE SMITH LACES UP IN RELAXED FIT

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When it comes to baseball, “Opening Day” is such a big event that it now stretches across two entire days! After a few match ups yesterday, the season truly and fully kicks off today. These are the spring days filled with hope for players and fans in every major league city. With 162 games yet to go, every team still has an equal statistical chance to play into October. It’s also the perfect day to launch a campaign starring the newest member of the Skechers Relaxed Fit team—legendary Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith!

Ozzie’s debut Skechers commercial premiered Sunday. In the spot, the former player compares his trademark double play skills with the style and comfort found in the Relaxed Fit footwear collection. We caught up with Ozzie to ask him his thoughts on Skechers:

“I’m excited to be working with Skechers on this campaign because they make some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I’ve been a fan of the brand for years, and I love how Skechers Memory Foam feels so relaxing on my feet.”

Check out the new commercial below and visit skechers.com for the latest styles in the comfortable Relaxed Fit footwear collection for men!

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GET SET FOR THE BIG GAME

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Whether you’re a hard core Denver or Carolina fan, ready to pick a side for the day because it wasn’t your team’s year, or you’re just in it for the commercials and party, this Sunday ranks up there with the most American of holidays…a celebration of sport and football on the surface, but really an excuse to invite over all your friends and throw the biggest party of the year so far. Then you can sit back and relax in a pair of comfortable Skech-Air Infinity sneakers.

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You probably have the basics sorted by now. A wide variety of drinks of course are a given. You’ve got your chips and dips. Fresh veggies and more dips. Crackers, cheese…and even more dips. (That’s a lot of dips!) But if you want to really step up your party game, you’ll need to do more prep. A favorite game time snack is buffalo wings—but to do it right we’re not talking the frozen stuff that comes in a bag. Make a few batches of fresh wings from scratch and you’ll have people talking about it well after the trophy ceremony after the game. Alton Brown’s recipe is a great foundation to start with that will ensure your final product is perfectly crispy and tasty. His steam render then baking on a wire rack technique has won rave reviews. Then, when they’re done, you can tailor the sauce to add your own personal flare. Serve them up with blue cheese dressing (technically not a sauce) and they’ll be gone by halftime.

The best parties are about more than just the snacks! Lace up your Relaxed Fit shoes and get outside to toss the pigskin. If you’ve got a few generations of friends and family over, you can even play your own version of the game with dad in the old school soon-to-retire veteran role vs the hotshot twentysomething QB with the new school does-it-all mentality. Get the kids involved too! If the game on TV is a blowout, this might be more fun than watching!

Let us know your big game party secrets in the comments! And don’t forget to tell us who you’re rooting for this year!

GREAT GIFTS FOR HIM AND HER

It’s 18 days until Christmas… so we’re hitting the ground running! Check out our 2015 Gift Guide with all of the season’s most popular styles for men and women – and come back on Wednesday for a look at our hottest kids’ holiday picks!

 

STYLES FOR HIM

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All the guys in our office have been raving about how comfortable the Skechers Burst sneakers are, and yours will love these too. The Burst – Second Wind sneaker is incredibly flexible and lightweight, thanks to the flat knit upper and Burst midsole. Made with an air-cooled memory foam insole, it’s a perfect go-with-everything look (and a great way to start those healthy New Year’s resolutions).

 

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The Relaxed Fit – Segment – Verzani casual is a great, rugged choice for braving any cool weather: from rain to snow to winter slush. Even though it’s warmer here in SoCal, we’re still looking for any chance to wear this timeless look whenever the temperature drops.

 

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What better style to get your loved one over the holidays? The shoe that’s a hit all year round! Designed with GOga Mat Technology and shock-absorbing GO Pillars, Skechers GOwalk 3 – Lounge is perfect for the active guy who wants a shoe that offers incredible, lightweight comfort (but also goes with everything in his closet).

 

STYLES FOR HER

Skechers Burst offers such great style and comfort, we couldn’t resist sharing this top style for HER as well! Check out the hot pink details on our flat knit mesh Skechers Burst – Ellipse sneaker. They’ve got air-cooled memory foam insoles and Burst midsole technology, making them as comfortable as they are cute!

 

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Our Skechers GOwalk Move – Arctic boots are a great pick for curling up at home! Plus they’re made with rugged outdoor-friendly outsoles, so you can stay cozy, everywhere you go. We love the soft faux fur details and the GO Pillars technology that make them perfect for cooler days.

 48664One of the new styles from our Modern Comfort collection, Flexibles – Brilliance is a double-gore bootie that’s sweet on soles and big on style. A great sure-to-please pick for the style-loving fashionista in your life (and an easy go-grab look for jeans and leggings if you’re inspired to grab an extra pair for yourself).

 

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for our top kids’ picks! Our skechers.com guaranteed Christmas delivery deadlines are coming fast: standard shipping orders must be placed by 3PM on Friday, December 11, and the express shipping order deadline is 3PM PST on Tuesday, December 15. Or shop more at your local Skechers retail store.

STAR WARS FEVER IN FULL SWING

Have you caught Star Wars™ fever yet? If this unique ailment hasn’t struck you, look out because you’ll soon be wrapped up in it. The buzz for our favorite galactic saga had been slowly simmering back from a quiet period over the last couple years. And then with great gusto, the release of last month’s trailer and ticket sales for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS kicked it all into hyperdrive. Everything finally sunk in…we’re really getting more of this incredible story and it’s happening very, very soon! (December 18th to be exact…got your tickets yet?)

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Now the Star Wars Skechers collection offers even more fun ways to share your love and fandom. For traditionalists who want to feature Luke and Leia, there’s a slip-on style that features a super cool old school classic STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE poster printed canvas upper–available now in both adult AND kid sizes!   Then there’s Darth Vader™–an icon for nearly 40 years–who will use his Sith powers to help you beckon others to “come to the dark side” on cool Darth Vader printed kicks in a traditional canvas high top style.

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Kids around the globe have started falling for the new heroes and villains set to be introduced in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS before even seeing the movie. And since everyone loves to be bad, new dark side baddie Kylo Ren™ is already building a following. Sleek sneakers bearing his name and mug will help keep your young Star Wars fan in line.

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So get ready as this is just the beginning. Check out the current collection at skechers.com. More styles for men, women, and kids of all ages are on the horizon and set to arrive from a galaxy far, far away….  You won’t believe what’s set to come next as the saga continues to grow in the months and years ahead!

© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

BLOG TAKEOVER: RODOLFO RAMIREZ STYLES THE CASCADES

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For fall I’m wearing Skechers Cascades boots, a perennial classic favorite. Their padded tongue, soft fabric lining, and cushioned insole made them the perfect choice for my line of work. As Creative Director of a fashion brand named Pocket Square Clothing I find myself taking on a plethora of different roles. Versatility in function is key for me; this made the Cascades boots ideal to take along with me on a busy day of fabric sourcing, meetings, and a dash of carpentry work in preparation for my store opening.

My personal style tends to take cues from my interest in patterns, prints, and textures which derive from my love of street wear and formal education in architecture. My look for the day features a mandarin color style chambray shirt, relaxed fit navy blue blazer, mustard color lapel flower for color, camouflage print cargo pants, and of course my Skechers Cascades boots. I find that neutral tones paired with a pop of color or print leave lasting impressions.

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With an architecture background, I’ve always found form and function to be equally as important. My style takes from these cues (pocket, pockets, and more pockets). I find myself never having too many pockets; they serve me well when cutting fabric swatches, carrying sheers, color samples, sunglasses, and other essentials like my phone, keys and wallet. This same idea also rings true for the Skechers Cascades as they are extremely well crafted and ready to take on any work you throw at them.

The Skechers Cascade boots are offered in two colors and come with different shoe lace options allowing you to be as subdued or unique with your hiking style boot laces.

Learn more about Rodolfo Ramirez’s fashion collection at www.pocketsquareclothing.com.  You can also follow him on Instagram @rodolfo_psc, facebook @pocketsquareclothing, and twitter @pocketsquareco.

MARIANO RIVERA PROVES HE’S A RELAXED FIT ALL-STAR

Legendary New York closer Mariano Rivera may have retired in 2013 but the future Hall of Famer still has his head in the game as the latest Skechers sports icon representing Relaxed Fit! We were on the scene last month during Rivera’s debut Skechers commercial shoot at a stadium just outside New York City.

Check out this behind the scenes video to hear Mariano’s advice for young players who are passionate about succeeding in the sport.

And here’s a sneak peek of the new fun spot starring Mariano that will premiere during tonight’s All Star game airing on FOX.  It takes a lot of work to break in a new glove. Relaxed Fit footwear from Skechers includes a soft Skechers Memory Foam insole that feels comfortable instantly without any break in period at all!

Are you ready for some fun insight from the shoot? As you could tell in Mariano’s behind-the-scenes interview, the ground is wet in the stadium! While a bit of light rain was always in the forecast, we didn’t expect the torrential downpour that the skies unleashed upon our set that day. It might have ended up being a literal wash if not for some quick thinking by our writers, crew and Mariano himself. The iconic pitcher knew how to stay relaxed during the delay and we built a second fun spot around that concept that you’ll see soon.

Check out the shoes on our website and watch for more from Rivera and Relaxed Fit in the months ahead!

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