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NEW YEAR…NEW YOU…NEW SHOES!

Now that we’re a couple weeks into this new year, we reached out to a few cool friends on social media to see how Skechers is fitting into their plans for 2017.  In a wider world sometimes filled with chaos and uncertainty, it’s often a relief to find a sense of grounding and focus in our personal everyday lives. From new motivations to goals to adventures and more, these amazing women might have some ideas to help you pinpoint your strategy to totally dominate in ‘17!

Clare Smith blogs about training the body and soul at www.claresmith.me. Seen at top and below, she put the Flex Appeal 2.0 – High Energy to work while pushing through a session at the gym. And the reward for working hard was some well-earned relaxation time in the super comfy Descender – Denali boot. Finding that right balance is always key. Follow Clare on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out Britney on her Fittybritttty blog to learn how she introduced Skechers to her new year goals. For Britney, treating one’s self to new workout outfits and footwear is the perfect motivation for continuing a healthy lifestyle into the new year. Even when going casual in the slip-on Double Up – Sleek Street, everyday errands or a dog walk can still become an exercise. Follow more of Britney’s journey on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Elizabeth Dickerson writes about finding inner strength through fitness, travel and more on her blog FromSkinny2Strong.  Wearing the comfortable Flex Appeal 2.0 – Insights slip-on knit sneaker, it’s easy to zone out on a moment of reflection to decide what will be left behind and what will be done differently in the months to come wherever the urge strikes. For Elizabeth, the key to happiness is finding that perfect balance in life. Follow how she’s doing it on Instagram and Twitter.

For her first post of 2017, Ciera of WorldwideStylista focused on stepping up the fitness game. She offers five tips to help reset priorities and improve your chances of achieving your realistic goals. Her final tip—invest in new gear—is illustrated by the lightweight and knitted Flex Appeal 2.0 – High Energy sneakers that she laced up before getting down to business. These easy-to-wear sneakers will carry you to the gym, through the workout, and back home again with comfort. For more from Ciera as she journeys  through life, follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Personal stylist Kirby Morris loves sharing her inspirations for fashionable and affordable looks on her blog, Fashion by Day. She even finds fabulous workout style and knows how to make the natural colored knitted Burst – City Scene sneaker pop by pairing with smart athletic gear. If shifting into this new year proves anything, it’s that amazing style is totally timeless—even when striving to meet your fitness goals. Follow Kirby to see her fantastic eye for style on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

That’s a lot to digest as we start the new year.  We hope you find something to help spark inspiration towards meeting your goals! Let us know what Skechers style drives your motivation in the comments!

 

 

HEADS UP FOR SHIPPING DEADLINES!

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Everyone loves a new pair of Skechers for the holidays!  And if you need some last minute ideas for your family and loved ones, check out our prior posts with cool options for men, women and kids.  There’s sure to be an idea there perfect for someone on your list.  We try to make footwear shopping as easy as possible, but procrastinators be warned—our shipping deadlines are fast approaching!

We understand how important it is to get your footwear in time to wrap and deliver, so please make note of these skechers.com cutoff dates to ensure you receive your package by December 23:

Standard Shipping:
Order by SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 at 5PM PT

Express Shipping:
Order by THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 at 5PM PT

If you still need a gift after the above deadlines pass, we have an additional e-Gift Card option that allows the recipient to pick out his or own pair in Skechers retail stores or online at skechers.com.  The deadline to order an e-Gift Card is December 21 at 5PM PT.  Go here to order.

As a final option if you need to pick up a pair of Skechers at the very last moment, our retail stores will still be open on December 24. Find your nearest store here—holiday hours may vary, so call to confirm closing time if it’s late that final day!

SAVE ON SKECHERS BLACK FRIDAY THROUGH CYBER MONDAY

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Let’s get ready to SHOP! We hope you had a relaxing Thanksgiving because today Skechers is kicking off the holiday shopping season with great can’t miss deals in our retail stores and online at skechers.com.

Our featured Black Friday offer is 20% OFF two or more items so you’ll save when stocking up on gifts for the entire family! And we want the fun to last all weekend long so you’ll be able to get this great offer now through Sunday, November 27.

Skechers ELITE members save even more! Check your email for your exclusive offer and if you’re not a member yet, join right now here! It’s FREE to join and you’ll earn points that can be redeemed for reward certificates, get free shipping both ways from skechers.com, plus receive insider news on new styles.

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And if you don’t have a chance to shop this weekend, the savings continue on our website for CYBER MONDAY on November 28! So you can shop for great gifts for men, women and kids from anywhere at all! All the deals available on skechers.com can also be accessed via our super easy-to-use and convenient mobile app. Download it today for Apple or Android devices.

PLUS—because we love you so much, for a limited time we’re giving away free socks with any purchase over $50. Just add code FREESOCKS and add any sock pack to your cart and you’ll be good to go! Learn more here.

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SKECHERS PIER TO PIER FRIENDSHIP WALK RAISES $1.6 MILLION FOR KIDS

 

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It’s been eight years since our Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk started in Manhattan Beach – and we’re so grateful that every year of the walk to date has brought record-breaking donations for children with special needs and schools. This past Sunday, we had our largest attendance yet – 12,000 people – all walking to raise more than $1.6 million for kids.
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They joined all kinds of celebrities – Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sugar Ray Leonard, Camila Alves, Ian Ziering, Denise and Katie Austin, and Tommy Lasorda; a squad of teen TV and movie stars; and Walk performers Asia Monet Ray, Jordyn Jones, New District and Aidan Prince. Sponsors backing the Walk included lead sponsors Nickelodeon and NBC4 Southern California, and national and local companies from every industry: retail, finance, technology, fitness, foundations and more.

When we look back at our very first Walk, we’re astounded by how it’s grown from a passionate community event into the nation’s largest for kids with special needs and education. In spite of its growth, we’re thrilled to see that it remains the same: the focus continues to be on our kids, and how we can achieve amazing things together to help them thrive.

The Friendship Foundation has been a huge gift for children with special needs and their families, and this year’s funds will continue to support their efforts with programs, peer mentoring, sporting events, and field trips. Education foundations will also be able to improve our schools by retaining teachers and programs, making classes smaller and upgrading facilities and technology. And we continue to provide scholarships to deserving children – $100,000 will be given in 2017. All this is because so many have given so much (an incredible $7 million over the years).
img_0604A huge thanks to everyone who participated this year – and to all of you, who have joined more than 4 million viewers engaged with our cause online. In addition to Nickelodeon and NBC4 Southern California, a grateful shout out to Wells Fargo, Steel Sports, The Claudette and Ethan Rickett Care Foundation, Ross, Zappos.com, Vertra, WSS, United Legwear & Underwear Co., Mattel, Body Glove, Premier Displays & Exhibits, Kids Foot Locker, JAKKS Pacific, Marshalls, Cushman & Wakefield, Caskey & Caskey, Siltanen & Partners Advertising, Continental Development, Northrop Grumman, Equinox, Chevron, and so many others who have provided funds and support to provide a better future for children.

You can learn more about the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, watch our videos and see how we help children with special needs and schools online at skechersfriendshipwalk.com and on Facebook.

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INTRODUCING THE NEW SKECHERS APP

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We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our all new Skechers mobile app—it’s like having an entire Skechers store in your pocket and the absolutely easiest way to shop Skechers on the go!  Available for Android and Apple iOS devices, the app offers a fun and exceptionally convenient option for browsing the latest cool and comfortable Skechers collections to find your perfect pair.

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With the app you can instantly search the entire collection to quickly locate styles, colors and sizes.  And you can even check out how Skechers fans everywhere are styling their favorite shoes in the #ShopIG section—scroll through the images people post on Instagram with direct links to purchase.  As you shop, you can share your favorite styles on social media channels to get a second opinion from your friends!  And when you’re in a Skechers retail store, use the barcode scanner to find your size and additional colors. Best of all checkout is extremely fast with Apple Pay and Android Pay on compatible devices.

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The new app is also designed to keep you informed!  Easy access to your SKECHERS Elite account makes it tracking points a breeze so you’ll know when you’ve earned a new reward.  And you can also check out the latest Skechers commercials to follow all our current campaigns.

We’re so excited about the new app, that we’re giving everyone $10 off your first purchase using it!  Install the app on your device and check under offers in the main menu to find your code.

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BOBS: SUMMER OF GIVING

As we reach our latest BOBS donation milestone (approximately 14 million pairs!) we’re looking back on all the incredible memories we’ve made with kids through our events… and this summer was one of our best. We traveled across the United States and Canada with tens of thousands of new shoes in tow, and got to enjoy lots of young smiles and great moments along the way. Here are a few of the many BOBS donation events we’ve loved participating in this season! You can also help make a difference and shop for BOBS shoes, which not only supports kids in need, but also helps save animals’ lives.


p1060306Reno, Nevada
April 1 – April 3

BOBS took part in an amazing three-day event at Reno Rodeo, a popular regional sporting event that supports the Reno/Sparks economy. Skechers donated 26,000 pairs of BOBS to children in need at the event, which featured a special visit with Miss Reno Rodeo 2016 and decorating stations for kids to personalize their new shoes!

 

p1060111Columbus, Ohio
May 24 – May 25

It was an amazing two days: together with our partner DSW, we visited Trevitt and Highland Elementary Schools to give more than 30,000 pairs of BOBS shoes to local Columbus students throughout the district. Visits with the Columbus Clippers mascots and shoe decorating stations added to the fun!

 


dscn0917Vancouver, British Columbia
May 26

BOBS partnered with Shoes.com to donate over 500 pairs of BOBS shoes to local Strathcona children.  The students decorated their new BOBS and played baseball and soccer, enjoyed arts and craft stations, met the BC Lions Cheerleaders and Vancouver Whitecaps mascot, and more!

 

Spokane, Washington
June 3

This was Skechers’ and Fred Meyer’s second year of teaming up for Spokane’s kids! Over 600 pairs of BOBS were donated to children in need throughout the city. Club attendees included the local Boys & Girls Club, the Salvation Army, and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.

 

Regina, Saskatchewan
June 11

BOBS and Quarks donated over 500 pairs of BOBS from Skechers shoes to children at Regina elementary schools.  The kids enjoyed a great day of outdoor games, face painting, plus arts and crafts!

 


p1060591Long Island, New York
August 15

Skechers gave over 1,500 pairs of BOBS to children fighting cancer at Sunrise Day Camps in Long Island, Pearl River and Staten Island as well as their Horizon Day Camp in Baltimore. Skechers retail stores also recently raised $207,413 for the organization’s annual Sunrise Walk.

 

Check out all the great moments from our BOBS summer of giving here:

 

GET ON TREND WITH D’LITES

Can you believe one of the hottest current trends in women’s footwear is a throwback look to the late 90’s that’s now in the midst of its second revival?  Known as D’Lites, these signature Skechers profiles originated with one of our early blockbuster sport styles–the Energy. For anyone in high school two decades ago, the Energy was everywhere.  It could pair with almost any sport casual look. And after a certain mega pop star started wearing them in Skechers advertising, their popularity shot through the stratosphere.

Almost ten years ago the style was updated to be lighter, a bit more sleek–and D’Lites were born.  More recently, fashion cues from the late 90’s started coming back in vogue everywhere, opening the door for yet another revival. It hit first in Asia where last year D’Lites were suddenly seen everywhere once again. And now they’re back on top state-side too.  We profiled D’Lites as perfect normcore styles last spring, but the trend has since extended well beyond that niche look. The chunky heel gives you a little extra height and now with a soft Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole they’re more comfortable than ever. Whether you’re hanging out, chilling out, or going out, the distinct D’Lites profile will perfectly complement your easy going personality. We all know the irony and struggle of working the effortless casual look is that sometimes we have to put a lot of work into it! With D’Lites it’s just easy.

Our friends around the globe love sending us shots of their D’Lites out in the world. Check these out for some more ideas on how easy it can be to style your next pair of D’Lites.

Skechers loves Brooke Burke-Charvet and she gushes over the comfort found in D’Lites in her newest commercial. Check it out below and let us know in the comments how you would style your perfect pair of D’Lites!  And if you don’t have a pair, head to the store now!

 

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