Trend Talk

KIDS’ HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

The holiday season is in full force! We cannot get enough of all the new adorable trends for kids this season, and have so many adorable winter looks for little ones (cozy knits, emoji-themed sneaks, colorful soles and an awesome holiday must-have that’s flying off shelves – Energy Lights)! Read on to see the latest…

HOT FOR HOLIDAY

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Energy Lights rechargeable sneakers are one of our hottest trends for kids and teens – take a look and you’ll see why! Boys and girls have been pouring into our stores demanding these (we even have adults trying to get a pair). Whatever your favorite light shade – red, green, blue – this street style can change colors and modes, run for hours, and quickly charge up to hit the streets all over again. These make the perfect gift!

SNOW STOMPERS

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Way back when, Skechers started out as a utility boot brand – and these Mecca – Mitigate boots for boys and girls have been a cute classic for years (they’re better than ever now with comfy Skechers Gel-Infused Memory Foam insoles). These are perfect for trekking around the playground and looking all-around adorable during winter break and beyond.

GONE IN A FLASH

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For younger boys, these S Lights: Hypno-Flash sneakers have been a big seller. We love how great they look for day as well as night – the cool lime and black fusion ombre design, and the sweet-looking outsole. With features moms and dads love (easy-on Z-straps) as well as kids (cool flashing lights) you can’t go wrong with these.

CUTE TO BOOT

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Belle of the ball! Girls absolutely love these Twinkle Toes: Glamslam – Lil Lovelies boots – how could they not? Cozy cuteness, aqua pom-poms and glittery hearts make these soft suede, sweater knit and faux fur booties tops on every girl’s list. A sure hit for her first week back in school in 2017!
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OMG – we ❤ ❤ ❤ these!! Emojis are all the rage – and these Twinkle Toes: Shuffles – Expressionista sneaks are right on-trend. Little girls will love expressing themselves in these fun and fearless Twinkle Toes emoji sneaks – decked out with glitter, satin and bling.

SO COOL FOR SCHOOL

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Icy aqua is still a popular trend, and these Skech-Air Deluxe sneakers are such a fresh and cool take on the shade! They’ve got subtle pink pops and silver details that we just love. Plus girls will love walking on actual air in the midsole (and the soft air-cooled memory foam). This is a perfect style that she can use everywhere she goes, from home to school.

Need to grab a few more gifts for men and women on your holiday list? Check out our top winter trends for him and her – and let us know your favorite kids’ styles in the comments!

WOMEN’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

We’re back for part two of our holiday gift guide (this time, for her)! Deck out your squad, sister, mom and more in the latest sneakers, casuals, slippers and boots – perfect for walks, runs and relaxing by the fire.

HOT FOR HOLIDAY

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Give your gal pal beauty and bling with this star-studded platform slip-on from the new collection, Skecher Street! Fun and festive, this OG97 Double Up – Shiny Dancer shoe is loaded with beads and rhinestones – and the Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole means she can rock them all day and night. (Go ahead, treat yourself to an extra pair for your holiday party – we won’t tell.)

BOOT UP

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We’re so in love with these Flyer booties – this gorgeous style has it all! Ankle boots are a huge, huge trend right now, and this suede zipper look has attitude to the nines. Gift your friend a pair… and don’t be surprised if you see her ringing in the New Year in these with her fave jeggings.

SPORT AND STYLE

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For every family and friend who’d love to have a personal trainer rallying them through their workouts, the SKECHERS Flex Appeal 2.0 – Simplistic trainer is the next best thing. They’re great for taking gals to workout classes, workouts in the park, and everywhere in between – and the Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole makes them so comfortable!

SNUGGLE UP

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Make every day a snow day (blizzards optional!) with these gorgeously cute and comfy booties. Soft and cozy, the Skechers On the GO 400 – Snuggly boot is right on trend with its quilted fabric, soft suede upper and soft faux fur collar trim. Plus they’re insulated to keep your feet nice and toasty.

RELAX IN COMFORT

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There will be 53 lazy Sundays in 2017, and your friends are going to need the perfect slipper for every one of them. Generously lined with faux fur along with a plush foam cushioned footbed, these BOBS from Skechers – Keepsakes – Ice Storm sweater knit comfort clogs are perfect for curling up by the fire and relaxing on the couch. And BOBS helps make a difference for animals and kids – a perfect fit for the holiday season.

Hope you enjoyed our must-grab list for the holidays! Check out our top men’s picks here – and tell us what your favorite styles are in the comments!

MEN’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

The holiday shopping season is on… hit the ground running! Grab your list and beat the rush with this easy cheat sheet on the most popular athletic, casual, comfort and boot styles for men.

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

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You probably didn’t know it, but your friend has some major Skechers envy. Let him in on your secret and gift him a pair of Lanson – Rometo casuals for the holiday. They’re comfortable, they’re versatile, and he’ll live in them all year long. A Classic Fit® made with smooth leather and scuff-resistant man-made materials on a cushioned Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam comfort insole and flexible siped rubber traction outsole.

OUTDOOR BOUND

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For the no-nonsense outdoor type, these classic black Resment – Aleto boots offer the latest Relaxed Fit® comfort technology and go-with-everything style. They simply feel amazing, thanks to a padded collar and tongue, soft lining, roomy design, shock-absorbing midsole and full-length Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to keep an extra pair for yourself. In smooth or smooth soft nubuck leather.

TEE OFF IN STYLE

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For the golfer in your life, the Skechers GO GOLF Elite 2 – LX shoe is a perfect match, on and off the green. Help him elevate his game all year in style with this high performance shoe – designed with a waterproof full-grain premium leather upper, spikeless comfort traction outsole, a durable TPU plate and 5GEN® midsole for traction control.

HIGH-TECH TRAINERS

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Know anyone who’d love to get fit in the new year? Help them stick to their resolutions with these high-tech Skechers GOrun 400 trainers. The Skechers GOrun 400™ is cushioned and lightweight, designed with a highly responsive 5GEN® cushioning midsole, shock-absorbing Goga Run® insole, GOimpulse sole sensors and breathable mesh that will level up every indoor and outdoor workout.

WALK ON

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If hard core workouts sound like a drag to your best buddy, treat him to a sporty, relaxed walking experience with the Skechers Equalizer – Forward Thinking sneaker. Designed for casual walking and easy style, this shoe’s soft heathered jersey upper, easy slip-on design and cushioned Skechers Memory Foam insole and flexible traction outsole will have him cruising everywhere in comfort.

 

CLASSIC’S BACK

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For the style aficionado, the Mark Nason Brubeck brogue oxford is on an entirely new level. Polished and sophisticated, this timeless style’s a perfect wingman for a night out on the town – and it’s cushioned with an ultra-comfortable Skechers Memory Foam insole, so your friend’s feet will feel as good as he looks. Smooth leather upper.

Have some women on your shopping list who’d love a new pair of shoes for 2017? Come back on Wednesday and check out our top women’s holiday picks!

TOP DENIM & SNEAKER TRENDS

Rock your old denims in the hottest new sneakers! We asked our fashion-savvy marketing intern Taylor for her top three Skechers sneaks, and tips on how she styles them with her favorite jeans.

LOOK 1: ATHLEISURE

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Casual cuties and fitness fanatics REJOICE (as if you need an excuse to wear sneaks with your outfit)… the athleisure trend is going absolutely nowhere! We’ve got this look covered with Skechers Burst sneakers that pair perfectly with black denim skinny jeans. Who says you have to be heading to the gym? Not us! Rock your Skechers Burst – Divergent to grab a yummy juice or meet up for lunch with friends. No matter the occasion, athleisure is IN and on the rise, so take advantage of this comfy-chic trend while you can.😉

Tip: These high-tops work great with a jean jacket, simple white T and skinny jeans – sometimes you just have to go #backtothebasics.

LOOK 2: WHITE SNEAKS

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In terms of sneaks, WHITE is the new black. Plain white sneaks are all the rage, so slip on these classic Skechers Originals in white with a pair of light blue skinny jeans and you’re all set this season. These are the perfect walking shoes – so whether you’re running around town or are taking a relaxing walk through the fall foliage, you can do it all in comfort.

Tip: Invest in some low-cut socks! Socks are out and bare ankles are IN!

LOOK 3: RETRO D’LITES

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We’re celebrating ten years of D’Lites! Pair our black and white D’Lites – Biggest Fan sneaks with some loosely fit boyfriend jeans and stroll around downtown – the perfect place to rock the “IT” trends. On top of being super comfy and cute, D’Lites make you a little taller – so stash those painful heels in the back of your closet and rock this fun retro style!

Tip: Cuff your BF jeans at the bottom and show off your ankles – it really completes the look!

How do you style your Skechers sneaks for fall? Tell us in the comments!

BLOG TAKEOVER: LITTLE SOUTHERN LIFE LIGHTS UP HALLOWEEN

Skechers lights for Halloween night! Amanda of Little Southern Life gives us an inside look on how she makes this spooky holiday so special for her kids, from head to toe.

This time of year is so much fun for our family. Not only do we get to do more out in the community, but I get to be creative with my little ones. With colder temperatures and fall colors comes the search for the perfect Halloween costume. I love the pre-made choices, but also have so much fun with the do-it-yourself flashes of brilliance. And of course, there’s the candy!

One of the finds I’m most excited about this year is Skechers’ line of light-up children’s shoes. Aside from the fashion statement they will make stomping to their hearts’ content, I know my little ones will be visible and easy to find in the hustle from house to house.

There are perks to buying a pre-made or DIY costume, so it really boils down to what type of work you want to put into it. When your kids are really specific about what they want to be, I vote to just purchase a pre-made from the store and save yourself the stress. This year, Nolan was very outspoken about the costume that he wanted. He is obsessed with superheroes and especially loves the Dark Knight – Batman! He also likes army men, so I decided to let him rock two. We go to several fall festivals and parties, so he will get use out of them before trick-or-treating as well.

Harper decided that she wanted to be a princess, and with so many choices she couldn’t decide on which princess, so I decided to make her a DIY costume. This was such a fun activity for me because I knew just the staples to use for her outfits. June and January just released their new pieces and they are all basic styles that work really well when making DIY costumes. I also decided to give her a second costume (there’s no way she would ever let it go if Nolan had two and she only had one). The June and January jumper works perfectly for a rocker look!

I paired both of the children’s outfits with the Skechers light-up sneakers. Coordinating the right shoes with Halloween costumes is fun and easy with so many styles and colors to choose from. Skechers’ light-up shoes enhance the children’s costumes, and help me keep track of them while they are trick-or-treating. And light-up shoes excite all children, so it’s a win-win both during and after Halloween.

For Nolan’s Batman costume we went with S LIGHTS: FLASHPOD – SCORIA. These have white lights along the bottom when he takes a step or stomps his feet (mostly stomping, because he enjoys watching them light up). Every time they light up, it makes him feel even more like a super hero. Nolan has had so much fun already that he has decided to forgo his name this week and only answer to “Batman!”

The shoes he is wearing with his army costume are HOT LIGHTS: DAMAGER II – ADVENTURE 2.0 and they have buttons that you press to light up each shoe. The lights change colors if you press the button twice and stay on until you turn them off. When Nolan is pretending to be an army man, the light comes in handy for his covert missions, along with the compass that is on top of each shoe.

Harper has the Skechers Twinkle Toes shoes for both of her costumes. For her princess costume, we went with TWINKLE TOES: SHUFFLES – STARLIGHT STYLE. These are gold with pink bows and gemstones on the toes that light up when you move in them. They really do look like princess shoes; she always asks to wear them when she plays dress up!

For her rocker look, we went with Skechers’ high-top Twinkle Toes. TWINKLE TOES: SHUFFLES – SWEETHEART SOLE immediately caught my eye when I was looking for shoes for her costume. This style screams punk rock chick, and are really edgy but girly at the same time. She loves the sparkles and they are pink, her favorite color.

No matter what costume your little one decides to wear for Halloween, light-up Skechers are the way to go for footwear. Not only do they add a fun pop to any outfit, they make it easier to keep up with your child in a crowd. Nolan and Harper love wearing them in the dark and giggling at the cool light that comes from their shoes. I love that they get excited about their sneakers and are involved in their own style!

Learn more about Amanda’s Little Southern Life with her beautiful family on her blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

BLOG TAKEOVER: FALL STYLE WITH ALLIE’S FASHION ALLEY

Now that you’re shopping for Skechers boots to wear this fall, what’s the best way to style all these great new looks? We asked Allie’s Fashion Alley to share some cute pics and tips!

Fall is my favorite season, partially because I get to go back to wearing comfy boots. Boots are so versatile and there’s no need to worry about the state of my pedicure. I’m so glad that Skechers generously hooked me up with some new kicks for this boot season. Read on to see how I styled two versatile pairs.

LOOK ONE: Slip Dress + Skechers

Layering a slip dress over a t-shirt is a major trend this season. This is a dressed up/dressed down look that can be worn for day or night. Skechers’ Amarillo booties in Chocolate Brown give this look a western touch. They’re made of real suede and have a super cushioned insole. Plus, the height of the heel is perfect to wear all day. It’s so hard to find boots that are both stylish and comfortable, but Skechers has nailed it with their premium fall boot collection.

LOOK TWO: Olive Suede

I love mixing cozy and luxe textures for fall. Suede is definitely my favorite. This look is all about the details with a lace-up tank sweater and pleated suede skirt. The Agenda boot in Olive (at select Skechers retail stores) is the perfect sleek shoe to complete this look. Olive is one the top colors for fall, so I’ve stocked up. It’s a neutral that’s versatile, but more fun than black. I think the brown leather wrap around straps on these boots really make them special.

Allie is the founder of Allie’s Fashion Alley. She’s a business student and social media strategist in Chicago. Keep up with her latest looks on Instagram.

BEST WOMEN’S FALL BOOTS

We’re back with another look at boot styles… this time, for her!

For this season’s hottest looks, our team has been getting inspiration from the trends gracing the runways and fashion magazines around the world. Booties are hotter than ever, and we’re loving this season’s hottest designs. There are so many rich materials and warm colors to choose from, not to mention the addition of Skechers Memory Foam, which makes any shoe feel so much better. Check out what we have in store for the season!



3AMARILLO – GUNS BLAZIN’

Annie, get your gun (and get these booties, too)! This ruched upper suede bootie is the go-to style when you want to go from dress up to jeans and a fun sweater. Its rich chocolate suede will make you swoon, and the fact that it also comes in black will make you want to buy both colors!

 


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This lovely bootie is exactly that. The warm brown color and Skechers Memory Foam comfort just may have you wearing these all day and night. Who says fashion needs to be painful? Also available in rich chocolate.

 


1-1WINCHESTER – MYSTERIOUS

There is nothing mysterious about this mid-calf boot.  A great look, whether it’s paired with boyfriend jeans or a pencil skirt. A nice sleek leather, this cutie is the perfect black boot for fall.

 

 

4AGENDA

No hidden agenda here, folks. Just a comfortable, rich olive suede bootie with a leather buckle strap across the vamp for added style. We’re loving the lug sole for a little edge. If olive isn’t your thing, it’s available in black too. (At Skechers retail stores and coming soon to skechers.com.)

 


2-2CACTUS MARCHER

Sign me up for these quilted mid-calf lace-ups! Can’t you just picture them peeking out of your favorite long skirt, saying “Look at me!” Available in black only, this marcher is turning heads everywhere.🙂 (At Skechers retail stores and coming soon to skechers.com.)

What new boots are on your must-hit list? Enjoy the season and happy shopping!

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