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BEST BTS STYLES FOR GIRLS

Welcome back to our all-girls’ edition of hot BTS styles! Our Top Five line-up has all of the sparkles, bling, lights and comfort you’d expect from Skechers Kids… and then some! Our product gurus have selected an adorbs collection of so-cute styles sure to have all eyes on the girl in class. Read on!

SHINE BRIGHT

Who doesn’t love shiny, sparkly shoes? Air Lights are the perfect fit for a stand-out girl who wants her shoes to be the center of attention.  This new addition to the S-Lights collection includes a new lighted technology show cased from toe to heel, a totally fun look.

And when it’s time to tone down the sparkle, a heart shaped on/off switch keeps the focus on the beautiful metallic-colored stitching surrounding the shoe. And the easy bungee closure makes for quick access to start dazzling through the day!

 TIME TO SHINE

Just in time for BTS, Skechers introduces Energy Lights in Rose Gold! This blush beauty is ready to stand out in a crowd. It’s available up to a size 7 youth, in a metallic shade that will make a girl feel trend-right and fashion-forward during the day and ready to light up and stand out in the dark.

The same exciting Energy Lights features are included: seven different blinking color lights included in 11 fun light-up sequences, an on/off tongue switch and a chargeable battery so the fun never ends!

SO-COOL COMFORTS

Here are two sweet ways to give your girl tons of style, with comfort included! The newest addition to the bubbly Skech-Air family, Skech-Air Ultra – Sparkle City is a sparkling star with girly glitz: pink and purple ombre details in a comfy mesh upper, filled with Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam. This sneaker is the complete package; it looks adorable and feels comfortable for all-day wear at school and for play at home. You can find it at select Skechers retail stores.

And the stretchy, spunky Diamond Runner sneaker includes Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam for fresh and comfy all-day wear, a stretchy EZ sock fit design that molds to your foot and a high apex upper for a cool, sporty look.  Cheerful color pops, sleek black mesh and sparkly laces make this style very trendy and fresh! Every girl will want to stay active when wearing this cool jogger!

PRETTY POP PRINCESS

Twinkle Toes presents Shuffles – Rockin Stars! This Twinkle Star showcases how to look glamourous in a light-up high-top with sequined star cutouts and vibrant hot pink rock glitter. An on/off switch is also included for when you need to turn off the toe cap lights. The metallic black material makes her spunky yet dainty, ready to take on another day in the limelight!

We love this new girls’ line-up – which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments! 

 

BEST BTS STYLES FOR BOYS

Kids’ imaginations have been running wild all summer with new movies, new toys… and now NEW SHOES! Thanks to Skechers Kids’ innovations, unique looks and cool comfort, back-to-school tracks are now a must-have treat. Check out these five hot styles from our style merchandisers; they’re sure to cover the halls this fall.

OUT OF THIS WORLD

The first pair that got my attention looked straight out of an alien odyssey movie. Skech-X: Cosmic Foam, this pair rocks a thick cushioned “Cosmic Foam” midsole that’s moon-speckled and that screams bounce! An edgy circuit board pattern with bright neon accents on a stretchy high-top design make this pair truly stand out.

INFINITE FUN

When he’s ready to explore the dark universe: Street Lightz 2.0 – Skech-Rayz are here! This pair of metallic Hot Lights shoes feature step activated lights that chase his steps to give a cool trailing effect and they stay lit to catch up with his sprint! To top it off this shoe features an infinity mirrored light on the top of the toe area that will leave him mesmerized.

 

FUEL UP WITH COLOR

If he doesn’t want a toy on his foot and wants a pair of shoes that will “magically” make him jump higher, run faster, and make him the next sports hero, then the Skech-Air 3.0 – Downswitch is for him! It’s easy to strap in and play on. 14 air-cushioned pods surround a cool sporty zig-zag designed sole for plush that performs. Then there’s Nitrate – this super-lightweight lace-up pair features Skech-Knit mesh which is breathable and durable, and with a 3D printed design on the outside and air-cooled memory foam insoles that keep him looking and feeling cool.

BOLD AND BRIGHT

For the boy who wants every step to be a statement, there are Energy Lights! With seven different colors and 11 different light-up options, the party is ready to start when he steps into the room! Easy-to-recharge batteries will give him six hours of continuous lighting options that will have this kid feeling cool. These shoes have a classic leather mid-top silhouette, but with a blast of lights on the bottom. This pair is so cool that they’re now available in adult sizes!

Tell us which boys’ shoe is your favorite for fall… and check out our top five girls’ styles this Thursday!

BLOG TAKEOVER: A WEEKEND IN SKECHERS

We partnered with blogger Samuel Anthony from The Frenchie Toast for this takeover so that he could share how easy it is to style a full weekend with Skechers.

Oh the glorious weekend. A time when we finally get to relax and do what we want to do…right? Ummmm…not necessarily. As an adult, weekends tend to become more like a two-day period of chores, minus the allowance. However, there are some major perks, a break from work, sleeping in and of course more time with my smashed-faced drooling fur babies.

I am definitely obsessed with my pups, which is one of many reasons why I named my blog after them: The Frenchy Toast. If you follow it or my Instagram, you may already be familiar with my special stinky boys: Harvey Winston and his younger brother, Harvey Winston Jr. Fortunately I work from home so we get to spend a lot of time together, but one of my favorite things to do is harness up my little piggies and go for a walk.

This requires comfortable clothes… Queue my excitement over the current athleisure trend, where clothes typically worn for fitness or athletics are worn solely for fashion. I like to go monochromatic when styling this trend. In this instance picking a black scalloped t-shirt with black basketball shorts and my Skechers Flex 2.0 sneakers…they feel like they were molded just for my feet and offer support without compromising on comfort…IE – it feels like you are walking on clouds. Plus, how cute are they?

Regardless of trends, I wanted to change into something a bit less casual before heading out to run some errands. I opted for dark raw denim, skinny fit of course, paired with a grey v-neck and brown Skechers Porter – Ressen sneakers. I specifically chose these because of their classic look. Needless to say running errands is a little less daunting when you feel good in what you’re wearing and how easy was that? Great jeans, a v-neck and my favorite sneakers…plus cruising around in my new car makes basic errands a little more exciting.

Weekends really aren’t all work though, Sundays are always the light at the end of the tunnel when I’ve gotten through all my responsibilities. They’re the perfect opportunity to have a lazy day on the couch with my dogs followed by a proper date night…besides it really does feel good to dress up! One thing that usually drives me crazy about formal wear is how uncomfortable the shoes are. Whether it’s straining myself to death trying to jam my foot into the shoe or simply walking in them, these shoes are normally not something I look forward to wearing. Fortunately, the Mark Nason collection addressed all my concerns with their line of DressKnit shoes. They easily slide right on and are as comfortable as house slippers, but with the support you expect from a proper dress shoe.

I hope that these looks will help inspire easy fashions for your weekend. Whether you are walking the dogs, running around town or going out for a romantic evening, remember to not over think your clothes. Stick with simple, monochromatic colors and garments that feel great! Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog takeover! Remember to stay connected by visiting TheFrenchyToast.com, following me on Instagram + Twitter @SamuelAnthony and liking my Facebook Page @TheFrenchyToast.

SKECHER STREET HITS THE STREET

Meet Skecher Street Los Angeles: an edgy, new sneaker collection inspired by the urban street scene. Designed in LA, the collection takes the hottest shoe trends and wraps it into a fresh new footwear line (an amazing idea, we think).

Skecher Street’s Uplift – Wild Thang casuals in Zebra and Leopard.

In line with the season’s leading fashion trends, Skecher Street delivers sneakers, platforms and fashion trainers with premium metallic finishes, sophisticated takes on glimmer embellishments and playful embroidered pairs with star and graphic elements. We love how every style is unique, but can also be worn all the time and complement any look.

We’re so thrilled that fashion editors are into the collection, as well as much adored fashion influencers, including Mel Joy,  Koleen Diaz, Rachel Iwanyszyn of Jaglever, and others. Thanks for the love!

 

All of Skecher Street’s new styles come with the comfort and cushion you already love from big sis (SKECHERS). Skecher Street even has a patented Rise Fit technology that gives some of their styles more height, but Rise Fit’s contoured barefoot liners feel luxurious and just as comfy as your favorite flat. A great idea, right? Style. Comfort. Confidence. Triple the fun, triple the love. Three times as good.

Skecher Street’s Hi-Lite – Sugar High hi-tops in Off White.

To celebrate Skecher Street’s launch, we took our new styles on a tour of Venice Beach to shoot the collection, and are giving away a couple pairs on Instagram (Indicate which channel). Tell us your favorite Skecher Street style in the IG comments, tag a friend and you can win! Want to shop the line? You’ll find it at skechers.com, leading retailers and Skechers stores.

Follow @SkecherStreetLA to see what LA neighborhood we’ll be hanging out in with our #SkecherStreet style.

Shown above: Skecher Street’s Uplift – Wild Thang casuals in Zebra and Leopard, and Hi-Lite Sugar High high-tops in Off White.

Clockwise below: Skecher Street’s Hi-Lite – Perf-ect in Black; Lola – Metal Mayhem in Charcoal/Silver; Alba – Wild Walkers in Leopard; Omne – Jungle Jog in White/Silver; Hi Lite in Black/Gold; and Alba – Wild Walkers in Leopard.

 

 

MOTHER’S DAY STYLES WITH ADITI

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we reached out to photographer and blogger Aditi Mayer, who offered an insightful take on how she and her mother approach the special day with love and style.

Throughout the years, I’ve come to see the ways in which style has become, more and more, a medium for exchange and bonding between my mother and I.

For me, there has been an evolution: as a child, you’re dressed at her will; as a teen, you rebel against all that she prefers; and entering adulthood, you find your style is beginning to mirror her more and more. Let the closet sharing begin!

Shoes are a natural piece that one shares: their longevity, durability, and timelessness make it a medium for exchange and expression.

In honor of Mother’s Day, my mom and I came together for a photo shoot in some of our favorite Skechers pieces encompassing two approaches: formal and casual, both with comfort (a big must for us both). Some of our favorite looks are the Parallel – Structure sandal and the Livin Dream sandal (at select Skechers stores).

My mom and I are both suckers for added height to any outfit. But if there’s one thing that links us both, it’s that we need comfort. Wedges and platform styles are our best friends. These two styles have quickly become our daily wears, that transcend from our work lives to events. Jackpot.

 

As much as we love heels, we need our share of the everyday flat — something that’ll translate to hiking terrain, bike rides, and rolling green hills. One of our biggest feats in finding the perfect flat was getting a pair that had aesthetic quality, a color that paired well with many outfits, added support for our flat feet, and a great sense of grip on the bottom.

We’ve prevailed! For the days we need a little extra comfortable loving, or know that the outdoors are in our agenda, we wear BOBS Pureflex – Supastar and Relaxed Fit: Bikers – Lounger (more colors of these are also available at select Skechers stores).

Thanks to Skechers for helping us find our favorite pairs for the spring and summer. We’re ready for a Mother’s Day that can span everything from the outdoors to an evening out!

Aditi Mayer is the photographer and blogger behind ADIMAY.com, a site that explores the intersection of artistic expression and social action. She is passionate about using style as an agent to discuss a wide array of issues, from social politics to sustainability. Find her on Instagram at @aditimayer!

HOT STYLES FOR FESTIVAL SEASON

For nearly two decades, people of all ages from around the world have been lured to the desert in a Spring ritual to the Coachella festival as it kicks off the summer music fest season. These days more than 200,000 attend the iconic event held over two weekends in Indio, California. Most come for the music–with over 200 artists performing spanning every genre–that becomes a soundtrack to a fashion show occurring on the lush polo field grass. With temperatures hovering in the triple digits, Coachella offers an early exposure to sweaty summer sunshine, and with it a glimpse on the fashion trends coming in the months ahead.

The perfect festival outfit shows off personality, adapts with the weather, and keeps you comfortable through three days on your feet for 12+ hours walking miles from stage to stage.  And before or after you enter the gates, you want to be looking amazing and feeling great at the campsite, rocking out with your crew at the rental house, or lounging poolside.  Every festival may have a different feel but the concept remains the same—define your style with comfort and you’ll make it to the last set on day three!

And when it comes to comfort, Skechers always delivers.  We found a few fabulous women attending Coachella who rocked and amazingly styled their Skechers for the festival. We love these looks and hope these ladies will spark ideas on how easily you can add a little Skechers to your fest fashion plan. Alison Harvard (@AlliHarvard) poses on one of the pristine landscaped golf courses where all the best Coachella houses can be found in D’Lites – Reinvention at top and in a variation on our pink 2nd Take – Fall For Me sandal above left.  Above right Mia Stammer (@MiaStammer) shows us how to style that same pair of D’Lites only this time in black and white.

You’re sure to see Colleen Kelly (@Colliscool) wearing something like the above when she’s working her way to the front of the crowd for her favorite set. At left is the D’Lites – Reinvention again in a third color option—Mint (there’s also Gray, Pink and Navy options not seen here!) and on the right is the D’Lites – Fresh Catch sandal in black.  Below Jac Vanek (@Jacvanek) proves that footwear truly is the foundation for every look…ready for the dance tent with a totally different styling of the black and white D’Lite sandals on the left and a more relaxing afternoon of indie rock on the main stage in her pink sandals at right.

Inspired?  There’s lots of fun to be had in the months ahead—with some of largest upcoming festivals including Stagecoach this weekend in Indio, California; Sasquatch! near Seattle on Memorial Day weekend; June brings Bonnaroo in Tennessee, Governors Ball in New York City and Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas; LA’s FYF Fest is in July this year; plus Lollapalooza in Chicago and Outside Lands in San Francisco come August before Electric Zoo New York, Bumbershoot in Seattle and Philadelphia’s Made in America festival all close out the season on Labor Day weekend. And that’s just top highlights from the United States!

No matter where you’re going this summer, lounge time is always key.  Relax by the hotel or house pool before you hit the event. Festival going is hard work…you deserve to be refreshed!  Isabella Peschardt (@ibellapeschardt), seen below preshow in the Indulge 2 – Urban Safari sandals, understands the strategy.

Let us know what big music event you’re looking forward to most this summer in the comments! And show us how you style your favorite pair for the festivals with #Skechers on Instagram!

 

GET OUTSIDE IN SKECHERS

The cold is finally fading, and warm months are ahead. Time to take a deep breath of fresh air and head outdoors for fun in the sun!

Wherever you like to trek – the beach, mountains or something off the grid – we have an outdoor sandal that fits your lifestyle. Our Modern Comfort Reggae Collection is built to last, with super strong nylon mesh uppers and a nicely constructed bottom that provides your feet with hours of comfort.

Check out our new commercial starring our hottest outdoor sandals for spring!

Want a closer look at some of the commercial’s styles? Here’s a showcase with expert input from our style merchandiser:

 

OUTDOOR BOUND

A new addition to our Reggae family, the Haystack sandal has flat wide nylon mesh straps that adjust to the width of your foot. The toe thong gives it an updated look. Available in Navy/Pink (pictured), Black/Gray and Fuchsia.
PRETTY PERFECT

Lots of straps give our Loopy toe thong slingback sandal some dimension with an adjustable back to give you the comfort you deserve. Available in Mint (pictured), Chocolate/Blue, Blue/Pink and Teal.

 

COOL + COLORFUL

Back by popular demand, our Zig Swag toe thong sandal is backless for easy on/off wear. There is an adjustable band at the top to accommodate narrow and wide feet alike. Available in Navy (pictured), Gray, Natural and Black (at select Skechers stores).

 

SO CUTE IN CORAL

Like a flip-flop, but don’t like the lack of support on your foot? Look no further: the Space Cadet sandal has a flip-flop design with the comfort of a Reggae bottom – and a gorgeous punch of color. Super HOT! Available in Coral/Multi (pictured).

 

A BOLD BASIC

The versatile Kooky sandal is simply designed with wide flat nylon mesh straps and adjustable closure to keep you nice and cozy – whether you’re relaxing or strolling on the shore. Available in Black (pictured), Charcoal, Gray, Brown, Natural and Teal.
HIT THE TRAIL

It’s hard to choose our favorite, but the Trailway sandal is one of our top picks. Total comfort in this webbed design toe thong. Great basic colors to choose from: Black (pictured), Chocolate and Olive, also Gray and Natural at select Skechers stores.

 

SWEET + STRAPPY

Punching up the multi-strap toe thong with bright, beautiful colors, this Happy Rainbow Reggae sandal with the cute design on the nylon mesh is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Available in Coral (pictured), Gray, Natural, Black, Purple, and Green (at select Skechers stores).

 

DECK OUT IN COMFORT

This Reggae sandal may look basic, but its two-strap styling and adjustable toe and ankle closure may just make it the most comfortable sandal in our assortment (and worthy of its Decked Out name)! We kept it simple on the colors, too with Black (pictured), Charcoal, Gray and Natural.
GO-ANYWHERE STYLE

We’re loving the beautiful colors in this Jamrock sandal! The multi-rope webbing and adjustable straps provide comfort while the great colors will have everybody asking, “What are you gonna do in those shoes?” Available in Charcoal with teal and purple (pictured).

So many styles to choose from! Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

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