Trend Talk

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!

SPRING’S PRETTIEST SANDAL FLATS

We’re celebrating spring with sandal flats! We love giving our soles a warm weather break with sandals that are easy on the feet – and Skechers is taking sandal comfort to a totally new level this season, with incredible cushioning that your heels can really sink into.

Take a look at these gorgeous MUST HAVE styles from our spring assortment, courtesy of our women’s style merchandisers… they’re prettier than ever, with everything from sparkly stones and pretty prints to studded statements, chevron and more!

ROCK THE ROCKS

The perfect blend of bling and comfort, Meditation – Chill Vibes is the softest, most durable sandal flat – with a luxurious look that can dress up or down for any spring outing. The pretty rhinestone details look gorgeous – and the addition of yoga foam will have your feet saying ohm… Namaste! Shown in Chocolate; also available in White and Navy.

GO WILD

Knit sling thongs have been all the rage for quite some time now, but the Indulge 2 – Urban Safari sandal takes it up a notch with a pretty Ikat print and a luxe foam bottom that keeps your feet in total comfort. This is an office favorite – it’s perfect for work and play! Shown in White/Black and Black/Natural.

SAY IT WITH STUDS

We love this gorgeous Indulge 2 – Free Fallin’ Roman thong sandal – it makes a statement, but is also totally versatile. Plus it has luxe foam to keep your feet feeling happy and trend-right with the microfiber suede and studded details! Shown in Black; also available in Taupe.

GLAM UP YOUR GAMS

We love glitz, and this little Indulge 2 – Glitz & Glam rhinestone thong with luxe foam delivers. The chevron design and duraleather trim give it a fashionable edge that will be the envy of your friends! So simple, versatile and luxurious looking (and feeling). Shown in Black/Gray and Multi-Shaded Taupe.

Are you inspired to revamp your flats for spring? Tell us which style you’ll start with in the comments! And for those gearing up to head outdoors, keep an eye out for our hottest sport sandals in the next couple weeks!

 

SPRING CASUALS FOR MEN

Gentlemen, it is time to SPRING into action! Put those boots aside and freshen up your look with a new pair of Skechers. Whether you are looking for fit, fashion or function, Skechers has you covered. Check out our men’s merchandiser’s tips on the latest looks from our Men’s casual division.

DRESS DAY TO NIGHT


Looking for a shoe that can be dressed up our dressed down? The Palen – Gadon canvas style is for you. Paired with shorts for a casual afternoon lunch or pants for a nice dinner, this shoe is versatile and easy. With Gel-Infused Memory Foam and Relaxed Fit, you’ll feel sharp under any circumstance. Shown in Gray; also available in Light Navy, Light Brown and Black.

CASUAL COMFORT


Casual, comfortable and canvas… you can’t go wrong with the Porter – Zevelo! Simple in style but loaded with features like Air-Cooled Memory Foam, Classic Fit and a Skech-Air midsole, this shoe is perfect for any and all occasions. Shown in Black; also available in Khaki and Light Gray.

THE GREAT ESCAPE

Thinking about taking a vacation to Hawaii, Jamaica, or Cancun but just can’t do it right now? The Alven – Derico style brings that vacation to you. With its palm tree and hibiscus flower-printed sock liner, Air-Cooled Memory Foam and Classic Fit, this shoe will have you dreaming of island breezes. Shown in Tan; also available in Navy, Gray and Black.

SLIP INTO KNITS


This low-profile knitted stretch slip-on is definitely not a stretch to become your favorite shoe. The Boyar – Molsen is stylish and fresh with a nearly one-piece knit upper and sleek design. With Air-Cooled Memory Foam and Classic Fit, this style takes care of it all: fit, fashion, and function. Shown in Black; also available in Burgundy, Navy and Gray.

Let us know which of these men’s styles tops your list for spring… and join us next Tuesday for a first look at new casual women’s sandals!

SANDAL UP FOR SPRING!

Welcome to spring… that time of year when the weather can’t decide whether to throw us some early summer sun, douse us in rain or freeze us with frigid temps!

Whether you’re baking or are still bundling up, it’s a great time to stock up on transitional wedges that tell the world you’re ready to step out in style, no matter what Mother Nature says.

Pedicure your toes to pretty perfection… we’re pulling out all the stops with these gorgeous open-toed looks for 2017, top picks from our awesome style merchandisers!

STRAPS ARE BACK

Wedges are hotter than a pistol, and we’ve chased this look to create a sexy strappy sandal that will make you the talk of the party. The Livin Dream chunky wedge sandal has a cork look bottom and criss-cross straps, giving it a retro look with modern comfort (perfect for an evening out)! Available in Tan and Black.

A SO-CUTE CLASSIC

Sassy Pants, who says you can’t have it all? This Livin Dream crocheted strappy sandal is so feminine with the sheer upper, yet so edgy with the cork wedge. You can go from work to an evening out and not have to stop to change (but you may want to if you have them in both colors)! Find it in Black and Natural at select Skechers stores.

SWEET, SWEET CROCHET

The Beverlee – Fancy Work sandal is one of our most beloved bottoms! It gives a little lift at 2-1/2″, it has luxe foam to comfort the foot and with a crocheted upper, it is tres Boho chic! You won’t want to take these off until summer is over! Available online in Black, and in Natural at select Skechers stores.

COOL IT IN CANVAS

Kick it by the pool in this Heartbreaker – Young Love canvas cut-out slide with incredibly comfy memory foam. It’s great if you need a little lift, as it has a 2-3/4″ heel which is just right. Available in Red and Navy.

Head back here next Wednesday for the latest men’s warm weather looks for 2017! Which of these sandals is your favorite spring fling? Tell us in the comments!

HOT V-DAY STYLES & FLASH SWEEPS!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! In celebration of the big day, our team searched high and low for the perfect pair, and fell head over heels for these looks for guys and gals: they’re perfect for the special day, and are totally on-trend for year-round style.

Want to score a couple pairs of Skechers styles, on us? Join our Valentine’s Day Flash Giveaway on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! Details here.

Read on to see our great Valentine’s Day looks for next week and beyond!

FOR HER

OG 85 – STITCH N RUN

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What do you get when you mix retro and a red hot sneaker? The OG 85 – Stitch N Run! A classic tribute from our Originals collection, this style rocks a sweet V-day vibe and is awesomely comfortable every day of the year, thanks to the knit mesh and air-cooled memory foam insole.

D’LITES – REINVENTION

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D’Lites are EVERYWHERE, from Meghan Trainor to scores of influencers in the US and Asia –  they adore how we’ve sweetened up this classic retro look! People love rocking the 90’s vibe with 2017’s comfort features like soft flat knit and air-cooled memory foam – and this SKECHERS D’Lites – Reinvention style is no exception. Plus this subtle shade will go with absolutely everything (even chocolate!).

BURST 2.0 – NEW AVENUES

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Love, love, love! We can’t get enough of this new generation of Skechers Burst: meet 2.0! This New Avenues shoe is so soft, made with mesh knit – just pull it on like a sock! – and with its flexible feel and incredibly cushioned memory foam, it’s sure to be your solemate all season long.

FOR HIM

SKECH-FLEX 2.0 – MILWEE

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Hey guys: whether you’re heading out for a V-Day date or hanging out with friends, these classic black Skech-Flex 2.0 – Milwee sneaks are sure to keep you cool and comfortable everywhere you go. As part of Skechers’ Relaxed Fit collection, they’re a roomy fit and really breathable – take them from work to the gym to a hot date!

SKECH-AIR – VARSITY
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We had to shower the Skech-Air Varsity trainer with kisses; we love everything about this shoe. The seamless knit black and red design, the air cushion and memory foam, and the fact that it’s totally versatile – for the gym, school, and heading around town. We really love this deep red shade, but it comes in all kinds of other colors too (black, navy, gray, you name it).

FLEX ADVANTAGE 2.0 – MISSING LINK

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One-piece knit mesh is all the rage: it’s totally seamless and incredibly comfortable (and breathable). The Flex Advantage 2.0 – Missing Link training sneaker with air-cooled memory foam is another winner from our knit collection – and in black and white, it’s right on-trend and an easy match for every guy’s wardrobe.

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all – don’t forget to sign up for our flash sweepstakes this weekend! What’s your favorite style from our list? Tell us in the comments!

TWO TOP TRENDS FOR 2017

It’s never too early to prepare your closet for the hot styles set to dominate in the months ahead. To give you a little help, here’s two top points from our footwear trend forecast for 2017. Follow these points and you’ll be ahead of the fashion curve for the next season. Props to style blogger Lena for the top image—follow itslenatime on Instagram for more!

TREND ONE:
Comfortable & Stylish Street Sneaks

2017 is NOT the year to trade in comfort for looks in the big world of sneaks. You can have it all with styles that deliver on fashion and function. Fortunately, Skechers offers to achieve this look that are on point—here’s a few to consider!

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The women’s Kort Klassix with a gold trim is a classic choice for going the stylishly comfy route. These sneaks are so trendy that you could dress them up with a stylish maxi for an instantly chic ensemble! Did I mention they are extremely comfortable…?   BONUS PROTIP:  This style also looks GREAT with denim!

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How about a slip-on to complete your wardrobe this season? Look no further than the OG Double Up-Sleek Street. The blush color will add a simple neutral tone to your outfit. This color will always be trendy, and so will this style. Each of these timeless profiles featured a Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole to ensure that you can walk for days and still feel amazing.  BONUS PROTIP: Try to stay away from bright colors when wearing a pair like this. Neutral colors such as blush complement other neutrals!

TREND TWO:
Knitted Slip-on Sneaks

For 2017, we’re loving simplicity when it comes to fashion. Looking stylish shouldn’t be so hard, right? Life gets super easy with slip-on shoes and the casual knitted look is coming in hot this year so kick back and check out your options!

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It’s just the beginning for the knit-sneaks trend and Skechers has countless styles in this category. The Flex Appeal 2.0—Insights in black and white hits this trend perfectly. Easy to coordinate with any outfit, these shoes are multi-purpose and ready for whatever unfolds.  And with the cozy sock-like slip-on design you’ll for sure want this option in your 2017 closet.  BONUS PROTIP: If you’re aiming for the athleisure look, think beyond yoga pants—ripped jeans pair great with these shoes!

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Tired of shoe laces constantly getting untied or having to tie them at all (I know I am)? Luckily, the 2017 fashion forecast is stocked with slip-on shoes waiting just for you. The women’s Relaxed Fit: Empire – Game On multi-colored sneaker blends in comfort, a flare to your outfit AND the knitted upper trend all in one. Don’t miss out on these!  BONUS PROTIP: When you rocking the colorful sneaks, make sure your outfit is a single solid color—it’ll make the shoes pop even more than they would otherwise! 

What are the hot trends that you’re most looking forward to in the months ahead? Let us know in the comments or show us how you rock your favorite style by tagging #SKECHERS on Instagram and Facebook!                

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