Women

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!

 

BLOG TAKEOVER: BEACH YOGA GIRL SURRENDERS TO THE OUTDOORS

Beach Yoga Girl Kerri poses in the Skechers Burst – Very Daring sneaker. Photos by Agathe Padovani.

I love yoga outdoors.  I think there is something magical about being outside in the fresh air practicing yoga in the elements. Now that the weather is getting cooler, it’s the perfect time to be outside. Besides practicing at my home studio or at the beach, I also like to practice at my favorite park at Lake Okeeheelee here in South Florida.

Getting outside in the elements made a huge difference for me in my practice.  For years, I practiced in a classroom setting, staring at those giant mirrors. The problem wasn’t the mirror; it was that I was focusing mainly on what I looked like and if I can be candid… really it was about how my hair and outfit was looking.  That may seem shallow, but I found it really hard to concentrate while staring at myself.

I also obsessed on my form – trying to look perfect in the mirror, all while trying to be “zen.” What is so funny to me now in retrospect, is that there really wasn’t anything zen about it.

Now don’t get me wrong – I don’t think practicing indoors is bad.  In fact, it’s quite practical and it is what most of us do; however, when I began to practice outside, I was able to let go of what I looked like and really feel the practice of yoga.  There was no mirror to tell me if I was doing it right or wrong, and I had no idea if I looked good or bad.  I simply surrendered to the practice and learned to feel the postures, feel my breath and feel the world around me.  It was an eye-opening and rewarding experience for me.
1o8a4979miaThere are some additional benefits to practicing outside that I didn’t recognize until I did it. I found that my practice on different surfaces really challenged my balance.  I couldn’t do postures like Tree Pose or Warrior 2 that were once easy for me inside on a hard floor, and postures that were usually harder for me like Pigeon Pose or Frog pose now seemed easy-breezy.

I also noticed how easily I would get annoyed at the elements.  If the wind was too strong, I’d fall over or if sand got on my towel, I’d spend countless minutes brushing it off. I mean, wasn’t I supposed to surrender to the practice?  Why was it so hard for me to just embrace it? It really got me thinking about how important it is to change up our surroundings in order to learn a valuable life lesson: the art of surrender.

1o8a4964miaPracticing outdoors definitely took me a while to get used to – but over time, I began to love it.  I learned to let go of what people thought about me and whether I was “doing it perfectly.” What was happening on the outside, whether it be wind, rain, uneven surfaces, temperature (or yes, the occasional bug) did not matter.  What mattered was how I responded to those things. I believe that learning to respond in peace is the lesson of yoga and the secret to living a more peaceful life.

I live near a big lake, and often take my boys and dogs for walks there.  It’s so nice to be able to just stop next to the lake and practice. Skechers makes these amazing new flexible sneakers. They have the perfect amount of flex to perform yoga outdoors.  They also easily slip on and off for poses that may require bare feet.

I encourage you to find time to practice somewhere outdoors that inspires you to let go and surrender. No matter what your experience level, I believe that surrendering your yoga to the outdoors will have a profound effect on your practice and your life.

Beach Yoga Girl Kerri Verna has taught Yoga for 14 years. A 200-hour RYT and personal trainer, she is SUP Yoga-certified with Stoked Yogi and has over seven fitness certifications including Pilates, Kickboxing and Tai Chi. She enjoys sharing her love for Yoga and photography on social media. Join her one million-plus followers at Instagram, on Facebook and at BeachYogaGirl online.

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ON THE DREAMY SET WITH KELLY BROOK

Our favorite British model and actress Kelly Brook was on set last month to shoot a new commercial for the Skechers with Air-Cooled Memory Foam collection and she’s inviting you to join her behind-the-scenes for an insider look at the production! We filmed Kelly on location at a beautiful seaside home near Malibu, California—check out the video below where Kelly offers a sneak peek at the dream-like pool deck set. She also shares why she’s so fond of the incredibly comfortable collection and adds some insight on how the variety of colors and looks offered is perfect for her current style.

After you hear Kelly’s thoughts on the new campaign, be sure to take a look at the complete commercial as well—soon to be seen on televisions everywhere! Have you given any of our styles featuring Air-Cooled Memory Foam a try? Tell us what you love about your cushioned and comfortable pair in the comments!

 

MUST DO MONDAY: BOND WITH A LOVED ONE

StairsWe all have those people on our hit list: the friends and family who fall under those phrases like “I should really give her a call” or “I haven’t seen him in forever.” Whether they’re old friends and relatives you never get to visit, or people you see every day like your spouse, partner or kids, we all feel like we should make more “we” time with those we love. Today’s the day!

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Reconnect with the person at the very top of your list with a call, email or text… or if you’re feeling adventurous, drop by for a visit. Plan a fun surprise outing together, or make it as simple as a walk in the neighborhood to enjoy some quiet time. Chances are, your loved ones have been thinking of you just as much, and would be thrilled if you beat them to the punch.

Who did you get to reconnect with today? Tell us about your visit in the comments!

Shown above: The women’s Microburst – Fluctuate sneaker and Microburst – Hyped Up slip-on in Navy, and men’s gray Equalizer 2.0 – True Balance sneaker and charcoal Equalizer 2.0 slip-on.

MUST-DO MONDAY: HEAD OUTDOORS

Summer officially starts next week, and we’re inspired to get outside and check out all of the ways we can enjoy the longest days of the year. Whether it’s a beach, the woods, or even a walk in your local park or neighborhood, there are endless ways to enjoy the beauty of the world around us.

We all know how helpful exercise is, and it offers are a slew of health benefits that help women in unique ways (like playing a role in preventing everything from women’s cancers to osteoporosis and heart disease, which kills more women than men every year). But there’s a lot to say for simply improving your daily mood by just stepping outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. It offers a change of pace to the regular routine, and for those who make it a regular practice, it can really transform the tone of your summer.

We always love to check out local hikes online, or explore new ways to walk to local destinations like grocery stores, restaurants and libraries. What’s the next place you’ll explore?

On Lauren: the Skechers Originals – Denim Dash sneaker.

SKECHERS + ZOYA SUMMER SWEEPS

June has arrived and with it summer sandal season officially kicks into high gear!  Of course with months of sunny weather ahead, polish in the season’s on-trend colors is an essential accessory when showing off those toes in a great pair of sandals. We love this time of year so much that we’re partnering with ZOYA natural nail polish for a special summer sweeps to make sure a few lucky winners are prepared for the hottest days ahead.

One grand prize winner will receive a $100 Skechers gift card PLUS a $100 ZOYA gift card so you have the options to create the ultimate sandal and color mix and match assortment to coordinate your look to your style and attitude through the months ahead.  Plus, ten more lucky winners will receive a free pair of Skechers sandals plus a ZOYA Summer Polish Trio pack.  The sweepstakes starts today and ends on Wednesday, June 15 at 8pm PST.  Enter now right here! 

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From strappy flats to thongs to wedges and slings, Skechers has the perfect comfortable sandals for you this season. And ZOYA produces the longest wearing toxin-free formula for natural nails, with over 300 BIG5FREE & vegan friendly shades. Checkout @zoyanailpolish on Instagram to see the countless colors. And show us how you style your Skechers sandal look this summer by sharing pix on Instagram with #skechersstyle!

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*Total ARV of prizes: $1,200. 

URBAN RETRO WITH SKECHERS ORIGINALS

We recently debuted the all new Skechers Originals collection with a splashy Meghan Trainor commercial that featured the pop star dancing in a swanky club to the sounds of her hit single, “NO.”  That cool urban club was the ideal backdrop to launch the retro sneaker collection because these fun sneakers pair perfectly with the contemporary casual style of those who spend their lives in the city. Every pair features an Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole to ensure that you’ll be comfortable even standing on a long G-train ride from your place in Red Hook to that new hot spot in Williamsburg.

For women, bright and unique colors and patterns help drive a distinctive look that feels at home against creative graffiti popping through the sometimes drab summer landscape of brick, cement and asphalt. Select styles even offer a hidden wedge for a little extra height to give you an advantage in the crowd the next time your favorite local band sneaks in a surprise set at a busy neighborhood block party.

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Part of the appeal of the OG line is that many styles offer a unisex look that could look great on anyone.  And the men’s collection includes a lot of neutral colors perfect for lounging outside a cafe or watching the action at the corner basketball courts.  Worn with any variety or color of denim, whether you’re headed uptown, downtown or crosstown, these sneakers will get you through that lazy Sunday in any borough.

The Skechers Originals collection is available now with more styles on the way. Shop the collection for women and men, and share your favorite Skechers Originals looks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with #MTrainSkechers.

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