THE NEW TWINKLE TOES DVD: OUT NOW!

Calling all Twinkle Toes fans… Twinkle Toes is back in her latest adventure! Head over to a Skechers store today or shop online at skechers.com to get her brand new movie on DVD, Twinkle Toes Lights Up New York.

For those who want a sneak preview, here’s the latest: Twinkle Toes has been dreaming of taking the ultimate summer vacation, but has to head over to New York City instead on a work trip with her dad, who’s been hired to direct a musical. When his show starts failing and opening night’s around the corner, it’s up to Twinkle Toes to turn it into a smash hit!

Complete with five bonus Twinkle Toes mini-adventures, Twinkle Toes Lights Up New York is a great DVD for all of us who love to get our Twinkle on, and lots of fun for families to enjoy. We all know that Twinkle Toes was born to shine – and this DVD’s sure to bring even more lights, camera and sparkle into your twinkling world (and make it even more fun to dance around in your favorite Twinkle Toes shoes).

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OZZIE SMITH LACES UP IN RELAXED FIT

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When it comes to baseball, “Opening Day” is such a big event that it now stretches across two entire days! After a few match ups yesterday, the season truly and fully kicks off today. These are the spring days filled with hope for players and fans in every major league city. With 162 games yet to go, every team still has an equal statistical chance to play into October. It’s also the perfect day to launch a campaign starring the newest member of the Skechers Relaxed Fit team—legendary Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith!

Ozzie’s debut Skechers commercial premiered Sunday. In the spot, the former player compares his trademark double play skills with the style and comfort found in the Relaxed Fit footwear collection. We caught up with Ozzie to ask him his thoughts on Skechers:

“I’m excited to be working with Skechers on this campaign because they make some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I’ve been a fan of the brand for years, and I love how Skechers Memory Foam feels so relaxing on my feet.”

Check out the new commercial below and visit skechers.com for the latest styles in the comfortable Relaxed Fit footwear collection for men!

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SWEET SANDALS FOR SPRING

Get ready for spring… it’s time to brighten up your wardrobe with sandals! We asked our women’s merchandiser for the hot new trends, and she was thrilled to share the best looks of the season. Our Skechers ’16 sandal collection covers the globe’s hottest trends, and offers a nice all-in-one assortment for every style and activity. Whether your thing is wedges, flip-flops or all comfort, all the time, check out the latest here.

 

FASHION WEDGES

Wedges are looking better than ever. With stylish materials like cork, lace and rope detailing, we can’t wait for them to arrive! Here are some great new options from our fashion lines.

BOHEMIAS – FLOWER POWER

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This beautiful wedge will have people asking, “Where did you get those sandals?” With lace detailing and memory foam, you won’t want to take them off. Take your pick of the bunch. Shown in Natural, also available in Black and Brown.

VINYASA – BINDU

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A dressed-up sandal with rhinestone embellishments and yoga foam that hugs and comforts your feet with every step you take. Shown in Black Silver, also available in Navy, Taupe and White.

 

CASUAL SANDALS

Casual sandals have taken on a new meaning this year.  Skechers has designs for everyone from the beach girl to the fashion diva!

MEDITATION – SUMMER BREEZE

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This yoga-inspired style was a huge hit last year.  Must-have shades like Black (shown), Navy and Raspberry are perfect for coordinating with any outfit and can take you from the beach and pool to town.

MEDITATION – REFLECTION

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For 2016, we’re adding to this yoga-inspired trend with multi-hued designs, including my personal favorite in blue tie dye jersey (shown above, at select Skechers retail stores).

 

OUTDOOR SANDALS

These days, there’s no reason why fashion needs to be compromised for the sake of comfort.  We’ve given the basic comfort sandal a stylish, fun update, perfect for cooling your heels all day long.

BAYSHORE – PADDLE

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This little lovely has so many reasons to buy it.  It’s got roomy Relaxed Fit and Skechers Memory Foam design for ultimate comfort, and it’s an adjustable thong, which is a nice feature for hot summer days. Shown in Dark Natural, also available in Black and Navy.

REGGAE – DESERT ESCAPE

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This reggae has an ethnic printed T-strap and is in the richest colors.  I love the Chocolate Brown, but if you like color, take a look at the Navy, Black, Taupe and Coral (shown above).  All of these are gorgeous!

 

What Skechers sandal styles are you going to rock this season? Tell us here!

MUST-DO MONDAY: GET OUTSIDE AND PLAY

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Spring finally arrived yesterday and we’re all hoping that means warmer days filled with sunshine are here to stay. After a winter cooped up inside, this is the time of year that encouraging outside play is an essential must-do for your kids. And setting the tone on this first Monday of the season will help build better play habits that carry through summer and beyond. Playing outside encourages creativity, drives social development and promotes physically active fun for growing boys and girls. Whether it’s tag with the neighborhood kids, organized sports, imagining a land of outdoor make-believe, or exploring nature with the family—the great outdoors opens up their worlds in ways not possible sitting in front of a TV, iPad or video game console. Wasn’t it so much easier before all those distractions? So be prepared as they might grumble at first, but make it your must-do to guide them, help them, convince them, even push a little if you have to…because going outside really is that important.

What was your favorite outdoor play activity growing up?  Let us know in the comments!

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Photos of Ava, Savannah, and Judah by Ruthie Ridley. To see more of her images, follow @ruthieridley on Instragram and check out her blog at ruthieridleyblog.com.

SPRING INTO KIDS 2016

Spring has arrived at Skechers! It’s time for bright colors, stand out designs and fresh new textures, which is exactly what Skechers delivers in our kids’ collections. We asked our style-savvy merchandisers to let us know the latest for little ones… check them out!

 

FOR GIRLS

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BOUNCE INTO SPRING

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The cheerful new Skech Air – Laser Lite showcases the traditional bouncy fun air pocket outsoles of our Skech-Air styles, with Skechers’ signature gel infused memory foam insole that will make a girl feel like she is walking on clouds. The ventilated Skech Knit mesh perfectly hugs the foot – and the shoe’s bright, vivid, fashion-right colors make this style a great addition to any girl’s spring wardrobe, comfort included!

 

A BURST OF FUN

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Warmer weather is the perfect time for outdoor play time, and every girl needs a “go-to” sneaker that will keep her comfy and looking extra cool. Skechers Burst (at Skechers Retail) is our newest lightweight lace-up – and the cool electric pink pops, flat knit mesh and Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam make it perfect for school, the park or a day out with family. And since this style is also available for adults, it’s the perfect opportunity for mommy-and-me matching. So sweet!

 

FALL IN LOVE WITH GLITTER

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Deliver dazzling looks, charming girly details and electric color pops in Twinkle Toes‘ new lace-up mid-top sneaker, Shuffles – Starlet Pose. Skechers’ signature lighted rhinestone toe caps get a fresh new update with glitter accents and stitched hearts! Bright metallic colors, a side zipper and fun laces give this lighted sneaker glitz and glamour that will make every girl fall in love. Pair up with some youthful fun and a sweet smile and you have a perfect combination for a lovely sparkling, spring day!

 

FOR BOYS

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GO BOLD AND BRIGHT

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The vibe is fun and carefree… vibrant colors are the big trend right now! Flashpods have all the bells and whistles, and with seven lights chasing and blinking with every step, he’ll love to blaze a vibrant trail in the Flashpod – Scoria.  Even better, the on/off switch on the side can deactivate the lights when needed. With the metallic stripe designs on the side panels and a vibrant translucent midsole panel, he will be photogenic anywhere he goes.

 

COOL FOR SCHOOL

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Fashion is the ultimate form of self-expression, and the Neutron sneaker serves as the perfect canvas for this trend. It can easily take boys from the classroom to the playground with hoodies and jeans. The ombre color effect mesh upper and unique 3D-printed overlays on front and sides is sure to cause a great reaction, thanks to its cool, sporty style.

 

A BOLT OF BLUE

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The future is now… and a technical fabric along with Skechers Gel-Infused Memory Foam plays well to this trend in the Fast Volt athletic sport sneaker. Complete with a dual-color mesh fabric upper and zig-zag strap, the Fast Volt trainer is designed for speed! It’s sure to add some high-intensity sport style to his look.

 

What Skechers Kids styles are your little ones wearing this spring? Tell us in the comments!

 

SKECHERS FOUNDATION GIVES $1.4 MILLION TO KIDS

One of the best parts of the annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is when we get to share the funds raised from the event – and last week was one of these special milestones. Supported by celebs like Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sugar Ray Leonard and Denise Austin, the Skechers Foundation presented record-breaking funds: a $434,000 check for the Friendship Foundation to help children with special needs, and $932,000 dedicated to six education foundations. We also celebrated the launch of our scholarship program – with $25,000 in scholarships for 11 well-deserving high school students, who were recognized for their great potential, leadership and contributions to their schools and communities.

To see the annual donations from this event grow seven-fold since its first year in 2009 has been incredible for our Skechers team. Every day, we get to see the results first-hand: from the Friendship Foundation’s programs for children with special needs, to the long-lasting benefits it has on our schools’ teachers, libraries, award-winning programs and more.

The Walk has raised more than $5 million for kids through the years – all because of the generosity of headlining sponsor Nickelodeon, numerous companies like Wells Fargo, Steel Sports, South Bay Vein and Laser Group, The Claudette and Ethan Rickett Care Foundation and Zappos.com, and celebrities, friends and families who want a better future for our children. We look forward to our 2016 Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, and continuing this wonderful tradition for years to come.

BLOG TAKEOVER:  BRITT ON HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE HABITS

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Hi, it’s Britt here from FitBrittNutrition! I’m a Holistic Nutritionist-to-be, and am passionate about ALL things health and fitness related.  After Skechers sent me a pair of their new Flex Appeal shoes to try out, I wanted to share my favorite tips with you that help me stay motivated to work out and all around live a healthier life. We can all get a little lazy with winter’s colder months, so these tips will help you jump right back into your fit-gear.

First, schedule your workouts for the week

That’s right, just like you would schedule a doctor appointment or a lunch meeting, SCHEDULE in those workouts on your calendar for the week! So many of my clients complain that they can’t find the motivation to work out during the week because they get home from work feeling tired, but if you schedule in 3-4 workouts throughout your work week ahead of time, you are more likely to stick to them. I also recommend working out at whatever time you know you will commit to, whether you’re a morning person and that’s before work, on your lunch break, or right after work, perhaps before you go home and get stuck to your couch. Find what time works for you!

Be prepared

Always have a bag of workout necessities stashed in your car. A few workout musts to include in your bag: A pair of your favorite Skechers, shorts/leggings, a workout bra (ladies), tank top, sweat towel, water bottle, a pre-workout snack like a bar (choose one that has clean ingredients that you recognize), and some headphones to play uplifting tunes. Also, plan out your meals on a weekly basis. I use Sundays as my meal planning and prepping day. Doing this ensures I have healthy meals and snacks on hand to eat throughout the week.

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Keep your weekends active

To keep your healthy habits consistent, plan one challenging workout to do every weekend. Whether it’s a new workout class you’ve been wanting to try, something a little unconventional like paddle-boarding, or going on a new hike. Choose a workout you usually don’t have time to do during your work week. I always plan out my weekend activity (which is usually an extra-long hike in a new area) during the beginning of a new week to give me something to look forward to and help me stick to it.

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Revamp date nights with friends

Friends are definitely good for your health, there are studies out there that prove it! However, greasy food and alcoholic beverages (if you are of legal-age) are not so good for your health. So the next time you make “Happy Hour” plans with your friend to catch up, opt for trying a new activity or healthy restaurant together instead, or even both!

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Update your workout shoes

Lastly, and most importantly (at least my feet would think so), update your workout shoes with a new style for 2016. Nothing motivates me like a new pair of shoes I can’t wait to wear to the gym or out hiking. It’s important to invest in a comfortable pair of shoes that are going to support you in whatever your workout (or workouts) of choice may be. You can see the Flex Appeal-Whirl Wind training shoe that Skechers sent me in the pictures. First, can we take a moment to acknowledge how cute they are?! And maybe even more importantly, how comfy and supportive they are…I’ve been rocking these shoes everywhere! Invest in a pair of shoes you feel good about, and that feel good on your feet.

Once you incorporate ALL of these tips, you’ll realize what a healthier week and weekend you’ve created for yourself without too much effort. Soon, these little changes will become habits that will contribute to living a healthy lifestyle that is easy to maintain. Not to mention, you’ll start to realize how amazing your body feels, inside and out, and nothing is more rewarding than that!

Britt Martin is a California native who is passionate about health, nutrition, and fitness. She has her Communication degree from Cal State Fullerton and is currently pursuing her goal of becoming a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant through Bauman College. She enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, yoga, and her dog-children. For inspiration, workouts, motivation, and lots of health tips and recipes, follow @FitBrittNutrition on Instagram and Facebook or visit her website at fitbrittnutrition.com.

 

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