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!

GET INTO THE SPIRIT WITH HALLOWEEN MOVIES

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We’re approaching the big night of haunts for 2016!  Save the trick or treating for Monday and spend this weekend snuggling up with someone special as you watch a perfect movie for the occasion. We asked around the office for some staff favorites. Some are super scary. More are totally fun—surprisingly many members of our team aren’t huge fans of the frightful flicks. In any case they’ll all put you in the right mood for Halloween! Let us know what you’ll be screening this weekend in the comments.

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Hocus Pocus
Hands down! I don’t do horror, so this movie is the perfect combo of spooky and silly for me.
– Jill

Editor’s note:  It’s only listed here once, but Hocus Pocus was BY FAR the favorite Halloween movie of those we asked.  It turns out quite a few grew up with this Disney classic in the early 90’s.

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Stephen King’s Carrie
(Only the Sissy Spacek version!)… because I like how she gets revenge on all of the mean, horrible bullies… Karma, all I am saying.
-Sue

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Nightmare on Elm Street
Is there anything better than a man with a melted face, creepy sweater and claws who haunts your dreams? Plus you get to watch Johnny Depp play a young jock who gets slaughtered…
Nancy  

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Once October hits I am all about Disney Halloween movies. Halloweentown, Phantom of the Megaplex, Don’t Look Under the Bed… all of them! I grew up watching these movies so it’s become tradition.
-Poot

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Nightmare Before Christmas
Because “this is Halloween, this is Halloween!”
-Chad

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Casper
The movie came out when I was young and when it plays every year on TV, it brings me back to that carefree time in my life. Also, I’m really just a kid at heart.
-Selina

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Scooby-Doo
I was frightened by the Darktopolypse Ritual.
-Bob

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Practical Magic
I love the witchcraft in the movie.
-Kara

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Gravy
Great combination of comedy and horror with a solid cast.
-CJ

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The Conjuring
I love “real life” paranormal horror flicks and this 70’s set story is one of the best.  The sequel is pretty great too for a double feature.
-Dougie

SKECHERS PIER TO PIER FRIENDSHIP WALK RAISES $1.6 MILLION FOR KIDS

 

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It’s been eight years since our Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk started in Manhattan Beach – and we’re so grateful that every year of the walk to date has brought record-breaking donations for children with special needs and schools. This past Sunday, we had our largest attendance yet – 12,000 people – all walking to raise more than $1.6 million for kids.
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They joined all kinds of celebrities – Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sugar Ray Leonard, Camila Alves, Ian Ziering, Denise and Katie Austin, and Tommy Lasorda; a squad of teen TV and movie stars; and Walk performers Asia Monet Ray, Jordyn Jones, New District and Aidan Prince. Sponsors backing the Walk included lead sponsors Nickelodeon and NBC4 Southern California, and national and local companies from every industry: retail, finance, technology, fitness, foundations and more.

When we look back at our very first Walk, we’re astounded by how it’s grown from a passionate community event into the nation’s largest for kids with special needs and education. In spite of its growth, we’re thrilled to see that it remains the same: the focus continues to be on our kids, and how we can achieve amazing things together to help them thrive.

The Friendship Foundation has been a huge gift for children with special needs and their families, and this year’s funds will continue to support their efforts with programs, peer mentoring, sporting events, and field trips. Education foundations will also be able to improve our schools by retaining teachers and programs, making classes smaller and upgrading facilities and technology. And we continue to provide scholarships to deserving children – $100,000 will be given in 2017. All this is because so many have given so much (an incredible $7 million over the years).
img_0604A huge thanks to everyone who participated this year – and to all of you, who have joined more than 4 million viewers engaged with our cause online. In addition to Nickelodeon and NBC4 Southern California, a grateful shout out to Wells Fargo, Steel Sports, The Claudette and Ethan Rickett Care Foundation, Ross, Zappos.com, Vertra, WSS, United Legwear & Underwear Co., Mattel, Body Glove, Premier Displays & Exhibits, Kids Foot Locker, JAKKS Pacific, Marshalls, Cushman & Wakefield, Caskey & Caskey, Siltanen & Partners Advertising, Continental Development, Northrop Grumman, Equinox, Chevron, and so many others who have provided funds and support to provide a better future for children.

You can learn more about the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, watch our videos and see how we help children with special needs and schools online at skechersfriendshipwalk.com and on Facebook.

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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.

WE APPRECIATE YOU! NOW ENTER TO WIN SHOES!

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We love that our fans all operate at the beat of their own drum. Each of you with your unique style and vision on life are beautiful in your own way. And nothing excites us more than when you tag us on social media!  These images help us get to know you and define the versatility of Skechers style. We appreciate so much that you’re eager to share them with us…and the world!  From working out to chilling at the beach–from play dates to rainy afternoons–from the city to the country, you prove that Skechers knows no boundaries and you inspire us to make sure we never let you down.

It’s #CustomerAppreciationDay at Skechers, but we can tell you’re far more than just a customer when it comes to this brand and that is exactly why we appreciate you so much.  To illustrate how much we adore you and your support of Skechers, we’re giving away FREE shoes!  Scroll past these awesome images to learn how to enter.

Cool shots, right?  Now for the fun part…here’s your lucky chance to win a FREE pair of Skechers!  It’s super easy to enter–just leave a comment below and tell us how many pairs of Skechers you own or when you wore your first pair or anything to get across how you are a big fan of Skechers! We’ll be selecting THREE winners to receive FREE shoes. Leave your comment ASAP as the cutoff for entries is Friday, October 21 at 4PM PDT. We can’t wait to read what you have to say!  Good luck and thanks again for supporting Skechers!

Complete rules for this blog comment contest are available here.
Top image courtesy @vinzyy_ via Instagram.

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