BLOG TAKEOVER: LIFE ON CAMPUS

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Finding your way as a first time college student at a new school can take time and effort. As one of our favorite Skechers team members is just over a month into her third year at Stanford, we asked her to give us some insight and tips on surviving campus life and how Skechers fits in to her Fall Semester. 

In October on campus, it can be especially hard to dress correctly for the weather when it’s freezing in the morning, 80 degrees by the afternoon, and anywhere in between in the classrooms! Ankle booties like the Skechers Lovely keep you warm in the mornings and during cold classes, but allow for ventilation when it heats up. Light sweaters are crucial for layering during this transitional time of year, and they’re especially versatile when thrown on over a breathable tank top.

October is also a time when you might feel a lull in motivation after getting settled into the swing of things on campus. So try to remember the excitement you had at the beginning of the semester! Maybe you’ve stopped writing down your assignments or meetings in your calendar, or maybe you never had one to begin with. Maybe your exercise routine has fallen flat as you’ve become busy with other commitments. As fall kicks into full gear, take the time to review your habits and make sure you’re still doing your best to stay organized.

The leather Relaxed Fit Palen – Demore for men or the burgundy Skechers Originals OG 82 for women deliver on comfort through long study sessions.

Here are some of my favorite study tips to ensure success in class:

  • Get a planner or use the calendar in your phone!
  • Schedule when you are going to do which homework. Even if you don’t get to the exact assignment you scheduled, you’ll still have a dedicated time to work on whatever you need to.
  • Find your ideal study environment. Do you need silence to read? Or do you like having people around? Are study groups your thing? Try out different options to see what you like best.
  • In class, if the professor defines a key concept or term, write it down in your notes.
  • Also take notes on assigned readings. That way you’ll have a quick summary of the main points and what you think about them, and you can review those notes before the test – instead of having to skim the whole reading over again!

The men’s Equalizer 2.0 or the women’s Skech-Air Varsity are great footwear options for a quick workout.

And when your brain needs a break, workout your body to relieve school pressure! Consider these suggestions to make the most of your fitness time:

  • Just like you should do for studying, schedule in time for exercise. This will keep you more accountable because you know you have the time to work out! Thinking ahead will also help you prepare better, for example wearing your exercise clothes to class so you can work out right after.
  • Get going with a pump-up playlist – whether it’s EDM, pop, or rock, make sure it’s full of your favorite upbeat music.
  • Find a form of exercise you actually enjoy! There are so many different ways to do cardio, toning, and resistance exercises. For cardio try cycling, jogging, speed-walking, swimming, dancing, or anything else that gets your heart rate up. As for more focused muscle building, try a barre class, weightlifting, Pilates, or yoga! If you look forward to exercising, it will be so much easier to find the time for it.
  • Your campus gym can also be a great resource. Look into whether they offer free or discounted access and explore everything it has to offer. Don’t be afraid to wander around slowly learning the ropes of the machines or weights – that’s what they’re there for! Everyone has to start somewhere.

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What are your tips and tricks for staying motivated both academically and on the fitness front through the experience of college? Tell us in the comments!

BLOG TAKEOVER: FALL MOMMY AND ME STYLE

As we transition into autumn, we asked Laura Boswell of Walking in Memphis in High Heels for some seasonal style thoughts for mom and daughter.

I work all day Monday through Friday, so come weekend, it is mine and Leighton’s favorite time to get out and about together! As soon as the clock hits 8AM, Leighton is up. I am usually already ready in my favorite running gear and my Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 sneakers. Once she gets up, it’s off to our favorite park in the stroller! Our absolute favorite place to be is outdoors. We do lots of running, strolling and of course we squeeze in some time on the playground too. Leighton’s Skech Appeal – Fabtastic sneakers are perfect for our fun morning out and about together.

This past weekend it was still hot (like summer weather hot!) so we still got to dress in our favorite summer outfits complete with a Skechers Originals slip-on for me and a cute Twinkle Toes moccasin for her. I love how easy these shoes are to throw on. Come Saturday and Sunday I am all about comfort after dressing up for the corporate world. There is nothing easier than sliding on a pair of comfy shoes and jeans to chase your toddler around. ; )

Fast forward to this week, and it finally feels like fall! Like most everyone, fall is my absolute favorite time. It’s when my husband and I started dating, got engaged and when Leighton was born. It just brings about so many special memories. My other favorite part of fall is the fashion. I love living in warm cozy layers and boots. I’m actually even keeping my fingers crossed for a little snow come winter just so I can pull these adorable Skechers Duck boots out even more. Now I’m just waiting on Leighton’s feet to get a little bigger so I can get her some big girl boots too!

You can usually find me and Leighton at the park strolling, babywearing, riding bikes or doing something outdoors. It is definitely our escape and our way to spend special mom and toddler time. Thanks for spending a little time with me and Leighton today, and I hope everyone has a great October!

Check out Laura’s blog—Walking in Memphis in High Heelsfor style tips and fashion inspiration. And be sure to follow and like her on InstagramTwitter and Facebook to see more of her latest seasonal looks.

BLOG TAKEOVER: WORKOUT AT HOME WITH SARA HALEY

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On this Must-do Monday, we asked prenatal and postnatal fitness expert Sara Haley to give us a few tips on easy at-home Fall workouts for busy parents.

Fall is one of the busiest times of year for my family. This year my oldest started kindergarten, and my youngest started preschool three mornings a week. Needless to say, our lives have been full of transitions lately, which also means workouts have fallen lower on the priority list. I’m determined to get my workouts back on track before fall is over. If you’re in the same boat as me, or just looking to switch things up, here are some ways to workout at home and make getting or staying fit a priority this fall.

GET OUTSIDE . . . while you still can! I currently live in Southern California, so this isn’t as much of a problem for me. I was, however, raised in the Chicago suburbs and spent years in New York City before kids, so I know the reality of winter workouts. Take advantage and do as many workouts as you can outside while the weather is nice. You’ll be kicking yourself come January if you don’t. Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 are perfect for slow or fast walks. If you’re a mama, I have some great FREE stroller workouts available on my YouTube channel.

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SWITCH IT UP WITH FALL INSPIRED EXERCISES – As a mom, I sometimes have some “entertaining” to do during my workouts, so this Peek-a-BOO Ghost Squat works my butt, legs and heart while keeping my two-year-old entertained. Squat down (option to take hands covering your face). Push off the floor (opening arms and yelling “Boo”) before landing back in squat. Do a total of 10 in a row. Rest and repeat three more times. I love the Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 air cooled memory foam because it adds support during plyometric exercises like these.

USE PROPS – I love props, or “toys” as I refer to them at home. They make things fun and different, so I don’t get bored, which ultimately means I workout more often. One of my favorite props for fall is of course a pumpkin! Skechers Skech-Air Extreme – Evolve give me the support I need to get the most out of these “Pumpkin Chops” that work the core, legs and butt.

I hope you have the happiest and healthiest fall and are inspired to get outside, perform some fall inspired exercises and use some new props!

Sara Haley is known for her expertise in fitness through pregnancy and motherhood. She has developed a series of workout DVDs for soon-to-be and new moms and speaks often about prenatal fitness on news programs as well as in major newspapers and magazines. Sara is sharing fun and effective Fall-inspired exercises all through October on her blog at sarahaley.com and be sure to follow @sarahaleyfit on Facebook & Instagram for additional healthy lifestyle tips and inspiration.

BEST WOMEN’S FALL BOOTS

We’re back with another look at boot styles… this time, for her!

For this season’s hottest looks, our team has been getting inspiration from the trends gracing the runways and fashion magazines around the world. Booties are hotter than ever, and we’re loving this season’s hottest designs. There are so many rich materials and warm colors to choose from, not to mention the addition of Skechers Memory Foam, which makes any shoe feel so much better. Check out what we have in store for the season!



3AMARILLO – GUNS BLAZIN’

Annie, get your gun (and get these booties, too)! This ruched upper suede bootie is the go-to style when you want to go from dress up to jeans and a fun sweater. Its rich chocolate suede will make you swoon, and the fact that it also comes in black will make you want to buy both colors!

 


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This lovely bootie is exactly that. The warm brown color and Skechers Memory Foam comfort just may have you wearing these all day and night. Who says fashion needs to be painful? Also available in rich chocolate.

 


1-1WINCHESTER – MYSTERIOUS

There is nothing mysterious about this mid-calf boot.  A great look, whether it’s paired with boyfriend jeans or a pencil skirt. A nice sleek leather, this cutie is the perfect black boot for fall.

 

 

4AGENDA

No hidden agenda here, folks. Just a comfortable, rich olive suede bootie with a leather buckle strap across the vamp for added style. We’re loving the lug sole for a little edge. If olive isn’t your thing, it’s available in black too. (At Skechers retail stores and coming soon to skechers.com.)

 


2-2CACTUS MARCHER

Sign me up for these quilted mid-calf lace-ups! Can’t you just picture them peeking out of your favorite long skirt, saying “Look at me!” Available in black only, this marcher is turning heads everywhere. 🙂 (At Skechers retail stores and coming soon to skechers.com.)

What new boots are on your must-hit list? Enjoy the season and happy shopping!

BEST MEN’S FALL BOOTS

Guys, it’s time to re-boot your shoe game as we settle into fall! We asked one of our lead men’s merchandisers for the latest Skechers boots that offer great fit, style and function – and he had five stellar looks that are perfect for the cooler weather like we saw in NYC.

 

p1070206SKECHERS SERGEANTS – VERDICT

A classic utility boot, this iconic look never goes out of style. Made with Air-Cooled Memory Foam and waterproof leathers, it’s comfortable for all-day wear under any condition. Shown in Wheat; also available in Brown and Black.

 

p1070162SKECHERS RELAXED FIT – SEGMENT – ANDER

Need a boot to hike the Flatirons of Boulder or trek the streets of NYC? The Ander boot is for you! Loaded with features like Gel-Infused Memory Foam and luxurious waterproof leathers, these boots are perfect for marching up that peak or hitting the city streets. Shown in Brown; also available in Wheat and Black.


p1070181SKECHERS RELAXED FIT – BURSEN – TEVEN

A super lightweight Burst sport boot should be central to your boot collection. Sleek and stylish, this boot is perfect for anything and everything. Spend the afternoon walking around on our comfortable Burst midsole and then enjoy your evening pairing this boot with jeans and a sport coat. Shown in Black; also available in Light Brown.

 

p1070188SKECHERS RELAXED FIT – BLAIS – CELEK

When you think of a hiking boot, the Blais – Celek boot is the definition: tough and rugged, with lots of traction. You’ll be able to tackle the terrain of your favorite trail knowing that you have the comfort of Relaxed Fit Memory Foam and waterproof protection while enjoying life’s adventures. Shown in Chocolate; also available in Black.

 

p1070177SKECHERS RELAXED FIT – SEGMENT – BARILLO

Many men think of boots solely for work or outdoor activities, but this boot is quite the opposite. It’s for dressing up, looking sharp, and feeling confident. The rich smooth leather, moc toe design, and beautiful stitching on this boot will have you walking around town feeling like a million bucks. Shown in Brown; also available in Dark Brown.

Ready to boot up this season? Share your favorite Skechers style with us!

GREAT FALL TRADITIONS

Featured styles: the Amarillo – Guns Blazin and Cactus – Marcher boots.

We love the crisp air and colors of fall – so much so, we’ve been exploring fun fall finds on Pinterest! To get into the spirit of the cooler months, we also asked our fellow international Skechers teams about their countries’ favorite fall traditions. Read on to hear how people abroad are celebrating the season!

Fall in Canada: Good Food, Family and Fun

Out of all four of our seasons, Fall always seems to be much anticipated and much enjoyed by Canadians. We love driving on the country roads admiring the trees adorned with red, yellow and orange leaves. Many of us take advantage of the refreshing weather and take the family out for an afternoon of picking apples and getting lost in a corn maze. We fully indulge at Thanksgiving (which is in October for us)… bringing home-cooked meals to the table and encouraging fun family time in the home. Toasting pumpkin seeds, baking fresh pies and watching Sunday football are just some of the memories Canadians love to make in the Fall.

Germany’s Goldener Oktober

Here in Germany, we love to take a walk especially when the weather is nice and the sun is shining. 🙂 Every tree is losing leaves and they become brown. But when the sun is shining, they look like they were golden and you go through a gigantic golden field of leaves. This is why we also call this time “Goldener Oktober” that means “Golden October.” For a lot of people, this is the most favorite season here in Germany!

Spain Gears Up for the Holidays

In Spain, we don’t have a national celebration during fall (over the years, Halloween has become more famous in our country, but it’s not a national activity). In some places, it’s very typical to do things like eat chestnuts. Much of our traditions during the cooler months focus on the coming Christmas and The Three Wise Men celebration – a time when the families get together, have nice lunches and dinners and exchange presents.

The UK: Guys Fawkes/ Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November… Bonfire Night is also known as Fireworks’ Night or Guy Fawkes Night. It’s a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Many people get together to light bonfires and set off fireworks. In some towns and cities, it is popular for people attend a bonfire and professional firework display in a park. Due to its proximity to Halloween, many people organize a combined party for Guy Fawkes Night and Halloween. These parties often include elements from both festivals, such as a bonfire and dressing up in spooky outfits. Popular foods include toffee apples, bonfire toffee and potatoes baked in the ashes of the fire.

What traditions do your family and friends have for fall? Tell us in the comments!

INTRODUCING THE NEW SKECHERS APP

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We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our all new Skechers mobile app—it’s like having an entire Skechers store in your pocket and the absolutely easiest way to shop Skechers on the go!  Available for Android and Apple iOS devices, the app offers a fun and exceptionally convenient option for browsing the latest cool and comfortable Skechers collections to find your perfect pair.

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With the app you can instantly search the entire collection to quickly locate styles, colors and sizes.  And you can even check out how Skechers fans everywhere are styling their favorite shoes in the #ShopIG section—scroll through the images people post on Instagram with direct links to purchase.  As you shop, you can share your favorite styles on social media channels to get a second opinion from your friends!  And when you’re in a Skechers retail store, use the barcode scanner to find your size and additional colors. Best of all checkout is extremely fast with Apple Pay and Android Pay on compatible devices.

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The new app is also designed to keep you informed!  Easy access to your SKECHERS Elite account makes it tracking points a breeze so you’ll know when you’ve earned a new reward.  And you can also check out the latest Skechers commercials to follow all our current campaigns.

We’re so excited about the new app, that we’re giving everyone $10 off your first purchase using it!  Install the app on your device and check under offers in the main menu to find your code.

Visit your device store below to get the app and start shopping:logo-app_storelogo-_android-_google-_play-_store-_app-_internal-001

 

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