MUST-SEE SPORTS AT RIO

Ready to hunker down on your couch and rev up for Rio? We are! After seeing all the build-up to the Games, we’ve been inspired to get to the track, the pool and the gym – and we can’t wait to watch the heroes of every summer sport conquer the world these next two weeks. To get us in the spirit, we asked around the office to find out our team’s favorite sports. Read on to see what keeps all of us glued to the screen!

Justine

My favorite summer sport is Gymnastics. I think the sport takes so much discipline and dedication from such a young age. As an athlete, some of the things these gymnasts can do is unreal and inspiring.

Riley

Swimming… I grew up swimming competitively and still race open water and triathlons now.  I love to watch their times and see how they compare to “the olden days.”

Jordan

Table Tennis – because full court Tennis is for suckers (just kidding). More people should be following elite-level international ping pong.  When they play 12 feet back from the table…sport just doesn’t get any better than this!

Emma

My favorite sport to watch is gymnastics because I used to do it when I was a kid and the competitors are always so impressive.

Gio

In honor of greats like Mohammed Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, I’m going to say boxing. The sport of legends.

JoJo

Platform diving!  Watching athletes perfect intricate dives without creating a single splash is so mesmerizing! I make more of a splash getting into my bathtub.

Jules

Synchronized swimming. How in the world do they do all of those moves? And actually look happy while doing it?

Ashley

Beach volleyball. Love the men’s and women’s – and it’s amazing to see these same athletes training in Manhattan Beach and out at our local restaurants and stores. Let’s make it four Golds, girls!

Gwen

To be honest, I’m a sucker for all of the subplots and storylines. You know, those behind-the-scenes reports on all the hard times these people overcame to get to this moment. Injuries, failures, setbacks, family struggles… they’re all so dramatic!

What’s your favorite sport? Please share!

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Top image: the Flex Advantage 2.0 – Missing Link shoe. Bottom image: the Skech-Air 2.0 shoe in Charcoal/Green and Black/Hot Pink.

ENTER TO WIN A UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT™ VACATION!

Summer seems to be rolling by faster than ever this year so it’s essential to get in all the fun family time you can before school goes back in session. That said, sometimes we’re just too busy in summer to plan a big trip, so we’re partnering with Universal Orlando Resort™ to send one lucky family on a dream vacation to the ultimate Florida destination plus Skechers footwear for the adventure!  And this time, you can leave the planning to us!

Enter the Skechers Vacation Sweepstakes here and you could win:

A 4-day Universal Orlando Resort vacation for a family of four including…

  • Airfare and ground transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport.
  • Three nights at the newest on-site hotel—Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. As an added bonus, staying on-site gives you Early Park Admission!*
  • 3-day / 2-Park Tickets for access to both Universal Studios Florida™ & Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ theme parks.
  • Tickets to a Blue Man Group performance during your stay.
  • Two pairs of Skechers footwear each for up to four members of your family.

Complete rules can be found here and check out the Skechers Facebook page for more information.  Enter today for a chance to win an unforgettable family vacation in the #SkechersVacationSweeps!  Sweepstakes ends on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:59PM PDT. Good luck!

Universal Sweeps

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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!

 

BTS 2016: HOT NEW STYLES FOR BOYS

Part two of our top trends for kids: the boys are back and ready to rule school! So many of Skechers’ latest looks are standout styles for comfort, color and cool, and these four topped our list as must-haves – offering everything from the latest gaming technology to roomy, cushioned comfort.

NITRATE – PULSAR

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The Nitrate – Pulsar pairs the latest looks with the future of technology: Skech Knit mesh makes this a nearly one piece upper (so huge seamless comfort for kids) and fresh new 3D printed details perfect for racing into school. Jump into an easy slip-on design with stretch laces and a comfy gel-infused memory foam insole, and you’re ready to go.

SKECH-AIR – TURBO SHOCKS

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Skech-Air – Turbo Shocks are perfect for guys on the go… these shoes look blazingly fast with a black and silver upper, combined with a bold and fearless dual translucent green and orange air cushion outsole. Boys will love racing on air in these sneaks! And moms and dads can take comfort in the athletic mesh fabric and gel-infused memory foam, which means all-day comfort for their feet.

RIVE

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Sleek, fast and vibrant, the Rive sneaker is a popular favorite with boys. An easy slip-on athletic with glossy overlays, orange pops and a cool white bottom that’s super-smart. Plus it’s made with comfy breathable mesh fabric to keep you fast on your toes.

DAMAGER – GAME KICKS II FIGHT

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Gamers unite: here’s a style that’s sure to captivate kids into the year… the shoe that you play! Boys love the Damager – Game Kicks II Fight sneaker’s airplane game feature. Complete with a metallic leather upper that’s reminiscent of an old school fighter plane, this shoe’s got lights, sound and even a remote game controller!

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Love our week’s top picks for boys and girls? Have some favorites of your own? Tell us in the comments!

 

BTS 2016: HOT NEW STYLES FOR GIRLS

We are so excited for school this fall! We raided the Skechers vault for the hottest new kids’ looks, and found tons of color, lights and bling perfect for making a big entrance this season. Check out a few of our top picks!

SKECHERS BURST – EQUINOX

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We are really loving Skechers’ heathered jersey knit: not only is the look totally on-trend, the comfort is unbelievable… they’re so soft on your feet! This Burst – Equinox sneaker is no exception: from the upper to the air-cooled memory foam. The pink color pops give these versatile soles a fun burst of color, and the single strap and slip-on bungee lacing makes it easy for kids to jump in.

SKECH-AIR – STARDUST

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These brilliantly pink Skech-Air – Stardust soles are perfect for little ones who love to stand out… not only are they super-easy to throw on (thank you, stretch bungee!) but their comfy air pillow outsoles are totally unique… take a peek! They’re made of glittery purple stars – oh-so adorable, and perfect for running on (or showing off to friends).

TWINKLE TOES: SHUFFLES – SWEETHEART SOLE

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Metallics and quilted looks are huge this season, so what could be better than pairing the two together? Twinkle Toes heard the call: enter the Shuffles – Sweetheart Sole, so cool in quilted metallic canvas. The bejeweled buckles, rhinestone toe caps and flashing lights make these sneaks totally glam for BTS.

TWINKLE TOES: SHUFFLES – TWIRLY TOES

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Here’s a great limited edition style for fall: Twinkle Toes: Shuffles – Twirly Toes is a classic white sneak that’s totally glam and unique, thanks to the flashes of color and bling. It’s dressed up with glittery gold, ombre rainbow stretch laces, sequins and rhinestone gems. And it even lights up! LOVE.

Want to see the latest in boys’ styles? Come back on Thursday and check out Part Two of our top back-to-school trends series!

WE SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

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As today is National Ice Cream Day, we’ve taken a few moments to celebrate that classic of all frozen treats. Long ago our options were limited to the Neapolitan standbys of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, but now there’s countless choices out there from crazy artisanal flavors to updates on the basics. In commemoration of this sweetest of days, we asked around the office to share some of our favorite flavors. We’d love to hear yours too!  Hit the comments to let us know your go-to flavors for this always awesome summer desert.  And also tell us…are you a cone or a bowl kind of person?

Christopher:
My favorite ice cream would be peach. It reminds me of when I was little and spending time with my grandparents in the summer. My grandmother would pick fresh peaches and then churn homemade ice cream. We would then sit outside by the pool and enjoy the warm nights together with the cool treat she made.

Nicole:
I looooove ice-cream! But, if I could only choose one flavor I’d have to go with coffee ice-cream. My mother is such a coffee lover and would always order that flavor when I was younger. Definitely reminds me of our time together! J

Ashley:
Watermelon Ice – it tastes like summer and it has these amazing sugar “seeds.” Only downside, it must have some serious dye in it to get it that beautiful red and green color.

Trevor:
My favorite ice cream in LA this summer are two scoops from Salt&Straw—one Honey Lavender and the other Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons. It may not sound complimentary but I promise you these flavors work perfectly together!

Brooklyn:
Peppermint ice cream is my favorite! There used to be this old fashioned ice cream shop in Pasadena I would go to when I was little which had the best peppermint ice cream… it had little pieces of peppermint and the ice cream was extra creamy. Haven’t found anything that compares.

Jade:
Fragola Gelato – reminds me of Italy and several trips where I tried over and over to pronounce the Italian word for strawberry and just couldn’t get it right. I should have switched to pesca (peach) or mango (mango).

Claire:
I love any flavor with something crunchy in it. My current favorite is called raspberry chocolate crisp, from a little creamery in LA. It’s made with fresh berries so it has a real authentic flavor and the dark-chocolate covered rice crispies give it a perfect crunch. I get a scoop of lemon curd along with it, to balance the sweet with something tart! Then I walk down to the beach to watch the sunset with my summer treat.

Deanna:
Coffee ice cream… my grandma would make me have a scoop for dessert every time I visited her!

Megan:
Soy & Dairy-Free Chocolate Coconut Milk “Ice Cream” because it’s a little better for you and it’s ALMOST better than the real thing! Plus, you can never go wrong with chocolate in general.

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SUMMER VACATION PLANS: COMMENT TO WIN!

Now that summer is in full swing, we know many of you out there are ready for a big vacation—if you haven’t taken one already!  Last month we talked about road trips, but that’s only one of countless options to get away from it all.  With a passport in hand, your next adventure can take you anywhere on this planet!  Are you headed to a beachfront resort with the family?  Or maybe an Alaskan journey filled with glaciers and mountains is in the cards.  A romantic couples getaway to Tuscany will put any work-related stress at ease.  If the summer sunshine is too intense, you can even winter in New Zealand or Patagonia!  Of course for some of us, a little time off for a staycation is the absolutely perfect way to ‘get away’ without actually going anywhere.

So we want to hear where YOU plan to go this summer!  Tell us all about your amazing vacation plans below by adding a comment to this blog post and you could win a free pair of Skechers to wear on your trip!   TWO winners will be selected from those who comment.  And don’t wait on this—the deadline is Friday, July 15 at noon PST.

And then once you win our vacation comment sweepstakes (or even if you don’t) snap a picture during your trip of you wearing Skechers and share it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with #SpottedinSkechers for a chance to win a $25 Skechers gift card!  A winner is selected on each social channel every month.  We love seeing vacation photos and can’t wait to see yours!  To help inspire you, check out the top image and gallery below for recent entries!  Good luck and happy traveling!

Complete rules for the blog comment contest are available here.   Additionally complete rules for the ongoing #SpottedinSkechers Sweepstakes are available here.

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