Life & Style

MARK NASON UPDATES YOUR SPRING FOOTWEAR

Winter is a never-ending season here in Canada, and although there are countless Canadians who embrace the cold, snowy weather, many of us could do without the blistery days and freezing cold nights. As much as we love wearing winter boots when temps drop, this year’s spring 2018 collection has us itching for the sunnier days and warmer temperatures ahead!

This week we’re digging into our men’s and women’s Mark Nason collections to inspire some springtime vibes and get everyone looking forward to updating that spring wardrobe. Seasonal changes are always a good time to reorganize your closet, so why not infuse some of these hot new spring styles while you’re at it!

CLASSIC PRINTS
For those who love a classic look with a little extra something, Mark Nason styles with classic printed uppers are a must-have style for spring 2018. Men can hit the target of refined style with extensive comfort perfectly with the Mark Nason Los Angeles Double Cup – Arrow boot. The soft suede upper plus stitching and overlay details are sure to turn heads.

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For women, slip into the cool casual sneaker of your dreams with the Modern Jogger – Abbe. The leopard print SportKnit mesh fabric upper offers a sporty-chic aesthetic—making it the perfect pair for your favourite t-shirt dress, jeans or shorts! Both styles offer our Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole to keep you feeling light and comfortable all day.

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WE ❤ OUR MODERN JOGGERS

Knitted uppers scream ‘spring!’ and we’ve got a set of his/her Mark Nason styles that are easy to wear and even easier to love. Our women’s Modern Jogger – Debbie keeps you sporty yet feminine, in colours that are perfect for a light and breezy springtime wardrobe. Tie your weekend look together seamlessly with this slip-on casual sneaker that features a soft SportKnit mesh fabric upper and silk bow accent.

The Mark Nason men’s Modern Jogger – Bolton will become your go-to spring shoe as this slip-on faux-laced casual oxford sneaker with Air-Cooled Memory Foam insoles is perfect for a night out with the guys or an afternoon adventuring with your partner. Definitely keep this one at the forefront of your shoe collection this season!

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DETAILING 101

When it comes to subtle, yet trendy, detailing, Mark Nason is one step ahead. Combining classic designs with carefully planned accents is what caught our eye on this last style.

Men can have it all as well in the Mark Nason Bryson. This lace up causal comfort sport sneaker is another great shoe for the stylish guy who’s always on-the-go. We can think of endless places to wear this style – the movies, a night out on the town with friends, a family backyard BBQ or even for a romantic date night. The choice is yours.

As you can see, Mark Nason offers some amazing options for updating your footwear for the new season! What’s your favourite footwear trend heading into spring? Make sure to comment below!

LOVE IS IN THE AIR: A VERY SKECHERS VALENTINE’S

February is the month of romance and we’re in the mood to book some Valentine’s dinner reservations, buy a dozen roses for the one that we love, and dress up (from head to toe) for the festivities! Keeping in mind our love of shoes, we’ve got a nice little round up of fun pink, red and white Skechers styles that are sure to make you fall in love with your shoe collection this February 14.

It doesn’t matter if your plans will take you to a fancy restaurant or somewhere far more casual, there’s always reason to dress your feet for the occasion. Stay comfy and chic all night long in our burgundy Women’s Reptile Cup – Jett sneaker. With the subtle heart embellishment on the upper, this style is a no-brainer for an evening with your special Valentine.

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And for the man who wants to match this sporty yet classic style, we’ve got our Mark Nason – Bryson shoe ready to go. The subdued burgundy is a go-to colour for the season and the knit upper is right on-trend. When it’s this easy to get your look on point, big dinner plans in the city are practically necessary.

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Maybe a gym date is in the cards for you this year! Whether you’re hitting the gym solo or getting together with friends for a mid-day jog, you’ll be ready to share the Valentine’s vibes in some of the hottest Skechers Sport styles. Get going on your favourite weight circuit in these soft pink Women’s Studio Comfort – Life Line runners or take a walk on the treadmill (since our Canadian winters can be cruel!) in the new YOU – Shine sneaker that is guaranteed to turn heads.

Men, we’ve got your gym shoes covered too! The Elite Flex – Muzzin will carry you through treadmill runs, weight circuits and cool down stretches in style and comfort. Sport the red pair to really stand out and celebrate the day of love.

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There’s so much to do for Valentine’s Day and so many ways to celebrate with love and gratitude. Take some time this week to show those in your life how much you care. Write a note, send a Valentine’s card, buy dinner and dessert, or plan a cozy night in. Wherever you plan to be on February 14, don’t forget to dress (your feet) to impress! Have some fun with the reds, whites and pinks, and make your shoes the key statement piece for your entire outfit.

Tell us which Skechers style would be the perfect pair to your big Valentine’s Day plans in the comments!

 Additional styles featured in this post:
Men’s Sport Zimsey – Warmak
Women’s YOU – Spirit

NEW YEAR, NEW SKECHERS

Welcome to a new year… and new resolutions to help you feel and look great in 2018! Skechers is ready to help with all of the above, with the latest trend-right looks and our incredible cushioning for all-day comfort. We’re offering a slew of go-to looks, from casuals to sport styles. Check out these selects for men and women.

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SLIP INTO KNITS

Start the year in style and comfort with these sweet knit slip-ons on our classic Bikers outsole! The SKECHERS Relaxed Fit: Bikers – Witty Knit ballet flat skimmer is comfy and cute, inside and out – thanks to its nearly one-piece fabric upper, slip-on design and Air-Cooled Memory Foam insoles. (Black and Navy also come in wide widths!)

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CUTE ‘N’ COZY

We love these soft SKECHERS Relaxed Fit: Easy Going – Quantum booties – they’re perfect for cool weather, and offer style and comfort to boot. With soft suede and faux fur, they’re a great way to stay warm until spring. Plus, they’ve got Air Cooled Memory Foam insoles that you’ll love…

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STOMP AROUND

These boots were made for walking… we love the SKECHERS Cypress boot, perfect for trekking outdoors (from the city streets to walking trails). A tribute to SKECHERS’ utility boot heritage, this classic lace-up has been updated with ultra-soft microfiber and sweater knit fabrics and cushioned Air-Cooled Memory Foam insoles – all ready for your next adventure.

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SHAPE UP

If you’re one of the millions vowing to get in shape in 2018, the SKECHERS Kulow – Numerator walking and training sneaker is here for the ride. Lightweight and sporty with Air-Cooled Memory Foam, it’s a great partner-in-crime for any workout. And the on-trend athletic mesh and stitching accents will look as good as you will. (Select colors also come in wide width, too).

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STEP OUT IN STYLE

This sneaker has it all: the versatile style of a classic casual, the knit comfort of a sport shoe, in a rich burgundy shade. And with its soft SportKnit mesh fabric, nearly seamless design, slip-on stretch lacing and Air-Cooled Memory Foam insoles, the Mark Nason Los Angeles Bryson is one to get.

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A TIMELESS TREND

If you’re looking for a shoe’s that isn’t just on trend but is also designed for the long haul, step into the elegantly timeless Mark Nason Hines boot. Ready to wear with your favorite pair of jeans, this handsome low-profile dress casual is simply designed with a soft premium suede upper, subtle stitching and overlay accents. The Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole will keep you comfortable all year and beyond.

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Which style’s your top pick for 2018? Share!

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

As a very famous singer once said, “Give peace a chance.” Established in 1981 after unanimous resolution by the United Nations, the International Day of Peace provides for a date (September 21) shared around the globe “for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.”

We share in that commitment and asked our Skechers friends around the world seen in the images below to flash their peace signs to commemorate this important day.  To learn more about special events happening tied to this year’s UN theme of “Together for Peace:  Respect, Safety and Dignity for All,” check out the map at internationaldayofpeace.org.  We want to hear from you!  Let us know how you plan to reflect and act in the name of global peace in the comments.

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW KICKS & A NEW WAY TO SHOP FOR SKECHERS WITH LISTEN2LENA!

Lena Almeida from Listen2Lena shows us how she gets her boys Back to School ready with #SKECHERS. She’s loving how easy it is to shop for their favourite styles. Read on to find out more!

If you’re a long-time follower of my blog, and you happen to pay more attention to detail than most, you’ll have picked up on one, indisputable, impossible-to-ignore truth –
My boys ALWAYS wear SKECHERS shoes.

They love the fresh designs and wide array of colours and styles; I love the durability and affordable prices. From S Lights to Skech-TrainSKECHERS GOrun to Nitrate, my boys have worn them all.

 

However, until very recently, I had what we Canadians call “.com” envy. It happens when we discover a brand’s US website offers an enviable selection of products, whereas the Canadian counterpart… doesn’t.

That was once true for SKECHERS. Hey, no shame in their e-commerce game! (Maybe a little.) But they knew they had to change things up, and trust me when I say they delivered. Introducing the ALL NEW Canadian skechers.com/en-ca – with the option to pay in Canadian funds, and ship to Canadian addresses!

Suddenly, Canadians have access to an incredible selection of SKECHERS’ hottest shoes at amazing prices. Shipping is a flat $8.95 + tax no matter where you ship to in Canada, but *of course* I always find a way to hack shipping fees –

If you sign up for a FREE SKECHERS Elite Membership, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

– Discounted standard shipping (just $4.95 + tax per order)
– Earn points and get rewards with every purchase
– Exclusive member-only savings and contests

I mean, this is all great, but can we circle back to my original point – you now have access to hundreds, if not thousands, of SKECHERS styles for the whole family!

Speaking of, you just know my boys had to start the year in style! They adore these SKECHERS Emoji Jagged High Tops, aptly named Food Brawl and Number 2!

These shoes are so stinkin’ cute! (Pun NOT intended, I swear!) They have a smooth woven canvas fabric upper and casual high-top sneaker design. The stitching accents and contrast rubber toe cap front set off the sides, which feature a cool emoji print. Don’t miss the removable lace charm accent!

Of course, since most school children require two pairs of shoes (indoor and outdoor sneakers), I selected another pair of staples: SKECHERS’ revered Skech-Train shoes.

Think multi-purpose comfort! They offer a slip-on athletic sporty training sneaker design with 3D printed lightweight sculpted side panel overlays for lightweight stability. Plus, a gel-infused memory foam cushioned comfort insole and shock-absorbing midsole means they’ll be cool and comfortable as they hit the playground.

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Love what you see? All of the shoes featured above are just $60.00 at skechers.com/en-ca. But don’t think I let my boys have all the fun – I’ll be back to feature some AH-MAZING shoes for men and women. Trust me, when you see mine, you’ll say “they were made for you, Lena!”

In the meantime, visit my Facebook fan page between September 18 and September 20 for a VERY special promotion – 20 lucky followers will receive a 20% off discount code and FREE shipping for the all-new Canadian skechers.com/en-ca!

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Toronto Blogger, Social Media Strategist for Listen to Lena Inc. Television & Radio Personality, Columnist and Speaker. Family Travel Expert. Star Wars Fanatic. Perfecting the Art of Conversuasion. Armed with a loyal readership and enviable reader engagement, she has built a niche brand with Listen2Lena that speaks to moms, fashionistas, beauty junkies and foodies alike. From her hilarious take on appearing on live television without makeup to her intimate moments of gratitude, Lena knows how to connect with her audience.

LET’S RELAX AS SUMMER SLOWS DOWN

It seems incredibly appropriate that this month included National Relaxation Day (August 15). We suggest marking the occasion as a reminder to take a deep breath and enjoy the last couple weeks of August before the end of the unofficial summer season. With all the travel and getaways and barbecues and beach days, sometimes summer seems to pass by in the blink of an eye as the cooler days of autumn sneak up on us.

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When it comes to footwear, relaxation and comfort go hand in hand and Skechers Relaxed Fit styles offer a roomier toe box and a soft air-cooled memory foam insole to ensure you’re feeling great at every step so you can maintain that late-season zen. The men’s Madolly lace-up sneaker is perfect for a trek out the beach cruiser away from the crowds.  When it’s just you and the path ahead, it’s easy to find your zone and let your mind let go.

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Sometimes chillaxing with a friend with no plans in the future is exactly what the doctor ordered. Coordinating colors of your comfortable knitted slip-ons is optional, but as you can see the men’s Expected – Gomel in navy and the women’s Breathe Easy – Lassie in blue could be a perfect ice breaker as you and a date drift off into a long laugh-filled conversation about your favorite episodes of Always Sunny.  It’ll be a silly conversation but what makes it amazing is that you have nowhere else to be.

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In the end, all that matters is locking in the time to do whatever sets your mind at ease. It almost seems counterproductive to make an appointment for relaxation, but if we don’t carve out the time in our busy lives—it just passes us by!  So don’t miss out and treat yourself while the sun is still bright and the weather is still warm.  A few more perfectly comfy slip on Relaxed Fit styles—the Men’s Harper – Moven and women’s Breathe Easy – Like Crazy seen above.  And the women’s Empire – Inside Look seen below.  Let us know what you’re doing to find relaxation this summer in the comments!

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Skechers, Skies, Sandals and Scones!

Time to Socialize, Skecherize and Summerize!

Finding your favourite summer style is now only one click away! Our girl Stephanie from ChicSophistic shows us how she found her go-to sandals on our website and how she’ll be spending the season in SKECHERS.

I have been living the life of a blogger for quite some time now and really just can’t ever get enough! I am excited to wake up every day, look up at the sky and think “where will this take me next?” The beauty of pursuing your dreams and really reaching for the stars, is that you realize at some point, your future is directly linked to your choices now… and to the decisions that you make today!

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Being a blogger has its perks for sure, but it definitely isn’t always as easy and effortless as it looks! Some days are filled with back-to-back meetings, photo shoots – other days are all about research… developing plans for the next few weeks… deciding which outfits to wear to upcoming events – all that jazz! I have been doing this for a while now and it can definitely take a toll on my energy level throughout the day, especially because I like to keep a rather bubbly, upbeat feel to my blog… but also want to make sure that I present the best (and happiest) version of myself to my followers and to the world! As a result, comfort and style are totally an important part of my overall image and to the first impression that I make… when I am either on camera, entering a room, or meeting a brand representative for the first time – this is when my love for Skechers really starts to blossom!

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Skecherize

I started pairing up all of my outfits and ‘Skecherizing’ everything… so that the overall look was chic, fashionable, and comfortable! Once I started wearing Skechers, I realized exactly what I had been missing all along and how much better I felt throughout the day! I also found that with some of their shoes being an awesome cross between sport and style, I was able to do things like hit up the gym, then head directly to a meeting… simply by changing up my outfit and leaving my Skechers on! The same shoes that provided me the cushion I needed at the gym, were also the same shoes that provided me the comfort and chicness that I was looking for when pairing them up with my stylized pieces! Each of us get older with each day that comes, and as we grow older, we also tend to grow wiser – I definitely grew ‘shoe-wiser’ and really started to invest in my feet! I had so much more energy and felt so much lighter overall after I started implementing Skechers into my closet and sporting them around town – a 30-minute walk literally felt like 5 minutes – pretty awesome!

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Now that we’re in mid-summer, it’s perfect for what’s out there in the “sandal world!” I wanted to see what new cute chic styles were available. I found two adorable pairs – 2nd Take – Fall 4 Me and Indulge 2 – Urban Safari – purchasing them online was so easy – before I knew it… I had them in hand! Once I received them, I stepped out to a little beach I like to call Sugar Beach! This spot is super cute, definitely a chic little beach experience and best part is – it is filled with baby pink umbrellas – how much better can things get than that?

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With the goal of showing that women (and anyone!) can feel strong and empowered if they truly believe in themselves, Stephanie Kalen launched ChicSophistic in 2014. She uses her blog as a way to express herself creatively and she has discovered that sharing her lifestyle, fashion tips, food choices and travel experiences with the world is her absolute passion.