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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!

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.

 

HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY CANADA!

As proud patrons of this great country we call home, we celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday in true Canadian fashion – strongly, proudly and with a lot of RED and WHITE!

And of course, with shoe selections that followed suit 😉 SKECHERS has some ready to rock red and white styles that we know you’ll love to wear for the rest of the year in support of the country we all call home.

This past weekend we fired up our BBQs, gathered our s’mores sticks and lit up the sky with fireworks to celebrate this MILESTONE birthday for the northern nation that knows it was responsible for making hockey a sport and that idolizes the mastermind genius who came up with the deliciousness that is poutine. We drank our Tim Hortons, ate our Timbits and made sure that we took full advantage of our women’s SKECHERS collections that kept us comfy and patriotic all weekend long. We stepped into one of our favourite women’s sport Empire – Inside Look style for our long walks, relaxed in our SKECHERstreet Hi-Lite sneakers and made sure to catch some rays with our trusty heritage D’Lites – With It shoe by our side.

And for the men/boys – we had them covered too! Our men stayed active in their Men’s Track – Bucolo sneakers and the boys lit up the night (almost as bright as those sparklers!) in their forever favourite Boys Energy Lights style.

Here are some fun facts about Canada that you can mull over while you recover from this weekend’s rowdy festivities. Some of them were news to us!

CANADA FUN FACTS

  • Nunavut did, at one point, have polar bear-shaped license plates. They don’t anymore.
  • 4 Caribou (reindeer) live in Canada.
  • 20% of the world’s fresh water is in Canada and we have more lakes than all other countries combined.
  • 31% of Canada is taken up by forests.
  • 77% of the world’s maple syrup is made in Quebec.
  • Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than anywhere else.
  • Basketball was invented in Canada.
  • ‘Eh’ is not placed just anywhere in a sentence. It’s at the end used as a confirmation, agreement, or question.
  • Some of Hollywood’s biggest (and hottest 😉 ) stars come from up North – like Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Justin Bieber, Drake, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Seth Rogan, Elisha Cuthbert, Jim Carrey, Ellen Page, Rachel McAdams…need we say more?
  • Canada is home to 3,468 Tim Hortons restaurants.
  • For one day in 1943, Ottawa designated a hospital room to be “extraterritorial”(international) ground so a Dutch princess could be born a full Dutch citizen.
  • And every year the Netherlands sends Canada thousands of tulipsto show their gratitude. Which inspired Ottawa’s annual Tulip Festival.
  • Kraft Dinner (“KD”) is the top-selling grocery item in the country. Canadians consume 55% more of itthan Americans do.
  • Canada has an “Apology Act”. It allows an apology in court to be a sign of compassion and empathy, not guilt.
  • Our nation’s official phone number is 1-800-O-Canada.

Don’t forget to continue Canada’s birthday celebrations over the summer with SKECHERS! Make sure to check out the ones featured in this post and browse our site for MORE!

WATERFALLS AND WINERIES

Ahhh! Canada is finally in summer mode and we can’t wait to get going on our favourite outdoor activities. As we all know, summer is such a short season so make sure to get outside as much as you can to explore our vast lands of wheat and mountain peaks, rolling wine regions, stunning waterfalls and more! We know Canada is beautiful, so let’s experience it!

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We have a soft spot for Southern Ontario. With beautiful beaches that line the Great Lakes, award-winning wineries you can treat yourself to and northern cottage countries that go on for miles, we have it made and it’s a region that deserves some boasting. Although some people only recognize Hamilton as Ontario’s steel town, it’s incredible to note that it is actually the home of more than 100 waterfalls and big or small, they are all worth a visit. Waking up early when the world is still quiet and all you can hear is the water crashing onto the rocks is the best way to experience these natural beauties.

If you’re a wine lover but can’t make it all the way to Okanagan, BC to fill up your glass with some robust reds and sweet whites, then Niagara’s wine region is the next best place to be. Some of these wineries may not be as big as you’re used to, but the small-batch collections are carefully crafted and are so tasty you’ll start taking Ontario wines seriously. The region is so abundant we’ve even got Mike Weir and Wayne Gretzky getting in on the action! Who can resist a glass from The Great One and the 2003 Masters champ?

And when you feel satisfied from all the wine and cheese, don’t forget to stop off in Niagara Falls where you can admire one of the Seven Wonders of the World (right in our own backyard!!) and enjoy a colorful and eclectic stroll up Clifton Hill.

FUN FACT: Our Great Lakes make up the largest body of fresh water on Earth, accounting for one-fifth of the freshwater surface on the planet. Lake Ontario is the smallest of them all, but one of our greatest metropolises – Toronto a.k.a the 6ix – runs along the shoreline as well as a curious little neighborhood full of colorful beach/gingerbread houses in Grimsby, ON. It’s amazing what we have so close to us and many find it easy to call Lake Ontario home.

And of course, while we get our feet wet at the waterfalls and admire the summer sunsets over Lake Ontario, we’ve always got our SKECHERS on to keep us comfy from morning to night.

But of course, there is so much more to our beautiful country than Southern Ontario. Don’t forget to take on some of our other provinces! You can enjoy stunning mountain views in Squamish, BC, incredible rivers and lavender farms in Montreal and quaint fishing ports in the beautiful and always hospitable Twilingate, New Foundland. No matter what you love to do, Canada has something for you!

Check out all the styles we wore on this adventure!
Seen in the images from top to bottom—Reggae Loopy and Redemption sandals, Luxe South Coast BOBS, Bright Horizon sport bungee with our Memory Foam insole,  BOBS Plush Dream Doodle flats, GOVulc2 Definite sneakers and our favourite women’s Hi-Lite style.