AW18 Skechers Has Landed

 

AW18 Skechers has landed. The D’Lites are undoubtedly the crowning glory of this drop, alongside a new men’s silhouette, the DLT-A.

Basking in the current dad-sneaker resurgence, the D’Lite is pretty much the original 90’s chunky silhouette – though one that was more likely worn by your little sister than your dad. Largely unchanged since their first release 20 or so years ago, this range features classic colourways – blacks, greys – as well as updated styles with embroidered floral detailing.

Looking at the D’lites, there’s kind of a lot going on. Uppers feature a mix of overlays, panels of contrasting materials, pull tabs, branding and rope laces. The aforementioned all sitting atop a chunky sole and treaded outsole. But it really works, and the maximalism is kept in check with tonal colourways.

Although firmly in the chunky sneaker category, the silhouette on the D’Lites isn’t as bold and overpowering as styles like the Fila Disruptor could be. It’s sort of Chunky Lite, and all the better for it. It’s hugely comfortable, easy to wear, and definitely an accessible and well-priced dip into the 90’s aesthetic.

The new men’s DLT-A collection, although at first glance look pretty dissimilar to the D’Lites, do share some DNA. The chunky sole is the same 1 ¼ inch height as the D’Lites, above it sits a mixed material upper (leather and knit), all finished with a memory foam insole and rope laces. In contrast, the DLT-A look distinctly modern and feel it too. They’re super lightweight. The two-tone knit upper looks premium and so feels the inclusion of real leather on the panelling.

All in all Skechers AW18 is a strong collection that balances the brands’ heritage and modern innovation. It’s good to see childhood classics being given new life.

 

See below our campaign shoot featuring the full collection | Shots taken by @_marchayden featuring @louieaki  & @ilonaecott

 

Ft Mens Black DLT-A & Womens Black D’Lites Me Time

 

Ft Womens Black D’Lites Ultra

 

Ft Womens Black D’Lites New School

Ft Womens Black Embroidered Bloom D’Lites

 

Ft Mens Black DLT-A 

 

Ft Mens White/ Grey DLT-A

Ft Womens Burgundy Embroidered Bloom D’Lites

 

Ft Womens Black D’Lites Me Time

 

Ft Mens White/ Black DLT-A

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