Skechers (SKX) - Get Report  stock was rising by 2.36% to $25.56 on Monday afternoon, the footwear retailer launched a new collection of athleisure shoes today that it says is designed with a foundation in health and wellness.

"The YOU collection is an exciting crossover between our lifestyle lines and performance, and really speaks to the way the modern, busy woman is living her life," Skechers' senior VP of global products Kathy Kartalis said.

Skechers noted that it has seen an increase in demand for lightweight wellness footwear in the athleisure sector.

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