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Since being founded in 1992, Skechers have become one of the world’s most beloved footwear brands, famous for producing a style for every need. From offering unbeatable comfort to enhancing sporting performance, there are a pair of Skechers for everyone, no matter what the desired purpose. This guide will cover everything you need to know about choosing the perfect pair of Skechers for you.
Housing Skechers’ general trainers range, the Sport range refers to several best selling styles, including the extremely popular Flex Appeal range.
With trainers and gym wear now firmly ingrained within casual fashion trends, there’s never been a better time to get yourself a pair of bright, eye-catching trainers, and you won’t find better than those in the Skechers Sport range.
Although intended for more casual purposes than the Performance range, trainers in the Sport category still boast a number of high tech features that set them apart from other brands and make them unbeatably comfortable. This includes the extensive use of memory foam to provide a perfectly form-fitted insole. You can read more about the technology found within Skechers here and more about the Memory Foam range here.
As the name suggests, Skechers’ Performance range of footwear contains their dedicated high performance styles. Skechers produce everything from multipurpose running trainers to highly specialised styles for individual sports like golf, and these all fall under the umbrella of the Performance range.
Naturally, as Skechers’ most dedicated sporting range of products, their Performance range plays host to some of their most advanced technological developments. The company has always prided itself as being at the forefront of performance-enhancing innovation, and the shoes in the Performance range consistently showcase why they are now the brand of choice for many high profile athletes. You can read more about the technology found within Skechers by clicking here.
Also included within the Performance range is possibly Skechers’ most popular style, the Go Walk. Now on its third version, you can read more about this incredibly successful style by clicking here.
A relatively new range, Skechers Relaxed Fit styles are designed to offer the same incredible comfort found in the Sport and Performance ranges in more casual, everyday styles.
Available for men and women, the Relaxed Fit’s most popular style is the women’s Conversation Holding Aces elasticated plimsoll, the successor to the highly successful Biker’s Hot Ticket.
The Relaxed Fit range was launched in response to growing numbers of Skechers fans bemoaning the fact that they weren’t able to wear their trainers all day long - so Skechers put the same technology into a wide range of styles suitable for every social situation imaginable!
The Skechers Go Walk 2 and its successor, the Go Walk 3, are possibly Skechers most popular styles. Available for both women and men in a kaleidoscopic range of colourways, the Go Walk offers simple, subtle style combined with comfort that simply has to be sampled to be believed.
The Go Walk features a lightweight, breathable Skech-Knit mesh upper, a ResalyeⓇ Midsole for support, a GOga matⓇ memory foam insole for ergonomic fit, an outsole unit that features GO Pillar and independent GOimpulse sensors for responsive feedback and much more, offering the wearer an unbeatable footwear experience.
Because of their simple, understated style, many Go Walk fans have taken to wear the style barefoot. Skechers recognised this trend by introducing an Ortholite sockliner, helping to eliminate bacteria and, when combined with the mesh upper, reduce the accumulation of moisture.
Although not a dedicated style, memory foam has come to be defined as a substyle of Skechers in its own right owing to its surge in popularity since it was first introduced.
Many Skechers styles now feature memory foam, which is particularly prominent in their GOga MatⓇ insole. Memory Foam changes shape and naturally begins to conform to the contours of the wearer’s foot over time, making it the perfect compliment for the extremely comfortable, cushioned and responsive materials and technologies found within Skechers styles.
Memory foam is used across all three core Skechers ranges in a great selection of styles, including the Go Walk 2 and 3.
The successor to Skechers' best known Relaxed Fit style, the Biker’s Hot Ticket, the Conversation Holding Aces line is sure to take the success of its predecessor and build upon it.
An elegant suede upper is complemented by various features, including the easy to use elasticated lacing system. Inside, a memory foam insole offers form-fitting comfort.
Ideal as an everyday shoe, the Conversation Holding Aces are so comfortable that you simply won’t want to take them off!
Skechers’ flagship style of women’s trainers within the Sport range, the Flex Appeal range are designed to be strong all-rounders across a variety of different activities. The outsole is an adapted version of that found on the Go Walk range, offering traction no matter what angle the foot is at and also bending to inclines and declines where necessary.
While capable of being worn for gentle exercise, the Flex Appeal range is intended more as a casual, everyday trainer style. As well as the outsole, the Flex Appeal also shares the memory foam GOga MatⓇ insole with the Go Walk, offering superb comfort.
A style that sits between the Go Walk and the Flex Appeal in terms of styling, the Equalizer range encompasses both trainers and plimsoll style shoes.
Ideal for those who want trainers that can be used for sport but will also double as casual trainers, the Equalizer range is more technology oriented than many of those in the Flex Appeal range, hence their slightly higher price points.
The Equalizer range features an air cooled memory foam insole, mesh or Skech-Knit uppers and are available in a huge range of dazzling colourways to suit every individual!
Independent pillars found on the outsole, Go Pillars offer the wearer added cushioning, responsiveness and feedback as they walk or work out. They’re usually distinguished from the rest of the sole unit by being a contrasting colour.
Similar to Go Pillars but integrated as part of the overall sole unit, GOimpulse sensors offer the wearer additional stability when exercising and a more ergonomic trainer experience.
An anti-microbial material, Ortholite is used in the lining of the Go Walk range to help wick moisture away from the foot while also preventing odour and bacteria build up when the shoe is worn barefoot.
An injection molded compound material that boasts a similar memory retention ability to that found in memory foam, Resalyte is used to form the midsole of many Skechers styles, particularly their performance range. While being pliable, Resalyte is also extremely durable and lightweight, making it ideal for use in the vital supporting section of the shoe between the insole and outsole.
One of Skechers’ latest innovations, Skech-Knit fabric is found on the upper of certain styles - usually within their Sport range - and boasts a woven design which is breathable and light yet also highly durable, often coming in an eye-catching collection of bright colours.
Found on Skechers' Flex Appeal range, the Flex Sole unit features distinctive horizontal segments designed to offer superb grip and balance without compromising the overall comfort of the sole.
Used for the insoles of styles including the Go Walk, GOga MatⓇ Memory Foam is designed to gradually mold itself to the wearer’s foot, offering an ergonomic fit that other insoles simply cannot replicate.