Skechers Flex Appeal

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Skechers Flex Appeal Facts

Out of all the running shoe brands, Skechers made its stamp on the world in 1992 when its brand was first founded in Manhattan Beach, California as an American lifestyle and performance footwear company for women, men and children, according to Skechers official website. Now being the second largest athletic footwear brand in the U.S. it has proven to buyers just why they remain in the lead. During 2015 alone, the company has earned over $3 billion in revenue. Talk about increase in sales. No wonder why the Flex Appeal are selling like hot cakes. Skechers are known for comfort, durability and diverse styles in all sneakers, utility style boots and skate shoes. The company has developed thousands of different styles of running shoes, but Skechers Flex Appeal is one of their best neutral trail shoes around.

Pros
  • The memory foam insole adds additional help to the Flex Appeal to cater to the shape of a runner’s foot.
  • Some runners believe the Skechers Flex Appeal to be both fast and light, making it almost unbeatable in competition.
  • The padded tongue and collar adds security for the foot, making this running shoe a must-have.
  • A more irritation-free and comfortable environment is provided by the soft fabric lining.
  • Customized fit made possible by the help of synthetic overlays.
Cons
  • The shoe only comes in women sizes, so male runners won’t get a chance to really feel the comfort of this special running shoe.
  • Some runners complain that the shoe runs smaller than expected.
  • Other runners find the Memory Foam to be helpful, but it makes the shoe feel a bit on the stiff side.
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

One of the most impressive things about the Skechers Flex Appeal is the FlexSole material and here’s how it works. The specially made material works for both the midsole and outsole units by serving as a ground-contact foam as well as the underfoot platform that helps to make more of a natural movement possible in every step. The natural movement is made possible with the flex grooves thanks to the undersurface that’s designed with a lot of cuts. This ensures that the shoe doesn’t wear out to easily and keeps up its durability.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

Responsible cushioning is delivered by the FlexSole material in the mid-sole with its plush foam that is just so supportive at all times. Skechers Flex Appeal caters to those runners with under pronated foot motion and of course, neutral runners. With great foot balance, preventing injury or discomfort during running, the Flex Appeal’s midsole makes sure that you always have protection from impact. Many runners can’t deny that comfort is not a problem when it comes to the underfoot experience.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Skech-Knit technology, breathable material brings nothing but extreme comfort to your foot. It keeps the foot cool and dry, increasing performance time for most runners. The Skechers Flex Appeal is very easy on the skin and come naturally flexible. Runners can rest assured that there are no unnecessary stitching. Only a seamless construction with smooth inner fabric. So soft that most runners have even admitted to wearing them without socks.

Personally, if you’re not the type of person who likes to wear shoes without socks then don’t. It really all comes down to preference for each runner. To add more comfort to the foot, Skechers Flex Appeal has a padded tongue and collar that secures the foot in place at all times. Each dimension of the foot is made comfortable and it also helps that the shoes do not leave you with any feeling of tightness. And let’s not forget about the contoured support that the Memory Foam provides. It enhances a more efficient run and overall comfort.
Weight
Weight

Weight

In a women’s size 7 the weight of the Flex Appeal is only 6 oz., which is very lightweight. This makes the sessions of running a lot easier as the shoe is not bulky or heavy at all. The weight of the shoe also plays on how flexible the shoe will be. The Skechers Flex Appeal is every bit flexible as well as durable.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The free-flow mesh panels and stretch mesh panels give the shoe a cooling effect and extreme breathability. When it comes to running shoes, materials used to make them should have a good level of breathability, especially if your feet have a tendency to sweat a lot. Who enjoys running with sweaty feet anyways? Definitely, one less thing to think about.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Skechers Flex Appeal has comfort throughout the shoe. From the stretch mesh panels to the seamless upper design. But most of all, the Memory Foam provides a custom-fit cushion to enhance comfort. Many runners have mentioned that the Flex Appeal are so comfortable it feels like your wearing socks for most of the day. That’s like floating on air for 24 hours a day. Any shoe that offers a sock like feeling is definitely a shoe worth trying. When it comes to comfort it usually trumps everything else.
Style
Style

Style

Since Skechers Flex Appeal are only made for women, of course the style is on a whole other level. The seamless upper design and Skech-Knit Mesh upper makes the shoe look even more fashion forward. The shoe comes in very vibrant colors and there’s only a small side S logo. No really big unnecessary logos so the shoe can be worn pretty much every day.

The colors range from Ombre style to basic colors like Black/Charcoal, Black/Coral, Gray/Coral, Navy/Pink, Black/White or even Floral patterns. Women often love colors and to mix-n-match with outfits. Yes, running doesn’t always have to cause you to not be stylish. The Flex Appeal are considered every day wear type of shoes so at least women won’t get bored with the grand ole question: what should I wear? And even if so, you can always change up and buy other Flex Appeals to put to your already growing collection. What more could a woman want?
Durability
Durability

Durability

From lightweight shock absorbing midsole to a super flexible outsole built for traction, what more can you ask for when it comes to durability? Skechers brand never seems to amaze runners. They know that durability is key and it’s proven with barely any signs of wear and tear. After running several miles, you barely notice a scratch unless you are one of those runners that can’t help but scratch up their shoes. But since the Flex Appeal are made of breathable special fabric material it is almost impossible to scratch this shoe. The rubber sole is pretty much the only element of the shoe that would possibly get scratched. This is what makes the Flex Appeal so durable.
Protection
Protection

Protection

This extremely comfy running shoe is protected overall by a breathable material called The Skech-Knit technology. The material stretches throughout the shoe leaving your feet dry and cool. Great for runners who ultimately run for a very long period of time. Nothing beats the protection the Flex Appeal delivers.
Responsive
Responsive

Responsive

On a scale from 0-5 the level of responsiveness would be at least a 4 because there have been very few complaints about the Flex Appeal. Skechers Flex Appeal provides an all-around good running shoe that manages to enhance runner’s performance while still being durable.
Support
Support

Support

Most runners have mentioned that the Flex Appeal is very supportive. The shoe runs in a medium width for the most part, but it’s the shoe’s semi curved shape that helps to adhere to each runner’s shape of their foot. The support is unreal. The FlexSole cushioning helps to evenly support even some of the heaviest of runners and to make sure they still have enough responsible traction as they run on a daily basis.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

This running shoe is meant for daily use for neutral runners. The Skechers Flex Appeal are pretty good when it comes to being effective under different trail conditions and it doesn’t hurt that these shoes are just one of the most comfortable trainers. You can’t deny that it is a solid running shoe for women.
Price
Price

Price

On the actual Skechers website the Flex Appeal range from $65- $70, which makes this running shoe considered to be on the low-priced side. This low price is great for all runners who like to keep things frugal but need a comfy, durable, cute stylish shoe on-the-go. There’s absolutely no complaints about the price of the Flex Appeal. If anything, many runners are skeptical as to whether or not the shoe can hold up in competition to other running shoe brands. If you’re looking for a shoe that can keep money in your pocket, but give you all you ever wanted in a shoe, then Skechers Flex Appeal just might be perfect for you.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The durable rubber material that makes up the incredible outsole of the Flex Appeal is placed strategically in areas where abrasion and wear are most common, making it easier for runners to get the traction they need. This is made possible by shielding the sole unit. A runner’s dream.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility is definitely something that runners look for when choosing the very best one. Skechers Flex Appeal are very flexible because off the bat they are so very lightweight. Usually when shoes are lightweight they have no problem with being flexible at all. There is no bulkiness and runners enjoy the flexibility of the shoe with each stride.
Stability
Stability

Stability

For the most part, stability in running shoes usually means that the shoe offers support, durability and cushioning. This is exactly what Skechers Flex Appeal offers from the very beginning of a run until the end. The midsole cushioning is just perfect for moderate overpronation. The heel is only a half inch, but the platform itself helps to reinforce the arch. After running for miles and miles the last thing you want to worry about is whether your shoe can provide you with the stability you need. Good news! The Flex Appeal just the job.
Drop
Drop

Drop

Well there’s only a ½ built in heel which doesn’t give the shoe much of a drop. Some runners prefer a shoe with a thicker platform, while others appreciate flatter soles when running. Again, this all depends on preference for each individual runner. Being that this is an all-around women’s shoe we often like a variation, so you never know. So far there’s been no complaints about the drop.

The basic drop on the shoe is ideal for a runner that would like to have the least amount of shock up their leg, because flatter platforms reduce runner’s propensity for injuries, but it does cause them to run on the midsole. Your body usually has to adjust to the drop no matter what running shoe you have on. Heal drops can determine whether you’ll have the most efficient stride, so most runners look for what works best for them.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Cushioned custom-fit Memory Foam insole

• Sleek faux leather overlay

• Lightweight seamless upper design

• Unique Skech-knit fabric upper

• Incredibly lightweight shock absorbing FlexSole midsole

• Easy lace up front

• Comfortable soft fabric lining

• Padded tongue and collar

• Skechers signature S logo on the side
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Overall, Skechers Flex Appeal is a pretty solid running shoe that has a stylish appearance that aims to provide comfort and protection each and every day. Neutral runners simply love the Flex Appeal. If you like a low-priced, comfy, stylish, yet durable running shoe than look no further, the Flex Appeal is it. This so is not only priced in other stores lower than $70, but it also, comes in several different styles and colors.

Great for every day wear whether you are taking a stroll in the park or running laps around the track. Skechers is still one of the leading athletic sneaker brands in the U.S., so quality is always key. You just can’t beat the price. With a price that low you might want to buy two or more pairs. Now that’s what we call a solid running shoe.