Skechers D’lites

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If you are looking for an everyday casual sneaker or something to wear for your daily run or cross-training sessions at the gym then you have come to the right place. The Skechers D’lites training shoes offer a memory foam midsole which molds better to your feet and gives you an amazingly responsive ride, some customers do not appreciate the memory foam, however, as it is slightly firmer than your traditional EVA foam midsoles. Customers, for the most part, love the look and feel of these great shoes. They come in a plethora of colors so there is something that will fit everyone’s style and personality. The rugged outsole finishes off these fantastic shoes, giving you great traction and a decent amount of flexibility when you are on the go. Whether you are looking for a pair of running shoes, something to wear at the gym, or a pair of great everyday causal sneakers the Skechers D’lites shoes are the perfect option for you.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Toe and heel protection
  • Great traction
  • Easy to clean
  • Affordable price tag
Cons
  • Bulky design
  • Needs to be broken in
  • premature wear and tear
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Skechers D'lites sneakers is made out of a flexible rubber that offers fantastic traction to the runner. The outsoles give you peace of mind knowing that the traction will keep you safe when you are at the gym or on the run. The rubber outsole was designed to be durable and last, no need to worry about them wearing down on you too quickly.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Skechers D'lites training shoes is made out of an extremely comfortable and cooling memory foam. Customers love the comfort they get from the memory foam contouring their feet to give them the right support that they need due to their foot shape. The foam is also amazing at helping with some of the shock absorption reducing your risk for injury or discomfort to your joints when you are running. Some customers, however, do not appreciate the memory foam as it is firmer than some of the EVA foam midsoles that are out on the market.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Skechers D'lites is made out of a lightweight mesh material that customers love. The upper ensures the shoes have fantastic breathability and an amazing cooling effect to make sure your feet stay dry and cool all day long. The upper features some overlay accents that are woven throughout to give you some added protection and support.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Skechers D'lites performance sneakers are made to be a lightweight training shoe, and they succeeded at keeping the weight down. It is important to have a shoe that is not going to feel like a weight on your feet and hold you back, especially if you are going to be running long distances or running for speed. There is, unfortunately, not a whole lot of information on the exact weight of these sneakers, but customers do agree that they are relatively lightweight.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The mesh upper of the Skechers D'lites running shoes makes them fairly breathable. It is important to get a pair of shoes that are going to be well ventilated so your feet can stay cool and dry all day. You want to make sure that air can flow freely into the foot chamber to help your feet stay cool and the sweat from your feet needs to be able to evaporate quickly and escape the shoes to keep you dry. Unfortunately, customers have commented that they do not think they are as breathable as they advertise so that is something to note. Even though there is some airflow in these sneakers their feet can still feel hot after a long run.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

It is important to find a pair of shoes that are going to be comfortable for you, especially if you are going to be on your feet all day or if you are participating in any kind of fitness routine or long runs. Customers agree that these sneakers are well cushioned and exceptionally comfortable. The foam midsoles of the Skechers D'lites running shoes help increase the comfort level of these shoes and consumers agree that it does a good job. Reviewers have even mentioned that they fit true to size and they fit perfect which increases the comfort level. Something to note about these sneakers, however, is that some customers mentioned that they need to be broken in so the first couple time you wear them they might not be as comfortable as you would have hoped, but they will become super comfortable after the breaking in period.
Style
Style

Style

The Skechers D'lites sneakers come in a plethora of colors so customers are sure to find a pair that is going to fit their style and personality the best. The shoes have a lot of stitching going on on the upper which gives it some dimension and a sporty look, but that is complimented with the shoe's leather patched overlays. Some say the shoes look a bit too busy for them but for the most part customers like the look of them. They can be worn in the gym, running errands, or to work, there is not a whole lot that you cannot do when wearing these shoes.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Some customers have had problems with the durability of the Skechers D'lites training shoes. The heavy stitching and leather overlays in the upper have the tendency to fall apart quicker than some customers would like and that can be very frustrating. In addition to the upper, some customers have commented that the memory foam in the midsole tends to suffer from premature wear and tear, thinning out rather quickly. Some customers had to purchase and use additional inserts or insoles to wear with these shoes after only a short time wearing them.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Skechers D'lites running shoes do offer you some protection when you are wearing them. First, the traction on the outsole is fantastic and will keep your feet safe whether you are running or walking in wet or dry conditions. Second, there is some extra heel and toe protection to help you if or when you happen to bump your feet when you are out and about. Finally, the bulky design of the shoes helps you to stay more balanced when you are doing gym workouts. Customers praise the great protection they get when they are wearing these sneakers.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

These sneakers have a decent amount of responsiveness to them. Customers like the little bounce in their step they get when wearing them. When you are running in a pair of shoes with a responsive midsole your feet will sink down into them and then the midsole will quickly bounce back to its original shape giving you, what is called, a high energy return which propels you into your next step. The higher the energy return, the more energy you save with each step you take, allowing you to use that saved energy to run faster and longer. The higher responsiveness of these shoes makes them a good choice for anyone who does any kind of racing.
Support
Support

Support

These shoes offer a little bit of support to the runner, but they do not offer a whole lot. The bulky design of the shoes helps to support and stabilize your feet when you are working out or running, helping you to stay on your feet and avoid any injury or discomfort. The lacing system combined with the overlays also work together to help to give you some support by helping lock down your feet and give you a nice and snug fit. Finally, the midsole of these sneakers offers some decent support in the way of excellent shock absorption. The midsole will absorb some of the impact created with each step helping to reduce the strain on your joints when you are out and about.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Skechers D'lites sneakers are more of a casual shoe and made for if you are going to be running on flat and non-abrasive surfaces or participating in gym workouts. If you are going to be using these shoes for running or walking you should try to stick to paved roads or sidewalks, tracks (either indoor or outdoor), or treadmills as these sneakers will not be able to offer you the protection you need for those who are looking to veer off the beaten path. These sneakers are also perfect for those who are doing some cross-training and spending their workouts in the gym.
Price
Price

Price

When you are making any kind of purchase, including shoes, you should try to keep in mind that you are making an investment. You are going to have to spend some money up front and if you invested in a good quality product that is going to last then you will not have to worry about spending that money again for a while. That being said, the Skechers D'lites sneakers do have a low price tag which customers appreciate, however, they do also suffer from some premature wear and tear and as such will need to be replaced sooner than you would like. The MSRP, manufacturer's suggested retail price, of these shoes rings up at only 65 dollars but, as with many products nowadays, can generally be found online at a much cheaper price. For such a low price tag some customers do not mind that they fell apart rather quickly and that they had to replace them, as they would expect that from a non-expensive pair of sneakers.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Skechers D'lites sneakers offer you a decent amount of traction due to the design of the outsole. Customers can appreciate that they can be at the gym working out or out on the run and not have to worry about their feet slipping out from underneath them. Whether you are running in wet or dry conditions these shoes can hold quite the grip.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

It is important to have a pair of shoes that are going to give you a decent amount of flexibility so you have the freedom to move your feet as naturally as possible. You do not want to be in the middle of a workout or out on a long run and feel like your feet are imprisoned in your shoes. You do not have to worry about that with the Skechers D'lites sneakers, they offer you a decent amount of flexibility to keep your feet comfortable and allow for some natural movement when you are on the go. But something to note, there were a few customers who mentioned that they did not think these shoes offered a lot of flexibility, but the majority of the reviewers agreed that there was sufficient flexibility when wearing these shoes.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Skechers D'lites sneakers are definitely not a stability shoe. If you are one of the thousands of runners in the world that has problems with overpronation or supination then you are not going to get the support you need from these sneakers and you should probably consider another option. Additionally, customers mentioned that these sneakers, unfortunately, do not offer any kind of arch support, so again, if you are looking for shoes that can offer you arch support you should consider another pair as these will not give you what you need.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of a pair of shoes is simply the measurement of the incline of them. In other words, it is the difference in how high your heel and your toes sits from the ground. An average pair of running shoes generally has a drop that measures around 10mm. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of information on what the exact drop of the Skechers D'lites sneakers measures in at. However, there is some information on how high the heel is, that measures in at 1 1/4 inches.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Lace up closure with metal top eyelets
-Sporty design
-Padded tongue and collar
-Soft shoe lining
-Cushioned, memory foam midsole
-The insole is cushioned for additional comfort
-Lightweight
-Great shock absorption
-Low price tag
-Good traction
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for an inexpensive pair of training shoes that you can wear to the gym, on the run, or as an every day casual sneaker then the Skechers D'lites shoes are going to be the perfect fit for you.