Since we’re sharing our Skechers testimonials…
When I first became interested in Skechers as a potential investment through this board, I decided to do my usual Peter Lynch-type sleuthing: Did anybody I know wear their shoes? If so, what did they think?
My wife, a teacher, thought her pair was her most comfortable and wears them often to school.
My mother-in-law, a nurse, always wears her pair to work because of how comfortable they are.
My sister, a pastry chef, wears a pair to work too. Yep, because they are comfortable.
My father had a pair, thought they were extremely comfortable, but also said they started falling apart far more quickly than he would like.
In February my family of six went shopping for shoes. We went to a Skechers store and I was anxious to see how my four kids, ranging in ages from 10 to 3, reacted to the selections. I need not have worried.
My youngest boy loves his Star Wars sneakers with an image of Darth Vader on the side. Both my girls picked out bright pink shoes with flowers and such decorating the shoes. And my oldest son seems very happy with the pair he selected with some green and blue combination. I bought a pair of running shoes and brown sneakers that are nice enough to wear with my uniform at work.
Here’s the pair I got for work: https://www.skechers.com/en-us/style/64276/diameter-murilo/c…
Here are the shoes I purchased for working out: https://www.skechers.com/en-us/style/53996/skechers-gorun-4-…
All in all, we escaped the store with six pairs (four for my kids, two for me) for just about $300 thanks to the perpetual “buy one get one half off” special.
My work shoes are great. They’ve held up very well, they’re comfortable and, like I said, they’re just nice enough for me to wear with my uniform at work (khaki cargo pants, polo shirt).
The athletic shoes are the most comfortable things I have ever put on my feet…period. They’re so light, it’s hard to believe they can be durable at the same time. Yet they’ve held up very well and still almost look brand new.
From time to time (not too often but more than I would like to admit) I hear complaints that echo my dad’s. They liked the shoes, they’re comfortable, but they just didn’t hold up well. Thankfully, that was not our experience nor anyone else I know. But that is my one nagging worry with the company.
Other than that, the verdict seems to be unanimous: Skechers makes the most comfortable shoes on the market at a very competitive price.
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