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Great, inexpensive shoes
on August 15, 2012
I recently bought these shoes to replace another pair of Skechers shoes, the Premium Nubuck sneakers. After two days of everyday wear, my initial impression is very positive. It is definitely modeled after a biking shoe, as opposed to a running shoe or cross trainer. The heel is noticeably higher than the toe and ball area, and the tread on the heel and in the arch is much narrower than the base of the shoe - meaning that the tread is smaller than your foot. Personally, I like this - I typically put too much weight on my heels and this helps distribute my weight better. However, after wearing such a wide treaded shoe for so long, this shoe takes a little bit of balance and sometimes I feel like I might slip, especially going up and down stairs. If you wear high heels often, this won't be a problem. For me, it reminds me of walking in soccer cleats.
The shoe looks great - the blue and black is a great combination. I also love the lack of laces - it's great for being able to slip the shoe on and off quickly. I wish that there was some way to tighten the straps, though. In addition, I've found that even "ankle" socks look like tube socks in this shoe - it sits very low under the ankle, but this could be an optical illusion!
Lastly, I found that this shoe runs a little long. I purchased the 8 size, after finding that the 7.5 was too small - but there's a little uncomfortable looseness in the heel. I've found that a heel support insole tightens it up nicely. Overall, very comfortable, functional and looks great.