SKECHERS Work Softie Reviews

146 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

91% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

46% "Moderate arch support"

127 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/30/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I am a teacher and I have plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. I have been searching for a comfortable shoe or sneaker for a long time. I have been very cautious because no matter what I try I still end up with pain by the end of the day. I gave into this shoe because of the reviews and I am not sorry. These shoes are by far the best that I have tried. I still get some pain in my right heel, but not at the level I'm used to. The support is decent enough, but I still put in the insert my doctor told me to buy.

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19 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/13/08
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Highly disappointing - I'm a line cook and I'm on my feet all day and for most of the week. After reading a lot of the reviews, I thought these would be a good shoe to wear to work but once I bought them and put them on they began to hurt my arches about 1 hour into wearing them for the first time. Not a comfortable shoe.

Additional 126 Softie SKECHERS Work Reviews

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June 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Oregon

For being called Softie they were not soft at all. The slip resistance seemed weak compared to other shoes. I went with New Balance. Also, they run small. Size up.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 2, 2014

Joanie134

from Chicago

Unfortunately I have to return these because they ran a bit too large and the tongue is jamming me on the front of my ankle. The shoes came with removable inserts and an extra pair of laces. I don't like the eyelets that are made of material, they make adjusting the width of the laces more difficult. Otherwise the shoes are fairly sturdy, heavy and the material is relatively good.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, Nike.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 28, 2014

Fuffin

from Washington, DC

I got these for my mom b/c she runs a kitchen in a restaurant and she says they are the best shoes she's ever owned. She wants to wear them everywhere.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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May 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Indiana

I bought these for my sister. She needed them to be skid resistant for her job. She said they fit true to size and were very comfortable the first time she wore them. Very pleased!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 1, 2014

Karen R

from Folsom, Ca

These are good shoes. I'm on my feet all day and I don't get as fatigued as I did with the clog type shoes. They are light weight and non slip which is very important. I've had them about a month now and they are holding up well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 10, 2014

R C

from Paoli, IN

I have purchased this style shoe several times. They also come in white. They run about a size small. I usually wear a size 8 but always have to order a 9. I have very flat feet & have to wear orthotics. The insole is removable & my orthotics fit nicely. I wear these shoes all day long & get great support. The only bad thing I can say about these shoes is the outer sole holds small pebbles which can mar up wood floors & I'm constantly having to dig out the pebbles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 10, 2014

Lauren C

from Newport Beach, CA

My shoes are wonderful, sturdy, yet comfortable enough to spend 16 hours a day in, which I do!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Alabama

I love these shoes. I was looking for a pair to replace my Easy Spirits Get Up And Go. I wanted a pair with a lot of cushion in the foot bed. Well, these don't have cushion, but they are comfortable, non-skid, and keep my feet relatively warm. When I stand all day my feet and legs DO NOT hurt or ache. Yippee. They are light in weight and I am so thrilled I bought them. I wear orthotics and they fit perfect. The toe box is tall enough too so my toes don't rub.

Brands I'd also recommend: Still looking for a good shoe with a thick sole. Gravity Defyers are good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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December 28, 2013

Dan R

from United States

I love these work shoes. They run true to size, are lightweight and comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 22, 2013

Tami s

from rohnert park, ca

These shoes are super comfortable and I really did not have to break them in at all. Zappos rocks. They give awesome customer service. Thanks, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2013

Jessica L

from Boston, MA

I have been wearing these for seven months. I work at a brewery and I serve in the bar and give tours. These are the only shoes that I wear to work there. The slip resistance is great and my feet do not hurt at the end of a 13 hour day. I had some Nursemates which killed my feet and I returned them and got these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

I work as a convenience store manager. 12 hours on my feet at times. I bought these shoes hoping for comfort first and foremost. I was very disappointed! They are the most uncomfortable shoes I have ever worn. I have owned sketchers before and liked them, but these hurt every part of my feet including the toes. At first I thought they just needed breaking in but after 3 mos. they are no better. Don't buy them if comfort is important!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Monterey, Ca

Felt tight when I first put them on but to be fair I have been wearing flip flops for months now. After wearing them a few hours for a couple days,my feet felt great! I am on cement floors for several hours at a time and I have picky feet that need soft shoes. A bit clunky but very cushioned and comfy. Great for service industry.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 12, 2013

Eileen g

from daleville, in

These are very comfortable shoes. I work in them for 8 hours a day and I don't worry at all about walking on wet floors. I didn't have to break them in at all. The fit was perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Livermore, Ca

I bought these after picking up a 2nd job that has me running around on my feet all day. They give me excellent support and my feet do not feel as tired at the end of the day. I even bought a 2nd pair for when the current pair die.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 26, 2013

Cindy B

from Plano, TX

Ordered these in March. Worn 6 days a week and preferred over other shoes as far as comfort. Love them. Lasted over 6 months of 10 hour days, 6 days a week. Totally comfortable. On the weekends I prefer these in white instead of a regular tennis shoe. Super cushioned and great arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 9, 2013

Stacey

from Anderson, CA

I have been wearing these every day at work for almost 3 weeks now & they are very comfortable. I work 10 hour days & there was really no break in time, feel very stable. I have a wide foot, so I ordered 9 W and they were perfect, just had to loosen the laces on my right foot, but I have a problem foot. Zappos rocks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cushe, Keen and Alegria

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 28, 2013

Chrissy

from florida

It's a good fitting sneaker; supports your feet for the long work day, but I have bought 2 pairs of the black style and one pair of the white style and all 3 sneakers have split at the seam within 3 to 4 months.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

I am a server who works 10 hour shifts on hard and slippery ceramic tile floors and these felt great the first time I put them on. They are a little clunkier than the running shoes I liked to wear, but I was tired of slipping and falling every day, so these are a totally acceptable compromise. No breaking in necessary. Super soft and comfy! The arch support isn't great for me, so I ordered the wide width so that I could put in the arch support inserts that I put in every work shoe. I am really happy with these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Palm Coast, Fl

I wear these Sketchers every waking moment. I use prescription orthotic inserts and no other shoe is as comfortable as these with my many foot problems. Plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathy and tendonitis all make walking hard for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: SPENCO sandals work for a short time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 19, 2013

Rita L

from Los Angeles

I'm on my feet a lot and needed a comfortable shoe so I wouldn't be hobbling by the end of the night. The Sketchers Work Softie has fit the bill so well that they're almost the only shoe I wear now. I appreciate the support they provide, though I added gel innersoles for a little added comfort. I also appreciate that the sole provides a little added height. The non-skid sole works well and I like the industrial look of the shoe. I highly recommend them.

Brands I'd also recommend: White Mountain, Rocket Dog

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 13, 2013

R. R

from Myrtle Beach, SC

Love these shoes! I am on my feet at least 10 hours/day and they don't hurt at all. Felt true to size but I chose to buy a wide for a little extra room. This was my 4th pair and will continue to purchase them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Anywhere, Cherokee, Timberland PRO

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

I work as a server in a restaurant, and these shoes have protected me from wet floors, oily floors, and floors covered in glass shards. Highly recommended for someone who needs to be on their feet and moving all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 8, 2013

Amy K

from Iowa

I work 60 hours plus a week and 12 to 14 hours a day for the last ten years and these are the only shoes I buy for work. I stand on concrete restaurant floors without breaks and my feet never hurt. I do wear arch supports and they fit into these in a wide width. All my employees swear by them as well. I recently tried a different shoe at twice the price and had to go right back to these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

I knoew as soon as I put them on that these weren't for me. They're very wide in the heel, so my foot slipped around and the shoe rubbed against the back of my heel. My heel isn't particularly narrow.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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