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SKECHERS Work Softie Reviews

127 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

86% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

51% "No arch support"

110 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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17 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 107 Softie SKECHERS Work Reviews

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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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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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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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April 8, 2013

Melissa S

from Santa Cruz, CA

Love these shoes. I think this is my 3rd pair. I am a Deli Manager, on my feet for many hours each day, and I'm in my 50's. My feet never hurt and I never slip, even when there is a greasy spill in the kitchen. I have weird arches, and some shoes hit my arches in a painful way. These are relatively flat, so might not work for someone who needs a lot of arch support, but they are great for me. They are very cushiony and require no break-in time. I do notice that after about a year my feet start to hurt a little, and that is when I get a new pair. They are also easy to clean.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 4, 2013

Sue T

from Seattle

Not a pretty shoe, but who cares if your feet hurt? If you have foot or ankle pain, the padded bed gives solid support. I'm slowly recovering from an ankle sprain several months ago, and these are what I wear to do any real walking. A word of warning if you walk in sand or gravel, take them off before coming inside because those non slip soles really suck up (and then release) the dirt.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2013

Andimal23

from Chicago, IL

I have worn Skechers since the day they came out - I even have an original pair of their gym shoes still in my closet. One of the reasons I have always worn these is because they seem to have a higher arch and better support than most other brands in the same price range. I recently broke my foot and had surgery to replace two tendons in my foot. It took me a long time to find shoes that I could wear comfortably, especially now that I am required to wear a wide shoe due to the custom orthotics I have to wear. I literally tried on over 200 pairs of shoes in a 4 month time frame to find one that felt right, and I went right back to Skechers...these shoes were it! I am actually having a hard time finding another pair because I must get a back up pair! This is the only pair of shoes I can wear right now, so I'm literally in them 16 hours per day. I am also a chef, so I am standing constantly for 10-12 hours a day, 4 days per week (and we do not use anti-fatigue mats in our kitchen, so the extra support is really needed). I highly recommend Skechers brand as a whole, but definitely this pair of shoes for people who work on their feet all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Palm Desert, CA

Great work shoe. I stand on my feet 8 hours a day. The support and comfort are amazing. This is my 2nd pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Palm Desert, CA

Love these shoes. I stand on my feet all day at work and these are awesome. This is my second pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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February 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Indianapolis, IN

These shoes were pretty comfortable. But the shoe string loop on one of the shoes broke after only having worn them 8 times to work. These shoes also felt slightly bigger than marked.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 29, 2013

Anonymous

from West Virginia

Ordered these for my retail job and am happy with them. Comfortable and fit well. Have had them for 7 months now and they aren't showing signs of wear. Very good buy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 20, 2013

Katherine D

from Pittsburg Ca

I purchased the Skechers Work Softies because I was suddenly facing a 5 day a week commute involving both a train and a bus each way, and also because I had worn out my Skecher Shape Ups. I love the supportiveness and also the slip resistant qualities of this shoe. The heels are a little loose compared to the front of the foot, because I have a wide foot front, but a narrow heel, the typical "European " shape foot. I would also love it if they were a little squishy/bouncier, to further supply the cushioning I need for my feet. Overall, I like them a lot and would recommend them to anyone who has a long work day with their shoes on. The first pair I ordered had a problem of the inner tongue creating a lump against my foot on the right side, but Zappos provided another pair in which that problem was not so pronounced.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 11, 2013

Robyn L

from san francisco

These shoes are very comfy and fit true to size. I wore them on a 2 mile urban hike right out of the box with no problems. Also, the slip-resistant feature is perfect for this season's rainy, slippery weather. Great shoes, definitely recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 5, 2013

Christin

from Nebraska

Most uncomfortable shoe I've ever worn. After a few hours on my feet in them, I was limping around in tears. I have never had issues with my feet or finding shoes that fit, and these shoes seemed to fit properly. I'm just amazed at how a sneaker style shoe caused my feet to hurt so incredibly badly.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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January 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

I am on my third pair of these in three years, so one star off for durability, though perhaps it is just that I wear them out. That said, they are super comfortable, even when you are all your feet all day. And while they are not the most stylish thing ever, they look like sneakers, and are just generically fantastic.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

My girlfriend buys these shoes for work. They fit well, are more comfortable and last longer than any other shoes. Whenever they wear out she goes back to Zappos and buys another. Great shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 30, 2012

Anonymous

from pa.

I am on my feet for 10 hours a day and they never hurt after all those hours. The only work shoes I can wear without heel pain at the end of a long day!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Savannah, GA

Very comfortable shoe. I have plantar fasciitis and was having a hard time finding non slip shoes and good supporting shoes. I can be on my feet for 10 hours straight with no problems. My only issue was I had to return the shoes and get a wide. Other than that great shoe!

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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Felt narrower than marked

 

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November 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Ca

I had owned these before and needed a new pair after several years of daily use. They never wore out on the outside or the soles, but the insides were done after 5 years. I was excited to see I could buy these on Zappos without going to the store. I already knew my size and they came in a couple days!

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 28, 2012

Donna l

from mariposa california

I bought a pair and they fit perfectly. My feet never hurt. I am a cashier and that means a lot when you're on your feet for 8 hours. Best choice I ever made.

Brands I'd also recommend: cant think of any other brand that i like

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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Felt true to width

 

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September 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are my fall work shoes! Year after year. I've tried others, but, none compare to my Skechers. They give firm support, without being too stiff. They have nice, chunky soles, so, they don't wear out quickly, and, look good with jeans. I bought some of the men's style for my husband, but, he liked mine better, so, now I buy him these too! You, honestly, can't tell! I just bought another pair yesterday! I hope Skechers never discontinues these, because, I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 13, 2012

Anonymous

from San Bruno, Ca

These shoes are very hard and flat. My heels hurt from the lack of cushion and my arch hurt from lack of support. Even putting orthopedic inserts in didn't help. I could barely walk at the end of the day.

Brands I'd also recommend: Shoes for crews

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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August 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

These are great! I stand all day, and I've been quite comfortable in these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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