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SKECHERS Energy - Downforce Reviews

26 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

38%Rated 5 stars

48%Rated 4 stars

10%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

5%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

88% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

52% "Excellent arch support"

25 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/31/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Not only do these sneakers feel great while I run, walk, jog, work out, but they look great casually as well. Highly recommended.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/24/10
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Size and style were as I expected. The tongue of this shoe is made of a harder, inflexible material that pushes into my leg. It was too uncomfortable so I returned it, sadly, because I like the style.

Additional 6 Energy - Downforce SKECHERS Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Riverton,NJ

Great sneakers, very comfortable. Have thick soles for those who like a little extra cushion. My feet tend to get sore with a thinner sole. A note on the color - expected "pebble" to be a light brown, it's more like a light green (it's kind of hard to tell from the picture).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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April 5, 2011

Chris m

 

The most comfortable shoes I have. I am on my feet on concrete 10+ hrs a day. Light, great support, my feet never hurt at the end of the day anymore.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2011

Knight

from East Coast, Virginia

After reading previous reviews, I was concerned about the stiffness of the tongue, and it was stiff, but only for the 1st day or 2! I am flat footed and the width and arch feel great! These are now my everyday shoe. Zappos - what can I say that hasn't already been said? Outstanding customer service!

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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February 14, 2011

Mauricio G

 

Comfortable shoes for everyday use or light work. Took a couple days to break down, but after that it's all okay.

Brands I'd also recommend: ASICS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 21, 2009

Patrick W

from WV

Nice comfortable shoes. I'm on my second pair. Great experience ordering from Zappos. The best customer service I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 29, 2009

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

Good shoes - There great shoes, the only problem is that the tong is very stiff, but hopefully after time this will break in.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

April 27, 2009

Larry

from Arizona

Good looking Shoe - I wear a wide size so I liked the looks and fit of this shoe right out of the box, the tongue was a little stiff but hasn't bothered me while walking. A great shoe for hikes, walking around town.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 13, 2008

Mike S

from Murfreesboro, TN

Comfortable - I use these as my work shoes since they look better than regular gym shoes, and I didn't need dress shoes. I like the looks and the feel of them. The ONLY problem I have is the tongue on just one of the shoes keeps sliding down. They could have more arch support like the Columbia's.

Brands I'd also recommend: Columbia

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 3, 2007

E.wash

from Brooklyn, New York

Comfort and Good Looks - These sport shoes are good looking and comfortable. Even though the tongue and upper portion of the shoe are rather stiff, I'M sure that they will become flexible with extended wear. A very good buy over all.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 22, 2007

Anonymous

from Mesa, AZ

Good shoe - Worked well with my orthotic inserts. Would buy them again.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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January 18, 2007

Roland L

from Hamilton, MT

Durable walking shoe - Shoe seems a little stiff but I find it a good shoe for long walks in the winter. In the past I have found Skechers to be a very durable shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony, Adidas

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

I like the shoe's look, but the leather patch on the tongue caused the tongue to dig into the front of my ankle. It made the shoes unwearable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 26, 2007

Kennyc

from Maryland

A little too much tongue for my liking - These shoes would be very comfortable if the tongue wasn't so stiff. I didn't wear them very long (on the carpet, in my house) before I decided to send them back. I personally didn't think I could get used to the tongue feeling like it was constantly pressing into my instep. I liked the look of these shoes very much.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 24, 2010

Ray P

from Mount Verno, WA

Size and style were as I expected. The tongue of this shoe is made of a harder, inflexible material that pushes into my leg. It was too uncomfortable so I returned it, sadly, because I like the style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland, Rockport

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 4, 2014

Janice E

from United States

My husband loves the Downforce in Pebble color shoes. Hope you will not quit selling these because he just loves the feel and the fit. And my husband is very picky. He wears 10.5 EW which is very hard to find. So I hope you keep making these shoes. Very satisfied customer. Janice Bailey

Brands I'd also recommend: I think these Sketchers are the best.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 10, 2013

Brandie K

from Kansas City, MO

These were a birthday present for my husband. He is a very large man. he said these shoes do not give him a minute of pain on or off. That is serious on how hard it is to find him comfortable shoes. Plus they last a good long while.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 9, 2014

Tom q

from Sacramento

First time user of Skechers, long time user of NewBalance with the latter declining in value due to cheaper feel. NewBalance last 7 months and seeking 20% savings in monthly cost of use. Time will tell but first month use is same feel as NewBalance and Merril.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. They are wonderful, fit and functional also. I needed a more firm shoe and these are perfect.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 10, 2013

Johnathan H

from United States

These are very comfortable. They are great for walking. They are showing a little wear a bit quick. But I do use them pretty well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 30, 2013

Brian

from United States

The fit is great, and the footbed is very comfortable, but the rest of the show, especially the leather piece on the front of the tongue is not. When I first wore the shoes the leather on the front of the tongue was so stiff it left minor bruises on my inside ankle bones. I bent and rolled the piece to soften it, but it still does not seem to fit as comfortably as I would like. The leather of the sides is also very stiff, and it has taken longer for these shoes to be broken in than I would like. They are still comfortable, though.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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September 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

These sneakers feels more like oxfords. They are not as flexible/comfortable as the Skechers Stamina Nuovo which I highly recommend. I bought these because of the colors but I ended up not using them as much because they feel too firm.

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers Stamina Nuovo

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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