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SKECHERS Work Oswald - Balder Reviews

52 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

80% "Moderate arch support"

43 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/23/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Amazing! The service from Zappos is awesome, please keep it up. Competitive prices and free shipping!

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/28/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Lightweight for sure, but not particularly flexible; they definitely don't conform to my feet. The 2 eyelets don't make them breathable; my feet sweat in them even when I'm just sitting down.

Additional 32 Oswald - Balder SKECHERS Work Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 31, 2010

Nate R

from Port Hadlock, WA

It was a perfect fit. Just what I was looking for. Just wished it came in other colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2010

Anonymous

from Champaign, Il

I work in a very large university dining hall and these clogs are very comfortable to wear throughout my work schedule. I have been using orthotics for my flat feet and the clogs accommodate the orthotics. I have not had any slippage and at the end of the work period my feet feel comfortable. The clogs are easy to clean and look nice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2010

Bill g

from California

As a chef I spend many hours on my feet. These are perfect for me. This is my second pair. The others lasted 2 years. Only now did the sole start to separate. They are a little snug at first but then they loosen up and are very comfortable. I received them the very next day. Very happy with everything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2010

T, C

from Austin, TX

This is the second pair of Balder's we have purchased. My son is a chef and loves these shoes because they are very comfortable. The website is very easy to follow and we received the shoes promptly. We have shared our experience with others and would definitely make additional purchased in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2010

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

Good price, great fit. I'm on my feet in these all day and they are very comfortable. No break-in time at all. There's still a little slip in the non-slip sole, but it's better than most. I'll probably order another pair in the near future to make sure to have an extra pair on hand.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 7, 2010

Scott M

from Wilmington, Delaware

Love the shoes and the price. Excellent for chefs, nurses, anyone on their feet all day. Terrific support and comfortable. Now, where do I find them with a leather upper?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2010

Ralph F

from Kennebunk, Maine

I have made several purchases from Zappos over time and have always been pleased by the price; accuracy of the product description and prompt shipping. This purchase was no exception. As it was a gift for my son I was a little apprehensive about purchasing online but the shoes were exactly as described and he loved them. I have no experience with the return process since I've not returned anything that I've purchased but I must assume that it is a no hassle process as they advertise

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2010

Katkins

from chicago

I bought these for my husband to replace some heavy duty rubberized clogs he has had for years. This is the closest pair of clogs I have found to replace his old ones. They fit great and are comfortable. He feels they are a little too rounded (Dutch boy look) than his previous ones, but he still likes them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2010

Sandy L

from Boise, ID

Very comfortable to wear all day working in a kitchen. True to size. Love the free shipping and returns and fast shipment!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 28, 2008

Anonymous

from Hondo, Texas

This is my second pair of these shoes. They give great support and are VERY comfortable, plus Zappos sent them even faster than expected and have great customer service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 29, 2008

Anonymous

from Ohio

I bought these for my son who is in culinary school. He loves them. They are lighter and more comfortable than the heavy Skechers they gave him in the beginning.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 4, 2008

Anonymous

from MN

Great chef shoes - I was very happy to find these comfortable of clogs and in my size 14. I’m so happy with the clogs and Zappos, I ordered 3 pairs!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 24, 2008

Chef S

from Nantucket

Great shoes - So far so good, slip resistant and good looks. Better off going one size up as they are a little snug.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 12, 2008

Arthur V

from Springfield, Massachusetts

Light, comfortable and well-fitting - I was quite surprised from the moment I took them out of the box. These are some of the lightest shoes I've ever worn, and oddly enough, despite that, they're quite comfortable as well. They're remarkably grippy, too. They really are no-slip. I do find that the tread is wearing a bit quickly, though.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any others in this line

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2011

Rick

 

This is a reasonable shoe. I have been seeking a clog for the operating room ever since Merrell raised the lip on the back of their breathable clog. This one does not really breath, but it is easy enough to partially slip off and slip right back on. It is also lightweight and it stays on (unlike Crocs). It is also less expensive and more comfortable than Birkies.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 3, 2010

James V

from Amsterdam, Netherlands

This shoe is great for the kitchen. It is lightweight and easy to clean off. The non slip bottom is great as well. They take a little while to get broken in. Be sure to wear really thick socks with these, cause they tend to squeeze the top of your foot at the end of an 8+ hours shift. All in all, a great shoe for the kitchen and days off.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock non slip sole

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 5, 2009

Anonymous

from New Orleans, LA

Good shoes, very comfortable. They are a little stiff out of the box, but soften as you wear them and are not as non-slip as some other clogs I've worn. But overall a good kitchen shoe and well worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: Klogs

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 17, 2009

Joseph E

from Akron Ohio

These shoes are designed to fit loosely and at first that bothered me. I use them for garden work. After I have had them on for a while I don't even notice the fit. I am pleased now and am considering a loose fitting slip-on for in the house. My experience with Zappos was great. And the two women I spoke with on the telephone when I was returning the first shoes for a different size were exceptional. I have never encountered such pleasant and helpful people before.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 24, 2009

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

They are right; they can be a little warm, but good for standing at work. I took the insole out because they were pretty tight across my foot, otherwise. The slip resistance is top notch! I wore them to wash dishes and they were great!!! And the plastic kept them clean and definitely water proof. I was happy with em.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 1, 2008

Anonymous

from Ohio

Nice looking supportive operating room shoe with nice insole, but it needs more ventilation. Fit is true to size but I prefer a slight curved last, these are straight lasted, but overall I would and probably will buy them again.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Lawrence KS

Decient shoe if you don't plan on heavy usage. My nonslip sole became separated from the body of the shoe within three months. Granted, I work 40+ a week. I still felt like for a work shoe, this isn't up to a professional kitchen's standards.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 8, 2010

T M

from MKE

Good overall shoe, but 6 months later the bottom tread started peeling off, which is super annoying. Starts off as a good shoe then the material starts to wear down, so you lose your arch support quick and then the sole goes which hurts the feet/posture/sleep. Not an overall good work shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 28, 2011

Anonymous

 

Lightweight for sure, but not particularly flexible; they definitely don't conform to my feet. The 2 eyelets don't make them breathable; my feet sweat in them even when I'm just sitting down.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2011

Elizabeth Q

from Boston, Ma

Supportive, good material for work. Good price. Problem was that after one week of wear, the sole peeled off.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 31, 2010

Dan

from Boulder, CO

I found these and thought "what a great bargain" since my other option (Birkis) are much more expensive. These fit well, are comfortable after I put in some superfeet insoles in them. The style rating is obviously relative to the type of shoe it is. I'd never wear these out on the town, but compared to other clogs they look good. My main gripe with these, and the only reason I'd never buy them again, is that the sole inserts, the things that actually make the shoe slip resistant, came off after about a month. I tried to glue them back a few times, but they keep coming off. I work in the kitchen, so this is pretty much a deal breaker.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkis

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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