Skechers Equalizer 2.0 slip-on shoe review – Pros and Cons
March 11, 2019
The Equalizer 2.0 is an athletic and casual walking shoe designed for men. A first impression of the shoe is its upper slip-on design. It features a breathable Skech Knit fabric mesh which allows fresh air into the interior. A flexible and lightweight material can be found on the midsole. The in-shoe features supportive footbed which offers additional comfort for the wearers.
It’s a shoe that was designed with flexibility, comfort, breathability, and lightweight in mind. It comes in different men sizes.
Find out more below.
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- Skech Knit Mesh fabric upper
- Closure: Slip-on
- Air Cooled Memory Foam footbed
- Side S logo
- Padded collar
- Soft fabric shoe lining
- Dual-Lite Dual-density shock absorbing midsole
- flexible, non-marking rubber outsole with good traction
- Weight: 10.1oz (10.1 ounce or 0.25kg) based on one item, not a pair
- Easy to slip-on
- Good for everyday wear, walking, travel, going out, and pavement
- wide fit
- Runs big (wide fit)
- Easy to slip off if the size is too big
Many people have given their opinions on the Skechers Equalizer 2.0 through videos and sellers reviews platform. After spending a good number of hours going through the reviews, I decided to summarize their opinions into positive and negative.
In summary, the following are what reviewers think:
- Majority of the users of Skechers Equalizer 2.0 recommended it
- Most reviewers appreciated it for the lightweight and flexible design
- Very comfortable/most comfortable shoe and feels great are the phrases some reviewers used to describe the Equalizer 2.0
- A user applauded the width and support of the shoe for helping with his foot medical condition
- Quite a good number of reviewers with arthritis condition said that they find the shoe comfortable
- Many customers said that it’s a value for money. Those that are budget conscious are quite happy with the price
- A considerable percentage of users said that the Equalizer 2.0 is easy to slip on and off, and, looks and feels like slippers.
- Reviewers with wider feet said that the shoe fits them perfectly
- Most of those that have used the shoe said that they will be likely to buy another pair
- The shoe cushioning and support were appreciated by those that are on their feet walking/working all day
- A wearer with a bone spur condition said that he wears the shoe every day because of its comfort and support
- A handful of reviewers said that the Equalizer 2.0 runs a bit big
- A very few reviewers said that the shoe wore out easily
While reading reviews or going through video reviews of a product can be a great way to know more about the product, rating breakdown stands as a quick way of knowing how the product is doing. It provides data that gives logical explanation on how well the product is doing.
Below is a pie chart that provides the percentage of rating from 1 to 5 star:
From the chart and table, 3% of the reviewers gave the shoe 1 star; 2% of the reviewers gave it 2 star; 4% of the reviewers rated it 3 star; 16% of the reviewers rated it with 4 star; and finally, 75% of the reviewers gave it 5 star.
The reviewer in the following video showed the look of the Skechers Equalizer on feet. He quickly talked about the mesh fabric upper and then went on to show the interior and the memory foam footbed. Briefly, he introduced the shock absorbing midsole and the well-designed outsole. Finally, he bent the shoe to show how flexible it is.
Here is the video:
The Upper, midsole, and outsole are the parts that define a shoe. The upper part covers the back of the foot, the toe area and the instep. It’s the part that accommodates the foot and is usually fixed to the sole. The sole consists of the outsole and the midsole. A shoe can feature a removable insole or fixed insole, depending on its designed and functionality. The part that represents the middle layer of the sole is the midsole. It’s the area that is commonly designed for shock absorption. The area that makes direct contact with the ground is called the outsole. It’s specifically designed to provide good traction and some sort of supports during walking or running gait.
Find out more about the upper, midsole, outsole and insole of the Skechers Equalizer 2.0 below.
The slip-on design on the upper is a quick noticeable feature. Skech Knit Mesh fabric material keeps the shoe breathable while providing snug fit. It was designed to be breathable enough to keep the air in the inner part fresh and cool.
The collar is well padded to offer smooth feel and prevent the skin from irritation due to rubbing. The padded collar was designed to provide some level of comfortable feel at the ankle area.
Each side features gore panel to offer better fit and feel. Equalizer 2.0 interior has soft fabric lining which creates a great in-shoe feel.
Another fact about the shoe is its Relaxed Fit® construction which offers a roomier fit.
The midsole is made of a flexible, lightweight, and shock absorbing material called Dual-density Dual-Lite. It was designed with flexibility and lightweight in mind.
Dual-density rubber sole technology usually provides higher wearing comfort and has good insulation properties against cold and heat.
The in-shoe features Air-Cooled Memory Foam footbed which delivers underfoot cushioning. The Air-Cooled Memory Foam footbed (insole) supports the midsole in absorbing shock and reducing impact force which therefore create a comfortable environment for the foot. Another good thing about the insole is its ability to keep the in-shoe air fresh and odourless.
The shoe features a well-designed non-marking rubber outsole. It was designed in a way that it won’t leave any mark or scratch on any surface while walking. So, it basically protects a polished floor from scuffs.
The outsole was also designed to protect itself from any abrasive surface. With the ability to withstand wear and tear, the platform becomes durable.
Some easy-to-spot pods and grooves are well positioned on the platform to enable easy bending of the foot during walking.
The Equalizer 2.0 is a shoe many reviewers considered as the most comfortable shoe they have ever owned. The upper was design to be as breathable as possible and quite a good number of reviewers confirmed that it serves the purpose it was designed for. Most users seem not to have any problem with the overall design of the shoe, except a reviewer that complained about the footbed (Air-Cooled Memory Foam)
Those fans and people that are budget-conscious feel like the Skechers Equalizer 2.0 is a good option for them when it comes to affordable, comfortable, lightweight, and flexible athletic and casual walking shoe.
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