Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Price
$65
Widths available
W: Normal - B

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • Extremely comfortable is often repeated in most of the reviews of the Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0.

  • It is very affordable.

  • It is very light.

  • A large number of users found it very stylish.

  • Several mentioned that it is very flexible.

  • More than a handful use it for casual wear.

  • It is quite durable, noted some.

  • The exceptional flexibility of the Flex Appeal 2.0 helps with the natural movement of the foot.

The bad

  • The outsole accumulates small rocks, according to a handful.

  • There is almost no arch support, based on the observations of some runners.

Bottom line

The 2nd edition of the Flex Appeal does not get away much from its previous performance and style. It is still a flexible shoe with just enough arch support for quick runs and remains to be a consistent head-turner. For those who are looking for a great blend of functionality and style that will still make the wallet smile, this shoe should be a worthy option.



World wide, Flex Appeal 2.0 is in the bottom 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Skechers, is the 12th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 921 shoes


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 78 ratings

5 star
74%
4 star
16%
3 star
7%
2 star
1%
1 star
2%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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86 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 90
    MelissaLevel 1 expert
    by Canadian Mom Reviews
    In addition to the cushiony insole, the Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 is a lightweight shoe that allows flexibility while the wearer moves. When walking in these shoes, it honestly feels like you’re walking on a cloud barefoot.
  • 88
    JenniferLevel 1 expert
    by Mom vs The Boys
    The Flex Appeal 2.0 is no different, they are very light weight which I love because it makes it really easy to be on my feet for a long time and they don’t slow me down on big hikes like we did on the weekend.
  • 85
    Daniel GonzalezLevel 3 expert
    by Runner Click
    These may be the best Skechers running shoes for women – but there’s the downside, too. These comfortable babies aren’t made for men! If they want the comfort, style, and lightness of these shoes, they’ll have to sneak into the women’s aisle.
  • 80
    TinaLevel 1 expert
    by Tina
    Best part? My feet may of been tired but they weren’t a stinky, sweaty mess. The air cooled memory foam kept them from overheating and my feet remained comfortable throughout the 30 minutes!
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Updates to Flex Appeal 2.0

Skechers barely made changes in the Flex Appeal 2.0. Most notable in the changes is the new upper, which basically an all-knit jersey version as opposed to the previous model where it was partly mesh. The new upper feels more comfortable and really hugs the foot as it is also softer than before.

The introduction of slightly longer laces allows runners to get their most preferred cinching or lacing style.

Skechers also modified the outsole a bit. The grooves are a tad deeper while the rubber pods also feature additional small cut outs for even more flexibility.

Flex Appeal 2.0 size and fit

The fit of the Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 easily resembles the original model. It has quite a roomy toe box with decent space in the heel and the midfoot. The security in the heel and midfoot are also sufficient enough for a confident run. It runs true to size.

Outsole

Skechers’ proprietary FlexSole outsole continues to be the underfoot surface of the Flex Appeal 2.0. This is basically the same material that makes up the midsole of this shoe. The very evident flexibility stems largely from how the outsole is crisscrossed with vertical and horizontal flex grooves. Moreover, the rubber pods also have smaller cut outs on the surface. Skechers uses hard carbon rubber in the heel and the tip of the toes on the medial side for better durability. A softer blown rubber dominates the outsole for more traction.

Midsole

The FlexSole technology is carried over in the midsole and runs the length of the shoe for enhanced transition through the gait cycle. This midsole technology has enough cushioning and responsiveness that are needed for fast-paced or runs up to 10Ks. It is quite durable and helps with the natural running motion of the runners.

Upper

The breathable knit-jersey upper of the Flex Appeal 2.0 covers the entire shoe and wraps every inch of the foot. It offers excellent next-to-skin feel and is very plush in the interior. Skechers uses a plush fabric inside for a luxurious feel every time out. A contoured Memory Foam insole improves cushioning and support in this shoe.


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