Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers commended the Skechers D'Lites 2 – One Piece shoes for having optimal comfort. Some even added that it is ideal for when you're on your feet all day long.
  • Anime fans, especially One Piece fans, were ecstatic upon knowing a sneaker was designed in their favorite show and is available in the market.
  • An advantage of this shoe is that it is offered in a variety of colorway options.
  • Several shoe users claim that the sneaker provided good arch support and pronation control, and had aided with their feet dilemmas such as Plantar Fasciitis and overpronation.
  • The Skechers D'Lites 2 – One Piece enhances the wearer's height without compromising comfort.
  • Some users receive praises while wearing these kicks.
  • The shoe comes with an extra set of shoelaces.
  • A handful of reviewers mentioned that it is breathable.
  • Plenty of respondents find the pair stylishly appealing.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Few users complained at how stiff the Skechers D’Lites 2 – One Piece feels.
  • Majority of the reviewers disclosed that it felt narrower than expected.

Bottom line

The trendy Skechers D'Lites just got an anime makeover, and the art form's eager fans are on cloud nine. Inspired by the Japanese manga One Piece, the Skechers D'Lites 2 – One Piece’s chunky silhouette comes bathed in fun colorways and design details inspired by the most popular characters in the series.

While the shoe and its signature beefy profile garnered mixed reactions, a number of consumers found the overall aesthetic stylish and creative. Not to be overshadowed by its aesthetic is the shoe's premium construction, optimal comfort, and breathability.

Facts

Rankings

A top 5% best sneaker
A top rated Skechers sneaker
Top 2% most popular sneakers

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This sneaker is offered in both men and women's sizes. The gentlemen can choose from a size range of 6.5 to 14, while women's Skechers D'Lites 2 – One Piece sizes run from 5 to 12. Generally, consumers found these shoes narrower than expected. Going half a size up is recommended.

Outfitted in a chunky silhouette and busy upper design, pairing the Skechers D'Lites 2 – One Piece sneakers might be challenging at first. The trick is to make sure that your pants are not skin-tight, so as not to make this beefy looking sneaker appear enormous than it already is. Pair it with a pair of wide-legged bottoms for a normcore inspired look or opt for cropped chino pants for a streetwear-inspired outfit.

The low-top Skechers D'Lites 2 – One Piece possesses four features that appeal to today's market. First, its contemporary chunky silhouette attracts consumers who are into the latest fashion trends. Second are the shoe's unique colorways which lure sneakerheads who are always on the hunt to amp up their shoe collection. The third is its time-tested comfort. And fourth is its main feature, its collaboration with Toei Animation Inc.'s most popular anime series called One Piece.

Skechers was established in 1992 and was founded by Robert Greenberg. Their key product is lifestyle footwear that comes in a range of styles designed for consumers aged 5 to 40. This wide selection Skechers shoe designs that appeal to an extensive group of customers has been the brand's ticket to their success, especially in the US. However, before Skechers was conceived, Greenberg's first venture was LA Gear.

Robert Greenberg was also the founder of LA Gear, but after almost a year, he found himself engrossed in another interest: setting up a brand of shoes marketed as skate shoes and utility cleats. From then on, Skechers has continuously released new models that appealed to consumers and followed the latest trends.

One of its many offerings is the Skechers D'Lites 2 – One Piece, a descendant of Skechers' most popular chunky models called the Skechers D'Lites. This particular model is a collaboration with the One Piece anime. Initially released exclusively in South Korea and China markets, the shoe was offered in several color schemes, each inspired by one of the most popular characters from the series.

Here are the different colorways and their corresponding character: White / Pink (WPK) – Doflamingo, White / Green (WGR) – Zoro, White / Black / Gold (WBGD) – Law, White / Pink / Blue (WPBL) – Chopper, White / Multi (WMLT) – Monkey D. Luffy, and White / Black / Blue (WBKB) – Sanji.

  • The shoe is available in Medium width.
  • Its upper feature various paneling crafted from a different material and hue. Smooth leather panels grace the toe vamp and sides, while soft suede materials accent the upper's lower sides and, finally, mesh fabric are placed on the toebox and side panels.
  • The character's symbol is placed on the shoe's tongue while an image of the character is printed on the insoles.
  • Padded collar and tongue provide added cushioning and comfort.
  • A heel pull-tab acts as an aid for easier entry.
  • Removable Air Cooled Memory Foam insoles offer excellent in-step comfort.
  • The heel measures at 1 ¼ inch.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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