Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

12 reasons to buy

  • Many users commented that the soft fabric lining made the shoes very comfortable.
  • A lot of reviewers are impressed with the lightweight mesh materials used in the upper.
  • Majority of those who commented agreed that the Skechers D'Lites - Life Saver is an extremely comfortable walking shoe.
  • Some buyers appreciate the rubber toe and heel bumpers as it protects their feet from bumps and injuries during heavy workouts or sudden bumps.
  • A good number of female users are pleased with the 25-inch heel as it is very stable and gives ample protection and height boost from puddles and mud.
  • Several women complimented the air-cooled memory foam and the mesh fabric material as it keeps their feet cool during heavy sports and activities.
  • Numerous customers appreciate the design and the shiny metallic overlays and fashionable accents.
  • Users are pleased to wear the shoes during workout exercises and gym routines as they are very protective of the foot from injuries.
  • Most commented that dirt easily washes off the nubuck leather material giving them ease in cleaning the sneakers.
  • Customers with flat feet appreciate the moderate arch support that makes every stride comfortable.
  • Many consumers expressed satisfaction on the lightweight shock absorbing midsole that keep every step comfortable.
  • Various women wearers claimed they felt having a little extra room for the foot to move inside the D’Lites.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some are not pleased with the clunky design of the Skechers D'Lites - Life Saver.
  • A few commented that the shoe takes time to break-in as cushioning seems a bit hard at first use.
  • Another critic observed that the insole tend to be harder compared to other training shoes.
  • A couple of commenters also complained that some parts of the shoe breaks off easily and show early signs of wearing out after a few uses.

Bottom line

The Skechers D’Lites – Life Saver is the American lifestyle brand’s take on a classic looking women’s walking and training shoe with reliable cushioning and superior traction. The shoes are kept ventilated by the cooling memory foam and well-placed mesh upper material that keeps the feet breathing all throughout the workout.

This fitness and walking shoe is the perfect companion for long walks or light sports activities or simply just chilling out with friends. 

Facts

Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Skechers sneaker
Top 3% most popular sneakers

The training and walking sneaker generally run true to size. The Skechers D'Lites - Life Saver is kept tight and in place by a classic lace-up front lacing system. The shoe is available in sizes for women. The sneakers come available in medium and wide fitting shoe width B and D width for women. Shoe size ranges from US size 5 to 12 in women.

Style-wise the Skechers D'Lites - Life Saver is not far behind in consistently projecting the brand’s classic performance shoe look. With its smooth trubuck leather and mesh fabric upper, the lace-up sporty casual sneaker seems a bit bulky for a women’s trainer. But this same design that is ideal and perfect for a training shoe packed with ample protection for the feet.

The stylish detailing is what completes the overall design of this performance sneaker with accent stitching and overlay accents over the woven bounce tweed fabric side and collar panels. Finishing the overall Sketchers trademark look is the shiny metallic overlays, synthetic side overlays with paisley textured design, a contrast-colored side edging trim, and the signature S logo on the sides.

The most notable feature of the Skechers D'Lites - Life Saver is the air-cooled memory Foam that keeps feet comfortable by adjusting to the contours of the feet while the cooling effect of the mesh fabric tongue keeps the upper breathable.  Complementing the lightweight shock absorbing supportive midsole of the trainers is the flexible rubber traction outsole that maintains traction and assures a durable shoe for exercise routines and fitness walking. 

Skechers is a relatively young brand founded by father and son Robert and Michael Greenberg only in 1992.

Although Skechers was a latecomer in the footwear industry, it has found a niche market in casual street shoes in the past years. Robert Greenberg was one of the co-founders of L.A. Gear, a once popular shoe and apparel maker of neon colored tennis shoes for women in the early 1990s.

With a headquarters in Manhattan Beach in California, among the early designs coming out of Skechers factories were utility-style cleats and skate shoes that are ideal for casual and streetwear for men, women, and children.

However, since it was first established, Skechers has now started to diversify its shoe offerings by rolling out new designs primarily on two distinct categories: the lifestyle and performance division shoes.

Lifestyle division includes shoes that use their Memory Foam technology. From a new innovation, memory foam is now an integral feature in adding the needed comfort to most of the brand’s lifestyle sneakers.

The company also invested well on the design aspect of their shoes with most of the newly released shoes feeling even lighter in the midsole.

Among the brand’s popular shoes that use the Memory Foam is the Skechers D'Lites - Life Saver aimed at providing women with a lightweight and breathable sneaker ideal for gym training and walking activities.

The Skechers D'Lites - Life Saver is a classic-looking trainer with air-cooled memory foam that provides enhanced breathability. With this technology, the memory foam now instantly contours and offers all-day comfort without the feet feeling fatigue after several hours of walking or gym training.

  • Actress, dancer and television star Brooke Burke – Charvet endorsed and has been spotted wearing the Skechers D'Lites - Life Saver.
  • Singer Meghan Trainor has also endorsed and consistently worn the D’Lites shoes.
  • Trainers have padded collar and tongue with soft fabric shoe lining.
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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