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


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.


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.


We spent 8.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • According to most users who bought the Skechers Burst - Divergent, the shoe is so lightweight they hardly knew they had them on.
  • Many describe the shoe as “comfortable,” citing the Air Cooled Memory Foam insole as giving the wearer a cushioned feel which allows them to walk all day without feeling tired. One cancer survivor recounted how chemo has given her nerve damage on the feet and how she can walk comfortably now with the Skechers Burst - Divergent.
  • A lot of testers said the shoe has good arch support. One person with bad knees detailed how painful it was to walk on pavement but she can move around much now because of the support the shoe gives.
  • A significant number of buyers were especially pleased with the overall design and value of the shoe which they say they highly recommend. Many of them reported getting compliments on their shoe and getting asked where they bought their pair.
  • Several consumers observed how good the footwear is in absorbing shock and cushioning impact.
  • The shoe is extremely versatile, a few individuals wrote. They found the shoe perfect for walking, running, work, and as casual wear.
  • The Skechers Burst - Divergent is easy to put on and is breathable, some buyers said.
  • A couple of people stated that they loved the color combinations available as well as the two different colored laces that came with the shoe.
  • One person with a narrow heel said the high top feature kept the sneaker from slipping off.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One person complained about the flimsy material of the shoe. She said she had used the shoe for about two weeks only and the soles already look slick and very worn.

Bottom line

The Skechers Burst -Divergent is a lightweight shoe that will help you move around all day with comfort. The shoe is flexible and well-ventilated, just right for doing various activities such as shopping, work, or hanging out. It doesn’t lag in the style department either with its vibrant color schemes and attractive design.



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Skechers Burst - Divergent History

Skechers is a relative newcomer to the performance and lifestyle footwear industry, having been established only in 1992 by Robert Greenberg, co-founder of L.A. Gear. Skechers entered the footwear market by primarily selling street fashion footwear. Even their name is taken from street lingo, Skechers meaning “antsy.” They have since diversified to include apparel, women’s sandals, and performance and lifestyle footwear for men, women, and children.

Skechers launched the Energy Burst line in 2015 with the tagline of “The Most Comfortable Shoe in the World.” The first shoe in this line featured a flat knit upper and a Burst Compound midsole which gives the wearer remarkable energy return and shock and impact absorption. The shoe range also contained Skechers’ Memory Foam technology that conforms to the wearer’s feet for a customized fit.

The Burst line became popular with consumers, and soon after, Skechers released more models in the range including, but not limited to, the Burst TR, Burst - Donlen, Microburst, and recently, the Burst - Divergent. The Burst - Divergent is a high top shoe with an interwoven upper made up of two colors, open weave design on the front and side panels, and a heel pull tab.

Skechers Burst - Divergent Style

The Skechers Burst - Divergent shoes are easy to style, particularly with the many varied colorways available. Pair the Skechers high tops with tights and skinny jeans as an alternative to boots. They also work well with yoga pants and shorts.

Fit & Sizing

The Skechers Burst - Divergent is offered in women’s sizes which range from 5 to 13. Half sizes are available as well. The Flat Knit mesh provides a snug feel, and the shoe generally runs true to size.

Notable Features

The Skechers Burst - Divergent is a combination of various technologies of the brand. It features the Burst Compound midsole for lightweight shock absorption and energy return, the Air Cooled Memory Foam insole which gives the wearer a personalized fit, and the Flat Knit woven upper for breathability and snug feel.

Additional Info

  • The shoe has a 1 ½ inch heel.
  • The Burst - Divergent features a lace up closure, stitching accents, and padded collar and tongue.