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

12 reasons to buy

  • A good number of reviewers find the shoe’s cushioning memory foam extremely soft and comfortable.
  • Several users appreciate that the memory foam insole is removable as those with ankle and pronation problems are able to adjust the insole.
  • Open knit mesh material for the upper keeps feet well ventilated and cool says most users.
  • Quite a lot of Skechers Burst – Second Wind customers found the air-cooled memory foam comfortable and cooling for the feet.
  • Various critics remarked that the shoe materials are very light that they feel comfortable even for an extended period of walking.
  • Some wearers are impressed by the good arch support, cushioning and stability provided by the Burst midsole
  • A few users found this as a good recovery shoe after a heavy workout and high-impact
  • Numerous customers say these are durable shoes that can last more than a year of daily use.
  • The Skechers Burst – Second Wind have a good bounce and support for high-impact jumps or walks according to reviewers.
  • Some of those who purchase this sneaker like the color detailing in the shoelaces and the outsole.
  • Cushioned collar, textile lining, and plush tongue provide comfortable in-shoe feel, says some users.
  • A lot of users find these shoes great for indoor and outdoor activities as the Burst grip traction outsole allows a lot of flexibility and movement.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some users claimed the upper mesh material gets ripped after heavy use.
  • A few reviewers commented that the thin soles make this not suitable for heavy gym training as it wears easily.
  • A couple of buyers noted that the shoe is larger and roomy than actual size as they suggest getting a half-size to one full size smaller pair for a snug fit.

Bottom line

As a casual trainer, the Skechers Burst – Second Wind is a great shoe for walks and workouts as its mesh upper and cushioning system keeps the feet cool and breathable.  This sneaker feels good on foot because of its reliable cushioning system that adequately keeps the foot comfortable all throughout the day. The lightweight sole and the durable materials of the upper also factors to consider when buying this affordable shoe that is a perfect daily companion for some gym time or for other activities that needs serious walking.


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Skechers Burst - Second Wind History

Compared to other shoe brands, Skechers is a relatively young brand. The company, founded by father and son Robert and Michael Greenberg, was established only in 1992.

Skechers was a latecomer in the footwear industry but has found a niche market in casual street shoes. 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 their factories were utility-style boots and skate shoes that are ideal for casual and streetwear for men, women, and children.

Skechers has been rolling out new designs in recent years 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.

Among the brand’s popular shoes that use the Memory Foam and Burst technology blending both lifestyle and performance needs is the Skechers Burst – Second Wind.

The shoe was first released in 2015 and has been retailing at $65 with some retailers offering them for as low as $40 on sale.

Skechers Burst - Second Wind Style

Never worry about your look during indoor or outdoor sports or simply sweating it out in the gym with the Skechers Burst – Second Wind. These trainers come in colorful soles that mix and match easily with workout clothes. The shoes can also fit your “athleisure” style that still remains trendy and fashionable before, inside, and after a heavy workout in the gym. The shoes blend well with shorts, joggers, and pants without looking like you had a heavy battle in the gym a few hours before you made that stroll in the mall, the park or at the supermarket.

Fit & Sizing

The Skechers Burst - Second Wind generally runs true to size and fit. The shoes are kept in place by a regular shoelace while entry and removal from the shoes are easy with the heel pull loop. The shoes are available in medium sizes D and B for men and women. Available sizes range from US size 7 to 14 for men and 5 to 11 for women.

Notable Features

The Skechers Burst – Second Wind has a very practical look and sporty silhouette that is perfect for various types of activities that include athletics, low impact sports, and workouts. The most notable feature of this shoe is the air-cooled memory foam footbed and responsive Burst compound midsole that provides reliable shock absorption. For the modern gym buffs and fitness fans, this shoe is the perfect pair for those days in the gym as it keeps a comfortable atmosphere for the feet even if you sweat it out aggressively during routines and programs.

Additional Info

  • Skechers Burst - Second Wind detailing includes open weave mesh front panel interwoven ventilating side design, side stitching stripes, textured midsole finish and further accented by the Skechers S logo on the sides.
  • Burst compound midsole provides superior impact cushioning protection and energy return.
  • A one-inch heel provides adequate support while the flexible outsole with Burst grip traction design adapts well to a variety of surfaces.