Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $65
  • Weight
    Men: 10oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel height
    Men: 38mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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Updates to Skechers Elite Flex

  • The Skechers Elite Flex is created to be a lightweight and comfortable training shoe for men. It has a low-cut, slip-on style for an uncomplicated wear-on and off. The upper is made of an almost seamless flat knit mesh fabric for lightweight breathability. It has smooth synthetic panels in the medial sides for lateral support. They are pulled taut by a bungee-laced closure for a more snug fit.
  • The foot is cradled by the air-cooled Memory Foam. It is meant to offer cushioning and shock absorption.
  • It is supplemented by the proprietary Elite Flex midsole. It is designed to offer supplementary cushioning, impact protection, as well as energy transfer.
  • The outsole boasts of an articulated design for flexibility that grants the freedom of movement to the feet. The articulated ridges extend up to the external midsole.

Skechers Elite Flex size and fit

The Skechers Elite Flex is engineered to suit the foot dimensions and biomechanics of men. It tends to run bigger than usual, so shoppers are advised to go one size larger than their usual. In terms of length, it comes in full and half sizes, ranging from US 6.5 to 14. Men can opt for either B - Medium or 2E/3E - Wide for width profiles.

Outsole

The Skechers Elite Flex features a flexible outsole that moves and bends along with the foot during workouts. It has an articulated design at the sides that further improves flexibility. It also has strong gripping properties that promote a secure foothold on various types of surfaces.

Midsole

The Skechers Elite Flex features an air-cooled Memory Foam for a fresh and breathable underfoot feel. It cushions the foot and absorbs shock.

The Elite Flex technology is utilized in the midsole. It is made to be just as flexible as the outsole while protecting the foot from impact and giving a bounce to each step. Its exteriors are marked with articulated ridges to enhance natural foot flexion.

Upper

This workout shoe from Skechers has a low-cut and slip-on design to facilitate ease of wear and ankle movement. It employs an almost seamless flat knit mesh fabric for ventilation. It has a high apex front and heel to prevent unwanted heel slippage.

The sides are reinforced by smooth panel overlays for durability and lateral support. These panels also serve as ventilation to allow air to circulate throughout the foot chamber.

Since it has a slip-on construction, it doesn’t need a closure mechanism. However, it has a bungee-laced system that tightens the fit of the trainer. The padded collar also contributes to its snugness.


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