Our verdict


A perfect companion for walking and casual purposes, the Skechers Elite Flex-Hartnell won the hearts of many for its comfort and utility. It also didn't fall short of style and aesthetics that most wearers find appealing. On the contrary, some were concerned that its white portion tends to get dirty quickly. But overall, many were satisfied with what this trainer brought them that many ended up buying multiple pairs.


  • Versatile
  • Comfortable for walking
  • Quick slip-on action
  • Fashionable design


  • White textured sole gets dirty easily

Who should buy the Skechers Elite Flex -Hartnell

The Skechers Elite Flex - Hartnell is for active men who need a pair of comfortable footwear for their daily chores and athleisure. It is a solid choice if:

  • Work or other daily activities require you to change footwear now and then that a shoe with a quick slide-in and slide-out feature is what you need. 
  • You frequently walk on various surfaces that a walking companion with ample traction for such settings is what you are after. 
  • Hygiene is your foremost priority that a shoe with the ability to keep your feet free from unpleasant odor is what you prefer. 

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Reliable multisurface traction

The foam midsole of the Skechers Flex Elite - Hartnell doubles as its outsole. The bottom portion is denser and it delivers durability. It also ensures traction on a variety of surfaces.

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Horizontal flex grooves line the entire length of the outsole. They make the platform flexible and able to accommodate the natural bending of the foot during walking sessions.

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Absorbing the shock

The trainer receives its name from the Elite Flex midsole that it uses. This full-length compound delivers a responsive ride while being lightweight and flexible. It also protects the foot from shock by absorbing it upon impact.

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The Air Cooled Memory foam insert offers extra cushioning. It not only contributes to comfort but also breathes air into the foot chamber to keep it ventilated and free of odor.

Skechers Elite Flex - Hartnell Memory Foam

Sock-like fit

This walking shoe from Skechers employs the proprietary Skech Knit Mesh in its upper. As a nearly one-piece fabric unit, it hugs the foot in a sock-like manner. The elastic fabric at the collar even resembles the cuff of a sock. The upper is supportive yet stretchy, and it effectively accommodates splaying and wiggling of the toes as well as other foot movements.

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The Skechers Elite Flex-Hartnell's slip-on construction

The shoe sports a slip-on construction for fast and easy on-and-off wear. The bungee laces on the instep are taut when the foot is inside but stretch easily when the trainer is put on or removed.

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Enhanced rearfoot comfort

Both the heel collar and the tongue have high apexes and pull tabs. The padded heel and the collar offer enhanced comfort. The inside of the footwear also features a soft fabric lining that creates a cozy environment for the foot.

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