Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Many customers are satisfied with the shoe's comfortable feel.
  • Some say that the Skechers Empire D'Lux offers a nice fit.
  • A handful of buyers love the glitter sparkle on the edges of the shoes as it adds appeal to its overall look.
  • Several reviewers like how the Sketchers Empire D'Lux can match different styles and outfits.
  • A lot of customers love the arch support that the shoe provides.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One customer says that the shoes wear out faster than other Skechers sneakers.
  • One dissatisfied customer claims that for a slip-on shoe, it is bulky and doesn't feel secured.

Bottom line

The Sketchers Empire D'Lux is a low top silhouette that provides maximum comfort and undeniable support to the feet. This kick is mainly designed to accommodate the needs of people who have an active lifestyle. It uses premium quality materials that match today's shoe technology. 

The Sketchers Empire D'Lux is something to check on. The shoe suits people who enjoy both athleisure and casual wear.

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Good to know

The Skechers Empire D'Lux is available in women's sizing. This kick is constructed in a flat-knit mesh upper with a Relaxed Fit technology to provide a roomy, comfortable fit. Its midsole uses a lightweight and shock-absorbing material for support, and it has an Air Cooled Memory Foam cushioned insole for additional arch comfort.

The outsole is made of an ultra-flexible rubber for traction and better grip, while the tongue and collar of the shoe are well padded for additional comfort. It has a slip-on design and an elastic lacing system that makes the shoe easy to wear. With the support and comfort this shoe provides, the Skechers Empire D'Lux is suitable for people with an active lifestyle. 

The Skechers Empire D'Lux is a low top shoe constructed with a heathered knit upper and tonal stitches with a round toe style. The Skechers branding is placed on the tongue while the "S" logo can be seen on the lateral sides. And finally, it has sparkling glittered details on the eyelets and midsole side that finish the look of the shoe. 

The Empire D'Lux is available in different colorways (from natural grey to navy) and is easy to pair with any clothes from casual wear to athletic style.

What many customers love about the Skechers Empire D'Lux is its undeniable comfort on feet. This shoe has a Relaxed Fit technology from the upper down to the outsoles and uses Air-Cooled Memory Foam insoles for maximum comfort.  Apart from that, the upper has stitching accents and glittering details that add appeal to the shoes.

Robert Greenberg debuted Skechers in 1992 and appointed his son Michael as the president of the company. Robert used to spearhead L.A Gear, a popular shoe brand that appeals to the young, urban demographic women. The shoe company was originally intended to be a U.S. distributor for Doc Martens boots. Robert Greenberg designed athletic shoes for men and marketed to the young, urban demographic, just like how L.A. Gear marketed to women.

Skechers company is relatively new to the athletic shoe scene compared to other competing brands like Nike and Adidas. And in 1993, the Skechers had their breakout success by releasing their "Chrome Dome" shoe, a pre-scuffed, androgynous model that is picked up by different major chains like Nordstrom. 

The brand is well known for its unabashed and brash style with celebrity culture. Skechers courted different celebrities and famous personalities to advertise their products. In less than three decades, they became one of the top 5 athletic brands across the globe, according to "Forbes."


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