Verdict from 8.7 hours of research from the internet

93
Great!
1977 users: 4.6 / 5
3 experts: 86 / 100

11 reasons to buy

  • Extremely comfortable is often repeated in most of the reviews of the Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0.
  • It is very affordable.
  • It is very light.
  • A large number of users found it very stylish.
  • Several mentioned that it is very flexible.
  • The exceptional flexibility of the Flex Appeal 2.0 helps with the natural movement of the foot.
  • A significant number of runners noted that the shoe is already very comfortable right out of the box.
  • A good number of runners with wide feet found the forefoot and toe box to their liking.
  • There are so many color options available.
  • More than a few have used it for workouts.
  • A significant number of users who are on their feet for long periods of time loved the comfort and cushioning in this shoe.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The outsole accumulates small rocks, according to a handful.
  • The insole was quite hard, according to a few runners.
  • The laces come untied often, based on the comments of more than a couple of reviewers.
  • A handful were disappointed regarding the shoe’s durability.

Bottom line

The 2nd edition of the Flex Appeal does not get away much from its previous performance and style. It is still a flexible shoe with just enough arch support for quick runs and remains to be a consistent head-turner. For those who are looking for a great blend of functionality and style that will still make the wallet smile, this shoe should be a worthy option.

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  • Skechers barely made changes in the Flex Appeal 2.0. Most notable in the changes is the new upper, which basically an all-knit jersey version as opposed to the previous model where it was partly mesh. The new upper feels more comfortable and really hugs the foot as it is also softer than before.
  • The introduction of slightly longer laces allows runners to get their most preferred cinching or lacing style.
  • Skechers also modified the outsole a bit. The grooves are a tad deeper while the rubber pods also feature additional small cut outs for even more flexibility.

The fit of the Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 easily resembles the original model. It has quite a roomy toe box with decent space in the heel and the midfoot. The security in the heel and midfoot are also sufficient enough for a confident run. It runs true to size.


Skechers’ proprietary FlexSole outsole continues to be the underfoot surface of the Flex Appeal 2.0. This is basically the same material that makes up the midsole of this shoe. The very evident flexibility stems largely from how the outsole is crisscrossed with vertical and horizontal flex grooves. Moreover, the rubber pods also have smaller cut outs on the surface. Skechers uses hard carbon rubber in the heel and the tip of the toes on the medial side for better durability. A softer blown rubber dominates the outsole for more traction.


The FlexSole technology is carried over in the midsole and runs the length of the shoe for enhanced transition through the gait cycle. This midsole technology has enough cushioning and responsiveness that are needed for fast-paced or runs up to 10Ks. It is quite durable and helps with the natural running motion of the runners.


The breathable knit-jersey upper of the Flex Appeal 2.0 covers the entire shoe and wraps every inch of the foot. It offers excellent next-to-skin feel and is very plush in the interior. Skechers uses a plush fabric inside for a luxurious feel every time out. A contoured Memory Foam insole improves cushioning and support in this shoe.

Size and fit

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Large (4%)
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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