- 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.