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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A good number of people who reviewed the Skechers Lanson – Mesten sneakers stated that the shoe felt comfortable on the feet and do not require any breaking in at all as they are comfortable from the get-go.
  • The overall aesthetics of the shoe got several nods from consumers who said they look well-made.
  • A number were pleased with the shoe’s reasonable price.
  • A few mentioned that they were happy with the shoe’s fit because it runs true to size.
  • One individual liked the shoe’s lightweight feel.
  • Another person remarked that the shoes loosen up the more it is worn.
  • A buyer commented that the Lanson - Mensen is exactly as pictured.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some disgruntled customers were displeased that the shoe’s quality has deteriorated compared to before. Previous pairs bought by users lasted a long while, but newly bought shoes’ insoles lasted only a minimum of two weeks before getting worn through.
  • A few reviewers were unhappy that Skechers Lanson - Mesten did not breathe well, especially on warm days when feet would feel really hot.
  • Some complained about the narrow fit, especially at the toe box. One user said his big toe felt pressed up against the inside of the shoe.
  • One buyer commented that he did not like the wide gap between the eyelet tabs.

Bottom line

The Skechers Lanson Mesten is no slouch when it comes to making sure that  the feet feels comfortable and snug. It has a contemporary design that users will appreciate, from its soft woven upper to its suede trim with metal rivet detail at the shoe’s lateral side. However, it is not a shoe that is suited for warm or hot climates or for people with wide feet.



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Skechers Lanson - Mesten Style

The Lanson Mesten is a casual low top canvas shoe with an oxford design. It is a distinctly contemporary-looking shoe with a canvas and suede top, decorative leather strip with a metal rivet on its side, and stitching accents. It looks best when paired with khaki pants and jeans.

Fit & Sizing

The Skechers Lanson Mesten is available in men’s sizes which range from 5.5 to 13, in D-medium width. The length size runs true. However, it may not be a perfect fit for people with wide feet as the shoe is said by users to be quite narrow.

Notable Features

Skechers Air Cooled Memory Foam insole lends the Lanson - Mesten a more cushioned feel by adapting to the shape of the foot while the Classic Fit design gives the shoe traditional comfort. A padded midsole absorbs impact. The canvas fabric has a soft, vintage feel while the midsole is provided a textured finish for an overall fashionable look.

Additional Info

  • The shoe features a flexible siped rubber outsole and a flat heel.
  • There is an embroidered S logo at the side.
  • A padded collar and tongue give the shoe additional comfort.
  • The shoe is lined with soft fabric.
  • Suede overlay details can be found on the heel panel, sides, and toe.
  • Available at discounted price in select retail stores.