Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A lot of users love the Skechers Matera Graftel for its easy slip-on design that’s hassle-free to wear on and off. 
  • Numerous wearers claim that the pair is very breathable and keeps the foot dry when wearing for long hours. 
  • A lot of customers love the colorways available that are neutral and perfect for an everyday shoe because they easily go with any outfit.
  • Many users claim that the pair is extremely comfortable to walk in and has a great in-shoe feel. 
  • Some users like that the Matera Graftel sneakers from Skechers are equally comfortable to wear with or without socks on.
  • Numerous reviewers claim that the shoe is lightweight. 
  • A number of users say that the Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole gives great cushioning that feels like walking on clouds. 
  • A few wearers say that it’s a good work sneaker that’s breathable, provides lasting comfort, and is very lightweight. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer says that the opening is a little narrow and requires a bit of effort to get on. 
  • A user comments that the heel feels sloppy.

Bottom line

The Skechers Matera Graftel overall is a good pair for everyday activities. It has good cushioning with its Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole and shock absorbing midsole that provides all-day comfort and support.  It’s a slip-on sneaker that’s easy to slide in and out. The clean and simple design is paired with different neutral colorways that easily match any outfit for any occasion. 

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Good to know

The Skechers Matera Graftel is available in both medium and wide fit US men sizes. Women can size down to 1 ½ size. It’s a slip-on sneaker that has a sock-like fit. It has a fabric shoe lining that gives it a good in-shoe feel. A knit collar panel and high apex front ensure a comfortable snug fit when worn.

The Skechers Matera Graftel is a lifestyle sneaker for everyday activities. It features an Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole that cushions every stride, a flexible midsole that absorbs impact, and a flexible outsole with articulated traction design for good grip. 

The upper is made of athletic flat knit mesh fabric featuring woven-in two-color heathered design, breathable woven panels, and stabilizing woven front, side, and heel panels making it breathable with a good amount of support and stability. It has a sleek and sporty style with the right amount of cushioning, support, and comfort needed for an everyday shoe. Its clean design makes it versatile and easy to pair with any casual or sporty outfit. 

The Skechers Matera Graftel is a lifestyle sneaker with a sleek and sporty style. This slip-on pair is good for walking and training with its Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole, flexible shock absorbing midsole, and articulated traction design outsole that’s equally flexible.  

It’s upper is a nearly one-piece athletic flat knit mesh fabric that gives the slip-on sneakers a sock-like fit. A woven-in two-color heathered design on the upper gives it a sporty look. Breathable woven panels on the upper keep it cool and airy for added comfort. It also has a stabilizing woven front, side, and heel panels for support. 

Contrast-colored stretchable knit collar panel is made soft for added snug and comfortable fit. Heel panel fabric overlay with a heel tab makes it easy for users to slide into the pair. The high apex front and a soft fabric shoe lining add to the comfortable in-shoe feel of the sneakers. Skechers logo appears on the instep and an S logo on the lateral side.

Robert Greenberg founded Skechers in 1992 after his departure from L.A. Gear. It was originally intended to be a distributor of Dr. Martens, a British label by R. Griggs Ltd. After more or less a year, Greenberg had a change of plans and decided to turn it into his own brand of designing and marketing footwear. With his experience in L.A. Gear, he began marketing Skechers primarily to young and hip consumers selling skate shoes and utility cleats. 

In 1993, the brand got its first big break with the introduction of the Chrome Dome, an urban street boot that reflected the increasing trend of the grunge look among young consumers. It was a unisex pair made to look well-worn and scuffed at the heel. It proved that Skechers is a brand that’s well aware of the changing trends and provides what the market wants. 

Up to this day, Skechers continues to provide quality products with an emphasis on comfort, style, and practicality. And because the company kept a watchful eye on the trends of the youth market, it was able to sell well internationally. 

  • The Skechers Matera Graftel comes in different colorways.

Author
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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