Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Several users find its retro styling of the Skechers OG 85 fashionable as the classic design are easy to pair with other casual clothing.
  • Many reviewers are impressed with the comfy interiors from the padded textile lining to the Air-Cooled memory Foam that makes the sneaker ideal for all-day wear.
  • The nylon and mesh overlays keep the shoe breathable while the suede material in the upper adds durability to this classic-styled sneaker, many reviewers commented.
  • Some users have found the Skechers OG 85 ideal for gym workouts as they can wear them casually to run errands around town.
  • Aside from providing, the heel cap accent adds a vintage look to this running-inspired sneaker.
  • The flexible rubber outsole is sturdy and durable that lasts for months of use without showing signs of wearing out.
  • A good number of purchasers considered them an economical purchase with its affordable $65 price of this casual sneaker.
  • The shock-absorbing jogger-style rubber midsole felt protective of the feet by preventing wearers to experience impacts and bumps while wearing the sneaker.
  • Some noted that the flexible rubber traction outsole makes it feel natural to move while also preventing slips with its firm grip and a thick

5 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers find the suede leather material of the Skechers OG 85 a bit stiff and need a few weeks of break-in to soften up.
  • Several buyers complained that the sole came apart after only a few months of use.
  • Some customers were left disappointed that the mesh and nylon material show signs of tearing and runs after only a few weeks of using this retro-styled sneaker.
  • A few users observed that the vintage-inspired casual shoes have a poor quality of materials which makes it not last long compared to other brands.
  • Some commenters find them narrow and tight for those with wide feet.

Bottom line

American sneaker brand Skechers takes us to the 1980s, a time when recreational jogging was at its peak in the United States. The Skechers OG 85 in its vintage jogger silhouette promises comfort from the Air-Cooled Memory Foams insole and mesh front panel.

Budget-friendly Skechers pricing also brings sneaker fans to cop a pair of this retro-styled sneaker with external heel stabilizing overlay and rubber traction outsole. If you’re looking for a vintage-inspired kick that does not disappoint in looks and comfort aspect, the Skechers OG 85 is worth considering.

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Good to know

The Skechers OG 85 sneaker has a traditional lace-up design for a secure fit that runs true to size. The jogger style sneakers have padded interiors and Air-Cooled memory Foam to keep the interiors cozy. Sizes are available for men and women in medium width D, or B. Available sizes range from 5.5 to 13 for men and 5 to 11 for women with half-sizes for an excellent fit.

Show them the old soul in you with the Skechers OG 85 sneaker. The retro styling of this casual jogger shoe allows one to try out 1980s-inspired fashion that has become such a trend for the younger generation of sneakerheads in recent years. The neat finish of this jogger styled shoes makes it a suitable partner for skinny jeans, joggers, and shorts.

Wear them with a classic graphic tee and romp them around town. Others opt to wear this sneaker at the gym and head out wearing the same kick for an all-day itinerary of errands from the mall, supermarket, and the park and even at work. The classic styling allows one to dress down without looking too casual with the Skechers OG 85.

Among the most popular colorways of this retro-styled sneaker are the Olive/Brown, Black/White, Gray/Burgundy, Navy/Gray, and Navy/Orange and White/Taupe colors for both men and women. Finishing the fantastic display of colors and material overlays are the signature side S-logo.

Taking the spotlight in this vintage designed jogger sneaker is the signature Air-Cooled Memory Foam that keeps the feet cushioned all-day. Since its invention in the 1960s, Memory Foam was used mostly in space technology. However, over the years, Memory Foam has been used in many products including the insoles of shoes. With a considerable portion of Skechers’ sneaker collection using Memory Foam technology, it has helped a lot in bringing comfort to the next level.

The Memory Foam technology used in Skechers sneakers is concentrated in the insoles for a more personalized fit as the foam adheres to the contours of the feet. With Skechers Air-cooled Memory Foam, your feet are assured of all-day comfort to cushion any impact from every step.  Further improving the comfort level is the shock-absorbing jogger-style midsole.

Skechers is relatively a young brand compared to other sneaker brands. The California-based company, founded by father and son Robert and Michael Greenberg in 1992, made use of their keen eye to spot niche markets, retail, and marketing insights, to get the Skechers sneakers noticed worldwide.

The company initially started releasing trendy and casual style Skechers sneakers aimed primarily for 19 to 40-year-old women and men. With their headquarters in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers USA, Inc. has been at the forefront of design and innovation in the footwear industry for more than 25 years. Known for their vast array of fit and designs, Skechers sneakers have a catalog that spread from running to golf, walking shoes to work shoes, to name a few.

A fusion of classic influence and modern expression, Skechers Originals were launched in 2016 to offer a full throwback style in sneakers. The vintage designs promise contemporary comfort and technology so that classic styles need not disappoint with dated technology. With Air-Cooled Memory Foam insoles and current fashion styling, Skechers Originals design inspirations come from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The Skechers OG 85 brings us to the mid-1980s at the height of the recreational jogging and running fad in the United States.

  • The Skechers OG 85 sneaker has front mesh panel for cooling and breathability.
  • Side and heel overlay panels and external heel stabilizing overlay at the back adds stability and attractive accent to the sneaker.
  • Embroidered signature side S-logo and stitching accents make this a stylish classic footwear.
  • The flexible rubber traction sole has a remarkable grip on wet and dry floors.
  • Traditional flat lacing secures the feet together with the padded collar and tongue.


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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.