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Road

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

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • Many customers love the smooth leather upper‘s upscale and dressier style which looks great to wear at work.
  • Majority of the users are impressed with the memory foam that makes them very comfortable.
  • Most buyers find this a great everyday shoe that blends well with various outfits.
  • A good number of people find the leather material of the Skechers Porter – Ressen easy to clean.
  • A few reviewers find the suede leather details on the tongue and heel back stylish.
  • Several commenters find the shoe airy and breathable despite its leather material.
  • Quite a lot of purchasers find the Porter - Ressen lightweight and ideal for travel.
  • Some find this useful during rainy weather as water doesn’t easily penetrate the leather.   
  • A handful of reviewers noted that the Skechers Porter – Ressen’s air cushioning midsole made the shoes lighter.
  • Various users claimed the midsole absorb impact well.
  • Numerous users find the shoe flexible enough without sacrificing traction.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Tongue part of the Skechers Porter – Ressen becomes uncomfortable and tight when the shoelaces are securely tied.
  • A few reviewers complained that the insole is not removable.
  • Memory foam gets worn out easily providing little support in the long run.
  • Some buyers had to return shoes several times to get the right
  • A couple of reviewers remarked there is a need for a sturdier arch support.

Bottom line

American brand Skechers has done it again in bringing stylish shoes without sacrificing comfort.  The versatile casual shoe called the Porter – Ressen can blend well with a variety of outfits without sacrificing its affordability. With a budget-friendly retail price of $69, this shoe is a steal for those who want practical style in shoes with relative comfort.  With its great cushioning and moderate arch support, enjoy long walks without injuring the feet or breaking the bank with this sneaker. 


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Skechers Porter - Ressen History

Compared to other shoe brands, Skechers is a relatively young brand. The company, founded by father and son, Robert and Michael Greenberg, was established only in 1992.

Skechers was a latecomer in the footwear industry but has found a niche market in casual street shoes. Robert Greenberg was one of the co-founders of L.A. Gear, a once popular shoe and apparel maker of neon colored tennis shoes for women in the early 1990s.

With headquarters in Manhattan Beach in California, among the early designs coming out of their factories were utility-style boots and skate shoes that are ideal for casual and streetwear for men, women, and children.

Skechers has been rolling out new designs in recent years primarily on two distinct categories: the lifestyle and performance division shoes.

Lifestyle division includes shoes that use their Memory Foam technology. From a new innovation, memory foam is now an integral feature in adding the needed comfort to most of the brand’s lifestyle sneakers.

A sleek air cushioned outsole combined with gel -infused memory foam insole was incorporated into most of the company’s lifestyle designs to come up with Skech-Air. This has resulted to most of the shoes feeling even lighter in the midsole.

Among the brand’s popular shoes that use the Memory Foam and Skech-Air technology is Skechers Porter – Ressen.  

It is a classic-looking casual shoe with air-cooled memory foam that provides enhanced breathability. With this technology, the memory foam now instantly contours and offers all-day comfort without the feet feeling fatigue after several hours of walking.

Skechers Porter - Ressen Style

Style versatility is the foremost quality of the Skechers Porter –Ressen. With its classic-looks and innovative technology, one can wear them all-day at work, at the park, and at the mall with feeling out of place. Imagine the bother of changing shoes within the day when you can have that option of wearing one shoe that fits perfectly for all occasions.

The dressier look also makes it a great shoe for smart casual to casual fashion styles. The classic brown or black leather exterior with suede details give it a vintage treatment without sacrificing weight and flexibility of the shoe.

Fit & Sizing

The Skechers Porter - Ressen generally runs true to size. It is available in men’s sizes. This particular model has three width variations, a Classic Fit, a Relaxed Fit and Wide Fit versions.  Classic Fit comes with an average medium width D. Relaxed Fit shoes are made to fit roomier in their medium widths.  A Relaxed Fit medium should fit a medium D width or a slightly wider E width. A Wide fit, meanwhile, has more open interior that offers a looser fit around the entire foot or with 2E or 3E width. The Porter-Ressen’s shoes range from US size 5.5 to 13. Shoes are kept snug by lace-up front laces with metal eyelets.

Notable Features

It is difficult to exactly pinpoint the Skechers Porter – Ressen’s most notable feature because it has too many technologies for a casual shoe. But what stands out the most are the Memory Foam full length cushioned insole and the Skech-Air design midsole with a visible mid-foot air cushion.

The memory foam, which was usually used for beds and mattresses are now incorporated into everyday footwear as it contours to the shape of the feet giving instant comfort. The Skech-Air, meanwhile, is a sleek air cushioned outsole combined with gel -infused memory foam insole maintaining a lighter ride for confident strolls and strides.

Additional Info

  • Sneakers have contrast colored suede overlay accents on heel and tongue.
  • Embossed side S logo with soft fabric shoe lining.
  • Outsole with visible translucent air cushion detail.
  • Shoe outsole also comes with flexible traction and a one-inch heel