Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A lot of users love the sporty look of the Skechers Skech-Air Stratus - Maglev that keeps a clean and neutral look. 
  • A number of users say that it is well-cushioned and is great for work as well as walking, running, cycling, and training. 
  • Some reviewers claim that it’s durable.
  • A user says that the Skech-Air Stratus - Maglev gives good cushioning and works well on the concrete floor for long hours.
  • Some users like that this shoe's knit upper gives a good amount of lateral support.
  • Many customers love the color-contrasting heel that’s eye-catching but not too much. 
  • A user claims that it definitely brings all-day comfort.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers mention that the Maglev sneakers from Skechers lack support under ball and arch.
  • Some customers wish they were available in more bright colorways.

Bottom line

The Skechers Skech-Air Stratus - Maglev is a great pair for everyday use. It has the right amount of comfort and support with its Skech-Air Stratus design midsole that’s shock-absorbing and visible air cushion on the heel. It has an Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole that provides long-lasting cushioning. And a breathable upper to keep the feet from sweating during long hours of wearing.

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Good to know

The Skechers Skech-Air Stratus - Maglev is available for men. Women can size down to 1 ½ size. It has a padded tongue and collar and a soft stretch knit collar that allows easy wearing. A high apex instep makes it comfortable. It has a lace-up closure for a secure and snug fit.

The sport style sneaker Skechers Skech-Air Stratus - Maglev provides cushioned comfort that lasts throughout the day. It has a breathable upper made of sporty knit mesh fabric that has athletic mesh featuring knit-in details and an open weave front and side panels that give it a cooling effect. 

Synthetic overlays at the laces and heel panel add reinforcement. The padded tongue and collar and lace-up closure allow easy entry and secure fit. The color-contrast heel and side panels and visible air cushion give the sneakers a unique style that’s definitely noticeable. It’s a sporty pair you can easily match with casual and sporty outfits.

The Skechers Skech-Air Stratus - Maglev has an overall sporty style that’s good for everyday wearing. Its upper is made of a sporty knit mesh fabric with athletic knit-in detail that makes it breathable. It features open-weave front and side panels that give the pair a cooling effect. Soft fabric shoe lining and a lace-up closure with reinforced eyelets that keeps it secure and fit snug on foot. 

Air-Cooled Memory Foam cushioned insole and a shock-absorbing midsole makes the shoe comfortable and provides support.  A translucent contrast-colored Skech-Air Stratus design midsole wraps around the heel forming a stabilizing heel counter that accents the shoe. High traction multi-surface outsole with traction pads give it grip.

A color-contrasting side and heel panel with a show-through effect reinforce the pair and a heel tab allows users to slide in and out with ease. The soft stretch knit collar makes it easy to slide into the sneakers and a high apex instep design adds comfort. The padded collar and tongue add cushioning. Skechers S logo appears on the lateral side and a Skechers Skech-Air branding appears on the tongue.

Established in 1992, Skechers was founded by Robert Greenberg. At first, it was intended to distribute Doc Martens shoes but after almost a year, Greenberg decided to turn it into his line of footwear. Its first releases were skate shoes and utility cleats. In 1993, the brand became a hit in California after introducing the Chrome Dome. 

The Chrome Dome was the spark that promoted gender availability in sneakers. It was made for both women and men and it has a grunge vibe which was the trend at that time. Soon after Skechers' success, they began to sign up celebrity promoters like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera among others to push their popularity even more. 

Since then, Skechers has proven that its brand by producing what the young consumers want in terms of style and design and balances it with both comfort and practicality.

  • The show-through Sketch-Air Stratus design midsole that wraps around the heel and heel panel comes in either a neutral black color or a color-contrasting blue or neon orange that highlights the shoe.

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.