Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $50
  • Width
    Men: Narrow, Standard, Wide
    Women: Extra wide, Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Skechers Summits

  • The Skechers Summits is an all-around athletic shoe for training, walking, traveling, and regular daily wear. Its slip-on construction with a bungee-laced instep affords easy on-and-off wear while keeping the foot securely when it’s inside. The breathable Flat knit mesh fabric wraps the foot in a supportive yet non-restricting way.
  • The shoe relies on the full-length EVA midsole for cushioning and impact protection. This unit also doubles as an outsole to reduce the weight of the trainer. The bottom is designed with both vertical and horizontal flex grooves for ultimate flexibility.

Skechers Summits size and fit

The Skechers Summits can be purchased in both male and female versions. The men’s model is available in US sizes 6.5 to 14 and 5 to 11 for women. Athletes looking for a wide workout shoe will be delighted to know that it is offered in D - Medium and 2E/3E - Wide and B - Medium and a D - Wide profiles, for gentlemen and ladies respectively.

Outsole

A single EVA foam unit comprises both the midsole and the outsole in the Skechers Summits. This design is meant to keep the platform lightweight and flexible. Deep horizontal and vertical flex grooves at the bottom make sure that the sole bends both forwards and sideways, accommodating various athletic movements.

Midsole

A thick layer of EVA protects the foot from impact during training and walking sessions. It is crafted to render cushioning for extended periods of wear. The sole also has a semi-curved shape which mimics the natural curvature of a human foot for extra comfort.  

The Memory Foam insole is used inside the Skechers Summits. It molds to the shape of the wearer’s foot for customized padding.

Upper

The upper unit is made of a nearly one-piece Flat knit mesh fabric for a sock-like fit. Its ventilation pores allow fresh air to enter the foot chamber dissipating the heat.

The Skechers Summits employ a slip-on design making the process of putting on and removing the shoe smoother. It features a bungee-laced instep in place of a conventional lacing system. The bungee laces cannot be used to adjust the fit; however, they stay taut providing a lockdown fit when the foot is inside and stretch easily when the trainer is being taken off or put on. 

The front and back portions of the collar extend up to support the foot. A pull tab is added at the front apex to assist in the on-and-off wear.


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