Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
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.
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Updates to Skechers Ultra Flex - First Take
- The Skechers Ultra Flex - First Take is versatile footwear created for women seeking for a fashionable workout companion. It is also developed to be used as a comfortable walking shoe. It is made of lightweight materials such as the Skech Knit Mesh that offers ventilation and pliability to keep the wearer going throughout the day.
- The trainer utilizes the Ultra Flex cushioning platform for its midsole. Together with the Air Cooled Memory Foam, the two elements deliver a comfortable footbed that attenuates shock and adds bounce to each step. The midsole also functions as the outsole and has numerous flex grooves for better traction and flexibility.
Skechers Ultra Flex - First Take size and fit
The Skechers Ultra Flex - First Take comes in women's US sizes 5 to 11, including half sizes. It is only available in a B - Medium width profile. The upper uses a knitted material that is stretchable and non-constricting, giving the feet the freedom to expand and the toes to splay during workouts.
A single unit of foam cushioning is used for both the outsole and the midsole of the Skechers Ultra Flex - First Take. This compound is engineered to be durable in order to withstand the abrasions of training on rough surfaces. The bottom of the unit is riddled with flex grooves that facilitate full-ground contact and natural foot movements.
The Skechers Ultra Flex - First Take employs the Ultra Flex midsole. This full-length cushioning platform is crafted to absorb impact and reduce the shock that travels up the lower extremities. It also has a high energy return that readies the foot for the next step.
Inside is the Air Cooled Memory Foam insole. This component heightens the comfort by conforming to the shape of the underfoot for maximum coverage and support. It also helps in keeping the temperature inside the unit down by allowing air to circulate properly.
Designed to deliver support and flexibility, the upper of the Skechers Ultra Flex - First Take is made of the Skech Knit Mesh. This fabric features stitching accents that integrate ventilating panels for aeration. There are also stretch panels that accommodate different foot shapes and movements.
The slip-on fabrication is complemented by the stretchy collar, allowing for a quick on and off action. At the back, there is an additional material that is lightly padded to prevent the Achilles from chafing.