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


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.


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.


We spent 7.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Skechers Venice features a midsole that absorbs shock.
  • The padded side panels give the foot an easy wearing comfort.
  • Skechers offers the Venice shoe in medium and wide widths.
  • The shoe provides cushioning with its Air Cooled Memory Foam.
  • The Skechers Venice is a budget-friendly shoe.
  • According to a buyer who left a size rating, the Skechers Venice felt true to size.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer felt that the shoe runs too wide.

Bottom line

The Skechers Venice has enough functionality and a sleek and crispy style to survive everyday strolls along streets and boulevards. It has features that provide the necessary comfort and cushioning.  Potential buyers can choose between having a shoe that’s evenly snug by getting the standard width or one with a roomier toe box by purchasing the wide width. The casual style combined with common shoe features comes at a budget-friendly price. 



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Skechers Venice History

The Skechers Venice is a silhouette made for the streets. It has other iterations which include the Venice - Santee Shoe (a model that features a rubber shell toe front) and Venice - Highland (which has perforated accents). There’s also a version which honors Mark Nason, Skechers USA’s Executive Vice President of Product Development since 2002.

Skechers Venice Style

The Skechers Venice has a clean, smooth and comfy style that’s ready for day-to-day strolls along the streets. The sleek leather upper has overlay and stitching accents and a lace up closure for a refined casual appearance. The Skechers Venice works well with casual and sporty outfits.

Fit & Sizing

The Skechers Venice is a men’s shoe available in sizes 6.5 to 14. Women are suggested to go 1 1/2 sizes down to purchase the shoe and get the right fit. Skechers offers the model in medium and wide widths. The front has a lace up closure which gives the foot a snug fit. The Memory Foam adjusts to the contours of the wearer’s foot.

Additional Info

  • The Skechers Venice looks like the Saint Laurent SL/01.
  • The smooth leather upper is lightly textured.
  • The Skechers logo is subtly printed on the side heel panel.
  • The tongue and collar are lightly padded.
  • The shoe lining is made of a smooth fabric.
  • It features a vulcanized rubber midsole with a toe bumper that’s textured.
  • The heel measures 2/3 inch.
  • The flexible rubber outsole is siped for traction.
  • The Skechers Venice boasts the Memory Foam technology, which provides instant comfort and contours to different foot shapes for a personalized fit. It started as an innovation and eventually grew to become a necessary piece of Skechers’ footwear lines.
  • The lifestyle and shoe company applied a comfort material for bedtime to this technology so that people can be comfy wherever they go.