We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A very good number of testers described the Skechers Work: Gibson - Hardwood as comfortable. 
  • Several individuals praised the shoe’s non-slip sole which they say have a nice, extreme grip which “really bites into the ground.” 
  • The low-top sneaker is extremely sturdy according to many users. 
  • A few buyers called the Skechers Work: Gibson - Hardwood a fashionable shoe that does not look like it’s just made for work. 
  • The low-top footwear’s leather material is easy to clean, some buyers found out. 
  • A couple of people commended the shoe’s toe cover which they say is sturdy enough to protect the toes and withstand accidental foot stamping.
  • The Skechers Work: Gibson - Hardwood is a good product for a great price, two consumers noted.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Many users of the Skechers Work: Gibson - Hardwood say the shoe needs more arch support.
  • The low-top shoe runs a little big, several consumers say.
  • The Skechers sneaker needs a little time to break in, a few buyers noted. 
  • There is no padding at the shoe’s top, and heel complained some testers.
  • The Skechers Work: Gibson - Hardwood makes feet feel a bit hot, one purchaser wrote.

Bottom line

The Skechers Work: Gibson - Hardwood is a durable sneaker that is perfect for any work environment. It has a grippy sole to make sure slipping is minimized and a smooth leather upper that ensures quick clean ups. Although designed to be a functional shoe, the Gibson - Hardwood is also stylish. It does need breaking in and some arch support. The footwear also runs a bit larger than regular size.



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The Skechers Work: Gibson - Hardwood is a women’s shoe with sizes that range from 5 to 11. It is available in medium width, and half sizes are offered. Based on several reviews, the fit runs slightly large so people with narrow feet might do better to order a pair a half size smaller.

The Gibson - Hardwood by Skechers Work can be matched with jeans, straight pants, and chinos. Take it to work or dress it up a bit for any casual event.

The Skechers Work: Gibson - Hardwood’s outsole is safety tested to meet OSHA standards. The slip-resistant outsole meets or exceeds ASTM F1677-96 Mark II standards for wet and oily surfaces. The shoe design is also Electrical Hazard Safe.

The Work collection is a popular line of shoes by Skechers that carries footwear designed for protecting men’s and women’s feet while on the job. The collection features shoes with safety-toe and slip-resistant details that meet or exceed industry standards.

The Skechers Work: Gibson - Hardwood springs from this collection. The model was launched in 2014. It had a clean low-cut design, a smooth leather material for its upper, a toe cap front made of rubber, and leather heel stripe overlay.

  • The Skechers Work: Gibson - Hardwood has a lace-up front, vulcanized rubber midsole, and textured toe bumper.
  • The shoe features a removable and cushioned insole and a soft fabric shoe lining.
  • The footwear has a one-inch heel height.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.