Verdict from +100 user reviews

12 reasons to buy

  • Almost all of the reviewers were impressed by how comfortable the Skechers YOU - Spirit was.
  • A majority of users claimed that the trainer was true to size and width.
  • The product was cute and stylish, according to many shoppers.
  • The light and breathable upper helped to keep the foot cool in hot weather, multiple individuals stated.
  • More than a few testers enjoyed the flexibility offered by the merchandise.
  • The structure at the heel delivered adequate support, several owners said.
  • A handful of consumers liked the easy slip-on construction.
  • The durability of the footgear was lauded by some wearers.
  • Some commended the overall durability of the shoe.
  • A few people appreciated that the footwear was able to accommodate custom orthotics.
  • The arch support was satisfactory, a couple of buyers remarked.
  • One commenter reported that wearing the Skechers YOU - Spirit relieved her back pain.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A minority of shoppers complained about the sizing and the width; while some claimed it was too big and wide, others stated it was too short.
  • A small number of users disliked the thin mesh upper as it was easy to get soaked in wet environments and users can see the outline of their toes.
  • The shoe was difficult to put on; some needed the assistance of a shoe horn while others hoped there was a pull tab at the back of the collar.
  • One person wished that there were more colors available.

Bottom line

The Skechers YOU - Spirit exceeded the expectations of consumers when it came to comfort and style. Shoppers especially loved the breathable upper, the supportive structure at the back, the flexibility, and the style. Though users generally liked the slip-on construction, some found it difficult to put on. Other complaints about the trainer included the confusing sizing and width and the thinness of the upper. But in the end, the Skechers YOU - Spirit came highly recommended by its owners.

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Good to know

  • The YOU - Spirit is part of a wide collection of Skechers walking shoes crafted for women who are looking for comfortable workout gear. It is made of lightweight materials such as soft women mesh fabric that is also stretchy and breathable.
  • The lightweight cushioning unit serves as both the midsole and outsole. It is durable, flexible, and grips most types of surfaces.

The Skechers YOU - Spirit is made for women and only comes in US sizes 5 to 13, including half sizes. The shoe is only available in a B - Medium width profile. The upper is made of a stretchy knit fabric that hugs the foot like a sock but also accommodates the natural expansion of the foot while walking or exercising.

The outsole of the Skechers YOU - Spirit is a continuation of the midsole material but has been constructed to be more rigid, so it does not easily get worn out. It features an intricate wavy tread pattern that promotes traction in multiple directions.

The Skechers YOU - Spirit employs a high-rebound cushioning midsole. This compound is crafted to be flexible and lightweight, providing the wearer with responsive feedback which means each step feels energized.

Inside the footwear is a cushioned insole. It is also responsive and amplifies the shock absorption quality of the midsole.

Keeping the foot supported is the soft woven mesh upper. The knitted material delivers a sock-like fit that moves as one with the foot. The fabric is also breathable, allowing air to circulate inside the foot chamber.

Though the Skechers YOU - Spirit sports a slip-on style, it has a lacing system at the midfoot. This structure allows wearers to customize the fit to their preference.

The ribbed collar allows the material to stretch and accommodate the foot as it slides in or out. It also has a different color compared to the forefoot for a contrasting look.

At the back of the shoe is a slightly rigid structure that wraps the heel. It acts as a heel counter, securing the rearfoot and preventing it from accidentally slipping out of the footgear.

There is also a heel panel bearing the Skechers YOU logo at the back. It functions like a heel cup that promotes steadiness of the rearfoot.

How YOU - Spirit compares

This shoe: 83
All shoes average: 79
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This shoe: $70
All shoes average: $88
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