Who should buy the Skechers Energy Afterburn

The Skechers Energy Afterburn might suit you well if:

  • You are looking for a chunky shoe that has a 90s vibe. 
  • You are after a sneaker suitable for casual day-outs, working shifts, and hitting the gym for training.
  • You prefer a budget-friendly pair of kicks yet durable and high in quality. 
  • A shoe with sufficient traction even on smooth wet surfaces is what you need. 

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Fit and sizing

The Skechers Energy Afterburn is available in men’s sizing. Women can size down to 1 ½ size. It has a lace-up closure that allows a custom fit and keeps the feet secure.

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Padded tongue and collar and a cushioned insole give it a great in-shoe feel and keep it snug.

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Style of the Skechers Energy Afterburn

The Skechers Energy Afterburn is a lifestyle shoe that doubles as a fitness shoe with the ability to effortlessly adapt to the modern fast-paced lifestyle. It has an EVA midsole that’s shock-absorbing cushioning every stride. A cushioned insole and padded collar and tongue keep the foot well-supported and comfortable. The flexible traction outsole gives a superb grip. 

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It has a sporty look with its smooth leather upper with athletic pattern stitching accents. It’s a great pair for everyday use and will keep the feet cool and comfortable switching from daily activities to working out at the gym. Its versatile design makes it easy to wear with any casual and sporty outfit.

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Notable features

The Skechers Energy Afterburn is a lifestyle sneaker that doubles as a fitness shoe. It has a thick sole made of a cushioned insole and shock-absorbing EVA midsole giving it a super comfortable fit and lots of support. The durable non-slip flexible rubber outsole delivers superb traction. 

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Its comfortable upper is made of smooth leather and leather overlays with stitching accents in various patterns that make it durable and give it a sporty athletic design. It has perforations on the toe box to allow ventilation. Skechers Sport branding appears on the tongue and a signature S logo on the lateral side. Soft fabric shoe lining and padded collar and tongue give it a great in-shoe feel.

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History of the Skechers Energy Afterburn

The California-based company Skechers was founded by Robert Greenberg in 1992. The brand was originally intended to distribute Dr. Martens but after a year and a lawsuit, Greenberg has a change of direction. He decided to turn Skechers into his own brand of designing and marketing footwear. He found a niche market in cleats and skate shoes which started the brand.  

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They moved on to designing and releasing trendy and casual sneakers targeting primarily 19-40-year-old men and women. With Greenberg’s marketing and sales executive experience working for L.A. Gear, he was able to replicate that into his own brand Skechers and left a shoemaking legacy for his son. For more than 25 years, the brand has been at the forefront of design and innovation in the footwear industry diversifying by providing shoes for golf, casual, working, training, and more. 

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Now, Skechers' portfolio resulted in the creation of two divisions: performance shoes and lifestyle shoes. As part of the lifestyle sneakers division, the Skechers Energy line consists of lifestyle sneakers that double as a fitness shoes to adapt to the modern and fast-paced way of life.

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Nice to know about the Skechers Energy Afterburn

  • The Skechers Energy Afterburn comes in two colorways: black and white/navy.

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Facts / Specs

Base model: Skechers Energy
Style: Dad, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Training
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.