Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • A great number of purchasers raved about the comfort provided by this pair of Skechers walking shoes.
  • Many people admired the trainer’s stylish look with the crisscross straps on the top.
  • The footwear’s ability to cushion impact was highly valued by most users.
  • The slip-on design allowed for an easy on-and-off action, which was appreciated by a good number of wearers.
  • People with such conditions as hammer toes and bunions were happy that the shoe accommodated their feet.

5 reasons not to buy

  • A considerable number of people reported that the Flex Appeal 2.0 - New Image ran half-a-size long, compared to other Skechers models.
  • Several people were disappointed with the fit which appeared to be too loose, and the elastic straps didn’t offer enough support.
  • A few buyers complained about the heel slipping off and chafing the skin at the rearfoot.
  • The shoe failed to provide sufficient arch support for a minority of users.
  • The limited choice of color options was also mentioned among the product’s drawbacks.

Bottom line

The Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 - New Image was able to meet and even exceed the expectations of buyers in terms of comfort, cushioning, and style. A considerable number of people even bought several pairs of the model. At the same time, there was a myriad of complaints about the shoe running long, having a loose fit, and not securing the rearfoot enough. But overall, the percentage of satisfied customers exceeded the number of negative reviews.

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Good to know

  • The Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 - New Image is made for women who prioritize comfort in their daily walking footwear. The shoe builds on the platform of the original Flex Appeal 2.0, inheriting its lightweight and pliable FlexSole 2.0 unit for cushioning.
  • The upper receives a total revamp in the New Image model. It has a slip-on design with two crisscross straps on the instep. This construction is meant to offer an easy on-and-off action and support the foot without the need of lacing up.

The Flex Appeal 2.0 - New image comes in a range of women’s US sizes, from 5 to 11 with half sizes available in between. The shoe tends to run long, so it is recommended to go half-a-size down to achieve the correct length. Widthwise, it comes in a standard B - Medium width. The elastic straps on top have a stretchy nature and adapt to the foot volume of the wearer.

A single FlexSole 2.0 unit functions as both the midsole and the outsole of the Flex Appeal 2.0 - New Image. The bottom of the sole is comprised of square pods with vertical and horizontal flex grooves in between. This design helps in making the platform flexible and bend in multiple directions along with the foot.

There are rubber reinforcements found under the big toe and at the outer heel. They render traction as well as protecting these areas from abrasion.

A full-length FlexSole 2.0 unit is responsible for underfoot cushioning. It absorbs shock as the heel hits the ground and carries the foot over to the toe-off. It is made to be lightweight so that the user does not feel burdened by the footwear. It is also a highly flexible component which helps in keeping the walking experience natural.

The upper features a fusion of synthetic, textile, and mesh materials. The forefoot and the quarter panels sport a breathable woven mesh to ventilate the interiors.

The collar is made of a neoprene-like textile. It has a high front apex and a pull tab at the heel which assist in putting on the trainer. The textile is also stretchy to allow a smoother on-and-off action.

The shoe utilizes a 3D printed synthetic overlay for added support and abrasion resistance. It embraces the rearfoot to keep it steady and wraps around the bottom edges of the unit for structure and protection. 

A crisscross elastic strap is placed on top of the midfoot. It creates a supportive yet non-restricting foothold. It also stretches when the foot slides in or out of the shoe.

How Flex Appeal 2.0 - New Image compares

This shoe: 78
All shoes average: 79
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This shoe: £70
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