Verdict from 11 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Almost the majority of those who commented described the Skechers Placer - Maneco as extremely comfortable.
  • Several reviewers find that the construction of these sneakers is spot on. 
  • A first-time Skechers buyer was quite satisfied with his purchase. 
  • One wearer was pleased with these sneakers as they were on a very reasonable price range given its quality and comfort. 
  • One who owns several pairs of Skechers sneakers was surprised that he never experiences foot issues on any shoe from the brand. 
  • A couple of users expressed surprise that these were performing well. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • One voiced out his disappointment that a small spot of the upper came off on the first week of wearing. 
  • A tester was forced to return these because it fits narrow. 

Bottom line

An all-around sneaker that doesn't break the bank is not an impossible find. The Skechers Placer - Maneco houses all the basic qualities that most look for in a shoe- comfortable, stylish, versatile, and well-constructed. The $65 price tag is also not a shabby amount to shell out to avail all these. It is also one of the reasons why many gave these five stars. 

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Good to know

The Skechers Placer - Maneco is a men's sneaker that is available in sizes ranging from 7-14. Quite a useful feature of this is the seven eyelets and lace-to-toe construction which keeps the foot secured whatever activity the day calls for. The padded collar and tongue reinforce major foot lockdown while ensuring that comfort is maintained. 

At first glance, the Skechers Placer - Maneco may look like your basic sneaker. Though it does have that vibe, the oxford style makes it seem like a chameleon and have the wearer fashion it from casual to formal. 

Truly an everyday shoe, these can be worn with a button-down and dark jeans for work. More so, it can also be taken for a spin at night to dinner by using the same ensemble in addition to putting a nice jacket on. For a more casual take when relaxing on the weekends,  these sneakers call for shorts or light-colored jeans. 

Far from its polished look, the Skechers Placer - Maneco is actually skate-inspired, and those can be seen on its features. Aside from the shock absorbing midsole, it is complemented with Skechers technologies like the Goga Mat Arch cush which provides support and the Air Cooled Memory Foam for coolness and comfort. 

With extensive knowledge in footwear because of previously working with LA Gear, Robert Greenberg initially planned on becoming a distributor of Doc Martens shoes. Nonetheless, destiny placed him on a different path and led him into finding Skechers in 1992. 

Skate shoes and utility cleats were its first products. The brand catered to a specific market of young consumers and this led them into designing casual sneakers way before it was on trend. Chrome Dome catapulted the brand to success and instantly placed the brand on the map. 

The brand was able to divide its products into two categories, lifestyle, and performance. One of the primary distinction of each is that the former utilizes memory foam, which offers superior cushioning. The latter, on the other hand, is further divided as GoRun and GoWalk. 

One of the releases is the Skechers Placer - Maneco, a lifestyle sneaker that is skate-inspired and packed with features. 

  • These sneakers have a ¾ inch height, adequate to give a boost but not striking enough to be a platform. 
  • Though sporting a fairly minimal design, there are a few brand accents like the contrasting colored logo on a laced-on detailing. 
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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