Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Some testers liked the lightweight construction of the Skechers Synergy.
  • The design of the Synergy gained positive feedback from some reviews.
  • This shoe has Microperforated side panels that keep the foot cool and dry.
  • It has padded tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • This shoe is very affordable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • This shoe wears out quickly based on some reviews.
  • Not as comfortable as expected since some runner experienced pain while running.
  • The memory foam is thin as observed by some testers.

Bottom line

The Skechers Synergy is a neutral off-trail running shoe. According to some reviews, it lacks the durability, cushioning and support needed for long runs. Some users also felt that this shoe is only for casual running. Overall, the Synergy still needs some improvement to fully capture the approval of its users.

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Good to know

  • Flexible and responsive performance are just some of what the Skechers Synergy has to offer to runners who want to feel as free as possible when going on their runs. It’s a shoe that doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, and it certainly wasn’t catered to those who desire additional support and protection, but it’s one that delivers flexible performance and speed.
  • The Synergy is also aimed it casual shoe enthusiasts. Its minimal design actually boasts a modern look that’s visually endearing to those who want to have a shoe that’s suitable for regular strolls. The upper is also comfortable, wrapping around the foot in a snug, but secure way. It doesn’t make the skin feel irritated.
  • The platform of this running shoe is very flexible. It can even be rolled into a ball. The natural movement of the foot is afforded the freedom it needs due to the forgiving and unrestricted nature of its sole unit. It aids the runner when it comes to striking and toeing off the ground.
  • The outsole unit of this Skechers shoe uses a high quality rubber shield the rest of the sole unit from wear and abrasion. It doesn’t wear off easily, and it makes sure that the platform is able to hold onto the ground with sureness.
  • Flex grooves are placed on the entire length of the sole unit, making sure that the shoe is able to bend in response to the natural movements of the foot.

The Skechers Synergy has a standard running shoe length. It is available in sizes that adhere to the regular measurements for men and women. The width of this running shoe is medium, so it accommodates the runner who has a medium sized foot. Its semi curved shape follows the natural shape of the human foot.


The Skechers Synergy has an outsole that’s layered with a very durable rubber material. Placed across the entire length of this running shoe, the rubber is able to shield the platform from wear and the damaging nature of the surfaces. It is also responsible for delivering traction.

Flex grooves make the sole unit more adherent to the movements of the runner’s foot. They make the platform more agreeable and responsive, thus enabling the shoe to move along with the runner, and not resist the natural movement.


The mid-sole unit of the Skechers Synergy uses the FlexSole technology, which is capable of absorbing shock when landing the foot on the ground. It has a thin profile and it flexes easily, but is sure to be efficient when it comes to its purpose.

The Memory Foam cushioned sock liner adds contoured support that the underside of the foot immediately gets. It molds to the exact shape of the wearer’s underfoot, making sure that the heel, arch and forefoot are well-supported.


A breathable mesh material serves as the main upper unit of this running shoe. It covers the foot responsibly, ensuring a comfortable and well-ventilated coverage that lasts long.

Reflectivity is enhanced for this shoe, rendering the runner as visible when they’re running at night or under low lighting conditions.

Smooth, lightweight overlays are placed on top of the main upper unit. They give structure to the shoe while also assisting the fabrics in hugging the foot well.

A comfortable inner lining allows the foot to go in the shoe, even without socks. It is not irritating to skin, so it prevents blisters or welts.

Author
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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