NOTE: Please read the comments below this blog before using this review to make decisions on your purchase. Turns out these shoes are hit and miss. If they fit, they feel like God is tickling your tootsies and you’ll float like a dream. Or, you could end up with a pair that feels like your foot is stuck in a bear trap. This review was written after I bought my first pair, and before I bought the second–same size and style–which hurt like crazy.
The original blog post, published in 2014:
One word: YES!!!
You may recall that I recently posted a blog, looking for experts on walking shoes. I’m relatively new to this form of exercise (I’ve been walking since last summer) so when I started looking for a pair of good quality shoes, I needed help. I didn’t know what to look for.
After a lot of consideration and shopping around, I finally settled on a pair of Skechers Sport Active shoes with memory foam, style #11798.
The price was in my range–I’m not a fan of paying high dollar for shoes (I know I just lost some of you, but I prefer to be barefoot on a beach). Comparatively, this is a low priced walking shoe.
I wore them for a test spin this morning. I power walked almost four miles over pavement, dirt road, grass and gravel, uphill and down. About a third of the way into my walk, where my old shoes would have started pinching and the ball of my left foot would have begun to hurt, I felt no discomfort at all. In fact, these shoes are pretty doggone comfy.
I made it all the way home and up a flight of stairs before taking them off and discovered, once I sat down, that I didn’t want to take them off. I’m a barefoot kind of person, but they felt really good.
My concern was that the memory foam wouldn’t spring back. I assumed that, after wearing them a while, the foam would become compacted, as regular soles eventually do. (I have no experience with memory foam, so I don’t know what to expect.) But for now, for today, it popped right back into shape.
I’ll keep you posted and let you know if they stand the test of time. If you don’t hear from me, it’s a safe bet that they’re still doing the job.