Our Guide to Skechers: Shoes, Trainers & Workwear

Our Guide to Skechers: Shoes, Trainers & Workwear

When you’re looking for a high quality pair of shoes, no matter what you need them for, look no further than Skechers.

An introduction to Skechers

Skechers has been a much loved brand for the past few decades, thanks to its innovative designs in footwear and apparel for men, women and children.

The brand is most noticeably known for its athletic footwear, but it also has a wide selection of casual lifestyle footwear, which is ideal for those who want the great comfort of Skechers without being bound to only wearing trainers.

What are Skechers made of?

Skechers are known for using their memory foam technology, which moulds around the shape of your foot for increased comfort. The foam is sensitive to touch and temperature, but it absorbs shock incredibly well.

The outside of Skechers are commonly made from a variety of different materials such as leather, rubber, canvas, polyester and plastic.

Are Skechers shoes good for your feet?

Skechers are great for your feet because they’re designed to absorb shock from running and walking, whilst also reducing pain and fatigue.

The flexible sole moves and bends as you walk and run, and offers gentle support while you stand still.

The internal memory foam sole retains its shape, meaning that when you take your shoes off, the foam bounces right back to its original shape and it will be just as comfortable the next time you put your shoes back on.

Types of Skechers

Skechers offers a wide range of different products, suitable for various different activities and occasions:

Skechers Shoes

Skechers have numerous types of shoes, including both more casual designs and ones suited for formal occasions.

Skechers are a household name around the world thanks to their trainers, like the Flex Appeal 4.0 Active Flow Navy Trainers Shoes. These trainers feature air-cooled memory foam insoles for classic Skechers comfort and support.


The Cottonwood Elks Black Slip Resistant Memory Foam Shoes are a more formal design, better suited to either workwear thanks to the slip resistant sole or formal attire thanks to the smooth leather uppers.

Skechers Sandals

Whether you’re exploring new sites abroad, or simply running errands at home, a great pair of sandals can be a blessing to your feet.

Skechers have a great collection of sandals with memory foam cushioning to choose from, such as the Reggae Slim Turn It Up Navy Strappy Vegan Sandals. These sandals come in a laid back style, but will keep your feet comfortable no matter what you’re up to.

Skechers Workwear


Many people who are in active work roles, such as nurses and tradesmen, rely on a comfy shoe to get them through the day. Skechers offer a range of workwear suitable to a variety of different occupations.


The Skechers Ladies Sure Track Black Slip Resistant Work Shoes are a comfortable favourite. They feature protective leather overlays and the safety features conform to EN ISO 20347: 2012 OB E FO SRC standards.

The Puxul Firmle Black/Blue Composite Safety Work Boots are a sporty safety boot, which have been designed specifically for use around electricity sensitive workplaces.

Skechers Exclusive Collections


Skechers often collaborate with different celebrities and artists to produce exclusive lines of footwear. At Hirst Footwear, we stock the full special edition range of James Goldcrown Skechers, featuring his iconic love heart wall.

The Uno Spread The Love White/Multi trainers feature the love heart design, as well as Skechers air-cooled memory foam insole and the Skech-air visible mid sole.

How do you clean Skechers shoes?

The way you clean your Skechers will depend on the type of footwear you own.


Using the washing machine: Some Skechers are machine washable and this will usually be stated on the outside of the shoebox or on product description pages. Skechers suggests placing your footwear in a pillowcase before washing on a gentle cycle.


For shoes which have memory foam insoles, allow them to dry for 10 to 12 hours to ensure the soles are fully dry before wearing them.

Foamies: You can hand wash or machine wash Foamies, but make sure you wash them with cold water and leave to dry out of direct sunlight.

Footwear unsuitable for washing machine use: There are many types of shoes which Skechers do not recommend machine washing. We suggest using the following steps to remove any minor marks or stains:


  1. Remove excess dirt from the upper and outer soles by using a small brush or towel.

  2. Create a warm soapy mixture by combining a few drops of laundry detergent with warm water.

  3. Dip your brush or cloth into the water mixture and wipe down the affected area. Use clean warm water to remove any residue soap.

  4. Let the shoes air dry.


Leather Skechers: Just like any other leather shoe, Skechers recommend treating your shoes with a leather polish. This will keep your leather shoes supple and looking shiny.

Suede or nubuck shoes: Suede and nubuck can be tricky to clean. To start, dry brush the shoes with a soft brush or dry rubber sponge to remove any excess dirt.

If there are any stubborn stains, you should look into purchasing stain remover suitable for this material. Machine or hand washing this type of shoe will ruin the fabric.


Are Skechers waterproof?

Yes, Skechers offer a range of different waterproof options for you to choose from. Whether you love exploring the great outdoors or require specific waterproof trainers for your sport, you’ll be sure to find just what you need.


Many people opt for Skechers hiking boots and trainers thanks to the waterproof design and comfortable insoles, which keep their feet dry and comfortable for as long as they need.

Can Skechers be machine washed?

Yes, as we’ve mentioned some Skechers shoes and boots can be machine washed.

However, be sure to check labels on the footwear itself or external packaging to check that it is suitable for machine washing.


If you’re unsure whether you can machine wash your Skechers, the best thing to do is simply hand wash them with warm soapy water.

Best Skechers shoes for every day

For easy, everyday wear the Skechers Ladies D’Lux Comfort Bonus Prize Grey Vegan Trainer Shoes provide a relaxed fit for a roomy fit at the toe and front of the shoe. The breathable mesh uppers and air cooled memory foam makes them ideal for all day wear, with no discomfort.


For men, the Go Walk 5 Warwick Performance Trainers allow you to experience stylish athletic comfort, thanks to the stretch laced front and the lightweight Ultra Go cushioning midsole.


They also feature breathable engineered knit mesh uppers and comfort pillar technology for additional support.

Best Skechers shoes for running

The Mens Skechers Marauder Mershon Grey Memory Foam Trainers Shoes are an ideal sporty and supportive trainer, perfect for walking, running and training.


These trainers are engineered with athletic mesh fabrics and a smooth synthetic heel for additional stability. They also feature flexible, shock-absorbing soles and traction outsoles.

For women, we recommend the Skechers Ladies Glide Step Sport Level Up Black Trainers Vegan Shoes, which feature Skechers Glide Strip shock absorbing technology in the midsole.


They also use breathable athletic mesh uppers, and are machine washable which is ideal for the all year round runners.

Best Skechers for work

Get on with your work day comfortably with the Skechers Sure Track Jixie Safety Slip Resistant Work Shoes Black. These slip-resistant shoes feature slip on mesh and synthetic uppers with electrical hazard and alloy protection.


They also conform to EN ISO 20345: 2011-SB FO SRA safety standards, and have a 1 inch sole to keep your feet lifted off the ground.

Skechers Greetah Waterproof Composite Work Shoes are the perfect short work trainer for those who aren’t a fan of boots. These shoes feature a hiker style high traction outsole with electrical hazard safety design.


They also feature composite safety toes, waterproof seam designs and shock absorbing midsoles.

Best Skechers sandals for holidays

Walking in the summer heat is easy with the Ladies Skechers On The Go 600 Brilliancy Natural Strap Sandals. The Brilliancy Sandals feature fixed double straps at the front and an instep strap with adjustable hook and loop closures for a better fit.


They also feature a contoured comfort footbed and Skechers 5Gen midsole for all day comfort.

Another style perfect for holidays or summer staycations are the Go Consistent Synthwave Navy/Red Sandals. These sandals are lightweight and also feature a Ultra Light cushioning for all day wear.

They are crafted with 100% vegan materials and are machine washable, making them ideal for everyday wear while on holiday.




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