In the past, I've owned a pair of the Skechers Sport Men's Equalizer Coast to Coast Mule slip-on tennis shoes. I wore them for years before I got rid of them. When I did get rid of them, I was sad because I could not find them anywhere at physical tennis shoes department stores, nor did the vendor have any idea on what I was talking about. Since I have physical disabilities today that make tying my shoe laces a challenge, I really loved these tennis shoes, and again, not being able to find them truly did make me sad.
When I found them again via Amazon.com, I was happy and excited and immediately ordered a pair. I was expecting the same dimensions, quality, and comfort that I remembered my old pair giving me for years. Once I received them, I was sort of disappointed because they feel inferior to my original pair that I owned. The material just went from what I remember being cotton to it being some sort of nylon, the padding on the shoe was okay but felt much softer than the original pair.
The softness doesn't help either, when one is 285 lbs. If I can compare it to anything, I would say it's like stepping on your average sponge.
Also, the biggest disappointment for me was that these new tennis shoes are made narrower than the original pair that I owned. I can actually feel the edges of the tennis shoes sole just a bit on the inside of my feet's soles. That part is concerning to me because I was planning on using them at the gym, but if they are the way they are now, I have a feeling that they are going to cause blisters on my feet. We'll just have to try them out and see how they handle.
The arch is also a bit too tight on my foot.
I really think that Sketchers is cutting material in order to maximize profits here. But who knows. These days nothing surprises me no more. The bad thing is that at the end, the consumer is the one that is left holding these products.
I will follow up more on these Skechers Sport Men's Equalizer Coast to Coast Mule tennis shoes.