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Style #: 1718 BBK

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Nothing but the best goes into the SKECHERS Premium shoe. Soft nubuck leather upper in a classic lace up casual sneaker with stitching and overlay accents.

Construction

  • Smooth nubuck leather upper
  • Classic casual lace up sneaker design
  • Side S logo detail
  • Lace up front with metal eyelet rings
  • Padded collar and tongue
  • Soft fabric shoe lining
  • Cushioned comfort insole
  • Shock absorbing midsole
  • Flexible traction outsole
  • 1 1/4 inch built in heel
  • Time tested favorite design

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  • $8.50 flat rate for your entire order.
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  • Includes all 50 states, P.O. boxes, APO/FPO addresses, and U.S. Territories.

Express Shipping

  • $19.95 flat rate for your entire order.
  • Not available for P.O. boxes, APO/FPO addresses, or U.S. Territories.
  • If Standard Shipping delivery time is equal to or faster than Express Shipping, we will only provide Standard Shipping for your order. This is typically the case for physical addresses in or near California.
If you're not happy with your SKECHERS.com purchase for any reason, you may return unworn item(s) within 45 days of shipment. We offer two easy ways to return items:

  • Return the item(s) at any SKECHERS retail store. To qualify for a refund, customers must provide the store with a receipt from SKECHERS.com. Find the nearest SKECHERS store.

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Please view our official return policy for more information.

Reviews

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SkechersPREMIUM
 
4.8

(based on 335 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (280)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (310)
  • Durable (226)
  • Arch support (185)
  • Stylish (156)
  • Cushions impact (149)

Cons

  • Poor arch support (10)
  • Poor cushioning (8)
  • Too stiff (7)
  • Narrow / tight (5)
  • Uncomfortable (5)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (214)
  • Walking (184)
  • Work (126)
  • Going out (90)
  • School (80)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      95% 

      (301 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (309 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (46), High arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (138), Comfort-oriented (123), Comfort driven (79), Stylish (65), Casual/ recreational (46)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56)
    • View On Shoes:
    • Shoes are for wearing (20), I'm into shoes (11), I'm really into shoes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing Shoe!

I love these shoes! They are very comfortable,and dry dirt rubs right off. The color goes ok with just about anything. I wear them to work, school, and even on my...Read complete review

I love these shoes! They are very comfortable,and dry dirt rubs right off. The color goes ok with just about anything. I wear them to work, school, and even on my daily walks. These shoes are a great addition to anyones collection.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Why did you change the material on this?

I always bought this sneaker for work, it was the most comfortable , supportive, shock absorbing and durable shoe I could find. I recently purchased this to replace my old pair, but found...Read complete review

I always bought this sneaker for work, it was the most comfortable , supportive, shock absorbing and durable shoe I could find. I recently purchased this to replace my old pair, but found that the sneaker materials had been changed. I tried to break them in but the material would not give, they were stiff and hard like cardboard. They were not the same nubuck leather!!! They weren't leather at all. I was very disappointed I had to bring them back to get a bigger size and found out they were discontinued. Hopefully you are going back to the old style with the nubuck? Now I can't seem to find another comfortable, supportive shoe to wear for work. I'm on my feet all day, I need comfort. Hope this helps, thanks.

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5.0

Yes i would but these shoes again

By 

from Detroit, mi.

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Going Out
    • Travel
    • Work

    Comments about Premium:

    I work on my feet about 10,000 steps in a shift these shoes are holding up well.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • View On Shoes:
    • I'm Into Shoes
     
    5.0

    yes, I have several pair of this style and find them very go

    By 

    from Bellevue, Nebraska

    About Me Conservative

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Premium:

    wear well--great support--love everything about them--EXCEPT you no longer make them--I just lucked out because the salesman helped me to order one pair.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • View On Shoes:
    • Shoes are for Wearing
     
    5.0

    I love these shoes

    By 

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Conservative

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Sketches didn't carry them for awhile

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Going Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Premium:

    I love these shoes...I tried ordering them for past 2 years...and finally I seen them again on here..Thank God I was so lost no shoes wore my work boots always. Not any more...5 days they will be here so excited

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • View On Shoes:
    • Shoes are for Wearing

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ONLY SNEAKER I'VE WORN FOR 15 YEARS!!!

    By 

    from South Jersey

    About Me Stylish

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Premium:

      These are BY FAR the BEST sneakers EVER!!!! I've been wearing them since I was in college and I've never gotten another sneaker since putting the first pair on. My husband drove 2 states away once to find the only pair in a 100 mile radius. I was so upset when I saw Skechers start only doing memory foam and was so nervous they'd go that way with this one, but I've lucked out so far (fingers crossed they don't mess with anything about this shoe!). The styling, weight, design, material are all top notch for a good, long wearing sneaker. Thanks, Skechers, for keeping these around so my feet can stay happy :)

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • View On Shoes:
      • I'm Really Into Shoes
       
      5.0

      well made shoe, been wearing it for years

      By 

      from Centralia, WA

      About Me Athletic, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Cushioning
      • Pronation Control
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Barbecues
        • Casual Wear
        • Running
        • School
        • Walking
        • Wet Weather
        • Work

        Comments about Premium:

        Great shoe

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

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        Discussions

        Do you have questions about this shoe?

         

        Get answers from SKECHERS customers or our in-house shoe expert.

        59 Questions | 74 Answers
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        • Premium

          Q:

          I am glad to see these are back, but I need the EW sizes. Will you please bring some back?? Like I said before, I would buy 10 pair if you have them! Please, please bring back the wide sizes!! Again, even for just one round of production. They were such great shoes.
          Asked on 8/22/2016 by T. from FL

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Currently I don't see the wide fit version of the Premium shoe back in stock, though it hasn't been discontinued. The smooth-leather version is currently in stock in a wide fit.

            Answered on 8/22/2016 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Premium

          Q:

          Are you ever bringing these back?? These were the best shoes EVER and I have worn them for many years. Always bought extra wide, and the fit was perfect. The reviews for these shoes were always great. Why not keep them around for your constant buyers? The nubuck looks good enough for work everyday, and sooo comfortable. If I had known you were going to stop making them I would have bought 10 pair. Please, please bring them back, even for just one more round of production so we can stock up on our favorites.
          Asked on 4/4/2016 by T. from FL

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It looks like the Premium is still being produced, though the next shipment appears to be in late June or so. There are some 'updated' versions of similar designs like the Synergy, D'Lites and Encore that many customers say are very similar.

            Answered on 4/5/2016 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Premium

          Q:

          Are these not being sold on stores anymore for good or are they just out of stock all over the place?? I've been to 2 outlet stores and 3 different Famous footwear's and been told the no longer sell them. I like the black during the winter months and no one ever has the size I need.
          Asked on 9/12/2015 by Naea from AZ

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This model of the Premiums is currently out of stock on skechers.com, and they are an older model that is no longer being produced, so it's less likely that these can be found at other stores. The smooth leather version of this shoe, the Premiums style 1728 is currently in stock on skechers.com, and there are some similar models being made like the Encore shoe.

            Answered on 9/14/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Premium

          Q:

          I need the 6 1/2 wide. Been waiting since January
          Asked on 8/27/2015 by Liz from Georgetown DE

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It looks like this model of the Premium sneaker is not in stock in the wide widths, with no return date for those widths, but the other model of the Premiums 1728 should be back in stock in a size 6 1/2 wide width around early September or so.

            Answered on 8/28/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Premium

          Q:

          Hi - I am looking for these in size 11 extra wide fit. I see that all the extra wide are out of stock - have these been discontinued? thanks
          Asked on 8/26/2015 by Cat from UK

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This model is no longer made in a wide width version. The same shoe in a smooth leather, style 1728 Premiums, is currently available in a size 11 wide fit. That's a women's D width.

            Answered on 8/26/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Premium

          Q:

          I am glad to see the Premium 1718 in black in in stock. When will the Wide Fit sizes possibly be in stock?
          Asked on 8/17/2015 by Strangluck from Placer County, CA

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Currently I don't see the classic Premium shoe available in a wide fit coming back into stock any time soon, but this could change. The other style of the Premiums, 1728, is available in several wide fit sizes currently.

            Answered on 8/18/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Premium

          Q:

          WILL THESE SHOES BE COMING BACK THIS YEAR? If so when?
          Asked on 7/8/2015 by M the teacher from CS. CO

          3 answers

          • A:

            Yes, the size 10 sold out too quickly. I finally had the money to buy a pair and now they are gone again. Bills had to come first. Please have them in again soon. Mine are almost in the same shape as Sad Feet from NY's shoes.

            Answered on 8/26/2015 by Strangluck from Placer County, CA
          • A:

            Already sold out....again. Been waiting for ever. Only shoes I can work in, I've tried your other styles, not good for my feet. Those foam shoes have awful arch support and slippery bottoms, even the ones with the rubber are not good on wet surfaces. I guess it's hard to keep the long time faves in stock in the popular sizes, like 10? My current pair are starting to fall apart. Rather buy them on here and get the points rather than search through the web and pay more somewhere else.

            Bring back the brown ones too, and the boots like this, the new ones are no good on slippery surfaces either.

            Really miss having a phone number to call for such things.

            Answered on 8/21/2015 by Sad Feet from NY
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It looks like there will be a good amount of the classic Premium sneaker coming back into stock around mid to late August in most sizes.

            Answered on 7/9/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Premium

          Q:

          Will these be in stock this month? I don't want to have to go elsewhere to buy another pair of shoes.
          Asked on 6/7/2015 by Strangluck from Placer County, CA

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It does not look like this particular model of the Premiums is slated to come back into stock this month. The other style of the Premiums, style 1728, is currently in stock in the black color.

            Answered on 6/8/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Premium

          Q:

          Will all sizes be available come June 2015. Best shoes I've ever worn since Rockers I use to wear in the 80's. Please keep making them.
          Asked on 3/6/2015 by Chris can't walk without good shoes from Mchenry, Illinois

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It does look like all of the women's standard sizes 5 -10 and 11 should be back in stock in June.

            Answered on 3/9/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Premium

          Q:

          I just wanna be sure what I read, these black ones in size 8 will be in stock next month March 2015? (They are suede like)
          I don't want to buy white ones so I'll wait if there will be more. I don't like the shiny black ones :(

          I've been buying these for the past 5 or more years :)
          Thank you, best shoe for every occasion and my inserts fit perfectly.
          Asked on 2/26/2015 by Melissa from Antelope acres California

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Correction - it now looks like the black nubuck Premiums in a size 8 may be coming into stock on skechers.com around mid June.

            Answered on 2/27/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
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