Energy - Downforce

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Style #: 50172 BLK

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Take 'em down in SKECHERS Energy-Downforce shoe. Scuff resistant leather upper in a lace up sporty casual sneaker with stitching and overlay accents.

Construction

  • Scuff resistant leather upper
  • Stitching accents
  • Lace up sporty casual sneaker design
  • Overlay detail
  • Durable toe bumper
  • Lace up front
  • Side S logo
  • Padded collar and tongue
  • Soft fabric shoe lining
  • Cushioned comfort insole
  • Shock absorbing midsole
  • Flexible traction outsole

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Reviews

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4.4

(based on 460 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (279)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (130)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (394)
  • Attractive (320)
  • Durable (280)
  • Lightweight (242)
  • Good cushioning (205)

Cons

  • Wears out easily (27)
  • Poor cushioning (20)
  • Narrow / tight (16)
  • Poor arch support (15)
  • Uncomfortable (14)

Best Uses

  • Walking (299)
  • Pavement (192)
  • Wet weather (74)
  • Casual wear (53)
  • Gym (48)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (413 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (428 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (305), High arch (34), Low arch (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (292), Comfort driven (58), Rarely work out (40), Gym rat (17), Enthusiast (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (307), Yes (34)
    • View On Shoes:
    • Shoes are for wearing (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

i have purchased these or similar styles

i use these 16 to 18 hours a day 7 days a week, i always buy more than 1 pr. at a time, to be sure i have backup. always these or very...Read complete review

i use these 16 to 18 hours a day 7 days a week, i always buy more than 1 pr. at a time, to be sure i have backup. always these or very similar styles and almost always in wide. this is mainly my comment, this last purchase i spent over 45 minutes going through about 6 or 7 styles looking 11.5 wide, 1 after another no wides, and no 11.5s, till i found these, within a week after delivery, i got a newsletter in email that advertised wide 11.5s in every style and colors i had tried to find with no luck, what do you think my reaction was? i mean really now what good does this do? if its a cycle of supply an demand , by the time i need to get more there won't be the ones i need , i really don't think that this was an order that was pending and just happen to come in after i needed some. you had the info of my searching of your sites, of what i wanted, but did not have at that time, or did you ? in another location ? i don't understand if there is a pair on the bottom shelf in the last row of your smallest outlet why i wasn't able to get that 11.5 wide, when i NEEDED them? and i really do. so i suffer with these narrow ones, and when i wear these out i will try again, to get what i need when i need. thanks. i guess this is the time to say this, your going to think i am $#@#$##@ but here it is, over the past 5 years at least. i have gone through between 10 to 14 pairs of shoes per year. and every brand new pair weather i got from famous footwear, champs, any outlet, (always sketchers ) the right side was not good , it let water in , i live in a kind of wet area (hana maui,hawaii) and i bottle, and deliver water, and it woudn't miss first puddle i step in sock is wet. new pair rgt side sock is wet, sock is wet, sock is wet. i was cusing china, makers of the product. for years. how do you tell the store it leaks over and over again. dozens and dozens of times. untill this last order its dry i can't believe it! its freaking dry. i still think im dreamin. didn't try the other pair yet. don't want to push it just yet, anyhow believe or not this is all straight up thanks for the time, to actually tell somebody about those wet socks, hundreds of wet socks and wrinkled skin. for verification,[...]wilfred tavares jr. dba hana tropical water works, hana hi. aloha

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love Skechers but last 2 pairs were bad!

I have been wearing these and a couple of other styles of Skechers for years. I receive them for Christmas each year as a gift, and they generally last me the entire year,...Read complete review

I have been wearing these and a couple of other styles of Skechers for years. I receive them for Christmas each year as a gift, and they generally last me the entire year, depending on my level of activity. The last 2 pairs I received have blown out in the toe area {same location each time} and had to be replaced, at my cost. The first pair after only a month and the second after 5 months. I thought perhaps, it was just a bad pair after the first one, and bought a second pair, because they are the shoes I enjoy, as I have a wide foot, and these have always fit comfortably, in the wide size you provide. But, now after yet another pair blowing out in the same spot, I am concerned about the quality of the shoes, as I am a Diabetic and foot care is of utmost importance. I would love to remain with Skechers, as they are my favorite brand, but may be forced to seek another brand if this quality issue is not resolved. As for the following question, I would not recommend these, unless the quality changes.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this shoe

By 

from texas

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Shock
  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Wears Out Easily

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Pavement
  • Running
  • Trail Running
  • Walking
  • Wet Weather

Comments about Energy - Downforce:

i only where this shoe

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good solid shoe.

By 

from Missouri

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Energy - Downforce:

    Everyday wear.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    4 times with same shoe

    By 

    from Indiantown, Florida 34956

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Shock
    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement
      • Walking
      • Wet Weather

      Average usage of tis shoe. Started wearing this model up in New England 5-6 years ago. continue to buy same model, comfortable, good wear and attractive. will continue to buy same model as long as I contnue to walk under my own power.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I am a Skeckers girl all the way!

      By 

      from massachusetts

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement
        • Walking

        Comments about Energy - Downforce:

        i have bought this same shoe four times.(different colors) they fit my wide feet perfectly and dont wear out for years!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Only shoes that fits me please keep in stock

        By 

        from Coeur d'Alene Idaho

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Shock
        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Wears Out Easily

        Best Uses

        • Running
        • Walking
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Need wider withs in women's sizes

        Can only wear men's sizes double e wide

        Can wear these shoes out in 2 to 3 months

        They wear out fast in the rain

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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

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        • Energy - Downforce

          Q:

          I would like to reorder two sets of 50172EW/BLK. When do you expect to get more in stock. If no longer making them, which shoe is closest to it, as I really like it. I only want black and must have 8.5 wide width.
          Asked on 6/16/2016 by JTR Hiker from Steamboat Springs, CO

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It looks like the Energy - Downforce should be coming back into stock in the 8.5 Wide Fit black around early August or so. I can also recommend the Energy - After Burn (very nearly the same shoe) style 50081 or the 51241 Vigor 2.0 - Trait, both of which are in stock in a black size 8.5 Wide Fit.

            Answered on 6/17/2016 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Energy - Downforce

          Q:

          please bring back the Men's Energy Downforce in the Pebble color. the new brown you have is UGLY!
          Asked on 11/26/2015 by Pebble Guy from Pebbleville

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            You may want to ckech out the After Burn - Memory Fit and the Strike Off models, both come in the classic Pebble/Black color scheme. It's possible that the Downforce or one of the updated versions of the shoe (the classic shoes are being reissued with Memory Foam insoles) will be coming soon in the pebble color as well. Take a look at shoes under the color NATURAL to see all of the pebble and similar colored options.

            Answered on 11/30/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Q:

          When will the 50172EW/brtp size 12 be available again.
          Asked on 8/23/2015 by Bill from Louisiana

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It looks like this shoe in that size should be coming back into stock around early September or so.

            Answered on 8/24/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Q:

          Why do you have to get rid of the shoes people want and ruin it with putting memory foam in them. Remake the original Men's Energy Downforce Brown/Taupe in 11.5 wide. And stop the nonsense of only having what reminds me of old skater shoes. Are you really trying to go out of business? Whoever made this ridiculous decision needs fired immediately I can make my own decision if I want to add foam insert later on.
          Asked on 8/17/2015 by Tired of people changing stuff from oregon

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It looks like the original Energy - Downforce shoe is due to be restocked in a size 11 wide and 12 wide (though not the 11.5 at this time) in early September.

            Answered on 8/17/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Q:

          LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE 11.5 IN STOCK
          Asked on 8/3/2015 by HERB from WILLARD, MO

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It looks like the Energy - Downforce in a size 11.5 should be coming back into stock around mid September or so. There are several other similar models of the Energy sneaker currently in stock in that size right now.

            Answered on 8/3/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Q:

          when will new men's shape ups be available in wide width's?
          Asked on 7/27/2015 by bill from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            There should be wide widths in some models of the new men's Shape-ups 2.0 around October or November of this year, most likely.

            Answered on 7/28/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Energy - Downforce

          Q:

          When you are going to have 11 W, please mail me thanks
          Asked on 7/8/2015 by Angela from New York

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It looks like the Energy - Downforce in a wide width size 11 should be coming back into stock around late August or so. You may want to put in for an email reminder - click on the size/width that is out of stock, and you will be prompted to enter your email address. You will get an automatic email when it's back in stock on skechers.com.

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

          does energy downforce shoe have memory foam
          Asked on 7/4/2015 by wj

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This particular model does not have a Memory Foam insole. There are several models of the Energy sneaker that have been updated with the Memory Foam insole though.

            Answered on 7/6/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Q:

          In the description of the the MEN'S ENERGY DOWNFORCE Style #50172 BRTP
          It saids it has a "Scuff resistant leather upper", is this cow hide leather?

          If not, what type of leather is it?

          Do you have a similar shoe that is either cow-hide?
          Or a "all synthetic" shoe?

          Thanks
          Asked on 5/13/2015 by Warren S. from Missouri

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It's cow-derived leather.

            Answered on 5/15/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Q:

          Hi, in your MEN'S ENERGY DOWNFORCE is the leather used cowhide?
          If not, what type of leather is it?

          Do you have any similar shoes which Either:
          *Are made of all synthetic materials?
          *Or use cowhide leather?

          Thanks!
          Warren
          Asked on 5/10/2015 by Warren S. from Missouri

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The Energy - Downforce shoes use cow-derived leather. Most of the Skechers shoes that are leather are cow-derived leather unless specifically noted. Some shoes use pigskin leather, but that is specifically stated in the description. Even more shoes are made from all synthetic materials.

            Answered on 5/15/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
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