Synergy - Power Switch

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Turn on the juice with the SKECHERS Synergy - Power Switch shoe. Super lightweight Skech-Knit Mesh fabric and synthetic upper in a lace up athletic training sneaker with stitching accents and Memory Foam insole.

Construction

  • Unique upper construction of Skech-Knit Mesh fabric
  • Upper is extremely lightweight and nearly seamless
  • Knit open mesh panels at front, sides and heel for breathability
  • Durable stabilizing mesh panels at toe and sides
  • Synthetic laces panel for added durability
  • Lace up athletic training sneaker design
  • Stitching accents
  • Zigzag side stitching detail
  • Side S logo
  • Web fabric heel stripe with top pull on loop
  • Lace up front
  • Padded collar and tongue
  • Soft fabric shoe lining
  • Memory Foam cushioned comfort insole
  • Shock absorbing FlexSole midsole design for comfort and flexibility
  • Highly flexible rubber traction outsole
  • Weight: 9 oz. in a men's size 9

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Reviews

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4.6

(based on 181 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (162)
  • Lightweight (114)
  • Attractive (96)
  • Good cushioning (78)
  • Durable (75)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (11)
  • Wears out easily (10)
  • Poor arch support (4)
  • Uncomfortable (4)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (105)
  • Pavement (66)
  • Casual wear (41)
  • Gym (29)
  • Travel (25)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (161 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      87% 

      (152 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (110), Low arch (8), High arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (95), Conservative (36), Rarely work out (18), Stylish (11), Gym rat (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (112), Yes (20)
    • View On Shoes:
    • Shoes are for wearing (33), I'm into shoes (10), I'm really into shoes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

light, airy - and comfortable!

Might be the best pair of sneakers/cross-trainers I've ever owned. They were comfortable right out of the box and after a couple weeks of daily use, they're holding up well.
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Might be the best pair of sneakers/cross-trainers I've ever owned. They were comfortable right out of the box and after a couple weeks of daily use, they're holding up well.

The shoes themselves are extremely well ventilated (great for use in the summer) and SUPER COMFORTABLE. The memory foam footbed is the nicest shoe interior I've ever experienced - I wish all my shoes had this!!

I got these on sale with a discount code and it's got to be the best money I've spent all summer.

My only little gripe is I'd like the laces to go a little farther down towards the toe, but - like I said - minor.

I would like to see Skechers reduce the amount of packaging included - paper, plastic, cardboard, etc. It's a lot to put in the mail & in the recycling bin.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

No Good if You Have Achilles Issues

These shoes, while at first are comfortable, are not good for anyone with issues pertaining to achilles tendonitis. The memory foam is too soft requiring extra effort on your ankle to provide stabilization. ...Read complete review

These shoes, while at first are comfortable, are not good for anyone with issues pertaining to achilles tendonitis. The memory foam is too soft requiring extra effort on your ankle to provide stabilization. I can't even wear these shoes to the store and back without stabbing pains for the rest of the day even after I take them off. I've worn them so now I can't return them. Looks like I have sixty dollar dust collectors. :(

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5.0

Wow

By 

from Ocala fl

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Running
    • Walking

    Comments about Synergy - Power Switch:

    Excellent fit and comfort throughout the whole day

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'll buy another pair soon

    By 

    from Kerrville Tx

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Golf
      • Walking

      Comments about Synergy - Power Switch:

      Golf

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Cloud 9 in a shoe!

      By 

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement
        • Walking
        • Wet Weather
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Synergy - Power Switch:

        I have every color in this shoe and love them all!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
         
        5.0

        Unbelievably Comfortable

        By 

        from Illinois

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Discontinuing

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Pavement
        • Walking

        Comments about Synergy - Power Switch:

        Was a bit skeptical at first when I saw them. It was the foam support inside. When I tried them on it felt uncomfortable. But I know enough about memory foam to know that it is a bit stiff at first but as it warms up it conforms better. When I used them for the first time I was amazed. Within a minute or two the foam fits like a glove and supports very well.

        They are also one of the lightest and quietest shoes I've ever owned. Yes, quiet. No duck sounds when walking (except maybe a super polished floor). Spies and detectives should be forced to wear them, they're that quiet and light!!

        Truth be told when I found out from the store clerk that they are being discontinued I bought two more pairs online. I'm now set for shoes for the next 6 years! I hate when I find something I like then a short time later I find the company discontinued making them or changed so much they are not the same.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great skechers

        By 

        from Pa.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Synergy - Power Switch:

          They are very comfortable to wear.

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

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          Discussions

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

          35 Questions | 36 Answers
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          • Synergy - Power Switch

            Q:

            Are you going to make more of these? I need the black/white in the wide fit. I've been looking everywhere at other stores and can't find them.
            Asked on 12/11/2015 by makaio

            2 answers

            • A:

              I just purchased a pair for my dad from Burlington Coat Factory. Not sure if thats in your area but thats where I got mine from. Hope this helps

              Answered on 12/17/2015 by Reign from Sacramento, CA
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              It looks like the Power Switch in the wide width is currently available in the gray/black, but not the black/white color. The Flex Advantage - First Team is a comparable shoe currently available in a wide fit.

              Answered on 12/14/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Synergy - Power Switch

            Q:

            I would like to purchase the Style #: 51188 in a EE width, but your web site only shows it in a Medium Width. Are they available in Navy size 8-EE?
            Asked on 9/13/2015 by Bob from Catonsville, MD

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              This model is not currently available in a wide width, though the similar looking Synergy - Fine Tune model is currently available in a size 8 wide width.

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

            When will you get more in stock? I'm about to return a pair, and I've found the synergy shoes to be a lot more comfortable for me!
            Asked on 8/15/2015 by david from United States

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              It looks like there should be more Synergy shoes coming into stock in this design around early to mid September or so. There are other similar Synergy shoes available as well.

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

            Are any of your memory foam sneakers vegan friendly?
            Asked on 7/1/2015 by DannyC from Buffalo

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Several of them are. This Synergy - Power Switch model is vegan, and many other sport shoes that have Memory Foam are non-leather and vegan friendly. To find the full selection, under Men, select 'Memory Foam' under Styles, then select 'Vegan Shoes' under Brands.

              Answered on 7/2/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Q:

            What does this mean #sn51188ew, specifically ew.
            Asked on 5/6/2015 by Dona from Fla

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The style number or SN for this shoe is 51188, and the EW denotes Wide Width - for men, that's a 3E width.

              Answered on 5/7/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Q:

            Can you please tell what is the heel drop on this shoe please?
            Asked on 4/23/2015 by MaggieRuns

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              I'd estimate the drop height to be about 6mm on the Synergy shoe.

              Answered on 4/23/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Q:

            Are these shoes true to size. I wear men's 9 1/2-10. Synergy training shoes.
            Asked on 4/16/2015 by Jimmy from plymouth,ma

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              These shoes should fit true to size. I'd probably go with the size 10 in these, or the same size you would normally wear in a cross training athletic shoe.

              Answered on 4/16/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Q:

            how to clean skech knit material? this is kinda different with other material so i'm afraid if i use wrong method i will ruin my shoe.
            Asked on 3/31/2015 by benny

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Skech Knit Mesh shoes with no leather content, like this one, should be able to be machine washed to clean - I recommend washing on the gentle cycle, placing both shoes in a laundry bag or pillowcase, and air dry only.

              Answered on 4/1/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Synergy - Power Switch

            Q:

            Can I purchase a set of the memory foam inserts that came with my shoes since I have worn these insoles out already?
            Asked on 3/19/2015 by Tdenzer74 from Kansas City, MO

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Currently Skechers does not sell the Memory Foam insoles on their own.

              Answered on 3/19/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Q:

            Any chance of the other colors besides the light gray/black becoming available in the wide widths?
            Asked on 2/25/2015 by Mike from Castro Valley, CA

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Currently this is the only color sold in a wide width, though there was a black/grey color in the past that came in a wide. I could also recommend the Flex Advantage shoe, which is a very similar style and comes in a wide width.

              Answered on 2/26/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
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