Flex Advantage

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Take the lead in sporty style and comfort with the SKECHERS Flex Advantage shoe. Smooth leather and mesh fabric upper in a lace up athletic sporty comfort training sneaker with stitching and overlay accents. Memory Foam insole, flexible traction outsole.

Construction

  • Smooth trubuck leather upper
  • Mesh fabric upper for cooling effect
  • Lace up athletic sporty comfort training sneaker design
  • Stitching accents
  • Subtle grid pattern design on toe, side and heel leather overlays
  • Micromesh fabric side ventilating panel
  • Side S logo
  • Side contrast underlay stripe detail
  • Lace up front
  • Padded collar and tongue
  • Soft fabric shoe lining
  • Memory Foam full length cushioned comfort insole
  • FlexSole shock absorbing supportive lightweight midsole
  • Super flexible rubber traction outsole

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Reviews

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SKECHERS SportFlex Advantage
 
4.3

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (87)
  • Lightweight (67)
  • Attractive (61)
  • Good cushioning (53)
  • Arch support (33)

Cons

  • Wears out easily (10)
  • Poor arch support (8)
  • Narrow / tight (7)
  • Uncomfortable (4)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (66)
  • Pavement (42)
  • Gym (23)
  • Running (11)
  • Distance / endurance (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (83 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (89 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (77), Low arch (8), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (64), Gym rat (11), Rarely work out (10), Enthusiast (9), Conservative (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (81), Yes (15)
    • View On Shoes:
    • Shoes are for wearing (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great shoe, wears out fast

As soon as I tried these on in the store I could tell they would be very comfortable. I bought them despite the salesperson recommending a different shoe, and despite liking the look of...Read complete review

As soon as I tried these on in the store I could tell they would be very comfortable. I bought them despite the salesperson recommending a different shoe, and despite liking the look of some other shoes better. I still think they look good, especially in the blue color with jeans, and my wife likes them too.

I've worn them for about 2 months, almost every day. I often work long hours on my feet and these shoes have felt great. My feet feel almost normal after a long day at work instead of sore and painful. I attribute this mostly to the memory foam, although I have had memory foam inserts in other brands of shoes and never had them feel this good. They are also very lightweight which helps, and the sole is thick but soft and flexible.

The one downside I have noticed (and I foresaw this when I bought them) is that they are wearing very quickly. This is the price to pay for a soft, comfortable shoe I guess. Some of the mesh has been snagged, and some stitches in the leather outsole have worn and begun to fray. They have been wet and the leather around the toe box has become warped. But the major tragedy is the memory foam inserts are falling apart. Yesterday I dumped chunks of foam out of my shoe that were loose and rolling around in there. One day I noticed the fabric on the edge of the insole was wearing thin, and a few days later the foam was literally falling apart.

I think if I can replace the insoles, I can get another 2-3 months out of these before they will look old and tattered. I would like to get at least 6 months out of a shoe like this without replacing the insole. So I am disappointed about that fact.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mediocre quality for the price.

I bought these from another website and wrote a review but the website in question took it down the same day. I can see why the price was so low. I bought them because...Read complete review

I bought these from another website and wrote a review but the website in question took it down the same day. I can see why the price was so low. I bought them because I wanted a fitness shoe. The fit was very tight in the toes but I thought they would stretch out but they didn't. The memory foam makes them very hot and it bunched up between my toes and arch. The first time I wore them I took them for a run around the block less than a mile and the sole is de-laminating. I didn't return them in the specified time so now I'm stuck with them and they are dust collectors in the back of my closet. I don't recommend this product.

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5.0

Best shoes hands up! They are my everyday 12 hours + shoes

By 

from Vieques, P.R.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Walking

    Comments about Flex Advantage:

    These are lightweight, well vented, good traction all day shoes! Very comfortable.Mines are 2 years + and still good shape but wearing out. Looking for next pair soon. Highly recommend this product

    • 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

    Great trail shoe

    By 

    from Jasper, Alabama. Roll Tide!

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Flex Advantage:

    I use this to walk trails and work out in the gym, it has stood up very well to the wet weather, drys fast and hasn't fell apart. Very comfortable shoe, has stood up well to everything I have thrown at it.

    • 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 LOVE MY NEW SKETCHERS!

    By 

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement
      • Walking

      Comments about Flex Advantage:

      Most comfortable shoe ever!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      They feel amazing on my feet!

      By 

      from Greenleaf, WI

      About Me Gym Rat

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Shock
      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Running

        Comments about Flex Advantage:

        At the gym.

        • 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

        Everything and more!

        By 

        from Palm Springs, CA

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Walking

          Comments about Flex Advantage:

          Very lightweight, attractive design that I where for casual and sporting events. Great shoe!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          23 Questions | 23 Answers
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          • Flex Advantage

            Q:

            Can u ship this to India? It is not available in any of the stores here? Pls do let me know.i am ready to pay the extra shipping cost.eagerly awaiting a revert
            Asked on 11/12/2015 by reet from mumbai india

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Currently Skechers.com does not ship directly to India, though we have heard from customers who have used a freight forwarding service to get their orders sent to them.

              Answered on 11/13/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Flex Advantage

            Q:

            Can i do crossfit training in this shoe? Because on most of the sites its stated as a running shoe ...
            Asked on 9/22/2015 by Aquib from India

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The Flex Advantage is more suitable for gym and fitness training, so I would recommend it for Crossfit type activities.

              Answered on 9/23/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Flex Advantage

            Q:

            How much support / stability do these shoes provide? I had a pair of Synergy Gridiron Oxford sneakers that were fantastic. I now have a pair of Equalizer training shoes and they do not provide enough outside foot support. I feel like my feet are always hanging off the outside edge of the sneaker.
            Asked on 9/1/2015 by Jimmy Fitness from Cranford NJ

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The Flex Advantage should feel like the Synergy shoes in terms of stability and support, they are a bit lower-profile than the Synergy, but the Memory foam provides a lot of support and comfort.

              Answered on 9/1/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Flex Advantage

            Q:

            The flex advantage shoes have 2 cords (or string material) that circle around the lacing hole. These appear to continue down to the shoe's sole, then back to the lacing hole. When installing the shoe laces, can you just thread the lace ONLY through the 2 cords? Or, is the lace supposed to go through the cords AND lacing hole also? I wondered if the lace were only threaded through the cords, that it would pull from the sole, providing more support and a tighter fit?
            Asked on 8/15/2015 by PHIL THE RUNNING MACHINE from PHILADELPHIA

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              While I haven't heard from any customers that they have done this, I bet it would work just like you said - the laces are supposed to go through both the cords and the eyelet, but if you skipped the eyelet, you should be able to get a cinched, wraparound feel with the cords.

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

            Is this a non slip sole?
            Asked on 6/17/2015 by Rayzer the cook from Lakewood colorado

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              These shoes have a good traction outsole, but it isn't considered to be a non slip or Slip Resistant outsole if you require that type of sole for a workplace. There are several very good similar shoes available with Slip Resistant outsoles in the Work category.

              Answered on 6/18/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Q:

            Does the Flex Advantage have the laces that have to be tied?
            Asked on 6/14/2015 by retired from Orland, ca

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, the Flex Advantage athletic shoe is a lace up shoe that is meant to be tied.

              Answered on 6/15/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Q:

            Hi I need this shoes.. i need to know, if one of the guys of the freight forwarder from skechers USA can send me this shoes to Honduras, Santa Rosa de Copan.. and i need the number or e-mail...or the cost of that transaction.. I can do the pay by credit card ..
            Asked on 3/30/2015 by Ulises from Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              We don't do the freight forwarding ourselves, but a quick web search turned up several good freight forwarding services.

              Answered on 3/31/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Q:

            hi..I need this shoes..but i live in Honduras, Santa Rosa de Copan..how you can send me??..
            Asked on 3/29/2015 by Ulises from Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              I could suggest seeing if the Skechers Retail store in San Salvador carries these, that appears to be the closest store. You could also see if a freight forwarder would send you the order from skechers.com in the USA.

              Answered on 3/30/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Flex Advantage

            Q:

            Hi! Is it durable to regularly use it outdoors, or is it recommended only to use indoors?
            Asked on 3/20/2015 by Sparrowhawk from Szeged, Hungary

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The Flex Advantage shoe is nicely durable and can be used both indoors and outdoors. It's meant for cross training activities.

              Answered on 3/20/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Q:

            i need a size 11.5 wide, does this shoe come in that size and how can i order it ?
            Asked on 3/3/2015 by Jd from W.P. MO

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              It looks like the wide width size 11.5 of the Flex Advantage should be coming back into stock starting in mid March through mid April.

              Answered on 3/4/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
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