Alley Cats

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Style #: 7111 BKS

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Go on the prowl in the classic SKECHERS Alley Cats shoe. Smooth leather upper in a lace up casual oxford with stitching and overlay accents.

Construction

  • Smooth leather upper
  • Stitching accents
  • Lace up casual oxford design
  • Plain round toe
  • Reinforced seams
  • Lace up front
  • Padded collar
  • Cushioned comfort insole
  • Rugged lug outsole
  • 1 inch heel

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Reviews

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4.6

(based on 361 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (242)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (314)
  • Durable (262)
  • Great with jeans (139)
  • Breathable (133)
  • Stylish (126)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (15)
  • Wears out quickly (11)
  • Poor arch support (8)
  • Poor fit (5)
  • Too stiff (5)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (270)
  • Business casual (215)
  • Going out (146)
  • Cold / extreme (110)
  • Travel (92)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      95% 

      (335 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      96% 

      (337 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Conservative (157), Comfort driven (84), Stylish (60), Comfort-oriented (31), Style driven (27)
    • View On Shoes:
    • Shoes are for wearing (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Durable & comfortable after breaking in

Good all-weather boot-shoe. I wear them in Fall/Winter/Spring (not in summer because of the heat). I was wearing similar style Timberland shoes but they wouldn't break-in and were killing my...Read complete review

Good all-weather boot-shoe. I wear them in Fall/Winter/Spring (not in summer because of the heat). I was wearing similar style Timberland shoes but they wouldn't break-in and were killing my knees. Saw a pair of very worn Alley Cats in a thrift store and figured they'd be a temporary fix until I could decide what to really get. They ended up lasting several years until recently when the padded collar started to wear, so I just bought some new ones. If you have a funny ankle bone like me, you might have to stretch the shoe opening so they don't scrape (stick a jar or can in them for a couple days). After that and wearing them for 2 weeks, they're perfect.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Will not purchase these shoes again

Love the way the shoes feel and look, however, the first pair I purchased began "bubbling" after just a few days. The replacement pair are now cracking after 2...Read complete review

Love the way the shoes feel and look, however, the first pair I purchased began "bubbling" after just a few days. The replacement pair are now cracking after 2 months of wear. My recent purchase of the brown alley cats, which are still in the box, will probably be my last purchase of skechers alley cats, as there has been something wrong with the leather on my first two pair. Will let you know about the brown skechers alley cats that I've just purchased. The first 2 pair of skechers have been of very poor quality leather and I do not expect any difference from my most recent purchase.

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5.0

Good solid casual shoe.

By 

from Dallas Tx

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great with Jeans

Cons

  • Poor Arch Support

Best Uses

  • Casual Wear
  • Going Out
  • School

Comments about Alley Cats:

I bought these to use with Dockers and jeans; they are perfect for these kinds of pants.
Technically, these are work shoes, but they work well with casual shirts and even a nice shirt and tie.
Will buy again. Bought two pairs; one brown, one black. In the past, the brown pair seemed to last well, but the black
one cracked above the toe area (instead of just creasing like good leather). Will review again if this happens.
Overall, I like this shoe. :)

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
 
5.0

Excellent shoes, I buy them every year.

By 

from Jefferson, ME

About Me Conservative

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathes Well
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Great with Jeans
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Work

    Comments about Alley Cats:

    My husband loves these shoes, he wears them for work (mostly outside and in snow/ice through 4-5 months out of the year) and for casual wear. We do need to replace them about every 6 months, but that's to be expected when he wears them everyday and is quite hard in them.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
     
    5.0

    Great shoes for work

    By 

    from Hampton, VA

    About Me Conservative

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathes Well
    • Comfortable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alley Cats:

        I have used these as work shoes over the years and they have always worn well and been comfortable.

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

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love these shoes!

        By 

        from winsted,ct

        About Me Conservative

        Pros

        • Breathes Well
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Great with Jeans

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Business Casual
        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather
        • Going Out

        Comments about Alley Cats:

        I have been wearing these shoes for years.Both black and brown.Getting harder to find.Always keep them polished.Always get compliments.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome in style and comfort

        By 

        from Rochester NY

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Great with Jeans
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Casual
          • Casual Wear
          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Alley Cats:

          Can be used for dress and casual

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • 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.

          52 Questions | 56 Answers
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          • Alley Cats

            Q:

            How tall is the total heel height inside and out? I am not a very tall person.
            Asked on 10/12/2016 by Mr.Ye from Reno,NV

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              About the same as the Bruiser boot. 3cm

              Answered on 10/12/2016 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Alley Cats

            Q:

            The Alley Cat 7111 comes in Black BOL and Black BKS. Can you please explain the differences in detail and do either of them have the "shiny" veneer instead of textured leather? My recently deceased BKS pair lasted years but don't look as "textured" as the picture. They had no veneer and were smooth and sturdy.
            Asked on 9/23/2016 by Socialtool from Sacramento CA

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The BOL is black oiled leather, it's the smoother and shinier of the two, but it's not a gloss or satin finish leather. The BKS is a more sueded look leather that we call scuff-resistant matte leather. For a shiny black shoe you may want to look at the men's Mark Nason dress shoes, the Caswell models, or the Gretna work shoes.

              Answered on 9/23/2016 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Alley Cats

            Q:

            I have been wearing Skechers Tomcat/Alleycat for 15 years and they are the only shoe comfortable enough other than 300-dollar pedorthic specialty shoes.

            However, the surface of the Skechers has always tended to flake. In one case, half had flaked away within a week.

            What model do you recommend to avoid this? A matte or suede rather than smooth finish, perhaps? Or is this a known problem that you have specifically fixed?
            Asked on 5/3/2016 by Joshua from Israel

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              I would recommend the matte finish versions of the Tom Cats and Alley Cats - they have a more natural finish than the gloss leather versions. Many customers are also tempted to use color shoe polish on the gloss finish shoes, which tends to dry out the finish and cause the flaking issue - instead I would recommend applying leather lotion or leather oil rather than shoe polish.

              Answered on 5/3/2016 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Alley Cats

            Q:

            When will you have more size 14 in matte oiled black?
            Asked on 9/9/2015 by Mark

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              It looks like more of the Alley Cats in a size 14 matte black should be coming back into stock around late September or so. The Tom Cats model is also available in a black size 14.

              Answered on 9/10/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Alley Cats

            Q:

            Can this shoe be used as a work shoe for custodial.
            Asked on 9/3/2015 by Kimbob from Los Angeles, CA

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The Alley Cats certainly should be durable and comfortable for wearing as a work shoe, though they do not have a Slip Resistant outsole or safety toe, if your workplace has those requirements. There are similar looks available in the Work Shoe category with those features.

              Answered on 9/4/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Alley Cats

            Q:

            When will you have more size 14 in oiled black. I tried to buy some 5 months ago and checked again and you are still out of stock.
            Asked on 5/25/2015 by Mark

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              If you're referring to the shiny finish black, what we call the 'black oiled leather', that is currently in stock in a size 14. The matte finish black smooth leather appears to be coming back into stock around late July or so. I can also recommend the Segment - Rilar shoe.

              Answered on 5/26/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Q:

            Will you ever restock the Alley Cat Oily Leather Brown in Wide Width again? I used to always buy two pair one in each black and brown. Now I can only get the black. Tom Cat and Cool Cat do not have the same depth and do not accommodate my AFO's properly.
            Asked on 11/16/2014 by Clark from VA

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              It does not appear that the Alley Cats are going to be made in a brown wide width again. If the Tom Cats in brown wide width does not work for you, how about the Mariners low boot in wide width?

              Answered on 11/17/2014 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Alley Cats

            Q:

            Is the sole of the shoe actually stitched or just glued on with the stitching for looks? Also, would these do fine in the snow(specifically the non shinny brown ones)? Thanks.
            Asked on 11/16/2014 by Stitch from Washington

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The Alley Cats sole is both glued and stitched. The shoes are not waterproof and seam-sealed, but the soles are thick and the tread should be good for wearing in the snow. I would recommend giving the oiled leather uppers a treatment with a leather waterproofing spray though.

              Answered on 11/17/2014 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Alley Cats

            Q:

            Is Men's Alley Cat, Black available in Size 12, Wide Wide (Extra Wide. I have a brown pair that I would like to replace The style number is 7111EW.
            Asked on 11/2/2014 by Paul

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The very similar looking - nearly identical - model 6618 Tom Cats is available in a size 12 EW (which is a 3E width, same as the 7111EW width). Another option in a more gloss finish is 60101 Cool Cats - Pixel, also available in 12 wide.

              Answered on 11/3/2014 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
          • Alley Cats

            Q:

            Does the Alley Cat #7111 BRS have the matte finish?
            Asked on 10/20/2014 by Luke

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, it has the oiled leather matte-look finish.

              Answered on 10/27/2014 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
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