Oh, honeybuns! Let’s just sit down and talk about these Skechers Flex Appeal 5.0 Uptake Trainers in Black/Rose Gold that I so wish I hadn’t plunked down £64.00 for. Mamma mia, what was I thinkin’?
Lordy, do I wish I hadn’t been so impulsive.
Whilst these trainer boast loads of different amazing features.. non of them actually work.
Let’s just start with this so-called ‘cushioned Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole’. Are these people for real? Do they really think that slapping ‘memory foam’ onto a product suddenly makes it the best thing since sliced bread? Wearing them my poor lil’ feet were cryin’ out in pain just a few minutes into my morning run. The shock absorption is about as effective as a paper bag in a rainstorm. Let me tell you, sugar, these trainers were about as flexible as a wooden plank. I’ve had more give in a pair of high heels! That “super flexible traction outsole” was about as bendy as a straight line. My feet felt like they were encased in cement. By the time I dragged myself back home, my tootsies were flaming red and sore as all get out. It’s a miracle I didn’t end up with plantar fasciitis!
Looks wise? These trainers are not ugly, per se, but they’re definitely not winning any beauty pageants either. I mean, they’re just so… uninspired, you know? It’s like they’ve been designed by someone who hasn’t seen the inside of a gym in the last decade. Black and Rose Gold? More like snooze-fest and old. They don’t match any of my workout gear, and honestly, they look like they’re straight outta the 90s, and not in a fun, vintage way.
And let’s not forget the Skechers logo detailing, ’cause lord knows we wouldn’t want to forget that! It’s plastered all over the shoe like a bad rash. As if I needed another reminder of my poor purchasing decision every time I glance down.
So, here I am, back at square one, packin’ these monstrosities up and shipping them back. Save yourself the hassle, darlin’, and give these a miss. There’s nothing appealing about the Skechers Flex Appeal 5.0. It’s a lesson learned for this gal. No more falling for fancy descriptions and gimmicky features.
If your thinking of buying these trainers darlings, do yourself a favour and don’t make the same mistake I did. These Skechers are going straight back to John Lewis. Let my misadventure be a cautionary tale for you all. Avoid, avoid, avoid!