Product Type: Skechers Sports Shoes
Newest Review: ... look at and quite big, they were perfect for sports and daily wear. When I wore them I used to think they were really comfortable. Even tho... more
Put me off sketchers & haven't bought another pair since :(
Skechers Lil D Riget Ladies
Member Name: theredrobin
Skechers Lil D Riget Ladies
Date: 21/01/13, updated on 21/01/13 (38 review reads)
Advantages: were good for sports for a while
Disadvantages: not well made, bad experience
I bought these trainers a good few years back now, think it was 4 or 5 years ago!
I was looking for trainers I could go running in and play sports in and decided to go to the Skechers store.
It was the first time I had considered trainers by Sketchers and looking into them.
I remember having a look at the store and being drawn to these. I thought they stood out over the other trainers on sale due to the grey and pink combination.
I can't remember exactly how much I paid for these trainers but think they were along the £30-£40 range.
At the time I thought they were quite expensive and wasn't sure if I should get them or look for something cheaper instead but I went along and purchased them anyway.
The trainers were quite bulky to look at and quite big, they were perfect for sports and daily wear.
When I wore them I used to think they were really comfortable. Even though they seemed quite bulky.. they were really light to wear and fitted me perfectly.
The trainers were quite easy to clean with a damp cloth, and due to the grey colour they were not as noticeably dirty as a white pair of trainers would have gotten.
But.. (and it's a big but) here comes a major flaw that made me not got back and purchase another pair of sketchers since...
One day I was wearing the trainers just for a casual walk outside in the park when the back of my foot suddenly started really hurting. I had to sit down and take my trainer off when I found that the back of the trainer had a metal bit which had poked through the material of the trainer and into the back of my foot!
It was really painful and as it was in such an awkward position, I was having problems with it for a few days as every step I took was hurting! As soon as I got home I chucked the Sketchers trainers right into the bin!
Now I had worn the trainers quite a bit but I only owned them for about 8 months.. it was less than a year and I don't know why I didn't think of contacting Sketchers about it as I did think the metal bit coming lose like that was a safety issue also as the metal bit was quite large it did cause quite a big cut!
So although they were nice trainers and I did like wearing them whilst they lasted.. the negative experience I had with it put me off buying any trainers by Sketchers and I haven't been back into their store since!
Although i'm sure not all their trainers would lead to the same experience, it was enough to put me off. I didn't even know they had metal at the inside of the trainers! :S
For the purpose of this review I did try searching for these trainers online but could not find them on sale anywhere. (I guess that's a good thing :P)
I'm not quite sure how to rate the product.. although they were good and comfortable to use whilst they lasted.. for the price I paid for them and the fact that I didn't even manage a year with them... I can't recommend them and only give them 2 stars.
It may have put me off their trainers, but I may look into their boots one day as i've heard good things about them - hopefully they won't cause the same problem!
Thanks for reading :)
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Summary: don't recommend