After my 112-minute Rancho San Antonio hike on Saturday 3/26, I retired my Skechers. These Skechers (aka “Unisex-Adult Classic Fit-Delson-Camden Sneaker”) have served me well. They filled the role of slip-ons just as well, if not better than boat shoes for a fraction of the cost of a pair of Sperry’s.
However, they deteriorated faster than most sneakers. To be fair, I did walk in them a lot (10,000 steps a day + running). By December of last year, the soles of the Skechers had worn out enough that I started looking around for a fix. The Walgreens rubber insoles did not help so I had no choice but to only wear the Skechers with socks (aka defeating the purpose of slip-ons).
Anyway, after the hike I used my iPhone camera w/flash to take a photo inside the Skechers. To my dismay, I found a big gaping hole near the balls of the feet. That hole was enough to convince me to say goodbye. All in all, the Skechers lasted 440 days.
As for its successor, I heavily considered buying another pair of Skechers. However, my dad convinced me that would be a waste of money. For now, I’m going to use my Salomons as my main for big treks (i.e. grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s or H Mart). For shorter walks (i.e. loops around Calabazas), I will rely on my Chacos. Rainbows will be delegated to yardwork.
PS: not that the Rainbows are completely innocent, but the Skechers hole could be at fault for my recent knee troubles