Mrs. Chadwick Reply to on 30 July 2018
|With being on a tight budget for the Summer months, I couldn’t afford to buy my usual brand of trainers, (I’ve been wearing Skechers since 2009, and worth every penny), and before that I wore own brand trainers, (from a well known supermarket, been shopping there for decades), so I thought I’d give these a try.
I decided on the all black trainers, which is one of the 13 colours in the “Get Fit” collection.
The trainers have breathable mesh uppers, are lace ups, outer material is synthetic, inner material is manmade, and they’ve a flat heel.
I bought these without reading any of the reviews. I always read the reviews, and this time I’m annoyed with myself for not doing so.
These were only delivered on the 23rd July 2018 and I didn’t start wearing them till the day after.
The only good point about these is the size. I’m a size 5 and I’d no problem with the fitting.
The first thing I noticed about the trainers is the top part of them, (outer material), is only glued to the base. They aren’t stitched, so that tells me if they get wet they’ll come apart, and if you use them daily basis I’m sure that will happen, (the glue they’ve used is pretty cheap), in fact you can see some of the glue stuck to the outer shoe. The only stitching I can see is on the both sides of the trainer tongue, (the laces go over that), which has been badly done.
Each trainer has been given two extra eyelets, those aren’t being used, as there’s no way I can walk in those fasten like that and the laces are of a poor quality.
The sole of the trainers are a nightmare. They look like they are made from a very cheap plastic foam, (no way is it that hard plastic/rubber it’s far too soft), it’s more like something you’d pack breakable items in! For instance my usual brand normally last me 1–1 ½ years, and that’s after being used on a daily basis for a 1½ hours dog walking, and being worn daily for another 3-4 hours a day.
I had a 20 minute dog walk on 24th, and on the 25th I’d a 40 minute dog walk.
I struggled to walk in them on the 24th, (20 minute walk), as the pavement was hot and I could feel the heat of the pavement through them, (that should NOT be happening). Therefore, when I got home I put a pair of my memory foam soles in them, so hopefully I wouldn’t be able to feel the heat, (I shouldn’t need to do that).
To make matters worse on the 25th, (after my 40 minute walk), I could still feel the heat of the pavement through the sole, and when I got home and took them off, I looked at the soles, not only had they become badly worn, the heat had started to melt part of one sole!!
Unfortunately, there is no support for your foot arch, so after walking in these for 30 minutes your feet start to ache and after 40 minutes I could barely walk in home in them, I’d to keep stopping and sit down on garden walls as my feet were in so much pain.
On the 26th, I decided to try these trainers for another 20 minute dog walk, now the entire sole on each foot is beginning to collapse.
Looking at the state of the soles you’d think these trainers had been worn for 3 months not just 80 minutes, (1hr and 10 minutes).
To be honest I’m going to be lucky if these last a month. I’m disgusted with both the materials and the workmanship.
These trainers are made in China and I don’t think from both my experience and other reviewers that any of them have been quality checked, or if they have they are poor checkers.
I can’t believe that so many people have given these 5 star!!
Well, they do say that you get what you pay for; these are not worth the £15.99, (at the time of writing my review), in fact there only worth £5 if that.
These are supposed to be for athletes who go running and walking, but if they can’t stand up to a gentle dog walker, who only walks on pavements, then I pity any athlete that buys these.
Update 20th August
After 30 hours of walking the dog on tarmac pavements the soles and heels had completely worn away, they went in the bin on the 17th August 2018. Worst footwear I've ever bought. considering they were bought on the 23rd July and not worn till the 24th July. Lasted just over 3 weeks. Completely disgusted, but I've learned my lesson, which is always read the reviews and don't buy anything cheap.