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Most Comfortable Womens Shoes I Have Ever Owned ~ Skechers Women's Synergy - Elite Glam

Updated on August 3, 2013
Awwww, me..learning to walk... not sure if these were the ortho shoes, they could have been!
Awwww, me..learning to walk... not sure if these were the ortho shoes, they could have been! | Source

I've Owned A Lot Of Shoes In My Lifetime ~

I have to admit, in my... well, over 50 years on this planet, I have gone through a LOT of shoes. For me, it all began when I was a baby, just learning to walk. It was discovered then that I had a slight problem with one foot turning inward when I walked, requiring that I wear a special type of "orthopedic" style baby shoes . And now today, I have my much more comfortable "sensible shoes" . Yes, it's true, I've gone through many, many pairs of shoes.

I've owned cheap shoes, expensive shoes and even many kinds of boots. Ankle boots, knee high boots, cowboy boots, slippers, you name it, chances are I have owned it. I went through the phase in my teenage years and early 20's ~ most ladies will probably remember that phase ~ shoes had to LOOK good. It never mattered if they were comfortable or not.

They could cause horrid blisters, make your feet bleed, but if they looked good...that was the main, most important thing. I can remember suffering through leg and foot pain because of those super high heels, along with sore feet and many, many blisters. But if the shoes looked good, I guess I thought it was "worth" it... or was it?

Fortunately, I seem to have come to my senses in my... more experienced age. (Sounds so much better than old age, doesn't it?) I no longer feel that shoes need a period of time to be "broken in". I don't feel like I need to endure blisters on my heels and toes, because of shoes rubbing my skin raw. Back then, I would even put bandages on my heels that would also end up rubbing off. Nope, today I wear shoes that are comfortable practically from the beginning, or out they go!

Skechers Women's Synergy - Elite Glam Shoes

My Skecher's Women's Synergy - Elite Glam. I LOVE these shoes! They come in a choice of three accent colors, white with silver, light blue, or light pink.
My Skecher's Women's Synergy - Elite Glam. I LOVE these shoes! They come in a choice of three accent colors, white with silver, light blue, or light pink. | Source
SO comfy, right from the start, and NO laces!
SO comfy, right from the start, and NO laces! | Source

Similar Slip On Clog Style Shoes From Skechers

These Are The Best Shoes, Bar None! ~

The best shoes I have ever found, bar none, for sheer COMFORT, are Skecher's Women's Synergy Elite Glam. These shoes are styled like clogs. They simply slip onto your feet, but they have the look of a tennis shoe. They are comfortable for walking, running, bicycling, hiking, sleepwalking... oh wait, Skecher's says they won't be responsible if you sleep walk in 'em! They are so amazingly comfortable, I could wear them 24/7, comfortably and happily.

I have to admit, I don't think I've ever worn a pair of shoes in my lifetime that felt so good from the second I put them on. Even now, they are STILL amazingly comfortable, months into owning them. I LOVE that there are NO shoelaces to bother with, just slip them on and GO! There is a slight rise right at the heel, too, which helps to keep the shoes securely on your feet. You never feel as if they might slip off! I think they're so comfortable because of the special memory foam insole.

A few years ago, we switched to a memory foam mattress for our bed. I was skeptical at first, but now I am a believer. It is the most comfortable mattress we have ever owned! I guess that's why these shoes are also so comfortable. They seem to form fit to the specific shape of your feet, enveloping your feet in total comfort.

I can walk on any surface, jump, (OK, maybe not so much any more) run... even if it's an out-of-shape kind of running... and these shoes always stay comfortable. I have even gotten compliments when I'm out walking in them from ladies who look at them and tell me how comfortable they look! I tell them "They ARE!" Then I tell them all about these amazing shoes!

A Little History Behind Memory Foam, And What Makes It SO Incredibly Comfortable! ~

A fact that might not be very well known (I sure didn't know it) is that memory foam was created in the 1970s for the NASA Space program. Back then, it was also called visco-elastic foam. It was created for the astronauts to be used on the seats of their flight chairs. The reason it was invented was to reduce pressure points the astronauts might have experienced when the shuttle was lifting off, because of strong G forces.

What is interesting is that the material ended up never being used by the space program. Back then, memory foam was notorious for not lasting too long. It had a tendency to flake into pieces, and sometimes to collapse with use.

Several years later, after improvements had been made to the formula for creating the foam material, it began to be used in hospital beds. Newer technology, and new ways of producing today's memory foam allow it to be strong and durable, without the issues it had in the beginning with flaking and falling apart.

Hospitals soon found out that not only were the mattresses more comfortable for patients, they also provided a safer mattress for patients. The problem with memory foam is that bed bugs and mites cannot live in it very easily, not like they can with traditional mattresses. This has huge health benefits, even today. People with allergies can experience improvement in their symptoms due to less mites.

Memory foam is a foam created from a base of polyurethane. There are cells in it that are open, allowing air to pass through it. It is valued because of its ability to reduce pressure, like when people are laying on a mattress, wearing shoes or sitting in chairs.

Today, memory foam is used for many applications, including for the soles of shoes to make them more comfortable and more form fitting. It can even be found in some brands of baby and toddler car seats, and other types of chairs. Even though memory foam got off to a rocky start, today with improvements that were made, it can last a person 10 years or longer!

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    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      You're welcome, donnah75! Glad you found this to be helpful. I definitely wouldn't wear this style for running, but like you said, for casual walking, shopping or kicking around, they are fantastic! :) Thank you for your great comment!

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      Donna Hilbrandt 

      6 years ago from Upstate New York

      I was debating about whether I should try Sketchers or not when i bought my latest pair of running shoes. I ended up going to a running store, and they didn't carry the brand, so I went with something else. However, I like the idea of Sketchers for more casual walking, shopping, kicking around. Maybe my next shoe purchase. Thanks for the review. It is always nice to get other people's perspectives on products that I am thinking of buying.

    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      Thanks for your great comment, tillsontitan! I might have to pick up a pair of those sandals, especially since I am now hooked on Sketchers! :-)

    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      That's great, kidscrafts! I hope this will turn out to be helpful to you in your search for a great, comfortable shoe!:-)

    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      Hi Jackie! I don't think you would want to run in them for any distance - what I did was probably not technically considered to be running! :-) I use them as an incredibly comfortable walking shoe, especially here in Vegas, since we do a LOT of walking here! Thanks so much for commenting! :-)

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      I have horrible feet and although the shoes you describe are comfortable I can't wear them because of a bone on top of each foot, however, I do wear Skechers Tone Up Sandals! They are best. More styles each year and so comfortable I hate to see winter come each year.

      Thanks for the info.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I never heard of those shoes but I am really thinking that would be a great solution for me.... in a few weeks. I just bought a new pair of running shoes with a pair of special soles to help with plantar fasciitis on my left foot! I like the idea to feel comfortable in a fact I am craving for it! I will definitely keep this one in mind for shoes inside the house!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      You can run in them? Sound pretty sturdy and I woudn't have thought that with no heel. I did hear a couple ladies a few days ago that had these on talking about their doctor recommending them and how great they felt. Guess I will have to have some. Thanks!

    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      You're so welcome, Ms.Dora! They are amazingly comfortable! I hope you get to try a pair! If you do, come back and let me know how you like them! :-)

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 years ago from The Caribbean

      I've seen them but never worn them. Thanks for the recommendation. "There are NO shoelaces to bother with, just slip them on and GO!" That's a big plus added to all the other good things you say. Thank you! Voted Up.


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