The $45 Skechers sneakers podiatrists recommend — and nurses adore


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Your feet are about to thank you. (Photo: Amazon)
Your feet are about to thank you. (Photo: Amazon)

Skechers are a Yahoo reader favorite — and for good reason. The brand is the epitome of comfort, durability and style, all rolled into one affordable package. So when Skechers launched an exclusive Concept 3 collection at Amazon, shoppers started running, not walking, to get a pair. With all styles ringing in at under $50, it’s a budget-friendly way to grab new kicks for summer, fall and beyond.

The line isn’t just garnering the attention of shoppers — podiatrists are raving about the collection, too.

“The Concept 3 line offers comfortable options for walking shoes,” Dr. Nelya Lobkova, DPM at Step Up Surgical Podiatry in New York City, shared with Yahoo Life. “All sneakers have a rubber-type sole with cushioning.”

One pair that podiatrists particularly adore? The Alexxi slip-on sneaker, $45. Made of soft woven mesh, the kicks are made with comfort in mind. “The memory foam provides stability and cushioning,” New York City-based podiatrist Dr. Polina Zaydenberg, DPM, shares with Yahoo Life. “They look breathable and supportive.”

Another plus? The sneakers are easy-on, easy-off: The Alexxi uses bungee cords instead of laces, plus a stretch fabric collar, so you can literally slide right in.

Available in pink, gray, blue and black. (Photo: Amazon)
Available in pink, gray, blue and black. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Alexxi slip-on sneaker, $45,


The Alexxi sneakers are head-turners, too: A metallic panel on the heel gives them a glitzy touch.

“These sneakers are comfortable without sacrificing style,” one shopper shared. “The rose gold accents on the dusty pink color is a nice touch. I find that some Skechers slip-ons are a little narrow, but thankfully these aren’t. These shoes are perfect for running errands or even walking the dog. They’re insanely comfortable without needing any break-in time.”

Incredibly comfy

Another reviewer compared them to slippers: “Now that I’m working from home, I’ve been using my bar counter as a stand-up desk but I needed something comfortable on my feet,” a five-star reviewer noted. “I have worn Sketchers in the past but it’s been awhile so I figured I would give these shoes a shot. They are incredibly comfortable—almost feel like slippers.”


Nurses are fans, too! “I like this shoe, totally!” one nurse wrote. “Nice looking, simple elegant lines and so cushioned and comfortable. The first time I wore them many people complimented me on my shoes and asked me where I got them! I am an RN and spend many hours walking, running, twisting and turning. I’m going to get another pair in a different color too.”

Shop it: Alexxi slip-on sneaker, $45,

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