Skechers Gratis-Sweet Kind Review

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The Skechers Gratis-Sweet Kind clogs are a great pair of sporty casual shoes that customers can really enjoy. They Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole that sits on top of an already cushioned midsole makes it feel like you are walking on clouds, your feet will thank you at the end of the day. They are lightweight and flexible, yet can still provide you with the support you need to be in your feet and moving all day long. They have a very basic and simple look to them that customers love, they look great with almost anything. No matter what you are doing, whether working all day or simply hanging out with a group of friends these shoes are going to fit right in. The affordable price tag and long lifespan make these shoes a welcomed addition to your shoe closet.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Amazing all-day comfort
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Affordable price tag
  • Slip-on design
  • Great fit
  • Flexible and supportive
Cons
  • Only two color options
Upper

Upper

The uppers of the Skechers Gratis-Sweet Kind mules are made out of a breathable mesh fabric with some nubuck textured synthetic overlays. The mesh materials are great because it helps ensure that the shoes can stay lightweight as well as offer a decent amount of ventilation. Since air is going to be able to flow into your foot chamber through the holes in the mesh, your feet are going to be able to stay relatively cool, even on the warmest days. Additionally, because the air is able to get into your shoe, the sweat from your feet will have the ability to evaporate more quickly and leave the shoe, giving you a drier and more healthy in-shoe experience. It is important to find a pair of shoes that are breathable so you do not feel like your feet are overheating and trapped inside of your shoes and it is nice to know that you will not have that problem with these slippers.

The synthetic overlays are strategically placed throughout the uppers of these shoes to help give you a little bit of extra support and to increase the durability without adding too much weight to them.
Style

Style

These shoes have a very low key and basic style to them. They are not overly flashy and they blend in really well in almost any situation. That is a big part of the appeal to many customers, having a great pair of shoes that can go with just about anything and can fit right in during many different activities.

They have a low-back mule design with a padded collar which makes them easy to just slip-on and go. There are some bungee lace accents adorning the front of the shoe to help give it a more aesthetically pleasing look. Coming in either black or white, there are not many colors to choose from, but customers seem to be completely satisfied with what they have to choose from.
Midsole

Midsole

The Skechers Gratis-Sweet Kind mules have an amazingly comfortable midsole that customers adore. They can offer you a great deal of shock absorption which is always great. When you are walking and your feet hit the ground, the padding in these shoes is going to take some of that shock from the impact and absorb it, protecting some of the jarrings of your joints, helping reduce the risk of pain or discomfort.

These slippers also feature an Air-Cooled Memory Foam cushioning footbed to give you exceptional comfort and an amazing underfoot feel which is ideal for those who are going to be on their feet all day. Not only is this going to help keep your comfy, but the Memory Foam will also assist in preventing your feet from overheating while you are on the go, especially if you are out and about on warmer days.

A soft and smooth fabric lining finishes up the inside of these mules, giving your feet a more pleasant feel while you are wearing them, especially if you choose to go without socks. You will not have to worry about your feet rubbing and becoming irritated inside of these shoes, as the lining is going to help prevent that.
Comfort

Comfort

The Skechers Gratis-Sweet Kind shoes are exceptionally comfortable. They have an Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole which sits on top of an already well padded, shock absorbing, midsole. Your feet will sink right into these shoes and your feet will love you by the end of your day. Whether you are out running errands or working a job where you will be standing all day, your feet are going to thank you for wearing these great shoes.

The soft fabric lining helps increase the comfort level of them drastically. For those who might choose to go without socks while wearing these will be thankful for the addition of this lining. It is going to help give your feet a pleasant in-shoe experience and help prevent any irritation that might occur from your feet rubbing inside the mules. No need to worry about getting nasty blisters or disgusting sores.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of these shoes is made out of a flexible rubber that will give you an amazing amount of traction on a plethora of surfaces. The rubber compound is going to help increase the lifespan of the soles but ensuring that they are not going to wear down too quickly while you are out and about. Even though they are tough, they are still flexible and can be bent and maneuvered with ease.

The sticky rubber compound mixed with the deeply grooved tread pattern is going to ensure that you are able to stay on your feet while you are on the go. You should not have to worry about slipping and falling because your shoes slipped out from underneath you, causing to fall and potentially hurt yourself or someone else. As long as you stick to flat and relatively non-abrasive surfaces, and do not wander off into the woods or up a mountain with these slippers then you should have no problems staying on your feet.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility is important when it comes to your footwear of choice. You want something that is going to be able to offer you the protection and support that you need but at the same time, you want to be able to move your feet relatively naturally without your movements being too restricted. The great thing about these Skechers is that they found that perfect balance between support and flexibility with these mules.

Most of the flexibility comes from the rubber outsole. It is tough enough to withstand you walking around and being on your feet all day, but it is also soft enough that you can easily bend and twist it without any problems. This means that when you are walking the shoes are going to allow your feet to move as naturally and freely as possible, moving with your feet. There is no need to feel like your feet are locked inside a prison while you are wearing shoes.
Durability

Durability

When it comes to anything that you are going to be spending money on, including your shoes, you are going to want to make sure that you find something that is going to last and that you will not have to replace shortly after purchasing it because it started to fall apart. The Skechers Gratis-Sweet Kind mules are reasonably priced and they are going to last you a while before needing to be replaced, that is a win-win for most customers.

The rubber outsole and Memory Foam insole are both designed to be able to withstand you beating them into the ground repeatedly with each step you take, ensuring that they have a pretty decent lifespan. Additionally, the uppers might be made out of mesh materials, but they have some synthetic overlays donning them in high wear areas which greatly increases the durability, ensuring they are not going to rip and tear.
Support

Support

Support is extremely important when it comes to your shoes. You want to find a pair that is going to offer you what you need for the job at hand. For example, you are going to need a lot more support in a pair of work boots that you will be wearing to a lumber yard then you might need for a pair of dress flats you are wearing out to a club. That being said, the Skechers Gratis-Sweet Kind mules are more of a casual shoe, something that you might wear to a job where you are on your feet all day or if you are running errands or hanging out with a group of friends. As such, you are going to need a little support but not a whole lot.

Since they are slip-on and do not have any kind of lacing closure and an open back there is no real way to ensure that your feet stay locked in place to keep your feet from falling out of your shoes while you are walking. If you do get the correct fit, however, the uppers are going to be just tight enough and snug around your foot that you should not have any problems.

As for arch support, there seems to be a decent amount thanks to the Memory Foam insole. The foam will mold and conform to your specific foot, giving a customizable and personal fit and feel that will give you all the support you need in all of the right places.
Fit

Fit

The way your shoes fit you is crucial to both your comfort level and the amount of support they can provide you. In the case of the Skechers Gratis-Sweet Kind mules, you are going to want to make sure that they fit you snuggly enough that your feet will not slide around too much inside and they will stay on your feet while you are on the go. At the same time, you do not want them too tight that they are going to pinch your feet or squish your toes.

There does not seem to be any information from other customers on how these shoes are running when it comes to sizes so we can assume that they are pretty true to size. If you are unsure as to what size to order or you just want to make sure that you are getting the correct one, you can always consult a sizing chart. It is better to make sure and get the correct size the first time than to receive an ill-fitting pair and have to return them.
Weight

Weight

When it comes to your shoes you are generally going to want to find something that is going to be relatively lightweight. You do not want to have to worry about feeling like your shoes are weighing you down or holding you back while you are out and about. The general idea when it comes to your footwear is the lighter the better. There are, of course, some exceptions to this rule. You can expect a pair of work boots to weight a little more because of all of the protective features included in them, but if you are looking into racing shoes you can imagine they are virtually weightless because you are aiming for speed.

In the case of the Skechers Gratis-Sweet Kind mules, they are pretty average. They do not need to be weightless because you are most likely not going to be running any races in them. At the same time, you do not need all those extra bells and whistles you might find in work boots or fashion sneakers. There is, unfortunately, not exact information on the weight of these shoes but customers can agree that they are relatively lightweight.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for an exceptionally comfortable pair of mules then you have come to the right place. These shoes feature a Memory Foam insole on top of an already cushioned midsole to give you a phenomenal underfoot experience. They are lightweight and flexible, yet they can still provide you with a decent amount of support which customers can appreciate. The decent price tag, mixed with the great durability have customers loving the Skechers Gratis-Sweet Kind shoes.