Skechers RELMENT-TRAVEN Review

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Anyone looking for a mixture of function and wearability will love this shoe! Skechers’ Relment-Semego is the ideal combination of a hiking boot and sneaker. It offers the functionality and comfort of each which means that you’ll be able to maneuver any terrain with ease. A lugged outsole offers superior traction, while its air-cooled memory foam midsole makes for the plushest cushioning.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Memory Foam Midsole
  • Lace-Up
  • Rear Pull-Tab
  • Lugged Sole
  • Leather Upper
Cons
  • Limited Colorways
  • Heavier Design
Style

Style

No matter what type of terrain you’re set to travel Sketchers Relaxed Fit Relment-Semego is ready to tackle it head-on. This pair offers a durable hiking style with the comfort and design features of a sneaker. It's made with an incredible combination of leather and synthetic mesh materials that allow for superior airflow to keep you cool and odor-free even after long hours of wear. It's air-cooled memory foam insole hugs the contours of your foot and cradles it for maximum enjoyment all the while allowing for lots of airflow inside the shoe. This casually sporty hiking sneaker offers a lace-up structure for easy on-off wearability and a secure fit that comes in both half and full sizes so you'll easily be able to find one that feels perfect on your feet. Its relaxed fit design provides a roomy feel that won’t make you feel cramped or smothered while you're on the move.
Upper

Upper

Leathers are the best materials for a shoe to be made from because it's long-lasting, water resistant, and comforting to wear. Semego offers a supple and ultra-durable leather upper unit that's perfect for keeping you cool and odor free. Leather is an excellent choice because it's able to wick moisture away from the skin preventing a buildup of odor-causing bacteria. It's also a great choice if your feet get hot easily because it allows for plenty of airflow inside the shoe and around your skin. Some fabrics are just too heavy and block the air flow making the environment inside the shoe quite uncomfortable.
Fit

Fit

You won’t have to worry about this option fitting well because it was designed to offer a glove-like feel that's ultra-comforting. It comes in your choice of medium or extra wide width which is perfect for individuals with every size and shaped feet. It's also available in both full and half sizes which makes this a convenient option no matter what size of foot you have. Did you know that most of the population actually wear a half-size rather than a full-size shoe? So you would have to wonder why so many brands only manufacture their designs in full sizes! These sneakers were made for your enjoyment and are sized to fit without issue.
Weatherproof

Weatherproof

This shoe is weatherproof thanks to its seam-sealed construction that ensures no water can sneak inside. This is ideal for three-season wear because they’re a little too warm for summer weather. But, for any of the other three seasons, they’re the perfect option! A gusseted tongue ensures that they’ll keep you totally protected from dirt, debris, and whatever else might try to get in your shoes. These tongues are sewn directly to the upper fabric so there are no gaps between where debris can enter your shoes. This makes for water and weatherproof wear that is up to whatever may come your way.
Midsole

Midsole

Shock absorption is one of the most critical aspects when it comes to blocking foot pain and lower limb fatigue. Every step sends ripples of shock through our limbs and feet because of the power of impact when we connect with the ground. As you can guess, it can be hard for our lower limbs to support the weight of our whole bodies and they need a little extra protection in order to feel their best. This is where the midsole comes in to play. It’s the part of the shoe that sits amid the outsole and footbed and is responsible for consuming impact shock. The midsole should be made from a responsive material that offers just the right level of cushioning without being too soft. If it’s not firm enough you won’t get the added support or protection. It should also be adaptable enough to mirror your natural movements which will better shield your feet. Luckily, these sneakers check all the right boxes and deliver nicely on the qualities needed to keep you feeling reinvigorated and pain-free once you kick your shoes off.
Outsole

Outsole

An ultra flexible outsole makes any pair of shoes that much more enjoyable. When we walk our feet normally bend which is why wearing a rigid shoe can be most uncomfortable. Luckily this option is made with a movable outsole that lets you stride freely without feeling restricted. It features articulated traction for excellent grip that helps to prevent any accidental falls even in wet and slippery conditions. Traction is the design or pattern on the outsole of the shoe that allows it to grip the ground beneath your feet. A flat sole is slippery and can be quite dangerous because it has no grooves to grip with. Sketchers is notorious for their well-made outsole's that last as long as the rest of the shoe and provide a grippy underfoot surface so you don't have to waste your time worrying about staying upright while you’re on the go.
Support

Support

These hikers offer excellent support which will help to keep your feet and legs feeling pain-free even after long hours spent on your feet. A memory foam insole makes this an excellent choice for workers who spend long hours on their feet because this material offers the ultimate in comfort and wearability. Memory foam is a unique foam that literally conforms to the shape of your foot and retains that impression. This means that every time you wear your shoes they'll feel like they were custom made just for you. As a result, your body will feel better overall and you won't have to suffer in silence because of poor quality footwear that ends up causing you all sorts of aches and pains.
Lining/Footbed

Lining/Footbed

Relment-Semego has an enjoyable footbed made from air-cooled memory foam. This unique material immediately forms to the shape of your foot and hugs every curve for the most comforting and smooth feeling possible. Sketchers memory foam is one of the most fundamental aspects and sought after technologies that this brand is known for. It provides superior padding for all-day enjoyment and retains the form of your foot so it feels custom made every time you wear it. This innovative material retains well and won't lose its cushion anytime soon. The air-cooled variation is made to offer better airflow and breathability inside the shoe so your feet won't get hot and sweaty while you travel. Controlling temperature is a must in order to prevent excessive perspiration which can be very uncomfortable and will surely lead to smelly shoes because moist conditions are the perfect breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria. A soft fabric lining makes this shoe all the more delightful to wear. The lining is an important part of any pair because it can control the temperature which in turn affects how enjoyable it is overall. If the lining is too thick or doesn't allow enough air flow it will make your feet feel hot and moist which can be very unpleasant. Sweaty feet tend to rub against the material which can lead to uncomfortable blisters. This also makes the perfect breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria which can quickly ruin your beloved pair of shoes because it can be next to hopeless to try and get the odor out. Semego was created for maximum airflow and breathability to help prevent excessive sweating and odors making it an attractive choice for athletic activities, when you're feet, are even more prone to overheat.


Weight

Weight

One issue some wearers had with this pair was that it's fairly heavy when compared to other options. This can be an issue if you're spending long hours on your feet because heavy shoes tend to tire you out more easily and can also cause lower limb fatigue. When you walk around in heavy footwear it puts more strain on your legs and feet having to lift that added bulk with every step which is why wearing lighter footwear is always a good idea. Now, this one isn't too heavy that it's going to pose much of an issue but this is an issue to keep in mind while you make your final decision. If you're shopping for a more lightweight option than this may not be the best choice. But, you really need to weigh all the other benefits that it offers to see if it's worth opting for a slightly bulkier pair.
Colors

Colors

Unfortunately, this shoe comes off as a little on the boring side, visually that is! This is probably because of the lack of colorways available which restricts your choices to the same old black and white. While these are both great shades that will look good with practically any color of clothing or accessory, they're just not overly exciting. It would have been nice to have seen a few more lively options just in case someone was feeling like a change from the everyday shades that we've become accustomed to.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Overall, Skechers' Relment-Semego is a solid choice for wearing while you're at work, or for more casual occasions too! It's very comfortable to wear thanks to its air-cooled memory foam insole that allows more air to pass through than most of the heavier fabrics out there. The Semego is a hiking-style shoe that wears like a sneaker so you get the best of both worlds. It offers a supportive and supple underfoot cushion and is an easy-wearing shoe thanks to the rear pull tab and lace-up entry. The nice thing about this option is that it's well made so you can rest assured knowing that your footwear isn't going to fall apart after only minimal wear and tear. The non-slip sole and lug tread pattern help to keep you safe on your feet and ensure that you take an accidental tumble when the weather outside is wet and slippery. This is a great pair for walking, hiking, or other activities that see you on your feet for hours on end. It offers an enjoyable ride and minimalist appearance that many wearers find all too alluring.