Did you know that there was a time when people did not see the need to separate steel toe work boots with safety toe shoes? That’s right, why waste money on an entire new shoe when you could use your Skechers metatarsal boot.
Fortunately, the need for more performance out of your shoe as well as the availability of new technologies has made it possible to enjoy lightweight protection. The Skechers for Work 77055 Cankton Athletic Steel Toe Tennis Shoe is the embodiment of lightweight construction and rock hard protection. But is this all the sneaker has to offer or is there more than meets the eye? Let’s cast our camera lenses on what the tennis shoes from Skechers have to offer.
Skechers for Work 77055 Cankton Athletic Steel Toe Sneakers
What Are You Buying?
The Skechers Cankton Athletic Men’s Steel Toe Tennis Shoe is one of the most visually pleasing sneakers I’ve laid my eyes on in a while. With an attractive design and a breathtaking blend of charcoal and black for the mesh and suede uppers, it’s hard to believe that there’s a steel toe cap under those beauties. The overall quality is something you would expect from the award-winning lifestyle footwear industry, but we also have to call out Skechers for selling us short in some areas. If you love turning your work into a workout, then here’s what you have to look forward to with the 77055 sneakers.
Never has any piece of footwear combined these two features effortlessly like the Skechers Athletic steel toe sneakers. The way the manufacturer incorporates a roomier fit with a ton of cushioning is really impressive.
Featuring Skechers’ trademark Relaxed Fit design, it’s guaranteed to be a comfortable fit whether you have wide, flat feet or not. Inside, there’s a generously cushioned, removable insole that is topped with even more memory foam for all day comfort levels. I gotta say; Skechers are definitely not messing around with your comfort this time around. However, all this extra cushioning does come at a hefty cost of making the Cankton tennis shoes quite bulky.
With its hulk like exterior, you can rest assured that these bad boys do not know the difference between work and play. The Skechers for Work 77055 Canktons include a sturdy Steel Toe that is ASTM rated. This means that nothing’s getting to your toes whether you like to play rough or hit the outdoors hard. As if that wasn’t enough, the manufacturer went ahead and incorporated protective toe and heel bumpers that add an extra level of user safety.
Similarly, they don’t call these the best tennis shoes for nothing. The outsoles on these bad boys offer exceptionally grip over a broad range of treacherous terrain. Thanks to the high traction outsole with a ton of lugs; you won’t be making any movements unless it’s what you want. Another feature that really explains the bulky nature of the 77055 sneakers is the unmatched shock absorption. With all that thickness, you barely realize that you already hit the ground. That’s because all impacts and shock is absorbed, redirected and distributed all through the shoes to save your knees and joints from working overtime.
As always, every silver lining comes with its own dark clouds. As impressive as the 77055 tennis shoes are, Skechers could have done much better to improve on one or two aspects. It is indeed true that the sneakers are damn bulky and makes you run into things now and then, but I guess it’s not any bigger than the average work boot.
Another demerit that really has me worried is the quality of the removable, cushioned inserts in the shoes. They may look sturdy and durable, but they will definitely come undone after a few months depending on their use. Most customers have reported that the memory foam breaks apart and makes the interior quite uncomfortable. Fortunately, the inserts are removable so you can replace them with your own type of high-quality orthotics.
All in all, its more than clear that the merits of these tennis shoes far outweigh the one bad element. It’s these same issues that make the Skechers for Work 77055 Cankton Athletic Steel Toe Tennis Shoe one of the most affordable and practical pieces of footwear. If you have your own orthotic inserts or insoles at home, then these tennis shoes are a match made in heaven.