Review: The Skechers GOwalk & The Skechers Flex Appeal

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Skechers GOwalk: My Must Have!

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Never without my GOwalk!

Initially, when I received  these shoes, what a surprise! So far away from my style! I know this design is the big trend of this winter, but I’m not trends! It took me almost a month before wearing them around mid-August. Then I suddenly loved them (yes after wearing them): absolute comfort with the Memory Foam insole. A blessing for my feet!

Since then they go with me everywhere. They are lightweight and amazing for long walks in town. I even use them when I have to get to a formal appointment. And I swapped my Skechers GOwalk for high heels once arrived at destination. For few months, from the Lisbon Vogue Fashion’s Night Out to a fashion exhibition in Rotterdam … I’ve kept them with me (photo montage below)!

The day before taking these photos, I washed my slip-on sneakers in the washing machine. I feared they deteriorate but not, they stay fine. The only negative point about them is the smell. Maybe they need their ventilation system to be improved, or using antiperspirant materials.

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Skechers Flex Appeal

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Excellent design for indoor running

I’ve had my Sketchers Flex Appeal since summer and I haven’t really been diligent in sport. Actually it’s not true, I focused on aquatics. But I also test my sneakers indoors running on a treadmill several times.

En   In addition to have a smart design, they also feature the Memory Foam, a flexible sole that takes the shape of the foot and work as a pillow for the foot during the effort. These sneakers are very light and flexible for a better comfort.     

As a beginner runner, they perfectly suit me. By cons I have not used them outdoors, so I do not know if they have a good grip (on wet soils for example), or if they are easy to clean (mud etc …).

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Skechers: j’ai testé les modèles GOwalk et Flex Appeal

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Skechers GOwalk: mes inséparables!

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Jamais sans mes GOwalk!

Dire qu’au départ, j’ai un peu halluciné en les recevant, tant ce n’était pas, mais pas du tout mon look! Je sais c’est la grosse tendance de cet hiver, mais je ne suis pas les tendances! Il m’a fallu près d’un mois avant de les porter, soit mi-Août. Et là choc, gros coup de foudre : un confort absolu (oui!) grâce à la semelle intérieure Memory Foam.

Depuis elles m’accompagnent partout, d’une légèreté incomparable : absolument indispensables lorsqu’on marche beaucoup en ville. Pour me rendre à un RV important : je les troque une fois arrivée à destination pour des escarpins. Après quelques mois, de la Vogue Fashion’s Night Out à Lisbonne à une expo à Rotterdam… elles ne me quittent plus (montage photos ci-dessous)!

La veille de faire ces photos, j’ai lavé mes GOwalk à la machine à laver. Je craignais qu’elles s’abîment et non : impeccables. Je n’ai relevé qu’un détail négatif, l’odeur. Peut-être améliorer le système d’aération, ou prévoir des matériaux anti-transpirants. 

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Skechers Flex Appeal

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Excellent modèle pour courrir en salle

J’ai mes Sketchers Flex Appeal depuis l’été et je n’ai pas vraiment été assidue côté sport. En fait pas vraiment, j’ai privilégié autant que possible les sports aquatiques. Mais j’ai quand même eu l’occasion de tester à plusieurs reprises mes Flex Appeal en salle, sur un tapis de marche/course, pour travailler le cardio.

En plus d’être très réussies niveau du look (sobres et élégantes), elles sont aussi dotées d’une semelle très souple Memory Foam qui épouse la forme des pieds et encaisse bien le poids du corps à chaque impact avec le tapis. Elles sont très agréables, car très légères et flexibles.

En tant que runner débutante, elles me conviennent parfaitement. Par contre je ne les ai pas utilisées en extérieur, donc je ne sais pas si elles ont une bonne adhérence (sur des sols mouillés par exemple), ni si elles sont faciles à entretenir (boue etc…).

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Weekend in Rotterdam: Where Going Out and Staying

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My City Guide Rotterdam

To give you some ideas for your next weekend! Ok, this year, Rotterdam is one of the best destinations recommended by the New York Times and Rough Guide. But what really inspired me: for last few years, Rotterdam is one of the most dynamic cities in terms of contemporary architecture (post to come). As always walk, walk and discover! découvrez! And feel free to give me your feedback on these addresses.

Where to stay

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Comfortable simple design

the brand new Ibis Rotterdam City Centre is ranked 6th best hotel in Rotterdam by Tripadvisor. The room is small, well thought out (for one person) and very clean (photo above). Bedding and facilities are great and the bathroom has a large shower area. The service is very efficient and smiling. Good location, I could see all the major attractions on foot.

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Where going out

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Sumatraweg, a charming place 

with several vintage decor cafes and few restaurants (photo 1). My favorite is the Kopi Soesoe: nice and quiet atmosphere with lovely decor (photos above). 

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Close to Sumatraweg in a warehouse 

the Fenix Food Factory is a covered market with several restaurants on a dock. This is my big favorite! The place is cozy, tastefully arranged and with a New York touch! Perfect for a late brunch.

On the photo montage above: 1.  & 2. Kapse Brouwers is both a brewery and a coffee shop offering a variety of beers and also Britain cider. 3. Jordy’s Bakery, a bakery. On the photo montage below: 1. & 2. a restaurant that proposes an incredible variety of delicious Dutch cheeses and crottins Chavignol too.

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Panoramic view of the various banks

from the Hotel New York terrace. I wish I could stay there after a long architecture walk, but as it rained! So I decide to do a quick tour of the hotel located in the former offices of the Holland America Line. A piece of history! Photo below: the really cool toilets for women.

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Witte by night

Long street with bars, cafes and restaurants in the arty bohemian atmosphere. Witte is a five minute walk from the Museum Quarter. Photo above: translation of the text on drawing “Suddenly when I was kissing my nipples, I saw hundreds of men looking at me.” Funky! Lol! Photo Montage below: 1 Main Street. 2 the “flying bartender”, this guy kept jumping in the air at the sight of my phone! Lol! 3 & 4 Bazaar, with a DIY decor, really cool coffee and restaurant!

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