Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $60
  • Weight
    Men: 7.5oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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The GOwalk 4 - Expert is part of the wide range of Skechers walking shoes designed for the modern man. It derives most of its technologies from the original Skechers GOwalk 4 but sports a slip-on style.

The midsole of the Skechers GOwalk 4 - Expert doubles as its outsole. It is manufactured to be durable in order to withstand abrasive surfaces while walking. It is also flexible and has a tread pattern that facilitates multi-directional traction.

There are four visible buttons on the outsole; these are called the Goga Pillars. The circular structures provide adaptive cushioning, which means that it is able to adjust to uneven surfaces to provide consistent protection.

The midsole of the Skechers GOwalk 4 - Expert is made of the brand’s proprietary 5GEN technology. This cushioning platform is crafted to be highly responsive in order to keep the foot moving. It is also designed to attenuate shock to protect the foot from impact during each step. It is tapered at the arch to enhance support in this area.

Inside the shoe is the Goga Max insole. The insert adapts to the foot, amplifying the comfort and shock absorption delivered by the midsole. It is lined with a bamboo fabric which is responsible for keeping odor at bay.

Protecting the feet from outside elements is the engineered mesh upper. The material is lightweight and pliable, accommodating natural foot expansion while walking. There are also air mesh side panels on the Skechers GOwalk 4 - Expert that help aerate the foot chamber. Its seamless construction ensures that nothing irritates the foot from the inside for all-day comfort.

The collar is lightly padded for a snug fit. At the back is the Quick-Fit Portal which a user can hook a finger in so the shoe is easier to pull up.

Synthetic overlays are present on the toe, the heel, and the Quick-Fit Portal. They reinforce these high-wear areas, protecting the underlying mesh from abrasion. The overlay at the heel also holds the foot steady.

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