Facts

  • Use
    All-day wear, Travel

    All-day wear

    Shoes that maintain underfoot support for extended periods of wear. Great for long walks, shopping, running errands, and casual wear. See walking shoes for all-day wear

    Travel

    Lightweight all-around shoes that can be taken anywhere from a long plane ride to a city sightseeing tour. See walking shoes for traveling

    Work

    These shoes tend to be more supportive to withstand long hours on the feet. Some of them are marked as slip-resistant. They typically come in plain color schemes. See *casual walking shoes*

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral walking shoes

    Stability

    For people with moderate overpronation (inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion controll

    For people with severe overpronation. See motion control walking shoes

  • Closure
    Slip-on
  • Price
    $70
  • Weight
    Men: 7.2oz
    Women: 5.5oz
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The GOwalk 5 from Skechers is a refreshed edition in the brand’s established line of walking shoes. In compliance with its predecessors, this model is designed for people who prioritize comfort in their everyday footwear. Stylewise, it hasn’t taken a huge departure from the previous versions with its simple and practical look.

The trainer sports a slip-on style to help the wearer save time on putting on the shoe. At the same time, it features a padded heel and collar to keep the foot securely in place.

The shoe sports a single foam unit for its platform. However, it has a dual-density characteristic and features a tougher layer at the bottom for enhanced durability.

The primary cushioning is provided by the proprietary ULTRA GO component. It is a full-length EVA foam unit which is described as lightweight and responsive. It is also meant to flex along with the foot to ensure a smooth and comfortable heel-to-toe transition.

The Ultra Go is complemented by the high-rebound underfoot pods. They make up the Comfort Pillar Technology and are strategically placed throughout the sole to react effectively to each step.

Additional padding is offered by the Air Cooled Goga Mat insole. It is placed inside the trainer to create a cozy and breathable footbed.

The GOwalk 5 uses a lace-less slip-on construction to provide an easy on-and-off action. There is also an aperture at the heel known as the Quick-Fit portal which assists in sliding the foot into the shoe. A slip-on upper design is quite common for walking shoes from Skechers. Some of the brand’s top-rated models, like the men’s Equalizer 2.0 and the women’s GOwalk Joy feature a similar silhouette.

The shoe employs a soft woven athletic mesh fabric to cover up the foot. The material has wide ventilation pores, allowing for air circulation.

A synthetic overlay panel wraps the heel portion of the upper. It serves to add stability and support in the rearfoot.

The padded heel and collar panels also contribute to the support. Not only do they create a firmer foothold but also protect the skin against undesirable chafing.

According to the brand, the Skechers GOwalk 5 can be machine washed. However, it is recommended to use the gentle cycle mode as well as cold water to prevent deterioration of the seams and materials. The footwear should also be left to air dry but kept away from direct sunlight.

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