Don’t be afraid to explore on foot when you’re wearing the GOwalk 5 - Apprize. The use of a responsive midsole, paired with shock-absorbing pads on the outsole, make walking an enjoyable activity. Amplifying in-shoe comfort is the soft mesh fabric.
It is easy to mistake this model for the original Skechers GOwalk 5 since they use similar cushioning technologies. But this iteration has elastic bands on the sides of the tongue, for ease of use.
The ULTRA GO unit makes up the midsole of the GOwalk 5 - Apprize. It is a lightweight cushioning technology that is engineered to be responsive. It converts the impact of foot landings into energy for moving forward. Because of this characteristic, the foot and leg muscles don’t quickly tire.
The midsole also serves as the outsole of this shoe. This unit is crafted to be durable to withstand walking on rough surfaces. It also provides traction on various surfaces.
It has a dual-density construction. It does not easily compress at the heel, allowing it to properly support the weight of the wearer. But the forefoot is more pliable for a smoother toe-off action.
Another feature found underneath is the COMFORT PILLAR TECHNOLOGY. These structures placed under the heel and the forefoot enhance shock absorption in these areas.
Inside this walking trainer is the Skechers Air Cooled Goga Mat. This insole provides comfort in two ways: it provides a soft underfoot coverage, and it has breathability features that keep the foot fresh.
Comfort was given priority with the construction of the Skechers GOwalk 5 - Apprize. The top is made of soft knit mesh. This fabric is soft and breathable, allowing the foot to expand when needed, and kept fresh during long walks.
The fabric also features a textured diamond-grid design that adds flair to the shoe. Meanwhile, synthetic overlays protect high wear areas like the toe box. They also form a panel that keeps the structure at the heel area and reinforces the Quick-Fit Portal, preventing it from prematurely tearing.
There is no lacing system used on this model. It features a slip-on style that is even made easier to wear or remove with the presence of elastic panels on either side of the instep. Adding snugness to the fit is the soft foam lining the collar of this trainer.
The Skechers GOwalk 5 - Apprize is machine-washable. However, the manufacturer recommends air-drying it instead of using any heat sources to prevent early deterioration.