Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • A majority of the owners felt comfortable using the Skechers GOwalk Lite - Impulse for extended periods of walking and standing.
  • The stylishness of the trainer was appreciated by a significant number of consumers.
  • Multiple testers liked the versatility of the footgear; it was great for casual wear, traveling, running errands, and everyday walking.
  • This pair of walking shoes was found to be durable by more than a few buyers.
  • A couple of commenters claimed that it was easy to put on and remove.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of users complained that the mesh dug into the toes while the collar chafed the back of the ankle.
  • The bungee laces were too tight for one person who resorted to replacing them with traditional tie-up laces.

Bottom line

In general, owners of the Skechers GOwalk Lite - Impulse were pleased with the comfort it provided, especially during long periods of wear. It also came highly recommended for its versatility and comfortable footbed.

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Good to know

The Skechers GOwalk Lite - Impulse is designed for women who like stylish walking shoes. It is constructed using lightweight yet durable materials that allow the foot to flex naturally. The upper is made of textured tricot knit layered mesh that keeps the inside well-ventilated. The bungee closure eliminates the need to tie and untie laces, allowing wearers to pull the trainers on or off easily.

The Skechers GOwalk Lite - Impulse uses a single foam unit for its midsole and outsole. It is crafted to be durable to endure walking on concrete pavements and other hard surfaces. It features a woven-like pattern that adds traction to the underside and facilitates natural foot flexion.

The midsole of this Skechers walking shoe is made of the 5GEN cushioning. This proprietary technology is engineered to be lightweight, flexible, and durable. It has a high-rebound characteristic that allows it to attenuate shock upon impact and bounce back to its original form, ready for the next foot strike.

Atop the midsole is the Goga Max insole. This component enhances cushioning and support to keep the foot and the lower extremities comfortable for longer periods.

The Skechers GOwalk Lite - Impulse employs a textured tricot knit layered mesh upper. It has woven-in stability panels that add structure and support to the soft fabric. The material is also breathable, and the cooling panels are incorporated into it to aerate the foot chamber during walks.

The high-friction areas, such as the eyestay, the collar, and the Quick-Fit portal, are strengthened with synthetic overlays. They prevent the fabric from getting frayed easily because of frequent use.

The closure utilizes bungee cords for laces to provide a quick and easy slip-on experience. The tongue protects the instep from the pressure created by the bungee laces.

The collar is made of stretchy fabric that hugs the ankle area for full locked-down feel. The Quick-Fit portal is found at the back, allowing users to hook their finger through the hole and pull the shoe up faster.

How GOwalk Lite - Impulse compares

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