Who should buy the Skechers GOwalk Joy - Soft Take

This Skechers walking shoe for women is likely to meet your needs if you are after the following:

  • a shoe that’s quick and easy to slip in and out of
  • footwear so light that you forget about wearing it
  • nice and soft underfoot cushioning

Skechers GOwalk Joy - Soft Take who should buy

Who should not buy the shoe

Ladies with narrow feet and ankles may have a hard time achieving a secure fit in this slip-on shoe. They could consider Skechers shoes with taller knit uppers that wrap around the foot, like the Ultra Flex - First Take or the Ultra Flex - Bright Horizon.

Accommodating fit but too loose for some

Women with wider feet are extremely happy with the space offered by the GOwalk Joy - Soft Take:

  • “fit my very wide, hard-to-fit feet”
  • “love the flexible fabric for my bunions”

In addition, the shoe is also available in Wide for those who need it.

Skechers GOwalk Joy - Soft Take wide

The wide opening allows for a super quick and effortless on-off. It is very convenient if you don’t want to bend over or need to slide in and out of a shoe on the fly (like, at the airport security check).

On the downside, this creates a problem for ladies with narrower foot shapes. There have been a lot of complaints about the heel slipping up and down their Achilles, causing blisters and rubbing. For some, the issue could be solved by wearing socks but it made the shoe feel a bit warmer.

Skechers GOwalk Joy - Soft Take on-off

GOwalk Joy - Soft Take is all-around comfortable

There is a lot of positive feedback regarding the unbelievably soft cushioning of this Skechers shoe. In the words of a reviewer, her feet do not hurt at the end of the day or when wearing this shoe multiple days in a row.

Skechers GOwalk Joy - Soft Take in-shoe feel

It helps people with various foot conditions such as heel spurs, metatarsal issues, bunions, big toe tendon issues, and hammer toes, among others. “Before buying these, I had constant pain in my lower back and hips,” shares one of the wearers. Another one claims that her podiatrist says “wearing [these] shoes has helped [her] feet.”

It also proved to be comfortable enough for senior people, including a 95-year-old woman.

Skechers GOwalk Joy - Soft Take cushioning

Weighs like a feather

Nearly every woman described how lightweight the GOwalk Joy - Soft Take feels on the foot. It is barely there!

Squeaky sole disgruntled some wearers

A couple of ladies were unhappy about the sole producing loud, squeaky sounds with every step. As one of them puts it, “unsuited for wear where you don't want to draw attention to yourself.”

Skechers GOwalk Joy - Soft Take sole

The shoe is machine-washable

This feature makes maintenance a real breeze. Just throw the shoe into a washing machine and receive a brand new-looking pair. One of the wearers was glad that it washes, even after stepping into a muddy puddle.

Just be careful not to use high temperatures as this caused the shoe to shrink for one of the reviewers.

Skechers GOwalk Joy - Soft Take machine washable

Facts / Specs

Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Skechers GOwalk Joy
Use: City, For seniors, Travel
Collection: Skechers Gowalk
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Synthetic
Features: Cushioned

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