Jump to content
Cruiseoholic000

Women's Sketchers GOWalking Shoes

Recommended Posts

I have heard and read good things about the Sketchers slip on walking shoes. I think these would be great for my river cruise this summer. However, there are so many variations I am confused as to what would be best? Looking for something that will be extremely comfortable to walk miles in, black, good grip on bottom of shoe and good if it is raining. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

I plan to bring my keens as well. Edited by Cruiseoholic000

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I love mine -- they are great in the rain and dry quickly. I have several pair in different styles now. The bottom starts out with good grip, but they are a spongy, lightweight material & the tread wears out after a lot of use (I walk my dog 1-2 miles a couple times a day & my tread smoothed out in about 3 months). They are very comfortable for extended periods of time and weigh next to nothing if you want to pack them for a trip. I have tried several styles and not all fit the same, so I would recommend trying them on somewhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm cruising in a month and need new shoes, I bought the Champion knock off's, which lasted pretty good, still have a good sole and some bounce but last November I wore them to Disney....3 parks 3 days, So I'm in the market to get the Sketchers for this trip...too bad they don't come in dressy styles so I can wear them formal night

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='myfuzzy']too bad they don't come in dressy styles so I can wear them formal night[/quote]

They do have some comfortable Sketchers in dressy styles. On most online sites like zappos or 6pm.com, if you click on a shoe, under the description & specifications there is usually a weight listed so you can tell which weigh more than the others. Kohl's has a few of the dressy styles also, which is helpful if you want to try them on.

Incidentally, these are my favorites & aren't technically "GoWalk", but they are also the ones with tread that wore out in a couple months. They are memory foam and super comfortable.
[URL]https://www.6pm.com/p/skechers-studio-burst-edgy-black-1/product/8915830/color/125647[/URL]

My original GoWalks that came out way, way back in the day, are super ugly but have excellent grip and I wear them often in our summer downpours. Always check the bottom tread pic on any online sites to get an idea of how well they would perform on wet surfaces.

Happy shopping!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I went on Sketchers website and found these

[url]https://www.skechers.com/en-us/style/48487/cleo-wham/ntw[/url]

I can't wear dress shoes for my life......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180123/cb9512fa948922407767c1f4efce5ef0.jpg[/IMG]. These are my “dress” Sketchers. I also have them in. Multi color, neon. Best shoes ever. I can’t locate a closeup of them


Sent from my iPad using [url=http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=76452]Forums[/url]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='myfuzzy']I went on Sketchers website and found these

[URL]https://www.skechers.com/en-us/style/48487/cleo-wham/ntw[/URL]

I can't wear dress shoes for my life......[/quote]

I love Sketchers. I have 6 pairs in different colors. I have a ballerina style in black and navy that is dressy. I tried on the ones in the link above at DSW and thought that they were very uncomfortable. The toe area isn't roomy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='maddycat']I love Sketchers. I have 6 pairs in different colors. I have a ballerina style in black and navy that is dressy. I tried on the ones in the link above at DSW and thought that they were very uncomfortable. The toe area isn't roomy.[/quote]

Thanks, good to know. I have a DSW at the mall near me, I can check them out before I buy them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Skechers make the most comfortable shoes. Skechers Women's Parallel-trapezoid Wedge Sandals are the most comfortable dress shoes I have ever worn. I loved wearing them on my cruise. Amazon has them for $39.95. One of my best purchases ever.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]I've got a pair of Skechers Go Walk canvas shoes that I bought about 5 years ago while shopping in Miami. They have taken me all over Japan, Europe, and more - and my feet haven't been happier. I keep them in my suitcase as my travel shoes because they are so comfortable; they provide cushioning and grip, and are as light as air. I've gotten a few different pair since my original purchase, but this is my latest - they feel like walking in slippers!
[URL]https://www.skechers.com/en-ca/style/12882/studio-comfort-premiere-class/ros[/URL][/FONT]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Smooth Sailing! [/FONT]:) :) :)
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]
[/FONT]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We should get paid for advertising Sketchers.....I'm on my way to the store now to check on those sandals I saw online...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
These are two of the Skechers that I love. I wear them year round. Luckily, I have a Skechers outlet near me and the prices are very good.

[url]https://www.skechers.com/en-ca/style/15410/skechers-gowalk-lite-shanti/bbk[/url]

[url]https://www.skechers.com/en-ca/style/23312/microburst-one-up/bbk[/url]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm on my second pair of sketchers, similar to the first photo in the post above, and I like them. I have to try them on as they don't all fit the same. One problem is finding socks that don't show and don't slip off the heel, especially in the second photo above.

I like them because they are easy to slip on and off--perfect for flying--not as ugly as regular walking shoes and relatively comfortable.

I don't find the same level of comfort and support as in my 'good' walking shoes, but ok for most occasions--maybe not for all day hiking or touring. I recently wore them on our two-week Cape Horn cruise with no problems. I've never had them get really wet, but they would drive pretty fast, I think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just bought a 2nd pair of lace-up Sketchers and tried on a pair of slip ons called "Bike Shoes". They look like Mary Janes with a Velcro strap instead of buckle.

Do you have an outlet mall near you? Ours had a buy one pair get one pair 50% off last weekend. So DH and I each got a new pair. I had to leave the Mary Janes behind for the next time.

Macy's had a decent sale on the slip ons too. I think RackRoom has them too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You need to test a variety of skechers to find the right ones. I have a pair of the original go walks-excellent-though not the best for arch and ankle support. I bought a second pair of go walks-they only gave me blisters. I also owned a pair of skechers biker style slip-ons..more support than the go walks. I wore those out. Good luck in the hunt. I too am looking for a stylish walking shoe for my trip to Europe to wear with skirts as well as pants. Ahhhhh, the stress of preparing for travel. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My Mum purchased a pair of Go walk sketchers when she was out with her sister. I think she only bought them because her sister was getting a pair and they were on sale (Mum loves a bargain). My aunt has had her bunions operated on unsuccessfully and my mum has bunions too (Yay for my foot future :loudcry:) but aren't painful if wearing good roomy shoes . Both have trouble finding suitable footwear because of this issue.

Both love the Sketchers. Wore them on our cruise in 2016 and had no issues . Well one. My mum thought her feet had swollen on the cruise as her shoes were tight. Until my aunt walked up to her and was like "hey". My mum had put on her sisters despite them being a different colour LOL.

My mum has since bought 2 more pairs. AND they weren't even on sale!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I just discovered Skechers a few months ago. I LOVE THEM! I bought Reggae Fest Willows in navy (bought at Kohl's) and they were so comfortable I didn't know I had shoes on after a 12 hour day. I immediately bought them in black.

I then came across the GoLite walkers (a little bit lighter than the Reggae) and bought them in navy and grey. Same feeling of comfort. The taupe ones are coming tomorrow...LOL

Amazon had the best prices with free shipping and returns and no tax (NJ)

Both styles were true to size (9 for me).

They dry quickly when getting caught in the rain and they easily wipe down to clean.

Next....I'm going to try their flip flops

I'm ridding my collection of casual, ill fitting shoes that have become closet ornaments. I'll have all I need with Skechers:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks everyone for your input. Ironically less than 12 hours after posting my question I hurt my foot and am in a brace. Guess I am going to have to wait to try On shoes. Luckily the trip is not till the summer.

Sgttami is the sketchers go step lite the same thing as you mentioned or something different?


Sent from my iPhone using Forums

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='Cruiseoholic000']Thanks everyone for your input. Ironically less than 12 hours after posting my question I hurt my foot and am in a brace. Guess I am going to have to wait to try On shoes. Luckily the trip is not till the summer.

Sgttami is the sketchers go step lite the same thing as you mentioned or something different?


Sent from my iPhone using Forums[/quote]
The go step lite is a "less heavy" shoe than the Reggae style. I didn't know there were so many styles of Skechers...LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='Cruiseoholic000']Costco has sketchers go step lite for something like 25 free ship


Sent from my iPhone using Forums[/quote]

Thanks...I'll check it out!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Can someone tell me what the arch support is like? The memory foam with no arch support of some Skechers won't work for me. I prefer a high arch support like Chacos sandals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='OctoberSky']Can someone tell me what the arch support is like? The memory foam with no arch support of some Skechers won't work for me. I prefer a high arch support like Chacos sandals.[/quote




Sketchers GOWalk have NO arch support. Try VIONICS for great support and comfort.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='TNcruising02']Skechers make the most comfortable shoes. Skechers Women's Parallel-trapezoid Wedge Sandals are the most comfortable dress shoes I have ever worn. I loved wearing them on my cruise. Amazon has them for $39.95. One of my best purchases ever.[/quote]

I just looked at these shoes on Amazon. I really like the look, only wish they made them in a silvery color too. I might try a pair!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My daughter wore a pair of go walks all over Europe one summer, and her feet were never tired. BUT they do get dirty/stinky as they are closed toed and it was so hot she didn't want to wear socks (plus she was 13 and socks with these would have been totally inappropriate she says!). So my suggestion would be to take along some thin inserts to use and then discard if they get sweaty or smelly. The shoes themselves if you don't have arch support issues are very comfortable and soft, and were cute to boot, even with skirts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='myfuzzy']I went on Sketchers website and found these

[URL]https://www.skechers.com/en-us/style/48487/cleo-wham/ntw[/URL]

I can't wear dress shoes for my life......[/quote]

I bought these in the black version with a scalloped edge on them - LOVE them! I work in a corporate office, and I have a hard time finding good dress shoes that are comfortable and aren't 12 inches high!! I love these - wasn't even a break in period with them. I also have a couple pairs of the Skechers GoWalk shoes - one in black and one in gray. I take one pair on cruises with me for just walking around the ship.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I own 6 pairs of Skechers. Love them! I go to the store & find one that I like. Then I look on EBay & buy it for a lot less. I just make sure they’re new, not used. They have traveled many thousands of miles with me. So comfortable!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I love Skechers except for the fact that they are fabric, and will soak up water if you're caught in the rain. I'd recommend a waterproofing spray for them before a cruise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×