Skechers: Comfortable Cushioning to fuel longer walks

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

I am going to UK soon! And thus, for a 2 week holiday, I reckon there will be alot of walking around. Hence, I have been trying to research for a comfortable pair of shoes to wear for long walks.
Shopping around Changi City Point over the weekend, it also led me to a decision to get these pair of sneaker shoes from Skechers, which I found are very comfortable to wear. These shoes cost slightly over SGD$100.

They are named the Skechers GoWalk 2, part of the GoWalk series which are designed with Skechers Performance technologies and materials. I don't know the terms, but it is practically built from entirely to cater to those who needs to walk around comfortably for long periods of time!

Skechers GoWalk 3 (the latest version) is the newest version they carry. It has more cushioning, but I find GoWalk 2 most suitable for my feet. Hence, I got them instead! 
This is what the website says - Details:
  • V-Stride technology features unique angled outsole that complements a natural walking gait and promotes fluid stride transitions 
  • Four way stretch mesh at front for greater flexibilty and comfort 
  • Engineered Stability Mesh side panels provide lateral support 
  • Quick-Fit Portal on heel for easy on, easy off convenience 
  • Go sockless - Integrated OrthoLite® anti-microbial sockliner helps inhibit odor and prevent slippage 
  • Resalyte® Midsole - proprietary lightweight injection-molded compound with memory retention helps absorb impact 
  • Independent circular GOimpulse sensors offer flexibility and feedback for a more responsive walking experience A multi-directional traction motif helps enhance footing control

Mind...blown. 
Anyway, to summarise, this series of shoes, and by series, I mean the "GoWalk" series, are flexible-type shoes which uses performance integrated yarns as its main material, giving the shoe a good breathability and it is extremely lightweight. Importantly, with its good cushioning, it also helps to relieve impact when you're walking, which might help put lesser pressure on the knee joints, for older people. 
It also has integrated anti-microbial sockliner that helps to prevent odor, but having said that, you still have to remember to air the shoe no matter what. This was the advice from the salesperson. Especially for those who sweats through their feet. 
And, the only drawback I found was that it being yarn, it was not waterproof hence you might want to reconsider having these shoes for wet areas or wet weathers as well!
On the other note, my mum, also found it very lightweight and nicely cushioned, hence we bought mother-daughter pairs!
I was lovely and I feel that I'm going to have a great time walking in these shoes. :)

Hope this helps you guys out there who are looking for a pair of comfortable shoes and don't know where to start from! Happy walking!