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#1 purpleduck

Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:38 PM

So I went into a Skechers shop the other day and tried a couple of pairs on....

:omg: sooooo comfy!!!!!!!

My sneakers are pretty much dead and I'm thinking of getting some Skechers just for everyday use eg school pick up etc, and they don't stand out as much as my white sneakers (ie I might look just a little more fashionable ;) )

Do you have a pair of Skechers? What are the good things about them and what are the not so good things about them?

And do they provide any actual support to your feet for daily use?

Thank you :)

#2 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:41 PM

I have two pairs of GoWalks. I mainly wear them to work. They are very comfortable but I've found them a bit sweaty unfortunately. Something you can wear socks with might be better.

#3 Kreme

Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:43 PM

I bought some when we were in the US last year. So comfy! And cheap over there, I should have bought two pairs! I have the slip on sneaker ones. They are brilliant, I wear them all the time and they look a lot more stylish than my trainers.

I don’t have anything bad to say about them, will definitely buy another pair when they wear out.

Edited by Kreme, 14 February 2018 - 04:43 PM.


#4 Kay1

Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:43 PM

I have 2 pairs! I love them in winter, just slip on and go. They are super comfy. I can't do long walks in them, not supportive enough but I love them.

#5 MintyBiscuit

Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:47 PM

I have a couple of pairs of the go walks. I love them, incredibly comfy and good for short to medium walks. They can get a bit sweaty/smelly but they wash well, and when I was in the US and bought a pair I also bought a deodorising spray that works really well. I've had the lace up runners in the past and they were fantastic too

#6 purpleduck

Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:52 PM

Oh and they were so light in weight!!!!

Anyone have the leather ones? How do they fare?

ETA - And I assume the soles wear similar to regular sneakers?

Edited by purpleduck, 14 February 2018 - 04:55 PM.


#7 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:55 PM

I have more pairs than I care to divulge. Which probably gives you an indication of my opinion ;)

Super comfy. I have a work pair, the black leather kind, and whilst they scream "nurse!", they do the job. I do 12 hour shifts so I figure they must be ok if I'm not getting foot pain. I guess I would just caution you that you may need to be mindful of your arch if its particularly high - the memory foam doesn't really cut the mustard for that issue for a lot of people.

Otherwise, they are fun, comfy shoes.

#8 purpleduck

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:01 PM

Nah, I have flat feet :D

#9 HRH Countrymel

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

I've got pretty small feet and have a pair of the kids sneakers.

Comfortable AND sparkly!  What more could you ask for?

I bought them from a lady who had bought them online for her child but they didn't fit.

From the price I paid I'm guessing she didn't pay the shop price!

#10 Oriental lily

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:09 PM

They completely cured my plantar fasciitis!. So comfy . I wear them pretty much always . Different styles . All wear well .

I do think they are probably overpriced for  what they are . For that reason I never pay full price . Normally pay $70-80 when full price is $130 .

Loved the sketchers clearance shops in the USA and bought up when visiting in 2016!

Once again oz getting a raw deal .

#11 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:13 PM

They are great for me. I’ve had a lot of knee surgery and ongoing issues, but since I’ve been wearing them I have very little pain.

The only issue is that due to the design of some of the soles, you can get nuts and stones stuck in them more easily.

#12 seayork2002

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:26 PM

I do. Pull on black ones i liked them at first but now not as comfortable and i dont wear them that often really

#13 BadCat

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:34 PM

It's literally the only shoe I own.  Love 'em.

#14 MintyBiscuit

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:37 PM

Oh yeah, definitely don't pay full price. Plenty of online stores have them a lot cheaper, and the US is cheaper again. When we were over last year we bought  pair each for DH and I, socks for DH and the spray for the same price as one pair of mine retails here.

#15 ShelbyP

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:41 PM

Terrible for flat feet and Achilles issues as no real support.

#16 IkeaAddict

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:50 PM

I got a pair of lace up work style black leather skechers and LOVE them. They don't aggravate my dodgy ankle and I don't have sore feet at the end of the day when I am standing and walking. Got them online from catch of the day for half the regular price

#17 Louise_M

Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:01 PM

I had a pair for a while and wore them a lot, but felt the springiness in the sole was lost very quickly (within a couple of weeks). Too quickly to warrant the price.

I would buy another pair if I found them at a sensible price ($60-70), but I replaced them for a pair of Crocs canvas shoes which do the same job and have lasted much, much longer, for a way better price.

#18 Thylacine

Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:04 PM

I love my sketchers but I agree they can be overpriced. I bought a pair of the gratis memory foam sneakers with elastic laces last year and paid full price. They were the comfiest shoes I've ever owned and I was singing their praises to anyone who would listen. But less than 6 months on and they were relegated to backyard shoes only because the inside of the heel backs have worn away and are uncomfortable, and the soles are squished down one one side. I have a couple of other pairs now but I made sure I bought them on sale.

#19 StartledFlamingo

Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:31 PM

They're very comfy but not good for long walks.

I found the sole wears much, much quicker than standard sneakers. I've had 3 pairs and found the same. And they get quite slippery in the wet after not too much wear. I haven't gone back to them for these reasons.

And the sizes aren't very consistent across the different types, which makes it harder to buy online.

#20 seayork2002

Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:35 PM

View PostLouise_M, on 14 February 2018 - 06:01 PM, said:

I had a pair for a while and wore them a lot, but felt the springiness in the sole was lost very quickly (within a couple of weeks). Too quickly to warrant the price.

I would buy another pair if I found them at a sensible price ($60-70), but I replaced them for a pair of Crocs canvas shoes which do the same job and have lasted much, much longer, for a way better price.

Sorry OT but i am confused on the sizing for crocs i want a pair of canvas ones but am a size 9 normally (sometimes 8) can i ask what you get?

#21 Rowenas Necklace

Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:40 PM

I have a pair like this, they are very comfortable for walking around but holy heck do they smell with regular wearing! Even with socks. I find my feet get quite hot in them sometimes too. Leather ones might be better as they could breathe more than the fabric.

#22 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:45 PM

View PostRowenas Necklace, on 14 February 2018 - 06:40 PM, said:

I have a pair like this, they are very comfortable for walking around but holy heck do they smell with regular wearing! Even with socks. I find my feet get quite hot in them sometimes too. Leather ones might be better as they could breathe more than the fabric.
I have these! Very comfy compared to other ballet flat style shoes but these are my stinkiest pair. I'm not game to wash this pair.  Have you tried to wash them?

#23 seayork2002

Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:48 PM

View PostRowenas Necklace, on 14 February 2018 - 06:40 PM, said:

I have a pair like this, they are very comfortable for walking around but holy heck do they smell with regular wearing! Even with socks. I find my feet get quite hot in them sometimes too. Leather ones might be better as they could breathe more than the fabric.

I have a pair to me that look similar from target for $29 i think from memory and i am surprised how comfortable and long lasting.

#24 MooGuru

Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:56 PM

I'm onto my second pair of Go Walks (I think that's what they are).
The newer version have less give in them than the older ones so don't buy extra small like I did although they have stretched to perfection now. They do stretch a lot so buy smaller over larger size.

Wore my last pair nearly every day for 18+ months and this pair 3 months.  Never had an issue with smell, sole wearing out or loss of supporting springiness.

This new pair I've found the soles can be slippery on certain surfaces.

Plan to get another pair when these ones wear out. If possible I'd buy them on sale.

#25 rua

Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:08 PM

I've been wearing them for 20 years.

They have gotten more comfortable but not as pretty as they were when I was a teen.

I tend to get them when I'm abroad as they are very expensive here.

I have 4 pairs at the moment :)




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