Skechers Performance Women’s Go Walk 4 – Pursuit Walking Shoe

Last updated date: October 1, 2019

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Skechers Performance Women’s Go Walk 4 – Pursuit Walking Shoe

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Overall Take

One of the best things about the Skechers Performance Women's Go Walk 4 - Pursuit Walking Shoe is the Goga Max high rebound footbed, which puts a little spring in your step to help give you energy. The slip-on design makes it easy to put on, and the 12-ounce weight keeps it from weighing you down. For those living in a colder climate, this shoe might be a good option since it keeps you warm while also having breathability. In our testing, these were very easy to slip on and they were true to size. In our analysis of 47 expert reviews, the Skechers Skechers Performance Women's Walking Shoe placed 4th when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 1, 2019:
Checkout The Best Women’s Walking Shoe for a detailed review of all the top women's walking shoes.

Expert Summarized Score
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
3,063 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
A majority of consumers were delighted with the comfortable walking experience delivered by the Skechers GOwalk 4 - Pursuit.
- RunRepeat
The walking shoe has a rubber sole for ultimate comfort. Every step of yours would be energized because it has a Goga Max high rebound footbed.
- Theme Country
These shoes offer stabilizing, heel-fabric overlay panels with the classic side "S" logo. You can easily slip these shoes on and off, as they have an easy-pull tab on the heels. The tapering midfoot design offers better arch support than other options, which also helps keep you stable.
- Develop Good Habits
Those with injuries or weak ankles may need more support than these can offer, but in general the super spongy soles in this women's walking shoes are pure joy for the feet.
- T3
Soft mesh upper and virtually seamless construction for comfortable fit
- Review Finch
Extremely comfortable; Aesthetic works with most clothes and environments.
- Pack Hacker
They do have a flat heel, with mid sole cushioning. The inner of these trainers is made from textile and the exterior is a synthetic material, that makes these easy to clean.
- Women's Shoes Reviews
Due to the perfectly designed sole and the upper mesh fabric cover the shoe stays fresh and sweat free as you wear and walk in them. You may not feel moisture and itching no matter how much you need to walk while wearing them.
- The Style Shoes
What experts didn't like
The product felt uncomfortable during extended periods of wear, according to some buyers.
- RunRepeat
Some people find the insoles to be too thin.
- Develop Good Habits
Don’t offer any protection.
- Pack Hacker
A couple of buyers said these trainers offered very little in arch support
- Women's Shoes Reviews
May be a bit bigger shoe for slim feet
- The Style Shoes

From The Manufacturer

Dual layer heathered fabric slip on. Goga pillars on outsole evolved into a more streamlined design.

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An Overview On Women's Walking Shoes

There’s plenty of shopping help out there for those who run and jog, but not as much for those who are into walking. The biggest difference between walking shoes and running shoes is flexibility. A running shoe needs to easily bend in the arch area, while walking shoes need strong support for the arch. If you spend a great deal of time on your feet, you’ll also need a shoe built to support your knees and hips.

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Beyond support, though, the comfort of the shoe itself is important. This starts with the upper part of the shoe, which some prefer to have a softer, more flexible feel. Others like the soft leather build that both holds the foot in place and moves as you move. If you’ve ever suffered shoelaces digging into the top of your foot, you know how valuable a padded tongue is, so the most comfortable shoes build this in.

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“Look for walking shoes that feel light,” Stephanie Mansour, a certified personal trainer and the founder of fitness brand Step It Up Steph, advises. “You don’t want a bulky walking shoe because that’s more weight you need to lift up and forward upon every step.”

Some people prefer to do away with shoelaces altogether. Slip-on shoes make it easy to put your shoes on and take them off, and they’re especially appealing if you’re often in a hurry while you’re getting ready. Those who have trouble tying shoes due to arthritis or other conditions also prefer lace-free walking shoes.

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Walking shoes have evolved over the years so that you’re no longer required to have the traditional “sneakers” look for arch support and hours of comfort. There are slip-on shoes that provide the same inner and outer soles that you’d get with lace-up tennis shoes. You can even find comfortable walking shoes that emulate the look of dress flats.

“Purchase this product or try on this product at the end of the day when your feet are a little bit swollen and may be a bit bigger,” Mansour says. “You want to make sure you do not get a shoe that is too tight.”

Mansour says you should feel ease and comfort while you’re walking around in your new shoes.

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“If you try on a shoe and it feels uncomfortable or too tight, do not count on a break-in period,” she says. “If the back of the shoe hits your heel wrong or your toes feel cramped or like they’re swimming in the front of the shoe, move on to the next shoe.”

Cleanup is also important in a walking shoe. Most walking shoes can be washed in the washing machine, but you’ll need to put them in a mesh bag to protect them. It’s especially easy with high-efficiency washers that don’t toss items around as much. With standard top-load machines, you may need to wash your shoes with towels to balance out the load. Set your shoes out to dry once they’re finished washing.

DWYM Fun Fact

It may be hard to believe now, but when the first pair of rubber-soled shoes launched in 1917, the concept was brand new. Produced by the United States Rubber Company, the Keds brand featured rubber soles and uppers made from a “specially-woven fine grade of canvas.” All this, plus the shoes were affordable and available for men, women and children. The rubber company later sold the brand to Stride Rite Corporation, which still sells Keds on its website today. Interestingly, Keds were almost called something else. The rubber company wanted to call the shoes “Peds,” which is the Latin root word for foot, but the trademark was already taken. Keds won out over the other option, Veds, due to the fact that the word “Keds” had a punchier sound.

The Women's Walking Shoe Buying Guide

  • Comfort is the most important factor in a walking shoe, and a variety of features combine to make that happen. TIOSEBON Women’s Athletic Walking Shoes have an upper made from knit mesh, giving it a sock-like flexibility. The Ryka Women’s Walking Shoe has a cushioned collar and tongue to help prevent unpleasant rubbing while you’re walking around.
  • Skechers has become known its special types of shoes that help put a little spring in your step. The Skechers Performance Women’s Walking Shoe has a Goga Max high rebound footbed to give you an energy boost while you walk.
  • Weight also factors in when it comes to shoe comfort. Ryka Women’s Walking Shoe is the lightest, at 8.3 ounces, while the New Balance Women’s WW411v2 Walking Shoe and Skechers Performance Women’s Walking Shoe weigh 12 ounces each. TIOSEBON Women’s Athletic Walking Shoes weigh 1.2 pounds.
  • Arch support is also important in a shoe. The Ryka Women’s Walking Shoe is perfect for joint and foot health. Its high arch is great for preventing foot issues, and both the toe and footbed are designed to help support your hips and knees.
  • If you have arthritis or just enjoy the convenience of slip-on shoes, you’ll prefer the TIOSEBON Women’s Athletic Walking Shoes or Skechers Performance Women’s Walking Shoe. The Ryka Women’s Walking Shoe and New Balance Women’s WW411v2 Walking Shoe both feature the lace-up shoestring design.
  • Although design preferences vary from one to another, the TIOSEBON Women’s Athletic Walking Shoes do have a more neutral look that will blend with a wide range of clothing styles. You’ll also get far more color choices. If you prefer the shoelace style, the marble print on the Ryka Women’s Walking Shoe gives it a more upscale look.
  • Breathability is important in any shoe, especially if your feet sweat while wearing it. The flyknit design of TIOSEBON Women’s Athletic Walking Shoes ensures air keeps circulating around your foot while you’re wearing them. However, this can also be a problem during those winter months when you don’t want cool air getting in. You may find the fabric of the Skechers Performance Women’s Walking Shoe is better if you live in a colder climate.
  • For safety, you’ll need a pair of walking shoes that help you maintain traction, even on slippery surfaces. TIOSEBON Women’s Athletic Walking Shoes and the New Balance Women’s WW411v2 Walking Shoe will both help keep you upright.
  • If you’re looking for a pair of shoes that is easy to clean, TIOSEBON Women’s Athletic Walking Shoes and the Skechers Performance Women’s Walking Shoe dry quickly after you wash them.
  • You’ll probably also want a pair of shoes that will stick around a while. The outsole on the TIOSEBON Women’s Athletic Walking Shoes is built to last, as is the New Balance Women’s WW411v2 Walking Shoe.
  • You can’t beat the bargain you get with TIOSEBON Women’s Athletic Walking Shoes, making them ideal for having around on those days when you’re lounging around the house or working in the yard.