I walked 50 miles in the Skechers Go Walk walking shoes — here’s what happened

I review running shoes for a living, but more often than not, you’ll find me walking around in shoes that aren’t all that practical — fashion trainers, Converse and heels. That said, as I started the long and boring process of recovering from a twisted ankle, I reached for a pair of shoes that have been on my to-test pile for a while now — the insanely popular Skechers Go Walk workout walker.

Sure, they might not look as cute as my Veja’s, but after 50 miles of walking in the Skechers, I’m never going back. But how do they compare to some of the best running shoes or the best hiking boots on the market, and how comfortable are they after longer hikes?