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I walked 10,000+ steps a day pain-free thanks to these massaging Skechers sneakers

When my family decided to get a puppy, I knew it would mean walking more. I was all for it. I sit in front of a computer all day and, while I exercise regularly, I've been looking to increase my daily step count. Well, my daily step count went from an embarrassing low number to 10,000+ steps right away — and my feet ached as a result. Clearly my regular sneakers weren't up for the task, so I searched for something that would provide added support and comfort during those long walks. I settled on the Skechers Go Walk Massage Fit Upsurge sneakers, and I definitely made the right choice.

With a unique wave-style sole, these sneakers are unlike anything you've ever worn before. The knit upper gently hugs your foot for next-level comfort.
$100 at Skechers

I've been a competitive long distance runner for decades and have burned through my fair share of sneakers. I can say with confidence that these Skechers are unlike any other sneakers you've tried before. They have a unique design at the sole with a wavy pattern that adds extra bounce to every step. It admittedly takes a little getting used to —you're literally walking on cushiony waves — but I was cruising around in comfort within minutes.

The shoes are specially designed to massage your feet as you walk thanks to the sole and the sneaker's Hyper Burst cushioned midsole. Together, these elements help ensure that your feet feel comfortable and supported with every step.

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These sneakers feature a comfy knit upper that gently hugs your feet. (Photo: Skechers)

Worth noting: I've had to break in sneakers in the past before I wear them for longer distances, but that wasn't the case with the Go Walk Massage Fits. They have a lace-up knit upper that feels like a cushiony sock that hugs the top of your foot. There's no rubbing or chafing when you wear them — they just feel amazing on. I will 100% pack these in my suitcase come vacation this summer. They're sure to come in handy when I'm chasing around my four kids on the beach boardwalk or sightseeing for hours on end.

Another nice perk? They're machine washable. That's definitely a feature I appreciated after our dog Basel pulled me through a massive mud puddle on an evening walk. I just popped the sneaks in the wash with my regular laundry and they came out looking like new again. The gray-pink color scheme goes with just about everything, but the Massage Fit line also comes in other styles and colors if you're looking for a different look or shade.

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These cushiony sneakers keep my feet from aching after long walks with my puppy. They're great for summer travel, too. (Photo: Korin Miller)

I'm not the only person in love with the Go Walk Massage Fits — plenty of other users are, too. "The comfort and stability are amazing," said a five-star reviewer. "I wear them almost daily and will purchase another pair."

They even got a thumbs up from a teacher. Shared one: "Standing all day as a teacher, these shoes are incredible! It is like standing on a squishy sink mat all day."

A fellow fan said they've used other Go Walk sneakers, but swears these are the best. "This may well be my all-time favorite," they said. "Incredibly comfortable and well-cushioned everywhere you want them to be. The first day wearing them, I had a busy day and was on my feet a lot. At the end of the day, my feet felt great."

New email and SMS subscribers can currently score 20% off all regular priced items on Skechers.com. And if you sign up for the Skechers rewards club, you'll get free standard shipping, too.

Whether you're looking for shoes to help keep you comfortable as you increase your step count or need a new pair that won't leave you with aching feet on your next sightseeing vacay, the Skechers Go Walk Massage Fit Upsurge sneakers are definitely worth considering.

The pretty gray-pink color scheme goes with just about everything. A nice added perk: You can toss these in the wash if they get dirty!
$100 at Skechers

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.