For dog owners, the perfect walking shoe can make or break your daily dog walk. So, what can be done about it?

Skechers Australia has that covered with the launch of its new walking shoe, GOwalk 5. Known as the ultimate dog walking shoe, GOwalk 5 is the newest update to the GOwalk series since 2017.

To celebrate, the popular footwear brand has announced a partnership with Guide Dogs Australia for their ‘PAWGUST’ campaign.

To support Guide Dogs Australia’s annual PAWGUST fundraising challenge, which encourages Australians to walk their dogs for 30 minutes a day for 30 days during August, Skechers are calling on all Aussies to get out and about this month and get walking with their pooches.

Skechers Australia spokesperson, Deena Colman, said the partnership comes off the back of a recent survey of Australian dog owners conducted by Guide Dogs Australia that found 1 in 10 (13%) Australian dog owners do not walk their dog at all, with one-third (33%) saying their dog only gets walked twice a week or less.

“Regular walking exercise is vital for both a human’s and dog’s mental health and wellbeing. We want to see all Australians walking their best mate throughout August and are excited to hear that this year’s PAWGUST campaign will see more than 10,000 Australians sign up to pledge their commitment to a consistent daily walking routine.

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“Walking shoes and walking technology have always been at the heart of the Skechers brand. We’ve been global leaders in the walking category for more than 25 years and are very excited to have found a cause that reflects our passion for walking,” said Colman.

Skechers GOwalk 5 will be available from Thursday 1 August 2019.

WSFM 101.7 Sydney