Skechers D’Lites 5

The expected release date for the Skechers D’Lites 5 is on August 23, 2023.

The Skechers D’Lites 5 will have the following main updates:

  • The Skechers D’Lites are a classic design Chunky Platform sneaker model that will remain the same with a few small updates in the new 4.0 model.
  • There will be improved, more lightweight cushioning and a moisture-wicking insole with a difference.
  • Air Cooled Memory foam will be used in the footbed rather than regular memory foam, with some Gel infusions in the memory foam for a more cooling effect.
  • The outsole will have improved tread and remain the thick platform design.
  • The fit will be roomy and relaxed.
  • You will still have smooth leather options or suede leather models with improved insets for breathability and a more durable toe bumper.

Previous model of the D’Lites:
The Skechers D’Lites 4 release date was on July 27, 2021.

Latest Version of the Skechers D’Lites




  • The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the Skechers D’Lites 5 will be $90.
  • The new Skechers D’Lites 5 model will have a slight price increase.
  • Some new enhancements will make the quality new model well worth the price.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The Skechers D’Lites 5 model will be a neutral shoe model.
  • It will offer a roomy fit with plenty of plush cushioning and good arch support.
  • Ideally, it will be suitable for high and normal arch types.


  • Because the D’Lites are casual shoes, they are suitable for all terrains and surfaces.
  • The new model will be suitably similar. However, it will not be ideal on outdoor trails.


  • You can use your new D’Lites 5 model as casual daily wear shoes.
  • They will have a fashionable chunky appeal that will go well with most outfits.


  • With some improvements, such as the reinforced toe and heel, the new D’Lites 5 model will be very durable.
  • You can look forward to your favorite new model, the long-lasting Skechers D’Lites 5.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The Skechers D’Lites 5 will hold its roomy and relaxed fit.
  • The toe box will be roomy and comfortable.
  • There will also be wider width fits available.


365 grams

  • The Skechers D’Lites 5 will weigh around 365 grams.
  • They are chunky platform-style shoes, to begin with. Thus, the new model will also be quite heavy.

Elevation of the Skechers D’Lites 5

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The chunky shoe model will have a 50 mm high heel.
  • The Platform sole will still be just as high.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • There will be a 38 mm forefoot height.
  • The forefoot will also boast the chunky sole.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • Overall the new model will have a 12 mm heel-to-toe drop.
  • The drop will be suitable for the design of the shoe.

Components of the Skechers D’Lites 5


  • The new Skechers D’Lites 5 will have a thick and durable Goodyear Performance rubber outsole.
  • The outsole will be more flexible with a high traction tread.


  • As with the predecessor, there will be a durable foam midsole.
  • The footbed will feature a layered cushioning with Air Cooled and Gel infused memory foam for cooling comfort.
  • The Midsole will be more lightweight and shock absorbing.


Engineered knit upper
Stretch Fit® design for sock-like comfort

  • The Skechers D’Lites 5 will have either leather or soft suede leather uppers with breathable mesh insets.
  • There may be some new color options available, with multi-colored designs.
  • The interior will have a smooth moisture-wicking lining.
  • There will be a reinforced heel and toe for durability.

Skechers® D’Lites vs. Stamina Cutback


About the Author

David Alegeta

David is a long-distance hiker, a writer and an editor whose favorite topics include backpacking and trail running. He is an adventure athlete who covered over 20,000 miles. He frequently speaks to groups about the benefits of proper footwear and has written numerous articles on this subject. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.