I don't know what skechers are. Are they American?
I have been type 1 diabetic (insulin dependent) for 30 years
On principal, your shoes mustn't restrict the blood flow to the feet, so slip ons are best. A good padded sole that offers protection for the sole of the foot is essential. The foot must slip comfortably into the shoe with no pinching, especially round the toes.
The foot is best covered. No flip flops or sandels. I like slip on heavy duty Maroccan shoes with soft leather top and heavy duty stitched sole