Skechers GOrun Ride Running Shoe Review – First Impression
This is the second shoe from Skechers I have been able to review. I literally pulled these out of the box, strapped them on and went for a 20 mile run in them. This review is based solely on this first run.
What Skechers says about the GOrun Ride running shoes
Skechers GOrun Ride is designed to give you a more natural running experience allowing you to interact with and respond to practically any surface, while also offering Resalyte™ cushioning for impact protection.
- Innovative placement allows the GOimpulse sensors to move together and independently
- Dynamic interaction helps to enhance sensory feedback and to promote a more responsive run
- M-Strike Technology™ promotes a Mid-Foot Strike
- Radically lightweight – No extra material, no extra weight, nothing to slow you down
- 360 Degree Responsive Flexibility – SKECHERS GOrun flexes and twists allowing your foot to move more naturally
- Sockless Running – Integrated OrthoLite® anti-microbial removable sockliner helps inhibit odor and prevent slippage
- Roomier Forefoot – Extra space to reduce friction and allow your toes to spread, grip and push off
- 4mm Heel Drop – substantially less heel drop than traditional running or training shoes to bring you closer to a natural barefoot experience
- Resalyte™ Midsole – Proprietary lightweight midsole compound provides just the right impact absorption
- Nearly weightless synthetic and mesh fabric upper
- Nearly seamless flexible upper with lace up front
- Stay-put tongue
- Soft smooth fabric shoe lining for easy barefoot wear
- GOrun Ride features a more cushioned Resalyte™ midsole
- Adds a toe-off GOimpulse sensor on sole
- Weight: Radically lightweight 7.8 oz per shoe based on a men’s size 9
The shoe is light for such a cushioned shoe with a roomy toe-box. The upper fits well and is designed to be worn with or without socks with an anti-microbial sockliner. I found it pretty remarkable that I could run 20 miles on the shoes right out of the box with no hot spots or blisters. Skechers offers the GOrun Ride in several color ways. If your after cushioning this shoe has it. A friend of mine who tried the shoes called it a “marshmallow of a shoe.” That can fall in either good or bad depending on what you like out of a shoe. The bump in the center of the sole could help you find your midfoot strike.
The bump. It may be something I get used to as I put more miles on the shoes, but during the 20 miler I must have been tripped up by it over 5 times. I am guessing with the more minimal shoes I have been wearing I don’t lift my feet as much as I used to.
I give the GOrun ride high marks on the upper. I am holding out final judgment on the midsole. Right now I would say it’s too much midsole. I have a sneaking suspicion that the GOrun 2 will be the perfect mix between the GObionic and the GOrun Ride. The upper of the GOrun ride with the Midsole and sole of the GObionics could become a favorite shoe. The GOrun Ride is a great shoe for a runner that likes the comfort of a traditional trainer and is looking for a shoe to help them move to a midfoot strike. I look forward to mixing this shoe into my workouts and plan on putting many miles on these before I put them out to pasture.
A pair of Skechers GOrun ride were provided by Skechers for this review.