Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Still a Skechers Runner

Skechers GoMeb Razor
I started wearing Skechers Performance shoes around 2012. Since then, I have rotated Altra, Hoka, and Innov-8 running shoes into my lineup. As of yesterday, I now have 6 pairs of Skechers and no other brands in my rotation. The other brands are good, but Skechers always seem to work for me. I'm a Skechers guy. Their shoes are lightweight, flexible, and fairly wide in the toebox area. Good prices too. Retail around $85-$110, but they are always on sale somewhere on the web for around $55-65. Got my last pair of GoMeb Razors for $45.

My current Skechers shoes:

  • GoRun Ride 6 (daily cushioned trainer)
  • GoRun 5 (faster trainer and racer)
  • Go Meb Razor (race and fast running)
  • GoTrail 2 (trails)
  • GoRun Ultra Road (long runs, mostly roads or flat trails)
  • GoTrail Ultra (easy trails or roads, super cushy)
All of them are great, but the two ultra shoes are a bit too "tall"--they can twist your ankles on tough terrain. I'm settling in with the first three models (Run, Ride, and Razor). I'll be testing the Go Meb Razor in a half-marathon this weekend. It has a little more firm cushioning than the other shoes. Hopefully perfect for fast racing. 

If you have looked down on Skechers as a running brand, you should give them a try. Meb and Kara are sponsored athletes and they actually help with the shoe design and testing. I have really enjoyed all of their models in the performance running group. When I "retire" them from running, a good washing and they are ready for casual around-town wear--and are pretty snazzy too!

NOTE: I'm not sponsored by Skechers, but if they want to support me in any way, I'm game!

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