Back when in its early days, Skechers was a virtual unknown in the world of performance footwear. While they may sell athletic shoes, Skechers made a name for itself because of its lifestyle appeal. However, ever since recreating the brand and dominating the 2014 Boston Marathon, Skechers has now risen up as a giant in the world of performance footwear and has consistently ranked second in that regard. The brand has found success in its running shoe line after Meb Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon while wearing Skechers.
Meb would help build Skecher’s credibility as a performance footwear brand and has now become one of the leaders in the world of athletic shoes after spending years as fashion brand behind endorsers such as Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian. Because of this, Skechers is now known as the leaders when it comes to running shoes. And when you compare the brand’s prices to the other giants of the industry, you will understand why and how Skechers has become so popular as a performance footwear company in recent years.
If you are in the market for some Skechers running shoes, here are the best they have to offer:
GoRun Ultra Road 2
If you want the most out of your cushioning, this shoe is for you. It’s made out of a knit material and it’s one of the best in the market when it comes to cushioning. You’ll hardly feel a thing after every bounce you take when you run. Because of that, this is perfect for long-distance running because of how it helps your feet endure the pain of the long run. And even though it has maximum cushioning and a thick midsole, it isn’t even heavy. The GoRun Ultra 2 is only about 8 ounces.
Skechers GoRun Ride 6
If you are on the neutral side in terms of cushioning, this would work wonders for you. The GoRun Ride 6 is made of knitted upper like the Ultra Road 2. However, the biggest difference is that it’s spacious inside without having to sacrifice fit. It’s lightweight and is also fairly cushioned for those looking to have a good running shoe without having to spend a lot.
Weighing only 8 ounces, the Razor is a shoe built for fast-paced training. Like the others, it has a knitted upper but it feels more secure than other Skechers shoes that have knitted material. The best thing about it is that its midsole feels firmer than any the other shoes in its line.
GoMeb Speed 4
Tipping the scales at 7 ounces, the GoMeb Speed 4 is a lightweight trainer than an actual racing shoe. However, it’s padded well enough that you can use it in a variety of ways. It’s a shoe that’s fit for sprints and short-distance races and also for long-distance marathons. The fit is comfortable enough for you to be able to withstand marathons, but the tongue lacks padding. This gives the shoe a snug feel when laced tight enough.
GoRun Forza 2
While the Forza 2 may be underrated, it’s best for those looking for shoes that have a good amount of cushioning and support. The midsole is dense enough to make it stable while the thick rubber outsole provides grip and durability. The knitted material helps give it a comfortable and secure fit, the problem is that it is heavier than most of its other cousins. It tips the scales at 10.6 ounces.