Skechers Go Meb 2 Review

Go Meb 2

This is my first review of any shoe made my Skechers (there will be one more in the near future). I was pleasantly surprised by the Go Meb 2.

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The Skechers website states: “The Go Meb 2 shoe is similar to the shoes worn by Meb.”

This shoe is the predecessor to the Go Meb 3, the shoe that Meb wore for this year’s Boston Marathon.

Go Meb 3 (available this fall)

Go Meb 3 (available this fall)

Right out of the box, this felt like a well-made shoe. It actually felt quite similar to racing shoes made by other major brands. Also, I liked the look of the shoe (I tried the blue/lime color combo, but it is also available in other colors).

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When I put it on, it felt a bit narrow. This is not unusual with racing shoes – almost all of them feel narrow! However, I would say that it was even a little narrower than the average racing shoe. I also thought it ran a smidge long – not much. Definitely not even a half size. It is just something you might want to keep in mind.

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The shoe has a 4mm drop and the size 10 weighed in at 7.4 oz on my scale – that is pretty light for a size 10 shoe!

The upper was smooth and comfortable. It felt like it would breathe well, even on a longer run. The tongue was flat and no extra material was used. The shoes also came with an extra set of laces.

I think this shoe could be used for anything from a 5k to a marathon.

Pros:
– very lightweight
– fairly affordable (currently on sale at Zappos)
– pretty comfortable
– Skechers did not try to reinvent the wheel

Cons:
– a little narrow
– despite Meb (and now Kara), the brand is still fighting an uphill battle

The Go Meb 2 is available at Zappos – they are currently on sale – check them out by clicking the link below:

What would it take to convince you to try running in a pair of Skechers?

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9 Responses to Skechers Go Meb 2 Review

  1. emmelineruns says:

    I use the GoRun Ride for most training miles and narrow isn’t even close to how I’d describe them, they have a super wide toebox! I didn’t realize it varied so much within the brand, I just assumed that all the Skechers would have a wider fit (though the GoMeb doesn’t come in women’s shoes).

  2. runsaltrun says:

    I’ll try any shoe for the right price. 🙂 I never really thought of running in Sketchers at all until right this minute though! Interesting review!

  3. Andrea says:

    It’s definitely somewhat surprising to hear that they seem like quality running shoes. I’d probably have to be given a pair to try during a training run to ever get them on my feet. I know it might just be perception, but it’s hard to believe that the company who made “shape ups” could also make quality running shoes.

  4. I’d try it but would definitely be a little apprehensive. It’s sad considering it’s only because of the brand that I’d be weary of them

  5. I still think of them as old lady shoes for shuffling along at the mall. Another blogger loved a pair of RR2’s? His review was so positive I thought about trying them but my local running store does not carry Sketchers.
    No way would I try a new brand of shoe via mail order. I buy most shoes local anyway.
    Andy

  6. piratebobcat says:

    I want to try them out, but I’m not a fan of buying footware that I haven’t tried online. There used to be a Sketchers store in the mall down the street. I need to check if it’s still there.

  7. I won a pair of the first Sketchers go run shoes (from the Plattsburgh half actually). For me they don’t work because I need a much more cushioned shoe. The might be a good racing flat though, I’m interested.

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