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