I was pleasantly surprised with the first pair of Skechers that I tried, so I figured I would give it another go. Unfortunately, I was not nearly as impressed with the Go Run Ultra.
Skechers website states this shoe is best for “long distance runs, recovery runs, or for those looking for maximum cushion.” I cannot imagine running a long distance in this shoe – it felt clunky – very clunky. And that is coming from someone who trains all winter in a 16 oz shoe. I honestly felt like I could trip on my own feet at any moment.
The appearance of the shoe is fine and the length is pretty accurate. This shoe was wider than the Go Meb 2, which I definitely liked.
The size 10.5 weighed in at 9.8 oz.
The shoe has an 8mm drop with an optional insole and a 4mm drop without it.
The tread definitely contributed to the “clunky” feeling. Is this a road shoe? A trail shoe? A gym shoe? I honestly don’t know. The website says that it is for any terrain, but I’m not so sure.
My biggest issue with the shoe was the sloppy manufacturing. It was supposed to have a “soft fabric liner” for barefoot wear. However, some of the shoe was lined and some of it was not – it literally looked like the liner was put together with scraps.
It is possible that the pair I had was defective and this was an isolated incident. I’m going to contact Skechers and see what they have to say. If they respond, I will be sure to post a follow-up.
– very affordable – currently $63.99 on Zappos and $55.99 at 6pm
– wide toebox
– poorly made
– lacking an identity
– very clunky despite only weighing 9.8 oz
These are currently on sale at Zappos for $63.99:
They are also on sale at 6PM for $55.99:
One great pair of Skechers; one terrible pair of Skechers… sounds like a tiebreaker may be in order!