Monday, June 17, 2013

SKECHERS GoRun Ride2 Review

Skechers Performance Division continues to improve their running shoe line. So far this year we have seen the great super fast GoRun Speed and the excellent update of GoRun2. Both shoes has received great reviews all over the world. Now its time to get the GoRun Ride 2 under the radar. The first edition of the GoRun Ride was my introduction to Skechers Performance Division. I really liked the smooth upper and the flexible cushioned out sole.Fo the second edition Skechers has mad most of the changes on the upper. Here are the Spec and features:

Details:GOimpulse sensors offer traction control and responsive feedback
Engineered to promote a midfoot strike
Resalyte® cushioning with memory retention
Agion® scent protection built in to combat odor
4mm drop keeps the foot in a nearly neutral position
Breathable 4 way stretch mesh allows for toe splay
Custom Fit insole: Wear without insole for a more minimal experience or wear with insole for additional protection and support
Lightweight synthetic fabric and mesh upper
Nearly seamless flexible upper with lace up front
Flatlock stitching detail for seamless feel and lighter weight
Smooth fabric shoe lining for easy barefoot wear

One of SKECHERS trade marks are the smooth upper. In most of their shoes you can go sock less, the same with the GoRun Ride2. On the second edition you see a smooth upper with a soft heel cup. The second edition has a more structure upper with more overlays and a tighter mesh then the first edition. his gives you a more secure and locked down feeling. The front of the shoe has similar 4 panel mesh as GoRun 2 which allows your toes to spread free without getting a sloppy feeling. With all the overlays and the tighter mesh the GoRun Ride 2 runs on the warmer side.

The look of the sole likes identically with the first edition but their is one change. SKECHERS has removed 2mm from the mid section of the sole, to decrease the "bump". The GoRun Ride2 runs closer to the ground and have a much more improved road feel. The Resalyte mid sole compound continues to impressed on me. With over 100 miles on the shoe, the Resalyte shows no signs of breaking down. The Resalyte respond very well to the pace you pick for the day. One issues I had with the first edition was the stone/pebble pick up. As this issue is not addressed on the second edition it continues to be a problem. I would like to see SKECHERS designers taking the same route as the did with the GoRun 2 here to address this matter. Also some of the Pods in the fore foot high traffic area show more wear and tear then other pods.

Over All
The second edition of GoRun Ride has a much improved upper with more overlays that keeps your feet secured. The upper is smooth s and you can go sock less during your hot summer runs without any issues. The upper runs on the warmer side because of all the new overlays. With 2mm less on the out sole the GoRun Ride2 runs closer to the ground for a nicer road feel. With the Resalyte Skechers has a great mid sole compound that respond well to the pace you pick for the day. Personally I like the  GoRun Ride 2 best the day after a hard workout or on a long run. GoRun Ride2 gives my legs a break after hard runs or during my long runs with the well cushioned and flexible ride they offer.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I receive Running shoes from Skechers Performance Division as part of their Skecher Performance Division brand ambassador program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. I'm wearing GoRun Ride and this new GoRun Ride 2 seems like another good choice for me. My GoRun Ride perform well and managed to achieve good timing in my recent race. It brought me to the be the top 10 in recent Borneo International Marathon 2013.

    1. Great result Zheng. GoRun Speed is another rewally fast shoe for races. Have you tried it?

  2. I just got a pair of the GOrun Ride 2 Nite Owl version for wear testing from Skechers Malaysia this morning and can't wait to put them on for a run soon. Based on your review, it seems to carry on from the success of the GOrun Ride.

    1. Yes its the same shoe, just added Nite Owl technology. Let me know how they work out for you Nick!