Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Price
$65
Weight
M: 227g | W: 157g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 25mm | W: 25mm
Forefoot height
M: 17mm | W: 17mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The sandwich mesh upper offers comfort and breathable support to the foot.

  • Synthetic overlays that have been stitched onto the upper support the foot and keep it in place.

  • A padded tongue and collar delivers cushioning to the dimensions of the foot.

  • A lightweight underfoot cushioning system delivers responsiveness and comfortable support.

  • Runners appreciated the inclusion of in insole that’s made to provide additional shock absorption.

  • The rubber outsole has sensors that help the runner achieve better transitions through the gait cycle.

  • The Skechers GOrun 400 doesn’t have a heavy weight.

  • It has an affordable price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners noted that it was half-a-size too big for them.

  • It was narrow in width, according to the same runners.

Bottom line

Recreational running and trainings are part of the purposes of the Skechers GOrun 400. This lightweight neutral shoe is meant to keep the runner comfortable, secure and well-cushioned throughout their activities. It’s a reliable running companion and it doesn’t even have a hefty price tag.



World wide, GOrun 400 is in the top 10% most popular running shoes. The brand, Skechers, is the 12th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 967 shoes


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 55 ratings

5 star
70%
4 star
15%
3 star
9%
2 star
3%
1 star
3%

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    This shoe is designed to promote a midfoot strike and it has a beautiful, breathable synthetic mesh material in the upper.

Updates to GOrun 400

The GOrun 400 from Skechers brings takes runners on a comfortable experience with its high quality components and efficient design. Suitable for daily running sessions and trainings on the road, it doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to ensuring that the runner is able to perform well. A lightweight and breathable nature is certain to deliver better running outputs from the wearer.

The upper unit of this running shoe utilizes a mesh material that has an open construction. It’s lightly padded, so it adds more cushioning to the dimensions of the foot. It isn’t stiff, so it allows the foot to move naturally through the gait cycle. Synthetic overlays add more structure to the upper, and they also cause the fabrics to wrap around the foot in a customizable way.

The mid-sole unit uses a foam material that’s durable and highly responsive. Its plush nature causes the foot to experience heightened levels of comfort when it comes to stepping onto the shoe’s platform. It doesn’t have a substantial weight, as well, so it stays efficient even after many uses.

Durable rubber covers the outsole unit. It has a protective function that works against the abrasive nature of the asphalt. Circular pods that pockmark this layer of the shoe help in delivering smooth transitions from the heel to the toe.

GOrun 400 size and fit

The Skechers GOrun 400 has a regular running shoe length. It comes in sizes that adhere to the standard measurements used for the men and women’s versions. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot areas have medium widths. It is able to accommodate those with medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Skechers GOrun 400 features the rubber GOimpulse® Sensors. These circular shapes on the face of the external sole unit are responsible for the traction and flexible support the runner gets during the running sessions. They also allow easier transitions through the gait cycle. Even distribution of pressure is achieved when the foot is on the ground, so optimum ground feel should be given to the wearer.

Midsole

The 5GEN® is a mid-sole material that is very responsive. This high quality full-length layer cushions the foot well, and it even returns energy to the runner for more efficient succeeding steps. It’s plush, springy and it doesn’t have a substantial weight.

The Goga Run® is an insole that’s placed right above the main cushioning unit. It supports the foot responsibly, but it also absorbs the impact forces gotten from striking the foot on the ground.

Upper

The sandwich mesh is a comfortable material that’s used as the primary cover system of the Skechers GOrun 400. It’s durable, breathable and it has some padding to add a bit of cushioning to the dimensions of the foot. A well-ventilated running experience awaits the wearer as it has an open construction.

Stitched-on overlays made from synthetic materials provide more integrity to the structure of the upper unit. It also causes the fabrics to hug the foot snugly and securely.

The Quick-Fit Portal located at the heel makes wearing or removing the Skechers GOrun 400 much easier. It’s like a finger-loop, but it’s integrated directly in the upper unit.


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