Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Stability
Use
Competition
Price
$95
Weight
M: 238g | W: 187g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 27mm | W: 27mm
Forefoot height
M: 23mm | W: 23mm
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 4.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • This shoe is very lightweight, according to some reviews.

  • Many runners applauded the comfortable construction of the GOrun Ride 5.

  • It features a removable sock-liner for a custom fit.

  • The updated version has an increased Resalyte midsole for a responsive ride and protection.

  • The integrated inner support strap gained positive feedback from users since it offers secure and stable fit.

  • Some reviews noted that the Skechers Ride 5 has an attractive design.

  • The GOrun Ride 5 is an affordable running shoe.

The bad

  • Some observed that the GOrun Ride 5 lacks stability than the previous version.

  • This shoe is too narrow for some runners.

Bottom line

The Skechers GOrun Ride 5 offers impressive update as far as impact protection and responsive ride are concerned. This shoe is applauded by most runners because of the lightweight and comfortable construction. It is a stability shoe that is best for off-trail running.



World wide, GOrun Ride 5 is in the top 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Skechers, is the 12th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 921 shoes


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 340 ratings

5 star
78%
4 star
8%
3 star
4%
2 star
5%
1 star
5%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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79 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 86
    David HenryLevel 4 expert
    by Runblogger
    The upper is super comfortable and fits just right for an all around road shoe, and the midsole is cushioned yet responsive thanks to Skechers’ new 5-Gen resalyte material that really shines in their whole 2016 lineup.
  • 83
    Thomas/MeaghanLevel 3 expert
    by Believe in the Run
    The low weight on the GoRun Ride 5 with a top notch midsole and outsole get me past the unfortunate styling of the upper.
  • 83
    Eugene TeohLevel 1 expert
    by Eugene Teoh
    If your requirements are a pair of shoes that can do all distances, structured and cushy enough that you don't kill your legs, but stiff enough that you give your calves a good workout, lightweight enough that you don't feel like tying bricks to your feet, and a toebox wide enough that each of your toes get some time away from each other; then the Ride5 should be heavily considered.
  • 82
    Lolo RunsLevel 2 expert
    by Lolo Runs
    And surprisingly, they are a tad heavier. Not much, but they offer more support but feel faster!
  • 80
    Nick PhillipsLevel 3 expert
    by Happy Feet
    A smooth, firm ride with a fast response yet easy and comfortable enough to go the miles.
  • 80
    Peter StuartLevel 3 expert
    by Road Trail Run
    The ride is polite, it’s decently snappy if you increase tempo in it and the fit is good.
  • 79
    Brandon WoodLevel 5 expert
    by Gearist
    The GOrun Ride 5 has good ground feel though can feel a bit out of touch at times, particularly on long and featureless roads.
  • 71
    StanLevel 3 expert
    by 9 Run
    They certainly felt better but still felt heavy, clunky, and way too firm.
  • 60
    Lynn ClarkLevel 2 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    Since they also made the bottom of my feet hurt I shyed away from them for long runs and recovery runs.
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Updates to GOrun Ride 5

The 5th version of the GOrun Ride from Skechers gives runners the same aesthetic superiority that the previous version had. It is available in many striking designs and color schemes that aim to provide a specific identity to the preference of the runner, in terms of the hues and shades that’re used.

While the GOrun Ride 4 used more stitching, the GOrun Ride 5 limits that. Instead, the upper uses an overlay system that’s fused directly onto the upper to reduce the overall weight of the shoe and make sure that a secure fit is given without feeling too tight.

A finger loop on the back of this running shoe makes it easier to wear it as it provides assistance through an easy-pull mechanism.

A finger loop on the back of this running shoe makes it easier to wear it as it provides assistance through an easy-pull mechanism.

The mid-sole unit makes use of high quality cushioning systems that deliver a soft and comfortable underfoot experience. The full-length foam is able to cushion each step and it even encourages mid-foot striking, which encourages more balanced running mechanics.

The outsole unit utilizes pods that provide limited durability. But the constant ground contact ensures that the runner is able to experience a responsive performance all throughout.

GOrun Ride 5 size and fit

The Skechers GOrun Ride 5 has a standard running shoe length. It is available in sizes that adhere to the regular measurements when it comes to length. It has a medium-to-wide width when it comes to the its mid-foot, though its heel and forefoot sections have a medium width. The semi-curved shape of this shoe helps the runner to acclimate well when wearing it.

Outsole

The GOimpulse Sensors are circular pods on the outsole that are deliberately placed in certain areas in order to deliver some durable protection from wear. These pods assist the runner in getting a feel of the ground, so that each step becomes more responsive.

The outsole design doesn’t make the unit rigid or restricting. It encourages flexibility and natural movement, helping the runner go through the gait cycle with ease and comfort.

Midsole

The Resalyte® is an injection-molded mid-sole foam that’s lightweight and soft. It responds well to the natural movements of the foot, and it delivers durable protection against impact. The Skechers GOrun Ride 5 benefits from an increased thickness of the platform, thus allowing the runner to get more protection and underfoot comfort.

The M-Strike is the outsole design that encourages mid-foot striking. The thickness of the sole unit is more pronounced in the mid-foot area, so when the runner lands the foot on the ground, the foot is encouraged to strike more in the mid-foot area. It makes each stride more balanced and the transitions towards the forefoot for the toe-off phase is much easier.

Upper

The upper unit of this running shoe makes use of Synthetic Mesh. This material is strong, but lightweight and breathable. It allows air to seamlessly enter the shoe and keep the foot cool and dry at all times.

The overlay system is made from synthetic materials, as well. These overlays are strategically placed on the upper to deliver sure security and lockdown when the shoe is used. Less stitching is used here, so the upper maintains its structure without limiting the pliability of the fabrics.

The Quick Fit Portal is a finger loop at the heel area of the GOrun Ride 5. It allows quick entry by letting the finger of the runner hook into the loop to pull the shoe.

The Agion® odor protection technology helps in keeping the interior of this running shoe clean and healthy. The sock liner even has an anti-microbial property to get rid of odor-causing bacteria.


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