7 Best Skechers Running Shoes For Men in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best Skechers Running Shoes For Men in 2022

Skechers introduced its first GOrun model in 2011, giving notice to the whole world of its entry into the high-performance game of road running shoes. For over 10 years, Skechers has been prolific in spoiling runners with brilliant updates of the GOrun lineup, and the newly introduced GOmeb racing-shoe line.

Originally known for its versatile, all-day wear shoes in the 90s, Skechers has added an impressive range of breathable-knitted daily training companions, memory foam cushioning, and lightweight kicks for racing days.

Whether you’re into 5Ks or long-distance trail running, we can help you find the right fit for your running needs. We’ve handpicked and tested 30+ of the best men’s Skechers running shoes out there. That means road-testing and examining them inside our independent shoe lab before selecting our best picks for your browsing convenience.

How we test running shoes

Each pair of shoes we’ve featured on this list was thoroughly tested and reviewed by our staff of wear-testers, editors, and shoe lab technicians. To make our ultimate top picks in five categories, each model has to prove its genuine value and overall performance. Here’s how we approach it:

  • We purchase all the men’s running shoes from Skechers with our own money to maintain our transparency and 100% unbiased policy.
  • We perform mechanical tests in the lab, which involve cutting the shoes into pieces.
  • We then analyze over 30 parameters of each model from the energy return of the midsole and upper breathability, to outsole traction and impact absorption, et cetera.
  • Our wear-testers clock up 30-50 miles on each model in various running conditions.
  • We collect more useful information from other shoe experts and regular runners.

To come up with our final rankings, we go to the CoreScore system to calculate all comparable data above. The CoreScore will then assign each model its overall score ranging from 0 to 100.

Best men's Skechers running shoes overall

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 4+ Hyper
Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 4+ Hyper

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Corescore

87
Great!
4.8 / 5 from 12 users
88 / 100 from 10 experts

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Secure lockdown
  • Wide feet friendly
  • Bouncy
  • Responsive
  • Super comfy
  • Grippy

Cons

  • Feels warm

Verdict

Hyper Burst is a game-changer for Skechers, and it’s the real deal. Change your mindset of what Skechers was 10 years ago and give them a shot, there is good value in this shoe and amazing comfort. If you want a max cushioned shoe and the other brands don’t work check this shoe out!
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Best Skechers road running shoes for men

Skechers GOrun Razor+
Skechers GOrun Razor+

Corescore

87
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 222 users
91 / 100 from 11 experts

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Great lockdown
  • Nice laces
  • Light
  • Responsive
  • Cushioned
  • Durable outsole
  • Design

Cons

  • A little narrow

Verdict

The Skechers GOrun Razor+ Hyper is super light, cushioned, super stable, low to the ground, breathable, and durable. It’s fast and responsive and everything you want in a speed shoe. It has lost a tad of race DNA from the 3, but it’s gained in friendly demeanor that makes it better for training. However, if you want to put down a PR, I think it can help. Is this the unicorn? Skechers you had me at hello, but damn you’ve reeled me in with the Razor!
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Best Skechers trail running shoes for men

Skechers GOrun Razor TRL
Skechers GOrun Razor TRL

Corescore

82
Good!
4.4 / 5 from 17 users
89 / 100 from 6 experts

Pros

  • Featherweight
  • Ample amount of cushioning 
  • Soft and bouncy
  • Provides smooth and fun ride
  • Road-to-trail transitions
  • Breathable

Cons

  • Lacks durability
  • Not for technical trails
  • Narrow toebox

Verdict

Skechers Razor TRL will spice up your trail runs with an under-light, fun, and speedy ride. Although the shoe appears simple, it can be a versatile option for both tempo training and racing days. It shines on harder, less demanding terrain and works more like a hybrid road/trail shoe than a hardcore trail footwear. If you like the concept but want more protection, consider Brooks Catamount.
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Best Skechers stability running shoes for men

Skechers GOrun Forza 4 Hyper
Skechers GOrun Forza 4 Hyper

Corescore

83
Good!
4.0 / 5 from 193 users
87 / 100 from 8 experts

Cons

  • Lacing system
  • Stiff heel counter
  • A bit expensive

Verdict

If you’re in need of a touch of stability, this Skechers runner does the trick. My grips are fairly minimal in this shoe, but I really liked running in it. It has a more lively ride than typical stability shoes and has more support than neutral shoes. Ultimately, I think it can work well with a variety of runners.
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Best Skechers neutral running shoes for men

Skechers GOrun Razor Excess
Skechers GOrun Razor Excess

Corescore

82
Good!
4.0 / 5 from 67 users
87 / 100 from 5 experts

Pros

  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Fast
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Grippy
  • Value at $140
  • Cool colorways
  • True to size
  • Fits wide feet

Cons

  • Narrow feet beware
  • Adaptation period needed

Verdict

Skechers has done it again! Light, fast, fun, and comfortable. The hits keep coming and the Razor line as a whole is fantastic. This Razor Excess has more of their amazing Hyper Burst midsole than past models to give it a bit more comfort and padding for longer efforts or even daily training. Don’t be fooled though, this unicorn can toe the line on race day and carry speed through tempo workouts. It can do just about everything!
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Best value Skechers running shoes for men

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5
Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5

Corescore

85
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 41 users
93 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • Responsive yet comfortable
  • Excellent fit
  • Roomy toe box
  • Irritation-free 
  • Soft heel clutch 
  • Functional tongue 
  • Breathable

Cons

  • Unstable
  • Picks up rocks

Verdict

The Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 is a max-cushioned daily trainer that's perfect for easy-paced or uptempo middle to long-distance runs. And for those who want an affordable option for marathons, this is the shoe to buy. If you're a fan of maximalist trainers in the like of Hoka, consider this a lighter, bouncier option than the brand's renowned Clifton series.
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What are the cheapest men's Skechers running shoes in 2022?

  1. Skechers GOrun Razor Excess - from $55
  2. Skechers GOrun Razor+ - from $65
  3. Skechers GOrun Razor TRL - from $75
  4. Skechers GOrun Ride 9 - from $90
  5. Skechers GOrun Speed Freek - from $115
  6. Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 - from $124

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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.