6 Best Skechers Running Shoes, 30+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Jens Jakob Andersen
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6 Best Skechers Running Shoes, 30+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Skechers found their way in the shoe industry first with their sneakers. But after a few years, they gradually added running shoes into their products. Fast forward to today, Skechers offers some of the most comfortable running shoes on the market. 

Apart from highly cozy models, Skechers running shoes are also composed of performance-oriented runners. Whether it’s a daily trainer, a high-mileage shoe, or a racing flat you’re after, you’ve got a lot of options from the brand.

How we test running shoes

With nearly 50 Skechers running shoes, it’s our aim to give you the best of the best. Out of all these running shoes, we have selected various models from different categories to help runners of all types.

To be as objective as possible, we test and buy these shoes with our own money in our own RunRepeat shoe testing lab. To make sure we get down to the tiniest of details, we do the following:

  • Our testers run in each shoe for 30-50 miles in different terrain and conditions. 
  • Slice up each shoe and measure them in 30 different parameters.
  • Gather thousands of both user and expert reviews to come up with a Corescore (from 0-100) to see how they compare with other shoes.

Best Skechers running shoes overall

Skechers GOrun Razor Excess
Skechers GOrun Razor Excess

CoreScore

85
Great!
4.1 / 5 from 145 users
88 / 100 from 7 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!
Skechers GOrun Razor Excess full review

Best Skechers road running shoes

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5
Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5

CoreScore

89
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 115 users
92 / 100 from 9 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.
Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 full review

Best Skechers trail running shoes

Skechers GOrun Razor TRL
Skechers GOrun Razor TRL

CoreScore

79
Good!
4.1 / 5 from 33 users
90 / 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.
Skechers GOrun Razor TRL full review

Best Skechers neutral running shoes

Skechers GOrun Ride 9
Skechers GOrun Ride 9

CoreScore

87
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 118 users
85 / 100 from 8 experts

Pros

  • Amazingly lightweight
  • Soft yet bouncy cushioning
  • Smooth ride
  • Roomy toebox
  • Breathable
  • Durable outsole
  • Good grip

Cons

  • Thin tongue
  • Lacks springiness

Verdict

As simple as it gets, Skechers GOrun Ride 9 still manages to tick all the boxes of a highly functional daily trainer. With an uncanny cushioning-to-weight ratio, it helps to make those long-distance and recovery runs a breeze. Although it’s not a speedster like its Skechers Razor counterpart, Ride 9 works best at slower paces but doesn’t fail if you speed up occasionally.
Skechers GOrun Ride 9 full review

Best value Skechers running shoes

Skechers GOrun Swirl Tech
Skechers GOrun Swirl Tech

CoreScore

83
Good!
4.6 / 5 from 254 users
N/A

Pros

  • Soft and comfortable all day
  • Bouncy cushion
  • Light on your feet
  • Attractive design
  • Great for walking, jogging, and casual wear
  • Good impact protection
  • Good value for price

Cons

  • Durability issues
  • Not for heavy mileage

Verdict

Have you ever walked on clouds? This might be the closest you’ve ever come to doing so! The Skechers GoRun Swirl Tech is amazingly light and envelops your feet in cushy comfort all day. Whether you’re lightly jogging, or simply walking around, every single step in these lightweight running shoes feels airy and bouncy.
Skechers GOrun Swirl Tech full review
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.