Who should buy the Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5

This daily trainer Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 could be a great match for you if:

  • You are into a running shoe that has a combination of the upper and midsole that allows for an irritation-free sensation when running. 
  • You want a shoe that has a semi-gusseted tongue, allowing a more lockdown wrap, and has enough padding for lace bite prevention. 

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 Upper material

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5: The midsole is where the magic happens  

Creating an optimal mix between bounce and energy return, the GOrun MaxRoad 5 employs the Skechers Hyper Burst foam and a carbon-infused H-plate. In short, the combination of these two is responsible for the propulsive ride of the shoe. 

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 Mouth opening

Unlike most EVA foams, the Hyper Burst goes through an intensive process that makes it "lighter and more responsive." 

What and who is it for? 

The Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 is designed for neutral runners who want to go fast over long distances. It's also leg-saving for those who plan to take a recovery run. 

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 Middle sole

MaxRoad 5 vs. 4: What's the difference? 

Gathering feedback from runners, Skechers has made it a point to improve the fit and ride of the GOrun MaxRoad 5. To do this, it took the following changes: 

  • An internal carbon-infused H-plate is designated in the midsole, generating sufficient rigidity for a peppy, energetic ride. 
  • Moving from a knit-like upper, the shoe now has an engineered mesh upper. It's more pliable for a form-fitting wrap. 

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 Collar

Comparisons to other long-distance shoes

GOrun MaxRoad 5 vs. GOrun Ride 9They both have the same lightweight construction, but the latter has less stack, allowing a more traditional ride. It also has a firmer version of the Hyper Burst. 

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 Insole

GOrun MaxRoad 5 vs. Novablast 2. They have the same fun ride, except that the Novablast is heavier (235 grams vs. 274 grams in men's US 9). 

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 Outsole

GOrun MaxRoad 5 vs. Glideride 2. Contrary to the MaxRoad, the Glideride is more protective, stable, and durable. 

Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 Laces

GOrun MaxRoad 5 vs. Hoka Mach 4. They're a few grams short of being identical in weight. However, the Mach 4 is more stable, especially at the heel. 
Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 Collar 2

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.3oz / Women 6.1oz
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 31mm
Heel height: 37mm
Collection: Skechers Gorun, Skechers Hyper Burst

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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.