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Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

Price
$120
Weight
Men: 8.2oz
Women: 5.3oz
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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 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The newer DuPont Delrin stability plate provides rigidity to the mid-foot.
  • The construction is kept simple, with no added material, according to many testers.
  • Most testers noted that the forefoot is a little wider than the previous versions, making it great for many types of feet.
  • The foot is pinned closer to the mid-sole, which provide a snappier feel and an enhanced push off.
  • Great for speed works and track sessions.
  • An improved tongue consists of a thin fabric and thin foam for better comfort.
  • Roomier upfront yet snug fit is felt around the middle section, according to testers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners were hesitant to buy it because of its slightly expensive price.
  • Some runners found it a little too stiff.
  • It is more on the minimalist type and may need some transitions before using it for long runs.

Bottom line

The Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 is lightweight and offers a little cushioning, which is good for neutral runners. Some of the materials used are just the same as the previous versions, yet this one was able to provide a better running performance. Although there were downsides like its high price and its stiffness, many testers found the features of this shoe worth the cost.


Rankings


Ratings

4.1 / 5 based on 61 ratings

5 star
57%
4 star
26%
3 star
2%
2 star
2%
1 star
13%

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Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    The Speed accomplishes this with a firm-feel foam and a thermoplastic plate embedded in the midsole, which makes the shoe bounce back quickly, improving the turnover while sacrificing some flexibility. 

  • 76 / 100 by Fellrnr • Fellrnr • Level 5 expert

    However, the GOmeb is rather heavy for the cushioning it provides, with midsole foam that's firm, verging on hard. 

  • 84 / 100 by Klein Runs • Matt Klein • Level 4 expert

    The extra cushioning allowed for me to pick up the pace during long runs and still feel protected for those all those miles. 

  • 81 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Peter Stuart • Level 4 expert

    I find the plate adds a stiffness to the shoe that makes it just a little too stiff for me over longer runs, but I’m sure it would work for many.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Frank May • Level 4 expert

    Although perfect for marathoners, it would do well in races as short as 5ks and could work as a low-mileage daily trainer.

  • 89 / 100 by Running Maven • Derek Oxley • Level 3 expert

    Overall I'm extremely pleased with the update and looking forward to running in and reviewing the Go Run 4. If you're looking for a racing flat with a little cushion, the GRS 3 might fit the bill.

  • 85 / 100 by Lolo Runs • Lolo Runs • Level 2 expert

    They provide a crazy pop and help your turnover quicken with each step with the sleek light weight frame.

  • 83 / 100 by Vincent Khor • Vincent Khor • Level 1 expert

    In summary I would recommend this shoe to anyone who likes lightweight, almost barefoot feel type of running shoes.

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Updates to Skechers GOmeb Speed 3

  • An improved DuPont Delrin stability plate adds torsional rigidity to the GOmeb Speed 3. This will provide enough support for slight overpronators during race day or speed training sessions. The shoe’s overall transition and responsiveness are improved with this plate as well.
  • Skechers also enhanced the comfort of the new version. It has more padding in the collar while the inner fabric of the shoe is a lot softer. The new fabric will make running enjoyable, even for those who prefer to run without socks.
  • To give it a racier shoe feel, Skechers made the cushioning slightly more resilient than the past models. It will provide a better platform when going for powerful toe offs.
  • An upper revamp includes wider holes with just a little bit of flexibility. This enhances shoe ventilation and helps provide a more personalized fit.

Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 size and fit

The fit and sizing are regular with just a hair more room in the toe box for the new version. As always, this type of fit is great for those with regular foot widths. It will provide a comfortable, snug fit from the heel to the forefoot. Skechers offers D and B for the widths while the sizes, which are standard, are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 13 for the women’s.

Outsole

The outsole features small treads called GOImpulse Sensors. These treads offer a bit of cushioning for a shoe that is designed to be go-to marathon shoe.

Midsole

The Skechers’ signature midsole technology in the Resalyte foam occupies this area. It is injection-molded, very light, resilient, and has more than adequate responsive features. The new midsole insert called the DuPont Delrin Stability Plate gives stability and support that minimal overpronators may get to enjoy this shoe as well.

Upper

Excellent breathability and foot-hugging comfort are provided by a monomesh and a seamless upper. The sock-like comfort gets a boost with the anti-microbial properties of an Ortholite Sockliner. Providing support and structure in this area are the very light Hotmelt overlays.