12 users: 4.8 / 5
3 experts: 95 / 100
Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 5.8oz / Women 4.5oz
Heel to toe drop: Men 4mm / Women 4mm
Arch support: Neutral

Verdict from 6.7 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • The Skechers GOmeb Speed 5 performed well on races and long-distance runs, according to a reviewer.
  • Many users described the shoe as lightweight.
  • Various buyers appreciated the design and style of the shoe.
  • As a racing flat, the GOmeb Speed 5 provided plenty of cushioning, a commenter stated.
  • The shoe was true to size and had a precise fit, claimed numerous wearers. Others mentioned the shoe fit like a glove.
  • The FLIGHT GEN™ midsole was very responsive, a runner observed.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe lacked underfoot protection in the forefoot area, according to a reviewer.
  • One user experienced poor grip from the outsole during rainy days.

Bottom line

The Skechers GOmeb Speed 5 was undoubtedly a successful release with the unanimously positive feedback it received from users. From the fit to the performance, the GOmeb Speed 5 received winning remarks all around. There were only a few disappointed remarks about the outsole’s functionality. In summary, the shoe was a significant and worthy upgrade from its predecessor.

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Expert reviews:

  • In its latest version, the Skechers GOmeb Speed claims to be the fastest shoe in the brand’s running gear line-up. This neutral runner is designed for race day; thus, users should expect a light and speedy performance from the shoe.
  • With an updated overall design, the shoe displays new elements from the upper to the outsole. First, a more lightweight air mesh promotes a unique combination of breathability and support. Inside is the brand’s FLIGHT GEN™ midsole that is also more compact than before, for effortless movement while racing.
  • The shoe’s parametric web outsole is ornamented with DuPont® elements to deliver a ride that quick, stable, and structured.

As it is available in a width profile of medium for both men and women, the Skechers GOmeb Speed 5 also has a length that follows the running shoe standard. The midfoot and heel areas have a semi-narrow structure, making the shoe ideal for wearers with low or medium foot volume.

With a parametric web design, the outsole of the Skechers GOmeb Speed 5 enables a durable protection and versatile traction on multiple surfaces. The outsole’s webbed design allows an even dispersal of grip and flexibility throughout the rest of the shoe.

The FLIGHT GEN™ feature of the GOmeb Speed 5 is a midsole material that offers an ultra-light cushioning while activating a highly responsive ride. FLIGHT GEN™ considers itself as a powerful shoe technology as it provides the runner an efficient stride, a stable yet comfortable ride, all inside a featherweight package. This midsole technology is used in the GOrun 6 and other best-selling running shoes from Skechers.

A DuPont® Delrin® plate is present in the midfoot area. It acts as a stability plate, giving the shoe a high-rebound quality. It also contributes to the structural framework of the GOmeb Speed 5.

The 4 mm offset of the shoe encourages a midfoot strike, and this is further promoted by the M Strike feature. The M Strike is a unit inserted in the center of the midsole to make the midsole prominent and guide the landing towards this area. Having a midfoot strike benefits the runner as it takes impact away from the joints. It also endorses a fast pace.

The GOmeb Speed 5 has a sublimated air mesh upper that works by maximizing airflow around the shoe. The mesh is installed in the shoe in such a way that it wraps the foot, not only for a contoured fit but also for support.

Augmenting the breathability of the shoe is the translucent mesh vamp and the ripstop mesh quarter. These two portions of differing materials bring their own level of ventilation that ensures all sides of the foot receive optimal comfort.

An external heel counter provides support and structure in the rearfoot area. This feature is made of DuPont® Hytrel®, a thermoplastic unit that is known for its flexibility and durability far more significant than ordinary rubber.

The Skechers GOmeb Speed 5 has a unique lockdown lacing system that offers additional security, as well as a flexible fit.

Size and fit

True to size based on 7 user votes
Small (14%)
True to size (86%)
Large (0%)
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Same sizing as Skechers GOmeb Speed 4.

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How GOmeb Speed 5 compares

This shoe: 89
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This shoe: $120
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This shoe: 5.8oz
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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.