Facts

  • Terrain
    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
    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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Use
    Use

    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
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 5.8oz
    Women: 4.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Release date
    Release date
    Jan 2018
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Summary

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

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

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93 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

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Updates to Skechers GOmeb Speed 5

  • 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.

Skechers GOmeb Speed 5 size and fit

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.

Outsole

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.

Midsole

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.

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.

Upper

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.