Summary

We spent 9.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • This running shoe is lightweight, according to a lot of users. 
  • It is highly durable, claimed some consumers. 
  • Many runners agreed that the shoe is comfortable. 
  • Some buyers appreciated that it offers an excellent grip.
  • Several testers mentioned that this shoe is breathable. 
  • The shoe is supportive, according to a reviewer. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of runners observed that the shoe is a bit tight. 
  • Some disappointed users mentioned that the midsole unit is too firm. 
  • One reviewer mentioned that the upper unit is made out of cheap materials.

Bottom line

The Skechers GOmeb Speed 6 Hyper is a race-ready shoe that is designed for runners and athletes with neutral gaits. It utilizes lightweight, yet durable materials that make the platform fast, sleek, and snug. This high performance running shoe is also equipped with advanced technologies, providing a secure and responsive ride.  

Facts

Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this June

Expert Reviews

94 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 98 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    I like a shoe that makes me feel fast. The Speed 6 makes me feel fast. It makes me want to run fast, it makes me want to race. I’m a big fan. I love the Razor 3, and thought that there might be too much overlap to differentiate the Speed 6. I was wrong. At under 6 oz and with a fit and ride that just scream SPEED, it’s a no brainer. The Speed 6 is going to be on my feet for anything under a half marathon and for any speed workout I do. It’s a remarkably light and efficient shoe. If you’re needing Vaporfly level cushioning, this isn’t the shoe for you, but if you want to go out and run fast and have fun, give them a try. Did I mention how FUN they are to run in? No? They’re very fun. Very very, very fun.

  • 92 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    Despite being a lightweight and fast shoe, it feels a bit off to me. However, if you’re a fan of Skechers or the Hyperburst midsole (or just want a good-looking race shoe), this might be the chariot you’re looking for. Again, be careful of the fit. For me, I prefer the Razor 3; it’s still got the speed, but is a little more forgiving on the feet and legs.

  • 95 / 100 | Doctors of Running | | Level 4 expert

    The Skechers GOmeb Speed 6 HYPER is an extremely fast shoe that will support you over a variety of race distances if you are used to extremely lightweight and low drop rides.

  • 88 / 100 | Running Northwest | | Level 3 expert

    The Skechers GOMeb Speed 6 while innovative in its own right feels more like the racing flats we all used to wear, just with a little more comfort. It is definitely a race day only style shoe and you will want to size up as they run snugly. If you want a better everyday shoe, then we would push for the Razor 3 and hold out for the Speed Elite as your race day shoe.

Become an expert
  • The Skechers GOmeb Speed 6 Hyper is the newest addition to the GOmeb line of speed shoes. It is a reliable light and fast racing flat that is also designed to be sleek and snug. 
  • This latest version now features a full-length Hyper Burst® midsole that made the shoe lighter and more responsive compared to its predecessor. The Hyper Burst midsole helps boost the running efficiency without sacrificing the cushioning quality.
  • The rubber outsole incorporated in this Skechers running shoe is now thicker to provide additional durability and protection. 
  • The upper unit of this lightweight running shoe has also been completely redesigned to provide a snugger fit and breathable comfort. 

Just like the Nike Zoom Fly SP, the Skechers GOmeb Speed 6 Hyper is a unisex shoe, thus can be worn by men and women. Women are advised to get a 1.5 size down from their usual sizing preference. However, fitting the shoe first is a good thing to consider to ensure a comfortable fit. Consumers may also check the general feedback about sizing before purchasing a pair of shoes. 

The technical components that affect the fit of the shoe are the narrow toe box and forefoot sections. GOmeb Speed 6 Hyper also uses the traditional lacing system to allow the user to easily adjust the tightness and looseness around the shoe. 

Providing a good amount of traction is the Goodyear® rubber that is strategically placed into the outsole unit of the GOmeb Speed 6 Hyper. Skechers has teamed up with Goodyear to produce a rubber outsole that delivers excellent coverage and durability. The outsole pattern has also been improved to enhance the gripping performance of the shoe. 

GOmeb Speed 6 Hyper features the Hyper Burst® midsole technology. This new midsole foam was formed using a 'Super Critical™' process that produces an incredibly lightweight and flexible material, which is highly durable and responsive.  The Hyper Burst® technology is an ultra-light cushioning material that also offers reliable underfoot protection. 

Providing structure and stability is the injected nylon midfoot plate. This material is positioned between the midsole and outsole units to deliver a quick response and added protection. 

This high-performance running shoe utilizes a new external Pebax® heel counter that securely locks the rearfoot onto the platform, keeping the foot from sliding up and down while running. Pebax® is a thermoplastic elastomer that is composed of flexible polyether and rigid polyamide. This material is designed for extremely high-performance sportswear. 

The shoe’s mid-foot strike zone promotes efficiency in each stride by encouraging a midfoot strike. 

The manufacturers have strategically placed a translucent mesh vamp that is paired with a lightweight rip-stop nylon mesh. This component is highly durable and breathable. It allows the air to continuously flow in and out of the shoe, keeping the foot dry and cool throughout the running session. 

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.

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