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
Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
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.
Heel to toe dropMen: 2mm
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 heightMen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.
Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.
80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
The midsole plate should give the shoe a very good pop.
Updates to Skechers GOmeb Speed Elite
- Skechers comes up with something very nice for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil in a shoe that is geared towards those looking for a fast and responsive ride. Based on Meb’s inputs, the GOmeb Speed Elite is a limited edition of a shoe that offers a proprietary midsole foam for lightweight cushioning.
- Giving runners plenty of zip in their runs is a brand-exclusive carbon plate in the midsole. The technology also enhances torsional rigidity and support for a shoe that has more than enough minimalist features.
- The pliable and plush GOknit upper really wraps the foot in comfort and support. It envelops the foot like a second skin to allow runners excellent freedom of movement.
Skechers GOmeb Speed Elite size and fit
The shoe is tailored for those with a slightly narrow to medium fit. Like most racers, this one has a fit that enfolds the entire foot from the heel to the forefoot. There is adequate heel support and security because of the pliable carbon fiber heel counter, a snug midfoot, and enough wiggle room in the toes. It runs true to size.
The outsole is relatively thick for a very light shoe. It is covered with regular-sized lugs that come in different shapes. Skechers uses what it calls a Parametric web or a surface that almost resembles a spider’s netting for added traction.
A 5Gen midsole of moderate thickness spans the entire midsole. It is made of Skechers’ own material and technology that give Skechers running shoes a responsive, durable, and adequately cushioned ride. Between the midsole and the outsole of the GOmeb Speed Elite is a thin slice of carbon fiber plate. It greatly helps with the responsiveness of the shoe and gives the ride more support and stability.
The very unique upper is courtesy of the GOknit mesh, which is very breathable and delivers support and flexibility in all the right areas. There are also reflective materials all over the upper for night-time or early morning runs. A carbon fiber heel counter holds the heel really well without the stiffness or jarring support of hard plastic. Skechers provides a traditional lace-up closure to hold the fit.