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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
$180
Weight
Men: 7.2oz
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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 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The seamless GOknit upper of the GOmeb Speed Elite hugs the foot in comfort.
  • It is very light at only 6.9 oz for a men’s size 9.
  • The cushioning is notably responsive, based on the observations of more than a few runners.
  • Most of the reviewers really loved the head-turning looks of the Skechers Speed Elite.
  • Reflective details make it a nice option for low-visibility running.
  • A handful of runners appreciated the pretty stable and supportive ride from a shoe with minimalist features.
  • Owning one is like owning a piece of history as this is the shoe Meb Keflezighi wore to win the Boston and New York marathons while grabbing a silver medal during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

4 reasons not to buy

  • It is a very expensive shoe.
  • The GOmeb Speed Elite is only in limited edition.
  • It is a bit narrow for some runners.
  • It is available in whole sizes only.

Bottom line

The Skechers GOmeb Speed Elite is a new twist in the lightweight racer that is specifically released to commemorate the 2016 Olympics. It works very well as a transition shoe for those who are looking towards more minimalist shoes. The shoe provides a superior a foot-hugging wrap that covers the foot in support and comfort. Runners who are looking for a stylish and responsive shoe should make a beeline as this is only in limited edition.


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80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by Patrick Voo • Patrick Voo • Level 1 expert

    The midsole plate should give the shoe a very good pop.

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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

A 5Gen midsole of moderate thickness spans the entire midsole. It is made of Skechers’ own material and technology that give the shoe 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.


Upper

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.