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  • 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
    $100
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 7.8oz
    Women: 5.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm

    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: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Nov 2014
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Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Synthetic mesh offers lightweight and breathable wrap that’s made from environmentally friendly materials.
  • Most runners appreciated the Quick Fit Portal heel tab for easier foot insertion, the Vari-lock lacing system for better security, and the stitched overlays for added overall support.
  • A few took note the flexibility of the Skechers GOrun 4.
  • Some runners mentioned that the 4th version has great fit just like the previous version.
  • Runners get the Resalite mid-sole compound, which is flexible and has memory retention qualities for better underfoot cushioning.
  • The M-Strike Technology allows runners to do more mid foot striking, which is much more balanced.
  • The GOrun 4 has a very light weight.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that it is stiffer than the previous version.
  • Others thought that it was narrower along the toe area.
  • A few noted that it was half-a-size larger than their usual choice.

Bottom line

The GOrun 4 from Skechers is a popular update and it’s welcomed by many runners. The improvements done for this shoe make it more robust for neutral runners during their daily running and athletic activities.

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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 28 expert reviews