Summary

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

8 reasons to buy

  • The sandwich-mesh upper offers comfort and breathable support to the foot.
  • Synthetic overlays that have been stitched onto the upper support the foot and keep it in place.
  • A padded tongue and collar deliver cushioning to the dimensions of the foot.
  • A lightweight underfoot cushioning system delivers responsiveness and comfortable support.
  • Runners appreciated the inclusion of an insole that’s made to provide additional shock absorption.
  • The rubber outsole has sensors that help the runner achieve better transitions through the gait cycle.
  • The Skechers GOrun 400 is lightweight.
  • It has an affordable price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several users find the GOrun 400 to easily wear down, especially the outsole, even only after a few hundred miles.
  • It was narrow in width, according to some runners.

Bottom line

Recreational running and training are part of the purposes of the Skechers GOrun 400. This lightweight neutral shoe is meant to keep the runner comfortable, secure and well-cushioned throughout their activities. It’s a reliable running companion and it doesn’t even have a hefty price tag.

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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick
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Expert Reviews

88 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Takbo.ph | | Level 2 expert

    Despite running on slippery roads, I was able to run at my usual pace thanks to the GORun 400’s incredible grip. Because of its great fit, I did not feel that my foot strikes were off. At the end of the race, I was worried I may get blisters from my wet feet. Fortunately, there was none.

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    This shoe is designed to promote a midfoot strike and it has a beautiful, breathable synthetic mesh material in the upper.

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  • The GOrun 400 from Skechers brings takes runners on a comfortable experience with its high-quality components and efficient design. Suitable for daily running sessions and training on the road, it doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to ensuring that the runner is able to perform well. The shoe has a lightweight and breathable nature that are certain to deliver better running outputs from the wearer.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe utilizes a mesh material that has an open construction. It’s lightly padded, so it adds more cushioning to the dimensions of the foot. It isn’t stiff, so it allows the foot to move naturally through the gait cycle. Synthetic overlays add more structure to the upper, and they also cause the fabrics to wrap around the foot in a customizable way.
  • The mid-sole unit uses a foam material that’s durable and highly responsive. Its plush nature causes the foot to experience heightened levels of comfort when it comes to stepping onto the shoe’s platform. It doesn’t have a substantial weight, as well, so it stays efficient even after many uses.
  • Durable rubber covers the outsole unit. It has a protective function that works against the abrasive nature of the asphalt. Circular pods that pockmark this layer of the shoe help in delivering smooth transitions from the heel to the toe.

The Skechers GOrun 400 has a regular running shoe length. It comes in sizes that adhere to the standard measurements used for the men and women’s versions. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot areas have medium widths. It is able to accommodate those with medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot.


The outsole unit of the Skechers GOrun 400 features the rubber GOimpulse® Sensors. These circular shapes on the face of the external sole unit are responsible for the traction and flexible support the runner gets during the running sessions. They also allow easier transitions through the gait cycle. Even distribution of pressure is achieved when the foot is on the ground, so optimum ground feel should be given to the wearer.


5GEN® is a mid-sole material that is very responsive. This high-quality full-length layer cushions the foot entirely, and it even returns energy to the runner for more efficient succeeding steps. It’s plush, springy and it doesn’t have a substantial weight.

The Goga Run® is an insole that’s placed right above the main cushioning unit. It supports the foot responsibly, but it also absorbs the impact forces gotten from striking the foot on the ground.


The sandwich mesh is a comfortable material that’s used as the primary cover system of the Skechers GOrun 400. It’s durable, breathable and it has some padding to add a bit of cushioning to the dimensions of the foot. A well-ventilated running experience awaits the wearer as it has an open construction.

Stitched-on overlays made from synthetic materials provide more integrity to the structure of the upper unit. It also causes the fabrics to hug the foot snugly and securely.

The Quick-Fit Portal located at the heel makes wearing or removing the Skechers GOrun 400 much easier. It’s like a finger-loop, but it’s integrated directly in the upper unit.

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.

jens@runrepeat.com