Facts

Terrain
Road

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

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.

Use
Competition

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
$100
Weight
Men: 7.5oz
Women: 6oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 4mm
Women: 4mm

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.

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

9 reasons to buy

  • A lot of consumers agreed that the Skechers GOrun 5 looked appealing.
  • Many testers wrote that this shoe felt comfortable to their feet.
  • It felt adequately lightweight, commented several runners.
  • Some purchasers have used it for casual purposes; they noted that it remained efficient and capable throughout.
  • The general durability of this running shoe was lauded by a number of runners.
  • The mid-sole felt a bit softer and more responsive than its predecessor, a tester reported.
  • A user wrote that the underfoot platform was suitably flexible.
  • The Quick Fit pull-tab gained some positive recognition because it made putting on and removing the shoe much easier.
  • Several reviewers lauded the upper unit’s supportive and breathable nature.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some consumers thought that the GOrun 5 was half-a-size bigger than what they were used to.
  • The outsole grip wasn’t able to satisfy several reviewers; to them, it felt lacking.
  • It was a bit narrow in the mid-foot section, according to a consumer.

Bottom line

The Skechers GOrun 5 was welcomed by a lot of those who have tried it. They liked its comfortable construction, its colorful design, and its apparently impressive mid-sole foam unit. Casual shoe enthusiasts also enjoyed this running shoe. Inversely, there were complaints about it being a bit narrow and a bit big in terms of the sizing scheme; Traction seemed to be inconsistent, too.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 145 ratings

5 star
68%
4 star
15%
3 star
3%
2 star
5%
1 star
3%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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.

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85 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Road Trail Run • Level 3 expert

    If you want a bit more comfort, a bit more relaxed, a bit softer, you might consider the Run 5.

  • 89 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    Testers raved about the fit, which remained comfortable even at the end of long runs when feet were swollen.

  • 86 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    The new GoRun 5 loses the rocker-shaped midsole design and adds increased softness and responsiveness to the ride quality.

  • 86 / 100 by Gearist • Brandon Wood • Level 5 expert

    For a trainer/racer the GOrun 5 delivers across the spectrum. It’s a shoe that can go fast or simply throw down some cruiser miles.

  • 85 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Thomas • Level 5 expert

    My opinion is that the Razor is a better trainer, I liked the firmer midsole and simple upper. As you can surmise from Austin’s review he sides with the GOrun. If you are thinking about trying the GOrun 5 I would also recommend trying the Razor.

  • 72 / 100 by Gear Institute • Donald Buraglio • Level 5 expert

    Based solely on the specs, the Skechers GOrun 5 appears to be a perfect shoe for lightweight performance.

  • 93 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Michael Mason-D'Croz • Level 4 expert

    The Skechers GOrun5 is a lightweight trainer that can log the long miles and take a pounding. The fit is superb, with great cushion for a very reasonable price.

  • 87 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Meaghan • Level 4 expert

    I’m a big fan of the GOrun 5. In terms of preference between the Razor and the GOrun, well, it’s a tie.

  • 87 / 100 by Just Women Heels • Anna • Level 1 expert

    I have used my ones to run 130 miles but until now [sic] it is still as great as when I have just purchased.

  • 80 / 100 by Klein Runs • Dr. Matthew Klein • Level 1 expert

    While the upper could use a bit more stability, this is a great shoe that everyone should at least try to see what Skechers Performance now has to offer.

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Updates to Skechers GOrun 5

  • The Skechers GOrun 5 is a neutral running shoe that’s meant for the roads. It comes in different color schemes that are vibrant, but not too distracting. The façade is made up of a fabric that resembles woven cloth. It’s breathable, flexible and it wraps around the foot like a sock. Traditional layers and overlays aren’t present in this model. Instead, different thread densities give the upper more form and structure.
  • The mid-sole unit of this running shoe makes use of a full-length foam technology, which provides durable and responsive cushioning to the foot of the wearer. It also has a soft disposition, but it’s able to attenuate shock during the landing phase. The M-Strike design of the platform encourages mid-foot striking, which is helpful in achieving a more proficient running output.
  • A durable rubber material is placed in the forefoot and rear sections of the external sole unit. It protects the cushioning system from the potentially abrasive nature of the roads. The textured design of this section helps in enhancing traction, with non-prominent diamond-shaped nodes acting as pseudo-gripping lugs. The presence of the rubber compound doesn’t sacrifice the overall flexibility of the platform.

Skechers GOrun 5 size and fit

The Skechers GOrun 5 has a standard running shoe sizing scheme. It follows the regular expectations of runners. The available width for both the men and women’s versions is medium. It accommodates those who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape adheres to the natural shape of the human foot.


Outsole

A Parametric Web Outsole is used in the Skechers GOrun 5. It’s composed of a layer of textured rubber that’s placed in the forefoot and heel sections of the outsole. The web-like design and diamond-shaped nodes help in delivering traction over the asphalt.


Midsole

The 5GEN cushioning is a full-length foam material that’s created to carry the foot responsibly through the running session. It has a soft nature, but it’s durable and long-lasting. It’s also flexible and springy.

The M-Strike design of the sole unit inspires the runner to dole out a mid-foot strike. This helps in promoting a smooth and fast performance.

Additional underfoot cushioning is provided by the Ortholite Sock Liner. It even has anti-microbial and anti-moisture properties, which helps in staving off sweat and odor.


Upper

The Go Knit evokes a structure that’s similar to woven cloth. This lightweight material is also soft, smooth, breathable and pliable. Different densities in terms of threading provide more form to the upper unit as there are no traditional overlays. The denser sections of this material actually look like the design of the façade.

Air mesh is a breathable material that’s placed underneath the top fabric. It’s durable yet flexible. It is also breathable, so it is able to easily accommodate air into the foot-chamber.

The Quick Fit Portal is a pull-tab that’s stitched onto the rear section of the Skechers GOrun 5. It allows the runner to put on and remove the shoe with ease.

The Reinforced Lacing System makes use of a set of shoelaces that are strengthened via some extra stitching in its middle portion. An extra eyelet near the anterior section of the collar accommodates a more versatile fit.

A support strap has been integrated into the upper unit. It assists the rest of the fabrics and components when it comes to keeping the foot in place.