|Update:||Skechers GOrun 7|
|Weight:||Men: 6.7oz | Women: 5.3oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 4mm | Women: 4mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Forefoot strike|
|Heel height:||Men: 20mm | Women: 20mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 16mm | Women: 16mm|
|Release date:||Jan 2018|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Colorways:||Black, Blue, Grey, Pink, Red|
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87 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews
I love this shoe as a casual shoe. The upper is so comfortable against bare skin and actually looks decent. As a running shoe, the upper is not secure enough for uptempo work (the Razor 2 definitely shines there) and there is not enough sole for me to use as a daily trainer.
The GoRUN 6 in a lightweight neutral trainer capable of handling longs miles, or pounding out intervals at the local track. Newly introduced knit upper provides a light and unique fit, and a new FlightGEN foam midsole helps make the 6 lighter and faster.
The foam, combined with a rigid heel counter make this the most supportive and structured GoRun model ever made, and that all contributes to the high-level of performance this shoe now exudes.
For those runners looking to transition from high heel-to-toe drop running shoes (6mm to 12mm drop), the GORun 6 is a perfect transitional minimalist running shoe – lightweight, flexible, wide toe box, and medium cushioning.
Overall, I am very excited to put some more miles in this shoe, especially on my tempo and track days. I am hoping this shoe will be the one I grab on race day this spring, but there is some stiff competition with some other great shoes currently in my rotation!
I would recommend these for anything up to the marathon distance and for anyone looking for a lightweight, versatile trainer. They will definitely handle any workout or long run without beating up your legs.
- Regarding the design, the Skechers GOrun 6 is mainly dissimilar to its immediate predecessor, the GOrun 5. Instead of having a traditional tongue and collar construction, it features a sock-like opening that’s made of knitted material. In fact, a majority of the upper unit uses compression-knit fabric for a soft and breathable experience.
- The underfoot platform of this road shoe makes use of a midfoot strike zone, which involves a more prominent middle part of the sole unit to encourage forefoot and midfoot striking. A lightweight foam brings energized cushioning and protection against impact forces.
A standard running shoe length is employed in the Skechers GOrun 6. It accommodates the usual choices of consumers when it comes to the sizing scheme. The available width for the women’s version is B – Medium; for the men’s iteration, it’s D – Medium. The materials on the upper work in conjunction with the foot-shaped platform to deliver a secure fit.
The Parametric Web Outsole features polygonal patterns that help in delivering traction over the surfaces.
A rubber compound is layered beneath the Skechers GOrun 6’s foam platform. The purpose of this material is to protect against wear and tear, as well as to ensure grip over the asphalt.
FLIGHT GEN is a proprietary cushioning compound from the Skechers brand. It has a lightweight build that may prove helpful in achieving faster performances. Its bouncy nature energizes the toe-off while the shock-attenuating capability helps in warding off discomfort when striking the foot on the ground. This unique technology is also utilized in the midsole unit of the GOride 7 and other well-known Skechers running shoes.
The M-Strike is a midsole configuration that emphasizes the midfoot part. Its goal is to enable runners to perform midfoot or forefoot striking during the running session. Such techniques are touted to be faster, safer and more efficient than heel striking.
An Ortholite sock liner is placed right above the central midsole unit. It adds a bit more cushioning for the underfoot. As a bonus, it has an antimicrobial property that combats odor-causing bacteria, as well as an anti-moisture capacity that staves off sweat and wetness.
The upper unit of the Skechers GOrun 6 features a compression-knit fabric. It’s designed to be near-seamless, which contributes to a smooth and irritation-free in-shoe experience that significantly benefits the wearer. It has small pores that permit the entry of air into the foot-chamber.
A knitted collar is employed to evoke the feeling of merely wearing a sock. It looks like the opening of a fabric foot-wrap.
A pull-tab is added to the back part to assist in the wearing and removal of this shoe.
Even though it doesn’t have a traditional tongue unit, the GOrun 6 still utilizes a conventional lacing system. Flat shoestrings loop through lace-holes on the instep and culminate at the edge of the collar’s anterior part. This arrangement still has the goal of securing the foot and giving it a snug fit.
A molded heel counter holds the back of the foot in place and prevents it from exiting the interior unexpectedly. It also staves off any in-shoe wobbling during the activity.
Nighttime runners can take advantage of the reflective detailing that’s added to the silhouette. What this feature does is allow the runner to be seen when running in low-light conditions.