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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
$120
Weight
Men: 10.9oz
Women: 8.7oz
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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 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers thought that the GORun Forza is an adequate mix of responsible cushioning and underfoot stability
  • Many runners greatly welcomed the array of color schemes that comes with the release of this model.
  • It has a medium width, so the fit can be snug without being too tight.
  • The lightweight cushioning offers a bit of bounce while also propelling the runner forward.
  • The Resalyte Medial Posting slows the rate of the over-pronation of the foot.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers criticized the bonding materials in the sole unit.
  • The price is moderately high.
  • Some runners hoped to have more protective materials in the outsole other than the rubber layer.

Bottom line

The GORun Forza from Skechers is one of the well-received running shoes because of the arch support mechanics, the responsive cushioning, and the appealing design. Some testers had issues with its durability, but it is no doubt ideal for daily performances.


Rankings

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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 91 ratings

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4 star
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2 star
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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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83 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 82 / 100 by RunRepeat • Aravind Memana • Level 3 expert

    Skechers has recently forayed into performance shoes but has delivered a good pair of stability shoes for the flat footed daily runners. Great pair as a daily beater. Lightweight, and the flat laces is a boon.

  • 91 / 100 by Running Competitor • Brian Metzler • Level 5 expert

    It’s a super sturdy shoe, but all of that stability and support is hidden in a comfortable, smooth-riding cruiser with a touch of responsiveness.

  • 80 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    The control features didn’t compromise the shoe’s smooth cushioning or fit, however. 

  • 87 / 100 by Triathlete • Brian Metzler • Level 4 expert

    It’s a super sturdy shoe, but all of that stability and support is hidden in a comfortable, smooth-riding cruiser.

  • 80 / 100 by Klein Runs • Matt Klein • Level 4 expert

    The forefoot especially has very thick overlays which give it a narrower fit compared to other Skechers Performance shoes. 

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Jim Coulson • Level 4 expert

    All in all I think that the Forza would be a good choice for any moderate, or slightly more, over pronator looking for a firmly cushioned, smooth, daily stability shoe that is well suited for long runs.

  • 86 / 100 by Lolo Runs • Lolo Runs • Level 2 expert

    So far, they are definitely the most structured shoe in the Skechers Performance line but they are comfortable. That’s pretty hard to find with structure shoes!

  • 81 / 100 by Takbo.ph • Chicksnimanok • Level 2 expert

    All in all, the Skechers GoRun Forza would be a good choice for any moderate, or slightly more, over pronator looking for a firmly cushioned, and lightweight stability shoe.

  • 81 / 100 by Ashley Lauretta • Ashley Lauretta • Level 1 expert

    Because they have designed firm medial posting—this is a piece of Skechers Resalyte Technology that is in the midsole of the shoe to assist with stabilization of the foot—the foot moves smoothly from heel-to-toe without rolling. 

  • 80 / 100 by Women's Running • Ashley Lauretta • Level 1 expert

    If you are in need of a stability shoe and want to give Skechers’ first offering of its kind a spin, I highly suggest following in Kara and Meb’s footsteps and giving the brand a go (pun intended).

  • 68 / 100 by Gear Institute • GazelleGirl • Level 1 expert

    Super cushioned, smooth transitions, and has the stability posting to protect over pronators.

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Updates to Skechers GOrun Forza

  • The Skechers GOrun Forza offers stability and controlled movement to make those running sessions more comfortable and less tasking to those with over pronated foot motion. From the mid-sole to the upper unit, this shoe is sure to make each step more neutral. It’s an efficient way to keep the runner safe from discomfort or injury.
  • A stretchable material makes up most of the upper unit of this running shoe. It allows the natural shape of the foot to rest well into it and give enough room to maintain a snug yet secure feeling that’s not too tight.
  • Padded interiors give additional cushioning to the dimensions of the foot. A stiff heel counter and support strap lock the foot in place and prevents over pronation.
  • The mid-sole unit of this running shoe features a foam technology that cushions the foot well. It doesn’t make the platform heavy, though additional stability is offered by this two-part platform. The inward rolling of the foot is prevented because of a post in the mid-foot that’s meant to act as a foundation for the foot to be in a more neutral position.
  • The outsole unit of this shoe makes use of a rubber material that is highly resistant to abrasive damage and wear. It is sparingly placed all over the underside of the sole unit, making sure that the foot is well-protected at all times. It is also able to deliver sure traction over the surfaces.

Skechers GOrun Forza size and fit

The Skechers GOrun Forza has a standard running shoe length. It comes in sizes that follow the regular measurements to which men and women are most acclimated. The available width is medium, though the forefoot section is a bit wider to accommodate natural toe splaying. Those with medium sized feet will be able adapt well to it.


Outsole

The Skechers GOrun Forza uses a high abrasion resistant rubber to protect the sole unit from damage and wear. Strategically placed to cover the surfaces that are in contact with the ground, this layer makes sure to deliver durable protection at all times. It is also responsible for the traction capabilities of this running shoe.

Flex grooves are placed in the forefoot section. They allow the platform to bend along with the natural movement of the foot, ensuring that each forefoot lift becomes more enabled and unrestricted.


Midsole

The Resalyte® is a mid-sole foam that gives sure underfoot cushioning and responsiveness. This plush underfoot platform adds a bit of bounce to the step, effectively propelling the runner forward during the activities.

The two-part mid-sole uses a medial posting that’s also made from Resalyte®. It is responsible for balancing the position of the foot and making sure that it assumes a more natural gait when performing. It is highly assistive to those who need additional support for their feet.


Upper

The upper unit uses a seamless mesh material that is lightweight and durable. It brings a breathable and comfortable coverage, essentially maintaining a well-ventilated interior because it allows air to go through the shoe.

A 3D printed synthetic upper uses new technologies to bring a more precise fit that doesn’t use a lot of stitching. It blends effortlessly with the main fabric of the upper and it encourages natural movement, while also hugging the foot snugly.

A heel counter and inner support strap lock the foot in place and adjust its position to assume a more balanced or neutral stance. They’re additional stability mechanisms that assist the mid-sole in steadying the foot.