Facts

  • 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 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

    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
    $115
  • Weight
    Men: 9.2oz
    Women: 7.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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
    Men: 26mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Jan 2018
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Summary

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

7 reasons to buy

  • Many people loved the design and colorways of the Skechers GOrun Forza 3.
  • The mild rocker shape of the platform enabled fast takeoffs, some users commented.
  • According to overpronators, the stable midsole helped in the prevention of discomfort and injury.
  • The lightweight nature of this running shoe worked well for many testers.
  • Most of those who have tested this product liked the durability of its components.
  • The toe box was roomy enough to accommodate the natural spreading of the toes, some consumers remarked.
  • Runners perceived the Forza 3 to be a reliable companion during marathons.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few testers complained of blistering on the instep.
  • A consumer considered the insole to be hard.

Bottom line

The Skechers GOrun Forza 3 received many positive remarks, particularly with regards to its appealing design, its efficient underfoot platform, and its durability. They also welcomed the stability mechanisms featured in the midsole. Inversely, some people complained of blistering and hardness to the insole.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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93 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 98 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    The Forza with its tri density midsole moulding without sharp transitions in feel is the least "stability" feeling shoe I have ever run. Forza 3 is for me the "performance" daily trainer in the 2018 Skechers line up.

  • 95 / 100 | Doctors of Running

    This has been my primary training shoe for the last several months. I have not had any issues running in it and the only thing I am disappointed in is that I have to wait a month for another pair (will be released in January 2018).

  • 90 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    For me it lacks the magic of the Ride 7, but it’s a totally solid choice. I think it will be great for heavier runners and for runners who want to feel a little more shoe under their feet.

  • 87 / 100 | Runner's World

    Our wear-testers specifically pointed out how well this shoe held up over longer distances up to half marathon (which is not the case for all lightweight shoes) and on a variety of terrains.

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Updates to Skechers GOrun Forza 3

  • The Skechers GOrun Forza 3 is a running shoe that’s designed for the overpronator. It employs several components that are noticeably different from its predecessor, the Forza 2. A 3D structural mesh heightens foot support, flexibility, and ventilation. The design is minimal, a trait that is trending.
  • FLIGHT GEN™ is the material used for the midsole unit. But instead of a separate post for stability, this shoe employs foams of three varying densities. These three layers aim to improve durability, traction and foot stability. A rubber compound shields the platform from wear and tear.

Skechers GOrun Forza 3 size and fit

The Skechers GOrun Forza 3 has a standard running shoe length. The available width for the women’s version is B – Medium. For men, the option is D – Medium. Its upper features a set of supportive components that hug the foot, maintain its shape and encourage its natural movement capacity.

Outsole

A rubber compound engulfs the platform of the Skechers GOrun Forza 3, protecting it from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. A bevy of lines acts as traction centers for surface control.

Thin flex grooves allow the foot to move naturally throughout the running session. These shallow trenches cause the sole unit to flex in conjunction with the foot as it transitions from the heel to the toe.

Midsole

FLIGHT GEN™ is a lightweight compound that offers reactive cushioning for the foot of the runner. It is also capable of protecting the foot against the impact forces generated during the landing phase.

Triple density foams make the midsole more durable and intact. These compounds also correct overpronation because they stabilize the position of the foot and prevent the arch from collapsing.

The M-Strike is a midsole configuration that lets the wearer perceive the midfoot part of the full-length foam as the point of contact, thus enabling a faster and more efficient biomechanical performance. Heel striking traditionally puts more strain on the bones and muscles.

Upper

The upper unit of the Skechers GOrun Forza 3 makes use of a 3D structural mesh which is made up of a cloth-like weave that hugs the foot securely. A wraparound pattern helps the lacing system in giving a fit that adheres to preference. The heel has a tightly woven construction to ensure steadiness and prevent accidental shoe removals.

A supportive strap is added to the posterior section of the midfoot. It contributes to a lockdown coverage.

The back of the foot gets support from a padded collar and a molded heel counter. Both of these components stave off in-shoe wobbling and slipping.

A pull tab assists the runner when it comes to wearing and removing the shoe.