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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 9.2ozWomen: 7.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 26mmWomen: 26mm
Forefoot heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateJan 2018
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93 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.