Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Elite Hyper: an uber-light carbon shoe

Skechers uses the best practices from its previous Razors and Speed Elites to introduce a new carbon-plated race shoe, the Razor 3 Elite.

It is a low-drop (4mm), low stack (28mm heel height) flat that doesn't feel minimal because of the bouncy Hyper Burst and a snappy carbon plate.

Best for:

  • distance: 5K to half-marathon
  • speed: moderate to fast
  • pronation: neutral

What makes Razor 3 Elite special

  • Weight: At 5.4oz (153 g) in a men’s size 9 is it among the lightest carbon-plated shoes.
  • Unobtrusive carbon plate: Placed only under the forefoot, it makes the ride more natural yet stable and snappy at toe-off. It is less stiff than the one used in the Skechers Speed Elite and has no side winglets. 
  • Hyper Burst cushioning: It is the brand's top-level foam which is highly responsive and resilient yet extremely light. 
  • Rocker-geometry MStrike: Helps with smoother transitions and a propulsive toe-off.
  • Barely-there upper: Its mono mesh is among the lightest and most breathable upper materials on the market.
  • Race-day fit: The lockdown is very snug and secure.

Skechers Razor 3 Elite Hyper vs. other Razors

Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Elite: racing flat / super shoe

  • weight: 5.4 oz (153 g)
  • distance: 5K to half-marathon
  • speed: moderate to fast
  • has a carbon plate

Skechers GOrun Razor 3: racing flat

  • weight: 6.4 oz (181 g)
  • distance: 5K to half-marathon
  • speed: moderate to fast

Skechers GOrun Razor+: speed trainer

  • weight: 6.4 oz (181 g)
  • distance: 5K to marathon
  • speed: any

Rankings

How Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Elite Hyper ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 5% road running shoes
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Top 10% Skechers running shoes
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Top 6% carbon fiber plate running shoes
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Popularity

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