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
    $135
  • Weight
    Men: 6.4oz
    Women: 6.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    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: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Nov 2018
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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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95 / 100 based on 21 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | The Ginger Runner | | Level 5 expert

    ...I've been super happy in the [GOrun Razor 3 Hyper]... [it's] quite simple, [it] works very well.

  • 98 / 100 | Running Warehouse | | Level 4 expert

    [The Hyperburst] is up there as one of my favorite midsoles right now: light, responsive, hits all the marks.

  • 99 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    The Razor 3 Hyper is a little rocket ship. It feels great, it runs fast, and I think it will be an even better race shoe than the original Razor was.

  • 99 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    I love a shoe that you forget about out on the run. That is the Skechers Razor 3. It’s simple. There are no crazy overlays or fancy carbon plates, just a great, lightweight daily trainer with some cushy pop.

  • 97 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    It is the kind of shoe I will race for a 10K to half but likely not a marathon as I prefer more heel to toe drop and cushion for the later miles.

  • 95 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    I’d pull the [Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper] for the runner looking for a smooth ride, for uptempo workhorse, [or] the runner who just wants a bit less on their foot... I know it’s labeled as a speed shoe... but don’t let that fool you. I think runners of all abilities will enjoy the [Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper]!

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  • As far as updates go, the most noticeable one in the Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper is its naming convention. The previous iteration of the Razor model belonged in the GOmeb series, which is named after—and created with the help of—Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi. For this third release, the Razor joins the GOrun line, as it is now created solely by Skechers.
  • The shoe utilizes a non-stretch upper with a seamless construction that provides the necessary comfort for long-distance runs. The rest of the upper’s structural details remains the same, except for the addition of the word “SPEED” printed across the side of the shoe.
  • Meanwhile, the biggest change in this new version is the midsole. The GOrun Razor 3 Hyper introduces the Hyper Burst, which is a foam created using a unique process from Skechers. Dubbed as the Super Critical process, the method makes the Hyper Burst foam lightweight and resilient.

The Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper is built as a unisex footwear that follows the sizing scheme of men’s running shoes. Women are recommended to go 1.5 sizes down to get a comfortable fit. The guide from the brand’s website indicates that the sizing follows the standard of men’s running shoes, as well as buyers claiming that the shoe is true-to-size. Meanwhile, the width also caters to runners with low to moderate foot volumes. The GOrun Razor 3 Hyper is available in Medium width of men’s shoes.

Skechers employs basic carbon rubber in the outsole of the GOrun Razor 3 Hyper. The material is placed in strategic areas of the underfoot to efficiently supply traction and durability where necessary. Like this shoe, the Fresh Foam Arishi v2 from New Balance also does away with the simple yet functional carbon rubber outsole.

The Hyper Burst midsole of the GOrun Razor 3 Hyper is a unique midsole foam that is created with what the brand claims as a “Super Critical” process. The Hyper Burst starts as basic ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) that is injected with carbon dioxide to make it even more lightweight and resilient. The result is an ultra-responsive midsole that is amped up by durable and protective properties.

The shoe also includes the M-Strike, a unit that is inserted within the midsole to make the center prominent, thus encouraging a midfoot strike. With the M-Strike, the runner develops a more efficient stride, as well as a faster pace.

A lightweight ripstop mesh provides the necessary coverage as the upper of the GOrun Razor 3 Hyper. This material is durable while still promoting airflow.

Atop the mesh upper is a set of 3D-printed overlays, which deliver comfort and support to maintain a contoured fit. These details have minimal weight to retain a cozy feel.

The upper is also allocated with a molded heel counter. It contributes to a stable and secure fit by holding the foot in place.

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