Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • This shoe is very lightweight, according to some reviews.
  • Many runners applauded the comfortable construction of the GOrun Ride 5.
  • It features a removable sock-liner for a custom fit.
  • The updated version has an increased Resalyte midsole for a responsive ride and protection.
  • The integrated inner support strap gained positive feedback from users since it offers secure and stable fit.
  • Some reviews noted that the Skechers Ride 5 has an attractive design.
  • The GOrun Ride 5 is an affordable running shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some observed that the GOrun Ride 5 lacks stability than the previous version.
  • This shoe is too narrow for some runners.

Bottom line

The Skechers GOrun Ride 5 offers impressive update as far as impact protection and responsive ride are concerned. This shoe is applauded by most runners because of the lightweight and comfortable construction. It is a stability shoe that is best for off-trail running.

Facts

Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
It has never been more popular than this June

Expert Reviews

79 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    The ride is polite, it’s decently snappy if you increase tempo in it and the fit is good.

  • 79 / 100 | Gearist | | Level 5 expert

    The GOrun Ride 5 has good ground feel though can feel a bit out of touch at times, particularly on long and featureless roads.

  • 86 / 100 | Runblogger | | Level 4 expert

    The upper is super comfortable and fits just right for an all around road shoe, and the midsole is cushioned yet responsive thanks to Skechers’ new 5-Gen resalyte material that really shines in their whole 2016 lineup.

  • 83 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 3 expert

    The low weight on the GoRun Ride 5 with a top notch midsole and outsole get me past the unfortunate styling of the upper.

  • 80 / 100 | Happy Feet | | Level 3 expert

    A smooth, firm ride with a fast response yet easy and comfortable enough to go the miles.

  • 71 / 100 | 9 Run | | Level 3 expert

    They certainly felt better but still felt heavy, clunky, and way too firm.

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  • The 5th version of the GOrun Ride from Skechers gives runners the same aesthetic superiority that the previous version had. It is available in many striking designs and color schemes that aim to provide a specific identity to the preference of the runner, in terms of the hues and shades that’re used.
  • While the GOrun Ride 4 used more stitching, the GOrun Ride 5 limits that. Instead, the upper uses an overlay system that’s fused directly onto the upper to reduce the overall weight of the shoe and make sure that a secure fit is given without feeling too tight.
  • A finger loop on the back of this running shoe makes it easier to wear it as it provides assistance through an easy-pull mechanism.
  • A finger loop on the back of this running shoe makes it easier to wear it as it provides assistance through an easy-pull mechanism.
  • The mid-sole unit makes use of high quality cushioning systems that deliver a soft and comfortable underfoot experience. The full-length foam is able to cushion each step and it even encourages mid-foot striking, which encourages more balanced running mechanics.
  • The outsole unit utilizes pods that provide limited durability. But the constant ground contact ensures that the runner is able to experience a responsive performance all throughout.

The Skechers GOrun Ride 5 has a standard running shoe length. It is available in sizes that adhere to the regular measurements when it comes to length. It has a medium-to-wide width when it comes to the its mid-foot, though its heel and forefoot sections have a medium width. The semi-curved shape of this shoe helps the runner to acclimate well when wearing it.


The GOimpulse Sensors are circular pods on the outsole that are deliberately placed in certain areas in order to deliver some durable protection from wear. These pods, which are also integrated into the GOrun Ride 7, assist the runner in getting a feel of the ground, so that each step becomes more responsive.

The outsole design doesn’t make the unit rigid or restricting. It encourages flexibility and natural movement, helping the runner go through the gait cycle with ease and comfort.


The Resalyte® is an injection-molded mid-sole foam that’s lightweight and soft. It responds well to the natural movements of the foot, and it delivers durable protection against impact. The Skechers GOrun Ride 5 benefits from an increased thickness of the platform, thus allowing the runner to get more protection and underfoot comfort.

The M-Strike is the outsole design that encourages mid-foot striking. The thickness of the sole unit is more pronounced in the mid-foot area, so when the runner lands the foot on the ground, the foot is encouraged to strike more in the mid-foot area. It makes each stride more balanced and the transitions towards the forefoot for the toe-off phase is much easier.


The upper unit of this running shoe makes use of Synthetic Mesh. This material is strong, but lightweight and breathable. It allows air to seamlessly enter the shoe and keep the foot cool and dry at all times.

The overlay system is made from synthetic materials, as well. These overlays are strategically placed on the upper to deliver sure security and lockdown when the shoe is used. Less stitching is used here, so the upper maintains its structure without limiting the pliability of the fabrics.

The Quick Fit Portal is a finger loop at the heel area of the GOrun Ride 5. It allows quick entry by letting the finger of the runner hook into the loop to pull the shoe.

The Agion® odor protection technology helps in keeping the interior of this running shoe clean and healthy. The sock liner even has an anti-microbial property to get rid of odor-causing bacteria.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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