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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$95
Weight
Men: 7.8oz
Women: 6.2oz
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many liked the lightweight construction of the GOrun Ride 4.
  • The shoe is very comfortable to wear, based on some reviews.
  • The upper is breathable and the overall material is durable enough for lasting use.
  • A reasonably-priced shoe.
  • Available in many color options.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe runs a half size smaller.
  • Some noticed that the shoe is too narrow for them.

Bottom line

The GOrun Ride 4 is a stability running shoe that is lightweight and durable enough for road running. With the great design and features, this shoe is great for daily running and short distance runs.


Rankings

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Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 179 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
15%
3 star
8%
2 star
3%
1 star
6%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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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83 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Meaghan • Level 5 expert

    That’s not to say this shoe isn’t a great option for some people. It is. It’s a good daily trainer and it’s the least expensive from the GOrun line.

  • 78 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    Skechers might not have changed the GoRun Ride's outsole, but still comes out on top with a vastly improved upper and updates to the midsole foam material.

  • 90 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Stein • Level 3 expert

    Skechers’ hits just keep coming. Normally I rotate my shoes every run but the past couple weeks I have been grabbing the Ride on consecutive days because they just feel good. 

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Updates to Skechers GOrun Ride 4

  • The Skechers GOrun Ride 4 is a running shoe that looks much like a racing shoe. There are some significant changes to its design and features to make it more efficient and comfortable for runners. This shoe is designed with an improved upper. The mid-foot is made more supportive while the forefoot is made less sloppy. The overlays are few, but the comfort and protection is still there.
  • The heel part has the most significant update. It has a very thin heel cup, and it has a raised notch which is meant for the Achilles. To change the design, Skechers made the heel part with a Quick-Fit hole, which is not to just add a style, but more so to help in putting the shoes on. The heel collar is made far more substantial with a closer fitting while the heel cup is made not rigid. The heel area also comes a bit narrower.
  • Another change in the design of this shoe is the firmness of the Resalyte foam. It makes the shoe more responsive and comfortable to wear.

Skechers GOrun Ride 4 size and fit

The Skechers GOrun Ride 4 has a standard running shoe length. It comes with a wider and roomy toe box and mid-foot area. The heel area is a bit narrower but soft and snug. This shoe is best for a wide range of runners.


Outsole

The outsole of the Skechers GOrun Ride 4 is also its midsole but designed with the GOimpulse Sensors. These sensors are the small circles or dots made of rubber that are placed strategically in the underfoot for soft cushioning and for added traction.


Midsole

The midsole are made of Skecher’s Performance Resalyte compound. This is a mixture of durable rubber and EVA foam. The resalyte compound used in this shoe is a bit firmer, thus improves the responsiveness of the shoe.


Upper

The upper is designed with few of the stitched overlays. The mid-foot part is reinforced to be more supportive by using specific overlays, including the placement of the big “S” logo on a purpose. It holds the mid-foot securely but not really constraining it.

The heel is designed with a Quick-Fit hole, and it is intended to provide a new feel on the heel cup and to help entry and exit of foot from the shoe.