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 cushioning is too firm, according to a couple of reviewers.
  • The outsole does not seem to be durable, a user claimed.

Bottom line

The GOrun Ride 4 is a stability running shoe that is lightweight and durable enough for road running. With great design and features, this shoe is great for daily running and short distance runs. Though some users doubt the shoe's durability, overall, the shoe is still considered as a successful release.

Facts

Update: Skechers GOrun Ride 7
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Weight: Men: 7.8oz | Women: 6.2oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Competition
Brand: Skechers
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $95
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Multi, Orange, Pink
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe

Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | 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 | 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 | Believe in the Run | | 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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  • 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.

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.


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. This element is also present in the GOrun Ride 7 running shoe.


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.


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.

Comparison

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