Skechers GOrun Speed Freek: The marathon journey 

When Skechers entered the field of carbon-plated running shoes, they introduced the Speed Elite Hyper. But runners felt like it was more of a 5k-10k shoe than a true marathon speedster. 

Fast forward to today, Skechers has beefed up the Hyper Elite, coming up with the GOrun Speed Freek. It has more Hyper Burst foam while employing a winglet/H-shaped carbon plate for a cushy, protective, yet stable ride that can handle high-mileage efforts on the road. 

Who and what is it for? 

The Skechers GOrun Speed Freek is a road racing shoe that's fit for those who want to run long and fast. Given all of its qualities, it's perfect for the following: 

Surface: Road and track 

Distance: Middle to long distance

Pace: Uptempo 


  • Half marathon
  • Marathon 
  • Triathlon 
  • Short intervals 
  • Long, pacy runs


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