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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
$115
Weight
Men: 10.4oz
Women: 8.3oz
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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 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The GOrun Ultra 2 features an aggressive traction control for any terrain.
  • The 4-way stretch mesh on the side panels for additional comfort gained positive response from several runners.
  • Some runners liked the shoe’s level of cushioning and impressive traction.
  • It has soft fabric shoe lining that provides a barefoot feel.
  • It has a roomy toe box that made some runners happy.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The midsole and outsole wears out quickly based on some reviews.
  • Based on some observations, the upper is not as breathable as expected.

Bottom line

The Skechers GOrun Ultra 2 is an impressive and affordable running shoe. It is for runners who are looking for a well-cushioned and responsive ride with decent arch support. The fantastic grip made this shoe ideal for long distance runs and rough surfaces.


Rankings


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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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82 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 by Men's Running Magazine • Jennifer Bozon • Level 1 expert

    It's really cushioned and really feel that bounce.

  • 76 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Thomas • Level 5 expert

    The shoe could be more breathable, and the materials could feel less bulky.

  • 90 / 100 by Fellrnr • Jonathan Savage • Level 3 expert

    Is the GOrun Ultra a Hoka for only $80? Sadly not, but it's closer than you might expect, though the cost per mile probably works out more than the longer lasting Hokas.

  • 85 / 100 by Happy Feet • Nick Phillips • Level 3 expert

    I really wouldn't call the new GRU an update per se, more of a facelift is what I would categorize it as. Aside from its newer look, it handles exactly the same as its older brother.

  • 70 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Kelly Shelton • Level 3 expert

    The GoRun Ultra 2 gave a very smooth and natural ride. The ground feel was quite good, given the high degree of cushion.

  • 95 / 100 by Get Out There • Get Out There • Level 2 expert

    Skechers GOrunUltra 2 has Skechers super soft, but energetic Resalyte foam in the midsole

  • 100 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Johnny • Level 1 expert

    I could have a closet full of these shoes. I will marathon in them, I will ultra in them, I will write reviews for Believe in the Run and preach the Skechers Gospel.

  • 76 / 100 by Impact Magazine • Catherine Watkins • Level 1 expert

    Rocks catch in base.

  • 70 / 100 by Hampton Runner • Mitch Kochishan • Level 1 expert

    The only real issue I see with the GoRun Ultra 2 is the outsole life.

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Updates to Skechers GOrun Ultra 2

  • Those who are gearing up for a running shoe that is able to provide maximum cushioning are going to get it from the 2nd version of the GORun Ultra. Featuring a thick mid-sole unit that is able to provide cushioning, flexibility and impact protection, this shoe is sure to keep the foot well-supported at all times.
  • The upper unit of this shoe makes use of synthetic materials and mesh to create a strong and supportive coverage that’s also breathable. The overlay system is fused directly onto the upper, though some layers have been stitched onto the fabric to maintain its structure. The upper is protective and comfortable, still.
  • The interior fabric lining of the Skechers GOrun Ultra 2 is soft, therefore making it possible to wear it without socks. Doing so gives a bit more space for the foot to relax and not feel too restricted.
  • The outsole unit has been optimized to function well on the trails. Durable protection is a main feature of this layer, but reliable traction is enhanced for this model. It can hold onto the surfaces pretty well, whether it’s soft or rugged. Slippage is greatly prevented because of such a function.

Skechers GOrun Ultra 2 size and fit

The Skechers GOrun Ultra 2 fits large. It is recommended for runners to choose one that is ½ size smaller than what they’re used to in order to get a more agreeable length for their feet. Its heel, mid-foot and forefoot areas have a medium width, so it accommodates those with medium-sized feet. The stretchable upper fabric can still admit those with wider feet.


Outsole

The Resagrip outsole is a responsive unit made from a combination of materials that cause the shoe to hold onto the surfaces well. Its traction capability makes it a reliable layer when traversing the unpredictable terrain. It even adds a bit more cushioning, so that each step remains comfortable and well-supported.

The GOimpulse Sensors provide additional traction on the trails. It makes the platform more responsive and it even aggressively holds onto tougher and more unpredictable ground, thus improving terrain control and increasing the confidence of the runner whilst performing.


Midsole

The mid-sole makes use of a very thick foam that delivers maximum cushioning to the foot of the wearer. The Resalyte foam is a compound that’s injection-molded into the platform. It delivers high levels of flexibility, protection from impact and superior underfoot cushioning.

The M-Strike is a platform design that encourages mid-foot striking, which is more efficient as it distributes impact shock more evenly throughout the foot. Mid-foot striking also makes it easier to transition towards the forefoot for a faster toe-off.


Upper

The main upper material was made from a mix of synthetic materials and mesh. It makes the top unit of the shoe stronger, yet breathable and flexible. It wraps the foot snugly, but doesn’t make it feel too tight.

The 4-way stretch mesh on the side panels allows the upper unit to flex more, thus accommodating those with wider foot-dimensions. Naturally, the high quality material doesn’t easily break down or lose integrity.

The overlays have been stitched onto the upper unit, though some of it has been directly fused. This stitched-on unit supports the upper fabric in wrapping itself around the foot, giving additional security when it is needed.

The Ortholite Sock Liner features anti-microbial and anti-moisture properties, so it gives a healthy and clean environment for the foot to rest on.