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  • Terrain
    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
    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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Use
    Use

    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
    Price
    $79
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.3oz
    Women: 8.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 30mm
    Women: 30mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 26mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Sep 2015
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Summary

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

15 reasons to buy

  • The GOrun Ultra Road is extremely comfortable, according to a large number of reviews.
  • It is very affordable.
  • A good number of runners noticed that it feels light for a lot of shoe.
  • Several runners noted the responsive ride despite the max cushioning.
  • The woven upper was appreciated by most reviewers as it is very durable and offers excellent support without being restrictive.
  • The FitKnit upper is very breathable as well.
  • It comes with reflective details for low-visibility running.
  • A handful really loved the roomy toe box.
  • Some runners use it for daily training and high-mileage runs.
  • It drains and dries quickly, based on the comments of more than a few runners.
  • Skechers provides two laces for runners; a stretchable and non-stretchable version.
  • Some runners who have had knee and back pains loved the way the thick cushioning absorbs impact.
  • It is quite flexible for a thickly-cushioned shoe.
  • Several long distance runners valued the comfort from the first stride until the last.
  • Drainage holes allow for quick water draining.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful mentioned that the arch support is not adequate for long runs.
  • Some runners noted that it is a bit sloppy as it feels a tad bigger than usual.
  • The forefoot is a bit narrow for a small number of reviewers.

Bottom line

The Skechers’ GOrun line becomes deeper with the introduction of the Ultra Road. Based primarily after the hybrid and original Ultra, Skechers adds more forefoot cushioning and responsiveness in this shoe to make it a versatile trainer for almost all types of distances and at different speeds. The heavily cushioned midsole makes an ideal starting point for those who have not tried max-cushioned shoes before. Additionally, the very affordable price should make this a great choice for middle of the pack runners or those looking for a cushy ride that delivers plenty of pop on the road.

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Expert Reviews

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Updates to Skechers GOrun Ultra Road

  • The most obvious change in this shoe relative to the original Ultra is the new woven upper. Skechers uses this upper to mix flexibility and support. It gives the right amount of support in areas where the runner needs it the most. Breathability is exceptional in this FitKnit upper.
  • The two-layered foam of the GOrun Ultra Road is another upgrade. There is a soft midsole for cushioning, but it sits on top of a firm and responsive sole for bounce back features. Moreover, the outsole is spiced with tough rubber in areas prone to wear and tear for enhanced durability.
  • Drainage holes are located in the heel on both sides to shed water quickly. A perforated sockliner also helps in this regard.
  • Skechers offers more room in this shoe all over. For high-mileage runs or those with slightly wider feet, this should be a welcome update.

Skechers GOrun Ultra Road size and fit

The Skechers GOrun Ultra Road is quite roomy from the heel to the forefoot. There is enough heel and midfoot hold, though, to inspire confidence during every run. The very spacious toe box should accommodate those who want optimal space in this area. Runners with narrow fit may need to get accustomed to the fitting or vary their lacing to get the most out of the shoe.


Outsole

The Skechers GOrun Ultra Road outsole forms part of the two-piece Resalyte foam. It is stiffer and more durable than the one found in the midsole. In the outsole, there is also added carbon rubber in high-wear areas and some blown rubber for more traction. GOimpulse Sensors or rubber pods that are deliberately placed in specific areas for more cushioning, shock dispersal, and responsiveness. The drainage holes are also found here to easily remove water.


Midsole

Skechers’ brand-exclusive Resalyte foam comes in two densities in the GOrun Ultra Road. The soft foam on top of the firmer version is a proven method of blending cushioning and responsiveness, particularly for a heavily-cushioned shoe. It covers the entire midsole for really quick transitions.


Upper

The innovative FitKnit technology blankets a large part of the upper. It has an exceptional combination of support and security while breathability is excellent. The different densities in the mesh greatly hugs the foot in comfort as well. It has decent padding in the heel and tongue. The perforated sockliner improves breathability and adds cushioning in this shoe.