Facts

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 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.

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
$120
Weight
Men: 8oz
Women: 6.4oz
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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 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • This running shoe ran well at slow speeds and it picked up high speeds nicely, according to a reviewer.
  • A great balance between firmness and cushioning was present, stated one user.
  • Some runners praised the upper for providing flexibility and an accommodating fit during long runs.
  • Many users found the shoe to be comfortable and supportive.
  • The GOrun Ultra Road 2 is great for running on hard surfaces, mentioned one user.
  • A buyer commented that the insole offered a good fit and it promoted their stride.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of runners felt the outsole was not durable enough and that it had a tendency to be damaged easily.
  • One tester thought the high stack height affected the shoe’s ground feel and flexibility.
  • Some criticized the upper: one thought it had a bad design because it felt weird and loose on the foot; another stated it lacked stability around the ankles.

Bottom line

The Skechers GOrun Ultra Road 2 is a maximally-cushioned shoe that also delivers support and flexibility during runs. Despite the extra cushioning, users will not be disappointed as it features enough durability to handle the challenges of road running and an above-average responsiveness for a faster and longer run.


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Ratings

3.8 / 5 based on 6 ratings

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82 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 82 / 100 by Doctors of Running • Dr. Matthew Klein • Level 5 expert

    The lighter weight, flexible and firmer ride all contribute to a fantastic shoe.

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Updates to Skechers GOrun Ultra Road 2

  • The Skechers GOrun Ultra Road 2 is now made lighter and more responsive compared to its predecessor. Built for the road, it features a maximal cushioning that is improved for long-distance running. It offers a simple construction but not at the expense of design.
  • With a virtually seamless flat-knit material, the upper is made more breathable and provides comfort in every stride. The synthetic overlays do an excellent job of delivering stability and durability. A more flexible tongue and collar hug the ankle and heel better.
  • Introducing the 5Gen technology in the midsole, this lightweight and responsive cushioning protects and prepares the foot for long-distance running. It remains firm despite the extra cushioning and it allows the shoe to handle long and up-tempo miles.

Skechers GOrun Ultra Road 2 size and fit

The GOrun Ultra Road 2 features a midfoot that is wide and able to accommodate the average foot-volume. With its thick sole and well-padded arch, it is suitable for neutral pronators. The toe box is of average width, so it is more recommended for runners with low- to average-volume foot. Width profiles are available in D-medium for men and B-medium for women.

Outsole

The GOrun Ultra Road 2 has a rocker-design outsole, but it is less aggressive due to its improved forefoot flexibility. It has three cavities on each side of the forefoot area which facilitate flex and help with water drainage.

The lug design is a full-coverage parametric web that grips the road very well and delivers a smooth transition through the gait cycle, thus maintaining forward momentum.

The wider outsole allows the shoe to be more stable, protective, and responsive while delivering a firm ride. Additional rubber in the forefoot and heel heightens structure and durability.

Midsole

The midsole of the GOrun Ultra Road 2 is a single-density 5GEN cushioning made from EVA foam. With a soft and supple finish, the cushioning works well in protecting the legs during long miles on a variety of terrain. Unlike other maximalist shoes, the cushioning is firmer, which makes the ride more stable, but at the same time flexible and easy to get off the toes.

Although there is not a lot of focus on ground feel, the shoe offers a smooth ride that is lively yet protective. It also encourages the runner to pick up higher speeds well.

There is a perforated sock liner that enhances the drainage capability and the breathability.

The M-Strike technology further emphasizes the rocker design by featuring a midfoot strike zone that enables efficient running with each stride and promotes the right amount of comfort for long runs.

Upper

The knit upper of the shoe is a virtually seamless flat-knit material. It is snug but flexible and holds the foot well while also providing ventilation. Complementing this technology is the synthetic overlays that provide additional security and reduce irritation. The result is a shoe that is softer, thicker, and more flexible, allowing the foot to fit securely and consistently from heel to toe.

Despite the maximal cushioning, the GOrun Ultra Road 2 allows the foot to fit snugly and with just enough room to move the toes.

The heel is supported nicely via the extra cushioning in the upper and the comfortable-molded heel counter. It also displays the Quick Fit Portal, which is a heel tab, so the foot can get on and off with minimal effort.

A Strobel-stitched last onto a full-length fabric promotes a relaxed underfoot feel as it allows the foot enough flexibility.