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  • Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 9.4oz
    Women: 7.6oz
  • 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
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
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  • 84 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    Overall, the GoTrail is a great pick for somebody looking for a well priced, high quality, door to trail training shoe, or shoe for mostly smooth trails with the ability to handle short sections of moderately technical trail.

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Updates to Skechers GOtrail

  • The GOtrail uses many of Skechers’ most reliable technologies as a no-fuss, versatile, and lightweight trail shoe. As with very simple shoes, the midsole plays a very important factor. Skechers uses its top-notch technology in the 5Gen. It gives the shoe more than adequate cushioning with good responsiveness in a very light design.
  • The outsole is characterized by numerous and moderately-aggressive lugs. It is an underfoot layout that takes the runner from one rugged trail to the next. The rubber compound is quite grippy in this shoe as well.
  • A thin and plush fabric keeps the foot warm and dry as well. For cold weather conditions, the fabric keeps the foot warm and comfortable.

Skechers GOtrail size and fit

The fit and the size of the Skechers GOtrail are pretty standard. It gives sufficient midfoot and heel security that is not constricting. Going forward, the forefoot has enough room for the toes to splay and to accommodate mid-run swelling. Runners with different types of foot measurements can get their most personalized fit in this shoe.


The outsole is straightforward and very effective in giving the runners more than enough grip on the trails, even in wet conditions. There are numerous grooves in the forefoot and are well-complemented by the huge perimeter lugs that range from the heel to the forefoot.


Skechers’ midsole construction of the 5Gen is the latest in its arsenal. It gives runners with a responsive and lightweight cushioning. As it covers the entire length of the midsole, there is better movement from the heel to the forefoot. This technology is also used in the GOtrail 2 and other Skechers running shoes.

Running uphill or downhill are quite easy as the massive lugs on the shoe’s perimeter keeps the runner secure and confident in the Skechers GOtrail.


For utmost breathability, Skechers uses a mesh with moderate holes. The 3D printed overlays serve as the main support and secures the midfoot from unnecessary movements. An added benefit in the Skechers GOtrail is the water-resistant upper. The shoe is still breathable as the fabric as countless holes that allow air to go through while water is still sealed off. A traditional lace-up closure keeps the fit from start to finish.