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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
$130
Weight
Men: 11oz
Women: 9.2oz
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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 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many applauded the new stylish design of the GOtrail Ultra 3.
  • Many runners mentioned that the shoe is very comfortable to wear.
  • Some testers noticed the aggressive outsole that delivers necessary traction while running on the trail.
  • The GOtrail Ultra 3 is very flexible.
  • True to size.
  • Available in several color options.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The sole wears out quickly as mentioned in some reviews.
  • Not supportive enough for technical trail.

Bottom line

The GOtrail Ultra 3 is designed with an improved upper and outsole unit. It is great for trail running but not be sufficient enough for rough terrains. This is also a great pair of shoe for fitness training and hiking.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 60 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
20%
3 star
5%
2 star
3%
1 star
2%

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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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79 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 70 / 100 by Lenny Sunday • Lenny • Level 3 expert

    The extreme "rocker" does not really agree with me as it has caused me knee pains.

  • 84 / 100 by Ultra Leap • Ultra Leap • Level 2 expert

    This is super flexible compared to other Hoka max cushioned shoes because of the really deep ridges.

  • 84 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Sam Winebaum • Level 5 expert

    Usually a very soft shoe is not stable or much fun on trail but not so here. It's a great shoe on all but super off camber rocky stuff for me.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Competitor • Brian Metzler • Level 5 expert

    Although it has offered trail shoes since its inception into performance running five years ago, Skechers is unveiling its first semi-technical off-road running model with the Go Ultra Trail 3.

  • 77 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    That over-the-top cushioning won top marks from many testers, while others found it too squishy and unstable, particularly on uneven trails.

  • 85 / 100 by Runblogger • David Henry • Level 4 expert

    The GOtrail Ultra 3 and Ultra Road have opened my mind to the possibility of max cushion shoes providing a ride that still feels natural and is more of an enhancement, in the form of added cushioning, that still works with a runners natural stride.

  • 75 / 100 by Running Competitor • Running Competitor • Level 4 expert

    Several of our testers found it a touch 
too squishy for full control on technical trails and downhill sections, but loved it on smooth trails and semi-technical routes at moderate paces.

  • 64 / 100 by Gear Institute • nevergiveup • Level 2 expert

    I think the midsole both "makes" and "breaks" the performance of this shoe.

  • 89 / 100 by Runner Under Pressure • Runner Under Pressure • Level 1 expert

    What I like most about the shoe is that it is cushioned enough to really let you rip on technical trails that are littered with roots and rocks.

  • 89 / 100 by Get Out There Gear • Jeff Rawthorn • Level 1 expert

    The soft midsole makes for a very comfortable ride, especially in ultra distance races.

  • 82 / 100 by Dirt TRI • Jimmy Archer • Level 1 expert

    I have a flat foot and tend to roll out of shoes and found that the shoe really held me very well.

  • 80 / 100 by Dirt TRI • Will Kelsay • Level 1 expert

    The tread on the bottom is fantastic.

  • 77 / 100 by Dirt TRI • Gerrard Hubbard • Level 1 expert

    The grip is great and it has phenomenal drainage.

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Updates to Skechers GOtrail Ultra 3

  • A full rubber outsole is an improvement of the Skechers GOtrail Ultra 3. With this, traction and durability are both given proper attention, making this shoe the footwear for different types of trails. The drainage system is also added in a fully drainable design with ports in the midsole. It allows easy draining of water or wetness, thus preventing weight when running through the wet trails.
  • Softness is one of the things improved in the Ultra 3. This is due to its cushioning system that is composed of the Next Generation Resalyte Midsole. It provides ultimate softness and comfort that is responsive enough despite the maximalist style.
  • The deep flex grooves design is also added to improve the flexibility and to enhance the soft cushioning of the shoe for a better and more enjoyable run.

Skechers GOtrail Ultra 3 size and fit

The size and fit of the Ultra 3 is designed to accommodate standard length and width with reinforced toe, heel, and lace areas for added comfort. The toe box area is wide enough and snug to allow movement all along the stride. There is plenty of room for the toes to splay, even during the hot summer run. The mid-foot and heel area are also designed to be comfortably snug fit, especially in the soft foot bed and seamless upper that hugs the foot.


Outsole

The Ultra 3 features an outsole made of the new rubber outsole with multi-surface traction system with aggressive 4mm lugs geometrically placed underneath. The lugs placed in the forefoot area are facing forward, while those placed in the heel area are facing backward. This design is for better traction and stability.


Midsole

The midsole feature the single layer of midsole cushioning, the Next Generation Resalyte, that is maximized for more softness and comfort and protection as well. Skechers applied the Ultra-class design of midsole to equip the shoe for ultra-marathon races.
A drainage system is also added into the midsole, with ports on both side to fully drain the shoe when running on watery or wet grounds.


Upper

The upper features reainforced designs. The breathable and lightweight mesh and synthetic materials are also durable to withstand different weather. The overlays are 3D printed, keeping them lightweight and stable. Reflective detailing is also included in its outer appearance, while the inner part is designed with molded heel counter, inner support strap, and soft foot bed for a more comfortable and stable platform.