Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
WeightMen: 9ozWomen: 9oz
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Experts are training 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.
Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.
Updates to Skechers GOtrain Vortex 2
- The Skechers GOtrain Vortex 2 was created to serve as a multipurpose training shoe. Its design pulls cues from the GOrun Vortex running shoe, adapting it for athletic purposes.
- It features a seamless upper for a comfortable, sock-like fit, and it is covered in open mesh for maximum breathability.
- The 3D printed overlays add structure and protection in the critical areas.
- A Quick-Fit aperture on the rear assists the on-and-off wear.
- A full-length 5Gen midsole is made of a lightweight and flexible foam. It is meant to provide a responsive and cushioned ride.
- The midsole design indicates the Midfoot Strike Zone, which encourages athletes to land on the midfoot.
- The GogaMax insole is employed for added cushioning and shock attenuation.
Skechers GOtrain Vortex 2 size and fit
The Skechers GOtrain Vortex 2 follows standard measurements regarding size and fit. The men’s version is available in a range of sizes from 7 to 14 and in a standard D – Medium width profile. The women’s version comes in sizes 5 to 11 and has a width of B – Medium.
The rubber compounds on the lateral and medial sides of the outsole ensure grip and stability for the platform.
The Skechers GOtrain Vortex 2 depends on a full-length 5Gen midsole for cushioned support. It is made of lightweight foam and is designed to provide a bounce-back with each step or jump. The pliable nature of the foam makes sure that the flexibility of the foot is not hindered. Another model to consider, if you like the pillared-look of the midsole is the Skechers Skech-Air Varsity.
The Midfoot Strike Zone features more substantial materials in the midfoot section. Such a construction encourages wearers to land on the midfoot rather than on the heel to promote a speedier and springier gait.
The shoe utilizes a high-rebound Goga Max insole to boost cushioning and impact protection.
The upper unit of the GOtrain Vortex 2 is entirely covered in woven mesh with large ventilation pores for optimum breathability.
The 3D printed overlays are placed throughout the upper to give structural integrity to the shoe.
The heel and the toe box are reinforced with synthetic material for added protection against abrasion.
The Quick-Fit Portal on the heel panel allows to put on the shoe faster and easier.
A breathable textile lining offers extra comfort and assists in keeping the foot chamber ventilated.