Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5: The midsole is where the magic happens
Creating an optimal mix between bounce and energy return, the GOrun MaxRoad 5 employs the Skechers Hyper Burst foam and a carbon-infused H-plate. In short, the combination of these two is responsible for the propulsive ride of the shoe.
Unlike most EVA foams, the Hyper Burst goes through an intensive process that makes it "lighter and more responsive."
What and who is it for?
The Skechers GOrun MaxRoad 5 is designed for neutral runners who want to go fast over long distances. It's also leg-saving for those who plan to take a recovery run.
MaxRoad 5 vs. 4: What's the difference?
Gathering feedback from runners, Skechers has made it a point to improve the fit and ride of the GOrun MaxRoad 5. To do this, it took the following changes:
- An internal carbon-infused H-plate is designated in the midsole, generating sufficient rigidity for a peppy, energetic ride.
- Moving from a knit-like upper, the shoe now has an engineered mesh upper. It's more pliable for a form-fitting wrap.
Comparisons to other long-distance shoes
GOrun MaxRoad 5 vs. GOrun Ride 9. They both have the same lightweight construction, but the latter has less stack, allowing a more traditional ride. It also has a firmer version of the Hyper Burst.
GOrun MaxRoad 5 vs. Novablast 2. They have the same fun ride, except that the Novablast is heavier (235 grams vs. 274 grams in men's US 9).
GOrun MaxRoad 5 vs. Glideride 2. Contrary to the MaxRoad, the Glideride is more protective, stable, and durable.