Skechers GOrun Ride 9 (Hyper): solid daily trainer

It is the ninth update to the acclaimed GOrun Ride daily trainer series from Skechers.

Featuring the brand’s magic-formula Hyperburst midsole, it boasts an impressive cushioning-to-weight ratio. Firmer than that in the Skechers MaxRoad 4, it works admirably from slower, recovery paces up to moderate tempo runs.

GOrun Ride 9 vs. Ride 8: a step-up

A few significant changes are introduced in version 9:

  • Lighter weight: 1 oz (28 g) less
  • Added stack height: 1mm more
  • Less stiff: the forefoot now bends easier thanks to the flex grooves
  • Added rocker: a bit quicker on transitions
  • Lighter upper: less bulk

Other Skechers shoes to consider

For speedy training, consider Razor+ (less cushion but lighter and snappier) or the more recent Razor Excess (highly-cushioned but more aggressive ride). Both can double for competition too.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 233g / Women 184g
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 28mm
Heel height: 34mm
Collection: Skechers Gorun

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