First Run Review: Skechers GOrun 2
|GOrun 2 out of the box|
Yesterday I received two different pairs of shoes, where I did a first out of the box review and firstrun for the Skechers GObionic ride. Today, I opted give the other shoe a first run. The shoe for today’s 6 mile run was the Skechers GOrun 2.
Before hitting the road for today’s run, I made one very minor change to the shoe. I changed the shoes laces to the additional neon green laces that are provided with the shoe. The shoe does come laced but with a grey set of laces. The color has nothing to do with performance but rather is strictly preference of brighter colors on the shoe. After lacing up the shoe, and slipping the double knot, like I do with all shoes I was ready to hit the road. Just a reminder as I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, I removed the insole from the shoe as part of the “Custom Fit” feature to provide for a more minimalist fit.
|insoles removed for “Custom Fit”|
Within the first mile, the biggest thing I was able to notice was the cushion like feel with each step. There seemed to be a sense of padding that absorbed with each step. Honestly, it felt kind of weird through the first 2 miles or so. After I was able to become familiar with the cushioned feel of the shoe, another thing I did recognize was the structure of the shoe. The shoe right out of the box fits more like a 9.5 shoe like other brands, than a size 10 which I was provided. The GOrun 2 had a more fitted and structured feel to it not as flexible or free flowing as the GObionic ride which I took out on yesterday’s run.
After 6 miles, the shoe seemed like it could be something I might be able to log a decent amount of miles in, especially with the naturally wide toe box that it provides. Only time can tell with some of the other features that the shoe provides such as the “OrthoLite” which is an anti-microbial sockliner that wicks away moisture and helps inhibit odor, and the “agion” which is a scent protection built-in to combat odor. These two features will be something I will be keeping close attention to during the shoe test.
|laced up and ready for the first run|
Overall with the out of the box and the first run out of the way the Skechers GOrun 2 gets a thumbs up. Like the Skechers GObionic ride, I will be logging each run and total mileage of the shoe on my Strava Athlete Profile.