It is almost go time for my next 26.2-mile event, when I toe the line at the Wipro San Francisco Marathon on June 16. Through the last number of months, I have been consistent in training due in part to my shoes (GOrun 2, GObionic Ride, and GOrun Meb speed), that the friendly folks at Skechers have provided me with. I know have a shoe with 300+ miles on them, 200+ miles, and another with 100+ miles on them. Currently the mileage for each shoe is as follows:
- GOrun 2 – 301.9 miles
- GObionic Ride – 190.0 miles
- GOrun Meb speed – 207.8 miles
This shoe clearly has much more to them as I have surpassed the 300 mile mark on the shoe. I have taken them on pretty much any terrain that most runners will take their shoes on. Still they are holding strong. I am most impressed with the longevity of the soles as they still have shape and you can clearly see the design.
On June 16, I will be running my 3rd marathon in 13 weeks. I credit a lot of the ability to stay strong in training to what I have on my feet. Granted these shoes have been through a lot of training and even a few official events, the comfortable sole and wide toe box have allowed me to keep me going each and everyday through training and my running streak.
Though the shoe clearly looks worn and is holding a lot of dirt and road on it, the shoe has not broken down in regards to performance. I am really excited to see if this shoe can give another 200+ miles.
Slowly and steadily this shoe is working it’s way up the mileage ladder. With nearing the 200 mile mark in this shoe, I have found that it continues to stay consistent each week from my previous reviews. The shape of the shoe continues to hold to form as it was out of the box and the sole is still in tact without showing and major flattening. For me this shoe is the ideal recovery shoe, though comfortable, it is not a shoe that I would try to put too much mileage in on a single run. Again this is just preference because of the hard feel I get out of the sole. Honestly, I thought this shoe would have been my favorite after coming off of minimalist shoes where there was only a thin layer of sole between my foot and the pavement.
This shoe continues to impress me each and every time I slip them on. It was quickly caught up and moved second in the total mileage between the 3 shoes, with 207.8 miles. This shoe has gone through it all, interval speed work, tempo runs, marathon pace training, recovery and of course the variety of terrain I like to mix in during any given run. Over the course of the next week, I will be using this shoe the least as to save them for June 16 since most of my runs leading into the marathon will be easy taper workouts.
The sole is still in one piece on this shoe even with running on various roads and trails that the shoe is not meant for. The only breakdown of the shoe continues to be the same spot on the right shoe near the front where there is a difference in material. At first I thought this might be due to the wider foot I have, but I am doubtful on that due to where the placement of the tear is compared to where my foot widens.
If by now you have not give Skechers shoes a try, I would consider giving them a look or at least try them on. They will have a booth at the San Francisco Marathon expo on June 14 (12:00PM – 7:00PM) and June 15 (9:00AM – 5:00PM). The expo will be held at the Concourse Exhibition Center located at 635 8th Street, San Francisco, CA. I am scheduled to be at the SF Marathon Expo on Friday (12:00PM-2:00PM) and Saturday (11:00AM-1:00PM) and can be found at the Tech Center during those times. Come by and say hello.