This one totally threw us for a loop when they came out in late October, early November and honestly, it looks so similar to the Razor 3, we weren’t sure what Skechers was thinking with this release. So we were curious about what the differences actually were between all these models. The easy answer is the GOMeb Speed 6 Hyper is the lower stack race day shoe that harkens back to when everyone was looking for their next racing flat.
Quick Details, Specs, and Availability
- Featherlight race day shoe to compete with the big boys
- Weighs in at only 5.2oz or 147g for a US Men’s 9
- Has 22mm of cushion and a 4mm heel/toe drop
- Retails at $140.00 USD and comes in only 1 color
After testing out the Razor 3 and loving the experience, I was really excited to try out the Speed 6 Hyper. This lower stacked, more tapered version seemed like the perfect to answer to my race day needs.
When I first put them on, I was immediately taken aback by how snug and tapered they truly are. Literally everyone will want to size up at least a half size in these and if you have wide feet, then you will probably want to skip them altogether. The upper holds you really well, but it never loosens up so if you are expecting it to stretch at all, it just won’t happen. The Hyperburst midsole felt good from minute one as it always does and I didn’t notice the lower cushioning level from the Razor 3… yet.
In a run, the super low weight was apparent as they feel like nothing under you. The upper blends into your foot and about the only thing you feel is that midsole cushioning and a nice amount of grip from that Goodyear rubber. You can also really dial these things up but we warned, they will wreak havoc on your legs and after 10 or so miles, I was begging for some of that cushion to be back. The bottom line for me after testing these was that I would only ever use them on race day and will keep shoes like the Razor 3 for speed training, that bit of comfort is worth it.
The Speed 6 bears a lot of similarities to the Razor 3 we have seen prior from Skechers. They use the same translucent mesh paired with their rip-stop nylon. This makes the upper very breathability, but it is super snug so plan accordingly. Men may want to half size up, but women should look 1.5 sizes down from the listed size. Additionally, they added a PEBAX based heel counter to keep you locked in place.
The midsole on the GOMeb Speed 6 uses Skechers Hyperburst midsole which we have been raving about for quite a while. It is super light and almost translucent at first glance due to the additional air being injected into the foam. It provides a ton of responsiveness while also allowing that 22mm of cushion to actually feel comfortable. Additionally, it features an injected nylon midfoot plate that delivers more response and structure to every stride.
The Speed 6 uses a super thin layer of Goodyear rubber which gives really solid traction while also ensuring a bit of durability. Because the Hyperburst peeks through a bit, without this rubber, the midsole would deteriorate quickly.
Style & Aesthetics
The GOMeb Speed 6 comes in a single color option for men and women and to say it doesn’t look fast is an understatement. It uses Skechers new blue, green, yellow colorway with black accents and honestly, we are totally here for it.
The Skechers GOMeb Speed 6 while innovative in its own right feels more like the racing flats we all used to wear, just with a little more comfort. It is definitely a race day only style shoe and you will want to size up as they run snugly. If you want a better everyday shoe, then we would push for the Razor 3 and hold out for the Speed Elite as your race day shoe.
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