It is time to get back to one of our favorite brands and one people just can’t seem to wrap their heads around, it is Skechers in this time we’re talking about to GOrun Ride 10. Here’s the deal people, Skechers performance line is delivering high-quality running shoes that can compete with anything else he might be running in. They are using lightweight materials that are durable, supercritical foams, and every one of them tends to Function really well. In the grand scheme of things they have had very few misses and the GOrun Ride 10 is just another example of them delivering a really solid daily runner to us.
Quick Details, Specs, and Availability
- No nonsense comfortable and responsible daily or recovery runner that can take on a shoe like the Rebel V2
- Most will overlook it simply because of the brand which is a bummer.
- Weight – 8.4oz or 238g for a US Men’s 9, 6.8oz or 193g for a US Women’s 7
- Cushion – 34mm of cushion and a 6mm heel/toe drop
- Pricing – $145.00 USD
- Colors – 3 options
Construction and Materials
- Upper – The upper uses a lightweight and breathable hyper mono mesh and polyester which is actually more durable than it appears visually.
- Midsole – Skechers continues to use Hyperburst on their midsoles, the supercritical EVA has delivered since it launched so no reason to change what isn’t broken.
- Outsole – The GoRun Ride 10 uses strategically placed patches of Goodyear rubber on the high-wear areas for traction and increased durability.
What we loved
The shoe is incredibly simple like many other Skechers shoes we have reviewed in the past. The upper on here is using a breathable hyper mono mesh that is very lightweight and breathes really well in warmer temps, paired with some minor overlays for side-to-side stability. The fit and lockdown are very strong and aside from one minor nitpick on it, the upper does its job. Remember that sometimes in the running shoe game simple is best and that is very much the case with a GOrun Ride 10.
As we moved to the midsole, we’ve got Hyperburst which we have been talking about for the last few years. Skechers was one of the first to the game to standardize on a supercritical midsole technology across their entire lineup. There’s a good reason for that, Hyperburst works really well and always has. It blends a nice mix of softness mixed with some bounce delivering energy return when you need it, but also not adding weight to the overall shoe. It will be interesting to see where Skechers takes this technology over time but for now it is highly functional.
This shoe works really well as a mid to long run shoe and can also be used for recovery as wekk. If you want to go fast it pairs really well with the Skechers Razor Speed Elite 2 which is just a more leaned out plated version of this as it has a very similar last.
What we didn’t
We’ve got a couple negatives neither of which really affect the run. First the toe box area upper material might be a little too voluminous because it can pinch or gather a little bit at the base of the lacing column. We didn’t notice anything except the visual of pinching so it doesn’t affect the run but it’s definitely something Skechers could smooth out. The other is the aesthetic as Skechers still continues to fight this battle. On our test model, the midsole is super hot but paired with a really muted upper design. We feel like they need to bring more personality throughout the shoe and it’s clearly something they struggle with across their whole line. It’s also the area they get dinged for a lot.
The only other thing they could add a shoe to give it just a little better feel would probably be a gusseted tongue. There isn’t a lot of tongue slide in the shoe, but that more slipper like entry and hold would do a lot for the shoe in terms of making it more comfortable to more people.
The Skechers GOrun Ride 10 is another sleeper success. The weight, the materials, and the performance can easily go up against some of our favorite shoes of 21 and 22 including big hits like the New Balance Rebel v2 which is the gold standard. So if you get a chance to check out some of their performance shoes definitely give them a shot. They are priced on the more premium side, but they have the right to be on the shelf against these other models. We do know they can do some work on the aesthetic, but we have to imagine that Skechers is working on it for the long-haul.
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