We know we’re gonna take heat right away, because we are back with another Skechers (Performance) review, and we’re going to tell you that we love it, but we’re going to hear a lot of waaaah from folks who don’t love the brand. Our message is get over yourself, move past it, and maybe give them a shot for once instead of complaining, you may just be surprised. All that aside, the Skechers GOrun Ride 11 is one of the best shoes on the market right now, hands-down, and at this price point, an easy buy.
Quick Details, Specs, and Availability
- Weight – 9.8oz or 278g for a US Men’s 9, 7.6oz or 215g for a US Women’s 7
- Cushion – 38mm of cushion and a 6mm heel/toe drop
- Pricing – $125 USD
- Colors – 3 colors
We are getting tired of doing the whole Skechers debate thing. Remember that Skechers Performance is not the same old Skechers that you find on the discount shelves or lighting up the mall. Skechers does make some amazing shoes and have multiple lines of business, one of which is Skechers Performance and is staffed by ex-big brand folks including Nike, Adidas, Under Armor and more. They have a great roster of talent working on these shoes, they play with the recipe quite a bit and are willing to take risks.
Putting that aside, we think the Ride 11 is the best shoe Skechers has put out ever. As a straight daily trainer, it hits every mark you’re looking for from comfort to performance and yes, even the weight, to deliver a really solid run experience.
The upper is all engineered mesh and fairly simple, but it allows for a ton of breathability. As you move back in the shoe, it finishes with a really comfortable step and experience from the size of the tongue to the padding around the collar and heel. It also achieves a really solid lock down and its internal heel counter holds you in place well. We would defy people to find us upper to be uncomfortable.
The midsole is awesome on here delivering 38mm of Hyperburst Ice that provides that balance of cushion and responsiveness. Hyperburst was one of the first nitrogen infused midsoles on the market and the improvements deliver an even better ride. Did we also mention there is a forefoot plate in the shoe, totally unexpected and unnecessary in a daily trainer, but boy does it add to the experience and doesn’t make them too performance heavy. The shoe finishes with a solid Goodyear-based outsole for maximum traction.
So who is this you for, the answer is everybody and anybody. We would say if you were a first time half marathon or marathoner, then this is an amazing choice, but is also a shoe you can use if you just want to put a few miles on every day to stay healthy. It runs the gambit, and at the lower end of the price point is worth your time.
Construction and Materials
The Skechers Go Run Ride 11 utilizes engineered mesh to deliver exceptional comfort and support, allowing for optimal breathability and a snug yet flexible fit. The combination of its innovative mesh design ensures a pleasant running experience while providing the necessary stability for your feet.
The Skechers Go Run Ride 11 utilizes the innovative Skechers Hyperburst nitrogen-infused critical foam, delivering a responsive and lightweight cushioning experience that enhances performance. With the integration of Skechers HyperARC technology, each stride is optimized for efficiency, providing a smooth and fluid running motion. Furthermore, the patent-pending carbon-infused forefoot plate significantly contributes to stability while offering an exceptional stiffness-to-weight ratio, resulting in a heightened sense of stability and remarkable energy return that propels your runs to the next level.
The Skechers Go Run Ride 11 boasts the inclusion of Goodyear rubber technology, elevating its performance with enhanced traction, stability, and durability. The incorporation of Goodyear rubber ensures a reliable grip on various surfaces, allowing runners to confidently tackle different terrains and weather conditions while experiencing long-lasting wear and exceptional performance.
If we haven’t said it enough, you should go by the Skechers Ride 11. It is one of the easiest running daily trainers on the market right now, that is also widely accessible for a number of running types. If you run at a 10+ minute pace and need to take it easy and want some additional cushion for your legs, then these will work. If you are a faster pacer who is looking for a slightly up-tempo experience, these still work. And if you run regular to wide, then these are still going to work for you. Again, check them out, give them a chance, and enjoy the ride and forget what you might have expected. Skechers has some real hidden gems and the Ride 11 is one of them.
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