Shoe Review: Skechers GoRun 6

Skechers completely overhauled its flagship running shoe and made it considerably better

Skechers GoRun 6

Price: $100

Specs: 4mm heel-toe offset; 20mm (heel), 16mm (forefoot)

Weight: 6.7 oz, (men’s size 9); 5.3 oz. (women’s size 7)

The Scoop: Redesigned around a new snug, flat-knit upper, new energetic midsole foam and a new soft ankle collar, the GoRun 6 is a fast and light performance trainer with a reliably snug and comfortable sock-like fit. Skechers was one of the first running shoe brands to utilize flat-knit uppers and this one is well-executed, creating a secure fit with various levels of tension without being overly tight or binding. The semi-firm, responsive FLIGHT GEN midsole foam puts much more spring into this shoe compared to previous editions that featured soft, less energetic foam. The foam, combined with a rigid heel counter make this the most supportive and structured GoRun model ever made, and that all contributes to the high-level of performance this shoe now exudes.

Who’s It Best For: This is great long-distance trainer/racer for long races and longer events (10K to the marathon). The fit, cushioning and low-profile design help this shoe ooze quick-cadence running. It can still run slow without any challenges, but it is definitely built for running fast.

Plus: A lot of our testers ran in this shoe without socks. Not ironically, the shoes come with an Ortholite Sockliner with anti-microbial properties that fights against odor-causing bacteria and fungus to keep feet cool and fresh.

Minus: The flat heel collar was well received by our testers, but it interfered sometimes with low-cut and no-show running socks.

Brian Metzler
Brian Metzler is the Content Director of MotivRunning.com. He was the founding editor of Trail Runner magazine, a senior editor for Running Times and the editor in chief of Competitor. He's wear-tested more than 1,500 pairs of running shoes, raced every distance from 50 meters to 100 miles, has finished three Ironman triathlons and enjoys the quirky sport of pack burro racing.