Price: $120 Arch Support: Neutral Weight: 207g Drop: 4mm
Reviewer: Catherine Watkins – elite runner & marathon champion
IMPACT Rating: 3.8 out of 5 RunRepeat.com Rating: 4.15 out of 5
The Skechers GOrun Ultra 2 is an extremely cushioned, yet lightweight shoe suitable for easy and longer runs on both trails and roads. Dirt trails seem best suited for this shoe as the shoe grips well, providing traction and support. Gravel trails with smaller rocks are tougher as rocks often get caught in the base of the shoe and need to be physically removed. I also enjoyed this shoe on longer tempos and long runs on the road.
The bright pink captured my attention right away. This is a fun shoe that you can run many miles in. The shoe is extremely cushioned which is great on terrain where you want the bottom of your foot protected. Even though it’s extremely cushioned I was still able to feel the ground and the shoe was quite responsive. If you are looking for extra cushioning while keeping a lightweight shoe, the GOrun Ultra 2 would be a great choice. The shoe did feel a little bulky in the upper and would probably fit a wider foot as well as a typical width foot.
The base of the shoe provides good traction, although I found the way the shoe grips were positioned on the sole were the perfect size for smaller rocks and debris to get caught in. On several runs over gravel or rockier terrain I had to stop and physically remove rocks and stones that were caught between the grips.
I feel that this shoe should not be limited to trails and in fact, for someone looking for a lightweight cushioned shoe, this would work well on the roads as well.
- Optimal cushioning.
- Fun colour.
- Reasonably priced.
- Rocks catch in base.