Disclaimer: Thanks to Skechers for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
To be completely honest, Skechers shoes have always had a pretty poor reputation in my mind. I remember having Skechers when I was younger, and to me, the shoes always felt bulky, heavy and unattractive – especially as I got older. So the fact that Skechers made running shoes wasn’t even on my radar, until Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon wearing Skechers and Kara Goucher recently announced her sponsorship. I started to become curious. And then, Skechers reached out with the opportunity to try out a pair and to help spread the word about how they’re supporting the American Cancer Association. I had to see for myself and I was able to get on board with helping to support a good cause — especially because unfortunately, my family is all too familiar with cancer.
Unfortunately, they were out of the GOrun3 shoe that I had originally requested to try, so I was sent the GOrun Sprint shoes, instead. My first impression of the shoes was that they were way lighter than I had anticipated, but still supportive. They felt good, but just like the other shoes I’ve tried that promote a midfoot strike, these will take some getting used to. My calves were already protesting after the short jog I did in them. Also, the shoes do seem to run a bit big. I’m definitely in between sizes in my running shoes, but I had quite a bit of extra room in these.
Now I realize that Meb and Kara aren’t running in the GOrun Sprint’s or any shoe in this line and I wish that I would have been able to give the GOrun3 shoes a try instead, but it was still nice to put on a pair of Skechers that look and feel way better than the ones I wore back in the nineties. Related thought: I also think the GOwalk shoes in the line are really cute, especially after I saw Katie’s post. Sockless walking shoes — brilliant!
Here’s some more information about the GOrun Sprints that I tried out:
One piece knit mesh upper in a lightweight athletic running sneaker with Resalyte cushioning and midfoot strike design. Features a soft, heather grey and pale pink colorway, as well as the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon.
• One piece knit mesh fabric upper
• Lightweight, breathable mesh with stabilizing knit panels
• Resalyte cushioning midsole
• M Strike midfoot strike engineered design
• Ortholite insole
• Larger tongue for added cushioning and support
• Weight: 5.7 oz. in a women’s size 8
Skechers Performance Division is also donating to American Cancer Society, and all of the Skechers Performance Division Awareness apparel and footwear features the ACS logo and messaging.
So if you’re curious like me, visit the Skechers website to read more about how they are supporting the cause! If you purchase at a Skechers retail store and donate $5 or more, you will receive 20 percent off your next visit. Which style would you pick?