I finally ran in the Skechers GOMeb Razor 2’s that Sam at Road, Trail, Run was nice enough to give me a few weeks ago. I have put off running in them because I was pretty sure they were going to be a bad pair of ankle biters and I really hate blisters.
The stiffer collar around the around the shoe didn’t give me confidence that I wouldn’t end up with a least a couple blisters under the outside portions of my ankles. I have run a couple of short runs with Bennie in them and even started a run and then turned around and got a different pair of running shoes on, because I didn’t like the way the shoes felt around my ankles.
So today after I decided to run in the Razor 2’s, it was with more than a little trepidation that started the run in them. However, I needed to know one way or another – if the Razor 2’s were going to work for me or not.
I started out pretty slowly to get a real feel for the how the Razor’s felt while running in them and then picked up the pace once I got going down the hill. I didn’t push hard, but I did focus on getting a nice cadence and stride going, just to see how the Razor’s felt at a faster pace. I managed to get close to the 7:00 pace a couple of times.
Smooth, comfortable and no issues with my forefoot. It was easy to maintain a quicker pace.
Even coming back up the big hill, I didn’t slow down as much as I usually do, which is a good sign.
Then once I got over the top of the hill I picked the pace up a bit to see if the legs had anything left – I did okay.
It certainly was not race pace today, but it is quicker than I have run since my last race and it was on my test course, where I find out a lot about how a pair of running shoes will work for me. Surprisingly, I set a 2018 course record for the course by over a minute, even with the slow start.
While the sidewalls under the ankles never really bothered when I was running, the feeling of rubbing against the bottom of the outside of my ankles is a product of how Skechers topped opening and kept the sidewalls higher. Although I didn’t get any blistering, the feeling of the Razor 2’s not disappearing on that part of my feet was pretty apparent as well.
So I am gladdened and disappointed with the fit around the ankles. Otherwise, all I can say is they felt very, very good underfoot. I do have a feeling that as long as they do not blister under my ankles going forward, they are going to be a shoe that I will run in fairly regularly, I like the way they feel and yes, they are a “fast” for me shoe.