Skechers GoRun Ride 7 – 50 Mile Review

Sometimes you get a gut feeling about a pair of running shoes before you buy them. Then that feeling leads you to go ahead and get them, even though you question the need versus want aspect.

Though to be honest, I have been having trouble finding a pair of running shoes that didn’t bother my feet on long runs for a quite a while and the GRR7’s seemed to check off all the boxes for me. When you added in that none of the shoes presently in the house had inspired much confidence in their ability to go over the 10K distance marker completely comfortable.

I needed to find a solution for my long runs and it seemed like the GoRun Ride 7’s might be part of the solution.

This is pretty much the why behind my buying the the GRR7’s for $90.00 through Amazon.

Initial Thoughts

The bias about/against Skechers brand name as a “serious” running shoe provider is real and it is still out there even when Skechers has a good or great running shoe, overcoming the Skechers name can be tough to get beyond for some runners. Continue reading

GoRun Ride 7 and Double-Digit Run – RunLog 2-28-18

A very different 10 miler than I was expecting.

No, nothing went wrong, in fact it was one of the best 10 mile runs that I have had in a long time. It was not easy, no 10 mile run is easy for me, but the big thing was that my feet did not hurt on the run because of my running shoes.

That made all of the difference.

This was my third run in the Skechers GoRun Ride 7’s and if this any indication of how they are going to perform, I am going to be a VERY happy runner! I zero problems related to my shoes and they did everything that I could ask of them. Continue reading

Skechers GoRun Ride 7 – Initial Impressions and Great Expectations

I will be honest, I have not been totally thrilled with most of the shoes in my rotation, with the exception of the Newton Gravity 3’s, which are doing more than I ever thought they would. My current shoes are enough for 3-5 miles, but as the weather up heah in Maine get a bit more reasonable for running outside, I have been starting to pick up my mileage a little.

So I have half-heartedly looking for a pair of long run shoes that are comfortable and don’t leave me feeling beat up after running long in them. This sort of looking for new long run shoes became more of a priority after this week’s run – when the shoes I ran my long run in, left me feeling beat up and were beginning to bother my tailor’s Bunionette.

About 3-4 weeks ago I read Sam’s blog Road, Trail, Run and his review of the Skechers GoRun Ride 7 and some other blog reviews, which intrigued me to say the least. I have run in the GRR2 (4-pair), GRR3, GRR5 and several other Skechers Performance models. I loved the GRR2’s and as much as I liked some of the other models/lines – they well…didn’t fit right. Which I attribute to the pleather strap that Skechers uses to provide some structure to the upper and how it lays across my tailor’s Bunionette.

However, when I read the review, a lot of what the reviewers discussed were how I felt about my old GRR2’s. The more I thought about it and fought to run longer runs in my other shoes, the more it sounded like it was time to try the GoRun Ride 7’s.

The $90 price point wasn’t as painful as other highly rated 2018 shoes and the shoes themselves are supposed to be more sophisticated than the other Skechers Performance shoes I had run in previously, so I ordered a pair from Amazon. Continue reading