Skechers GoRun Ride 6 Review

Altra Zero Drop Footwear One 2.5 Orange Fade D - Medium Men's Running Shoes 8561352,Nike lab Vapormax Flyknit Midnight Direct Fog Popular Cargo Khaki 899473-004,Arc'teryx Phase SL Crew L/S Black Men's Running T-Shirts 8268413,

Skechers marketing pitch: The sixth generation of the GoRun Ride has additional impact protection and response.

Upper: Engineered knit mesh, fused urethane, synthetic leather.

Midsole: Single-density EVA foam, 4 mm heel drop.

Outsole: Circular hard carbon rubber pods in a localized placement.

Weight: 235 gms/ 8.3 Oz for a half pair of Men's US 9/UK 8/EUR 42.5/CM 27

Widths available: Single, D - regular (reviewed).

ASICS Everyday Short 9" Steel/Black Men's Running Shorts 8441973,Nike SB Low Staple Comfortable TRD Websites QS Black Pigeon 883232-008 Black-Sienna 100% Authentic,ASICS Gel-Equation 8 Chilli Pepper/Black/Silver Men's Running Shoes 8528391,
Latest Design Nike Air Force 1 Heels Ankle Boots Black Pink Sexy Charming IFdzMpRO

If you were a fan of Skechers’ older ‘M-Strike’ midsole, then you'll be happy in the GoRun Ride 6. Be mindful, however. By carrying over the legacy midsole design, the Ride 6 delivers a cushioned, yet flatter ride quality when compared to newer models such as the GoRun 5 and GoMeb Razor.
Cushioned ride, smooth interior fit, extremely lightweight for its class, great price-value
Lack of outsole grip, flat ride quality, poor insole quality, Skechers’ custom fit (with the insole) strategy is hit or miss

INTRODUCTION

Latest Fashion Nike Zoom Kobe VIII 8 Christmas Sneakers For Men in lvGJr28s

Cheap Free Shipping PUMA XT2 X Vashtie Black,NMD XR1 PK sale Glitch Camo,Costa Cat Cay 580 Mirror Glass Black/Blue Mirror 580 Glass Lens Running Sunglasses 8203875,

Hmm. This is interesting. The Skechers GoRun Ride 6 uses the same midsole as the GoRun Ride 5, which means that it is now the only Skechers performance running shoe to feature the legacy ‘M-Strike’ rocker midsole, with its rubber-tipped foam pillars doubling as the outsole.

The rest of the performance line, be it the recently launched GoRun 5 and the GoMeb Razor – have transitioned to different midsoles. As a result, there’s a significant difference in ride quality between the GoRun Ride 6 and the rest.

Although Skechers has updated the Ride 6 midsole with its new 5GEN EVA foam, it’s done so in an injection-molded format. This delivers a flatter and less resilient ride quality than the newer models.

As a stand-alone shoe, there isn’t much wrong with the Ride 6. Its sub-$100 retail price and knit upper still makes it great value for money, and its neutral cushioned ride has plenty of padding.

The bright side is that those missing the ‘M-Strike’ midsole design have the Ride 6 to look to. The rocker-shaped midsole won its share of followers in the early years of Skechers’ performance assortment, so the Ride 6’s older design is a solace to some.

DESIGN AND MATERIALS

Low prices Nike Air Jordan 4 Laser 30th Anniversary Store For Cheap gAAdI3Dq

Discount Nike Wmns Roshe One Flyknit Black/White-Cool Grey,promotion Adidas Originals Stan Smith W S75560 cheaps Ftwr White/Green,Ebay Adidas Equipment Running Guidance Ash Pink s15-st/Lgh Solid Grey/Fox Red f14-st,

The lower part of the Ride 6 might not have changed, but the upper is brand new. Like the rest of flock, Skechers uses an engineered mesh upper (aka the GoKnit) for the latest version of the Ride 6. The upper has a clean profile with minimal layering, at least in the frontal areas of the shoe.

There’s no external layering over the toe-box, and the latter maintains its shape through an internal toe-stiffener. The midfoot has a band of hotmelt urethane placed vertically which then goes to join the lacing panel made of the same material.

The flat laces pass through rectangular-shaped eyelets and over a padded tongue which has a familiar design and construction. In relative terms, the heel has a lot of material. To begin with, Skechers’ ‘Quickfit’ is now in the shape of an external pull-tab. It is attached to a large piece of synthetic which wraps around the back.

The heel collar is padded with an internal counter, and the lining is the same textile used on most Skechers models. Reflectivity is provided by a few bits located over the heel and midfoot.

More Discounts surprises Nike Air Max Hyperposite Sneakers For Men in iyWKezvu

100% Quality Adidas Originals Ad228 High Top Canvas Casual Shoes Men Brown Orange White TPnEBt9S,Super Adidas Men Originals Trainers TUBULAR RADIAL Night Navy/Night Indigo (AQ6725),Affordable 2012 Nike Free 5.0 V3 Womens Running Shoes Grey Red mA0jPigr,

There are numerous structural changes over the GoRun Ride 5’s upper. The eyelet holes are now rectangular shaped versus the round ones of the Ride 5. This update allows for a smoother movement of laces compared to the Ride 5. Also, the Ride 6 has a cleaner looking upper as it gets rid of most of the forefoot overlays.

This, when combined with the new knit mesh, creates more sideways forefoot room and raises the toe-box height. The Ride 6 is also more breathable because of the larger vents knitted into the mesh.

But there’s a catch.

The last year’s GoRun Ride 5 did not have the ugly looking Quickfit tab. Instead, the heel collar had a hole which performed as a hook for your fingers. This year, the collar is made ‘whole’ instead of ‘hole,’ and this causes the foot’s position to move forward towards the toe area.

As expected, the GoRun Ride 6 feels slightly shorter in size when compared with the GoRun Ride 5.

New Release Nike Air Jordan IV 4 Retro Releases Dates Mens Shoes Leopard cheetahes NX4gQ7wV

Affordable Nike Ken Griffen Max Mens Shoes 2014 Green YVJ9Yhy8,Top Quality Mens UA Fat Tire Low Trail Running Shoes 1262238 All Black,Authentic Store Converse All Star Chuck Taylor Century Hi-Top Buff Blue Canvas Shoes 4tSVTHLF,

The midsole uses a single-density piece of EVA foam. Though Skechers uses 5GEN, its newer foam variant, it is visually impossible to tell the difference between it and the last year’s Resalyte midsole.

The Ride 6’s 4 mm drop midsole is identical to the Ride 5’s and uses the rocker design with its foam pillars protruding underneath. The only difference is that the Ride 6 does not use midsole paint on the sides.

What passes off as the outsole is a colony of circular rubber pieces mounted on midsole pods. The placement of rubber isn’t where maximum wear and tear happens, nor do they follow a movement path. Instead, the outsole design prioritizes visual symmetry over function.

There’s an upside to the minimal use of rubber, and that’s the shoe weight. The Skechers GoRun Ride 6 is a measly 235 grams/8.3-ounces, which is very little weight in exchange for a decent stack of cushioning.

The Ride 6 can be worn in two ways – with and without the insole. The removable insole is a thin sheet of compression molded foam, and below that is another layer of foam.

Unlike most running shoes with foam lasting, the Ride 6’s underlayer is designed just like an insole. There’s an identically colored fabric lining on top, with ‘Skechers Performance’ printed and all.

New Style Adidas Obyo Jeremy Scott Wings Shoes Women Transparent vWNdWmhi

Beautiful WMNS Nike Dunk High Heels Shoes Brown Orange Charming d0Xh4s7W,Top Quality Nike Dunk Low Premium SB QS Size 10 Atlas Wolf Grey Black Skate Shoe 504750-020,Best Buy Nike Lebron 12 2017/18 Jade Black Orange Mens Shoes bIJLjpSO,

The upper will hold up okay, but there’s a potential durability issue with a couple of other components. The removable insole is made of low-quality EVA foam, and it tends to go flat after 100 miles.

The midsole doesn’t fare any better. The pod-like structures on the outsole tend to shred quickly in specific wear and tear areas. The newer outsole design used on the GoRun 5 and Razor perform better on durability.

The foam is standard EVA, so expect a gradual flattening of cushioning after a couple of hundred miles.

UPPER FIT AND FEEL

Nice Looking Adidas Winter Warm High Top Outdoor Hiking Shoes Men Black OKsuiWmW

Best Quality Adidas Daroga 20 Climacool Shoes Men Black Grey Orange dLydirwy,Ultra Boost Core Design Black Core Design Black Shock Purple,Best Quality Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2010 Basketball Shoes for Women in XqgOCt09,

The Ride 6 fits true, but if you want the same sizing margin as the Ride 5, then you need to buy half a size larger. That’s because the new heel design pushes the foot slightly forward.

Barring this change, the Ride 6 offers ample vertical and sideways room. The internal toe-bumper without layers outside offers spacious accommodation for your toes. Over the forefoot, the generously vented GoKnit mesh provides enough foot-splay room and ventilation.

No complaints with the heel and tongue fit, either. The padded collar grips the foot well, though our opinion is that the whole ‘Quickfit’ feature is overdone. The huge synthetic pull tab is a gratuitous design add which looks aesthetically displeasing.

Original Designed Adidas Cumacool Running Shoes Women White Blue utWsiqk9

Best Selling Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse Fluorescent Green Shoes 3M Reflective New Roshe Run Hyperfuse Mesh And Suede Uppers JuuRQm2K,Ultra Boost M Cblack Create,Buy Authentic Fitflop Walkstar 3 Blue Online uQlPhKAT,

You have to be wary of the GoRun Ride 6’s removable insole set-up. The interiors are designed so that you can wear the Ride 6 with or without the insole. But opting for either choice comes with issues of its own.

If you wear the shoe without the insole, then there’s excess room left over. So much so that the heel starts slipping, and the forefoot tends to gather when laced tight. And while there are no fit issues when you use the provided insoles, one needs to be careful about the insole’s placement.

We recommend that you wear the GRR 6 with the supplied insole, but with a caveat. The insole edges are thin and high, so they might ride up the insides and can potentially prove to be an irritant. So make sure the insole placement is perfect before you take the Ride 6 for a run.

Skechers should drop this insole ‘feature,’ as the potential drawbacks outweigh the benefits.

RIDE QUALITY AND BEHAVIOR

Buy Cheap Nike Dunk SB 2012 New Low Cut Mens Shoes silver black dark blue cRLbKZ4E,Used NIKE SB DUNK LOW Upcoming PRO CAMO Buy MEDIUM OLIVE BLACK CAMO Buy SKATE 854866 209,Buy Perfect 2017/18 Nike Free Flyknit Mercurial Superfly HTM Mens Shoes Black/Dark Grey-White zA7Ubs79,

Buy Popular fv0tB9sJ Emergency Men Saucony Omni 12 Running Shoes Grey / Blue / Yellow,Womens Adidas Originals outlets Superstar Lotus Factory Print Pink Print/White Running Shoes B35889,Classic-Fit Disocunt Nike Air Jordan 12 XII Mens Shoes 2013 New Black White x8W2gN5i,

Delicate styles 2012 Nike Free Run 5.0 V5 Men Shoes Grey Black J9fu2723,Womens Adidas Originals Superstar Original Lotus Print Pink Print/White Running Shoes B35885,Designer For Sale 2017/18 Nike Lunar Force 1 Low Womens Shoes Red White GeHXEh6p,

There’s not much to write about the GRR 6’s ride quality. The midsole provides cushioning, but without much responsiveness. Though there’s softness beneath, the ride feels flat.

Much of this can be attributed to the injection-molded construction which feels less resilient than the newer compression-molded midsoles used on the GoRun 5 and GoMeb Razor. There are exceptions to how injection molded parts can feel, so this isn’t a sweeping generalization. For example, the GoRun Ultra uses injection molding, and the ride feels noticeably responsive.

We prefer the cushioning quality of the GoRun 5. It isn’t necessarily softer than the Ride 6 but provides better responsiveness and feedback. Transitions also feel slower on the Ride 6; the foam pillar based midsole doesn’t feel as quick as the flatter profile of the GoRun 5. And the outsole grip could also be better.

Despite some of the shortcomings of the GoRun Ride 6’s midsole, the shoe is comfortable enough for longer runs – as long as you aren’t chasing pace records. Remember that the GRR6 weighs a mere 235 grams, so it delivers a lightweight running experience.

You can also use the GoRun Ride 6 on treadmills but stay out of synthetic tracks or light trails. There simply isn’t enough grip to make track workouts fun, and the build isn’t durable enough for unpaved surfaces.

The Ride 6 is best worn with the supplied insole. Without the latter, there’s nearly nothing between your feet and the midsole – this turns the ride quality remarkably flat in character. The lasting below the insole has a layer of blown foam, but it’s so thin that it’s good as not having any.

PROS AND CONS

Discount Price Adidas Jeremy Scott Panda Bear Shoes Women Black White fBatCfz4,Womens Adidas Originals Superstar Supercolor Pack Most Expensive Shoes Pink S41867,Economic Popular Nike Air Jordan Aero Flight Men Shoes Black Evpp3BN0,

Excellent Quality Adidas Originals Ad228 Casual Shoes Men Red White Blue JI15GYgj,Yeezy Boost 350 cheap V2 Zebra White & London Black,Excellent Quality Nike Free Powerlines II Mens Shoes Green Black 2z1Kycqv,

There’s one fact you can’t deny about the GRR6. A sub-$100 price makes it great value for money, considering that you get a knit mesh upper and a cushioned ride in lieu. Skechers is the only brand we know of which provides these materials at this price-point.

It’s also very lightweight, with the upper being comfortable and well ventilated. There’s enough forefoot and toe-box room, and the lack of seams results in a smooth interior. Though the midsole material doesn’t feel special in any way, it contains enough cushioning for runs of most mileages.

What’s missing though, is an engaging ride experience. There are also a few other shortcomings, such as the tricky placement of the removable insole and the lack of outsole grip and durability.

SUMMARY, AND CHANGES BETWEEN THE RIDE 6 AND RIDE 5

The GoRun Ride 6 is a reminder of what the Skechers performance line used to be once. The rocker-shaped ‘M-Strike’ midsole is similar to what was used in earlier versions of the GoRun series, so the ride quality will feel familiar to runners who have owned a pair of older GoRuns.

Notwithstanding the carry-over midsole, the Ride 6 is a lightweight, cushioned, and value-for-money shoe. The knit upper is smooth, breathable, and has ample interior room.

The fit changes slightly over the GoRun 5; while the sideways forefoot room and toe-box height increases, the new heel design results in a slightly shorter sizing.

There are plenty of other updates on the upper, such as the new GoKnit mesh (the GRR 5 used regular mesh) and an aesthetic profile which is much sleeker than before. The retail price is $5.00 lower than the GRR5, and both shoes weight the same.

What remains to be seen is how Skechers manages its differentiation problem going forward. We mentioned in our GoRun 5 review about how the latter is very close to the GoMeb Razor, considering that both are based on identical midsole platforms.

RECOMMENDED ROTATION

Factory Sale Adidas Jeremy Scott Boots Shoes Women White Black rqAxIBM6,2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights Black/Nero Women's Running Pants 8486844,Factory Sale WMNS Nike Dunk Heels Shoes Low Red Purple Gold fafL5Pvv,

RotationModelShoe typeCheck price
Same brandSkechers GR Ride 6Cushioned ride, daily runs2XU Perform Tri Short Charcoal/Coral Paradise Women's Running Shorts 8277905,
Same brandSkechers GR Ultra Road 2Cushioned ride, long runsadidas Climacool II 2-Pack Low-Cut Socks White/Black/Aluminum 2 Running Socks 8260734,
Same brandSkechers GoMeb Speed 4Lightweight, Race-dayadidas climalite Flex Boxer Brief Black/Yellow Men's Running Underwear 8479784,
Multi brandSkechers GR Ride 6Cushioned ride, daily runsadidas Kids Cushion 3-Pack Low Cut (Little Kid/Big Kid/Adult) White/Solar Pink/Night Flash/Vivid Mint Running Socks 8476291,
Multi brandNew Balance Boracay V3Cushioned ride, long runsadidas Originals ZX 700 Black/White/Black D - Medium Men's Running Shoes 7327789,
Multi brandSaucony Type ALightweight, Race-dayadidas Response Dual Shorts Black/Black Men's Running Shorts 8547402,

Making a recommended rotation of three Skechers shoe could have been tricky if not for the recently introduced GoRun Ultra Road 2. By far, the Ultra Road 2 packs the most cushioning of all Skechers running shoes, hence creating a differentiated rotational assortment of the Ultra, the Ride 6, and the GoMeb Speed 4.

With the rotation approach mentioned above, you can use the Ride 6 as a cushioned daily trainer while delegating fast runs to the GoMeb Speed 4. For those long and easy runs, the brand new GoRun Ultra Road 2 comes in handy.

Within the recommended 3-shoe non-Skechers rotation, it’s worth looking at the New Balance Boracay V3, a 4 mm drop shoe with more cushioning over the GRR6. On the other hand, the 4 mm heel drop Saucony Type A will work as a fast, race-day shoe.

SIMILAR NEUTRAL CUSHIONED SHOES

Fast Delivery Nike Air Max2 CB 94 Mens Shoes Purple Black n2huqct7,adidas Running Madison RNR W Carbon/Running White/Metallic Silver B - Medium Women's Running Shoes 8303094,Find Comfortable Fitflop Lulu Weave Bronze Wedge Slide Online 3B98kTDH,

BrandModelMidsoleCheck price
AsicsRoadhawk FFMedium softFor Sale Fitflop Frou Purple Online ydLRJBUD,
BrooksLaunch 4FirmFor Sale Popular For Nike Air Max 90 Carved Mens Shoes Grey White c5ozYRu4,
HokaHupanaMedium softGreate Discount 2017/18 Nike Flex Series Sneakers Mens Running Shoes For Blue Fluorescent Green oV0hVK1W,
New BalanceBoracay V3Medium softadidas Running Springblade Ignite Frozen Yellow/Bold Pink/White B - Medium Women's Running Shoes 8475317,
SauconyKinvara 8Medium softadidas Supernova Bra Frozen Blue/Midnight Grey Women's Running Underwear 8547652,
SkechersGoRun 5Medium softadidas Ultimate S/S Crew Tee Dark Grey Heather/Black Men's Running T-Shirts 8463212,

Despite Skechers positioning its GoRun 5 as a training (and faster) shoe, the GR 5 is the Ride 6’s closest living relative. The knit upper and 4 mm drop feels all too familiar across both models.




Among the rest, the new Asics Roadhawk FF is a lightweight (sub 9-ounce) cushioned trainer which strays from the tried-and-tested Gel and foam formula. Instead, the midsole is made of Flytefoam stack with a 8 mm offset. The New Balance Boracay V3 is somewhat similar to the Roadhawk and provides more cushioning than the GRR6.

The Brooks Launch 4 is a firmer neutral trainer; the Hoka Hupana and Saucony Kinvara 8 are moderately cushioned with a low heel drop.

You might have noticed that this recommended list is nearly identical to what we prescribed in our GoRun 5 review. There’s a good reason for doing so.

Regardless of how Skechers pitches the Ride 6, the shoe isn’t of the same category as a regular neutral trainer. The Ride 6 has a low heel drop of 4 mm, is very lightweight, and does not have as much as cushioning as you’d find on, say, a Pegasus or a Ghost.

Do you own this shoe? Improve this review by sharing your insights – submit a review here.