Part 1 – First Impressions.
Like a few of my fellow bloggers, Skechers have sent me a pair of their new running shoes to try. I am waiting until after my Half Marathon this weekend before I take them out on a proper test run but have used them to potter about and wear in to gain a first impression.
I’ll certainly be noticed in these! I like the bright colours and think they are fairly good-looking as far as running shoes go. They are a roomy, generous fit. I sized up, as I do with other makes, but maybe should have had my normal size in these. They are not heavy, but I wouldn’t consider them ‘lightweight’ as promoted, certainly not in the same class as Saucony Kinvaras (which I love), they weigh about the same as my Mizuno Wave Creation 12s. Inital feel is of lots of cushioning with a spongy springy feeling. For the limited wear so far they have been comfortable, however they don’t fit well with my orthotics. Without orthotics they give reasonable support under my arches. The shape of the sole to promote mid foot strike makes you think that they are going to feel wobbly like shape-up trainers but after walking around for a short while they feel like a normal trainer. Will have to see how they run…
Read part 2 here…. https://fairweatherrunner.co.uk/2011/10/13/skechers-running-shoe-review/