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Old 02-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Skechers GOrun 2. Hailed the shoe of the future.



Meet the Skechers GOrun 2. The slight contoured shape and negative heel promotes a midfoot strike. Competitive runners across the country are hailing this the shoe of the future. Just released in late December of 2012, the GOrun 2 already has a cult like following.

I'm hoping to try these out soon, just have to fix my not having any money situation. I was hesitant to buy a pair of Skechers, but these are not the Skechers we are used to seeing. Plus I love the colors.

If anyone out there is still looking for that perfect running shoe, the GOrun 2 may very well be what you're looking for.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Skechers GOrun 2. Hailed the shoe of the future.

price?
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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price?

Retail price $80.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: Skechers GOrun 2. Hailed the shoe of the future.

Will be purchasing soon. Full review to follow.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: Skechers GOrun 2. Hailed the shoe of the future.

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When I was a kid you would get laughed at for wearing Skechers.


Why? I have always worn Skechers as my dress shoes for going out. Comfortable and stylish.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: Skechers GOrun 2. Hailed the shoe of the future.

Might be worth a shot for $80, but shoes aren't really one style fits all so I'd have to try them out somewhere first.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: Skechers GOrun 2. Hailed the shoe of the future.

I'm the biggest skeptic in the world when it comes to fitness fads, but I truly believe in barefoot running/midfoot striking. I can already midfoot strike in my Nike Free Runs, but these look interesting.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:19 PM   #8
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:36 PM   #9
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I'm the biggest skeptic in the world when it comes to fitness fads, but I truly believe in barefoot running/midfoot striking. I can already midfoot strike in my Nike Free Runs, but these look interesting.

I tried on a pair today and they are very similar to Nike Free's. I've had 4-5 pairs of Free's and I've always loved them.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #10
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Default Re: Skechers GOrun 2. Hailed the shoe of the future.

Wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of Sketchers. Would rather go barefoot.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #11
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Default Re: Skechers GOrun 2. Hailed the shoe of the future.

Not trying to burst your bubble, but this individual shoe has gotten no accolades from the world of competitive running. Skechers has made a big push in the last few years to stay relevant in the world of professional running (like sponsoring a few Olympians).
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:53 PM   #12
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Not trying to burst your bubble, but this individual shoe has gotten no accolades from the world of competitive running. Skechers has made a big push in the last few years to stay relevant in the world of professional running (like sponsoring a few Olympians).

I read a few personal reviews of the shoe from long time runners that had nothing but positive things to say. This shoe just came out a few months ago.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:55 PM   #13
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I read a few personal reviews of the shoe from long time runners that had nothing but positive things to say. This shoe just came out a few months ago.
Not knocking the shoe, just saying it will stay in the class of vibrams and other almost-barefoot running shoes, where it is more of a fad thing than a revolutionary training device.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:55 PM   #14
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Default Re: Skechers GOrun 2. Hailed the shoe of the future.

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Not knocking the shoe, just saying it will stay in the class of vibrams and other almost-barefoot running shoes, where it is more of a fad thing than a revolutionary training device.

I wouldn't call it a fad. It's been proven that heel striking is terrible for your entire body, so shoes that promote a mid/forefoot strike are here to stay.

I'm not saying they're for everybody but these type of shoes provide a much more effective and safer workout.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:11 PM   #15
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Not knocking the shoe, just saying it will stay in the class of vibrams and other almost-barefoot running shoes, where it is more of a fad thing than a revolutionary training device.
it's not a fad. plenty of other big name shoe companies have embraced minimalist shoes, look at the popularity of nike frees. i would never wear the sketchers though..
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