The Skechers GoMeb Strada v2 boasts several updates that drastically improve the overall feel and fit of the shoe. But rest assured, the best features of the original have been preserved in this second iteration.
Stack heights and the 8mm drop height remain the same. The shoe continues to employ Skechers’ signature M-Strike Technology and Resalyte cushioning to promote midfoot strike which is optimal for efficient turnover.
Skechers Performance GOmeb Strada 2 General Info
Nearly half an ounce lighter than its predecessor (7.6oz. (Wm 7); 9.6oz. (M 9)), the Strada 2 is a surprisingly lightweight shoe for the amount of cushioning it offers.
However it is still on the heavier and more structured end of the spectrum than Skechers’ other offerings.
Just like the first version, the GoMeb Strada 2 felt dreamy on my tired feet and legs the first time I wore them on a post-workout recovery run.
The ride is soft and plush stride after stride. The Strada 2 performs best on the road, and can handle well groomed natural-surface trails or dirt roads.
As a performance neutral shoe, I have enjoyed some faster running in the Strada 2, particularly on fartlek-style up-tempo runs.
However, for speed or race pace work, there is a little more shoe underfoot than I typically prefer for fast tempos. I appreciate the Strada most on recovery and long runs.
Skechers Performance GOmeb Strada 2 Sole Unit
The Strada 2 continues to employ Skechers’ Resagrip outsole, delivering stability and traction while providing durability under the big toe, midfoot, and heel where the highest level ground contact occurs.
The Resalyte midsole cushioning system remains unchanged, providing for a supremely comfortable and plush ride without sacrificing responsiveness.
Despite the lack of any blown rubber on the outsole, the shoe holds up well. I have comfortably gotten around 350 miles out of the Skechers Strada.
Skechers Performance GOmeb Strada 2 Upper Info
The Strada’s upper has shed the overabundance of plastic overlays that plagued the first version of the Shoe. This is a welcome improvement that enhances the breathability and flexibility of the shoe.
The tongue is very well padded and could stand to lose some bulk.
The toe box is less generous than the original version of the shoe, causing my smaller toes, near the outside of my foot, to frequently come into contact with the sidewall of the toe box. However, I did not experience any blisters or hotspots, just some discomfort during the run.
Skechers Performance GOmeb Strada 2 Conclusions
As one of Skechers’ more substantial shoes in weight, structure, and cushioning, The GOMeb Strada is best suited for long runs on the road where the soft ride keeps legs feeling fresh mile after mile.
We thank the nice people at Skechers for sending us a pair of Performance GOmeb Strada 2 to test. This did not influence the outcome of the review, written after running more than 50 miles in them.