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Skechers GOrun Ride 11 review

8 expert score
9 user's score
As editorial policy, we do not accept free samples. We purchased this pair at Running Warehouse with our own money.
Review written on 02nd August by Paul Soriano Paul Soriano is an avid runner who enjoys racing and meeting fellow runners.
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Skechers GOrun Ride 11 Verdict

The Skechers GOrun Ride11 is an affordable daily trainer that has a very nice plush ride while still being responsive at faster paces. The sole of the shoe introduces their new midsole, HYPERBURST ICE, while still providing their durable Goodyear Rubber on the outsole.

The pros

  • Nice plush and cushioned ride on those easy runs
  • Pretty responsive if you want to pick up the pace
  • Good traction on the outsole
  • Pricetag
  • Wide sole unit for some stability

The cons

  • Heel counter feels it's going to come off at beginning of runs.
  • Heavy daily trainer

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Rating breakdown

Comfort
8.0
Build quality
9.0
Upper
7.0
Sole unit
9.0
Landing
7.0
Transition
7.0
Toe-off
7.0
Traction
8.0
Durability
9.0
Value / Price
10

Facts / Specs

Model
GOrun Ride 11
Previous model
Weight
10 oz (283 g)
MSRP
$120.00

Heel
38 mm.
Toe
32 mm.
Heel drop
6 mm.
Carbon plate
Half length carbon plate

Size/Fit

Sizing
True to size
Heel fit
Normal
Midfoot fit
Normal
Toebox fit
Normal

Cushioning & ride

Type of cushioning
Balanced/plush
Amount of cushioning
Highly cushioned
Stability
Very stable
Flexibility
Medium

Usage

Racing
Speedwork
Daily training  
Long distance racing  
Ultra distance racing

Who should buy the Skechers GOrun Ride 11 ?

If you’re on a tight budget and looking for a quality shoe, this shoe fits the bill. The shoe is very versatile.

Who should not buy the Skechers GOrun Ride 11 ?

This shoe is really padded from top to bottom. Maybe too much of it, which makes this shoe a little heavy.

Skechers GOrun Ride 11 Introduction

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The Skechers GOrun Ride 11 is an affordable daily trainer that has enough durability for those easy runs and those long runs.

The HYPERBURST ICE midsole provides the plushiness while the in infused carbon plate inside provides the responsiveness if you want to pick up the pace.

At only $120 USD this shoe is much affordable compared to other daily trainers out there in the market.

Skechers GOrun Ride 11 First Impressions

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When I first opened the box, I noticed that the build quality of the shoe was legitimate.

As I put them on and as I stood up, I noticed the feel of the low drop. The back of my feet would sink into the shoe.

Running with the shoes I definitely felt the plushiness of the HYPER BURST ICE midsole. Very soft and comfortable underneath my feet.

Skechers GOrun Ride 11 Upper

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The GOrun Ride 11 uses a mono mesh upper that has a comfortable fit. The outer layer of the upper around has some ventilation for some breathability, which I find very beneficial during the summer.

The tongue is very wide and fully padded. The heel counter I found it to be fully padded but also not fully secured.

Picture of Skechers GOrun Ride 11

Throughout the start of all my runs, I always get the feeling that my heel will slip off of the shoe. But it never does, and the feeling tends to go away afterwards.

Overall, I find the upper to be pretty solid. A little too much padding for my liking but for others it might be great.

There has been no wear or tears after running over 80 miles in them so far.

Skechers GOrun Ride 11 Sole Unit

Picture of Skechers GOrun Ride 11


The midsole of the Skechers GOrun Ride 11 uses an updated material called HYPERBURST ICE. This material is much softer and plusher than the material that was used in previous models, HYPERBURST.

The midsole also includes an infused carbon plate that is placed on the forefoot. The plate is used to provide a responsiveness as you pick up the pace.

The outsole uses Goodyear Rubber that provides long lasting durability and traction. Durability wise, the rubber has done a pretty good job. I haven’t really noticed any wear or tear after over 80 miles running in them.

The geometry of the sole unit would be beneficial for those with some stability issues because of the wide platform underfoot.

Skechers GOrun Ride 11 Conclusions

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In conclusion, the Skechers GOrun Ride 11 was a surprise. I have tried previous models of the GOrun Ride series in the past and the ride of those shoes were quite firm and somewhat unenjoyable.

The GOrun Ride 11 is a total upgrade. I was expecting it to have the same ride to be honest, but it wasn’t.

For the price of the shoe and as an everyday daily trainer that you can actually pick up the pace and still feel a responsiveness, it is definitely worth the investment.

The only suggestion I would recommend is to trim some of the padding on the upper to shed some weight off the shoe.

How does the GOrun Ride 11 compare?

Asics Gel Cumulus 25
Skechers GOrun Ride 11
Brooks Ghost 15
Expert score
8
8
7
User score
Retail price
US$140
US$119.95
US$140
Weight
9.3 oz
10 oz
9.8 oz
Heel Drop
8 mm
6 mm
12 mm
Recommended for
Daily training
Daily training, long distance racing
Daily training
Cushioning type
plush
balanced/plush
balanced
Cushioning amount
Highly cushioned
Highly cushioned
Highly cushioned
Flexibility
flexible
medium
flexible
Stability
very stable
very stable
very stable
Sizing
true to size
true to size
true to size

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We purchased this pair of Skechers at Running Warehouse  with our own money.

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Reviewed by Paul

This review was written by Paul Soriano on 02nd August.
Paul Soriano is an avid runner who enjoys racing and meeting fellow runners. Paul started running back in late 2017 as just a hobby that can keep him active and healthy. As he kept running his race times improved. A few years later he would debut in his first marathon and Boston qualify. Paul loves running shoes and is obsessed with finding the best shoes out in the market. He’s tried out a variety of brands from Nike to domestic brands such as Xtep.

User feedback (1)

  • avatar-comment-1030822
    Matt Nicholson
    9 months ago
    9 score

    Great shoe. Very cushioned and responsive.

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