I received this pair of Skechers Go Run 4 before the new year of 2017 from one of my friends who knew my tastes about running shoes very well. Actually, this is a really meaningful New Year gift which has companied me for many important moments. And it is no exaggeration to say that we are trusted partners since we have experienced many games and trainings together. So here are my experiences and feelings about it.
This pair of Skechers Go Run 4 is mainly red and black with fluorescent green insoles inside. Therefore, the shoes’ appearance is relatively lovely yet low-key.
For the outsole, it is one of the highlights of Skechers Go Run 4 and is designed in such a pattern to increase the grip performance while on the one hand increase the flexibility. The chrysanthemum grains patterned as such indicates that the details are well considered. But what is not appreciated of the outsole is that there is no wear-resisting rubber in the chrysanthemum grains , making them not durable to last long.
In contrast, the arch is much better protected. In addition to the stiffer material that connects the front and rear foot together, the arch is covered with black rubber and offers better support during running than does the outsole of NB Fresh Foam Zante V2. But in short, the outsole is not durable as a whole, which is a fatality of the shoes and would turn many potential buyers away.
As you can see that there are two big holes at the heel which is the Quick-Fit system. This is also a unique design of Skechers Go Run 4, which makes it easier for runners to put on and take off the shoes.
Since many people are now into night running, it is of great importance to guarantee safety. So it is quite considerate that security has been considered before designing the shoes and is to the maximum extent made into the shoes by the brand. Checking the shoes, you’ll find that Skechers Go Run 4’s reflective material is distributed on the toes, heels and middle part.
The Skechers Go Run 4, along with insoles, weighs 409 grams, which is considerably lighter than the NB Fresh Foam Zante V2.
My first impression of the cushion after wearing the shoes was that the heel cushion was much better than the front one. And if I land on my rear feet, I can obviously feel the feedback from the cushion, which differs greatly from the hardness of Mizuno’s cushions. And because the cushions are quite light, the shoes are more than suitable for people with relatively light weight. Besides, the vamp fixed my feet very well so that I felt like I were just wearing a pair of socks.
The shoe is very agile which is the general impression I can think of to describe it at the moment. It is very light and is therefore suitable for runners with medium or light weight. But to get the hang of it, you may patiently wait for some time. While its overall performances are great, I am still not so satisfied with its durability. But anyway, “No one is perfect.” and so is Skechers Go Run 4. So if you can treat it with some tolerance, you are sure to find a nice comrade.