I never thought in a million years that I would purchase a running shoe from Skechers, but I did! And let me tell you, these things are legit.
I had a hard time getting over the Skechers name and that they are sold at places like Famous Footwear, but they are being worn and recommended by serious runners. It wasn't until guys like Pete and Nate started talking positive about them that I decided to try them out, and let me tell you, I'm glad I did. I want to personally thank you guys!
I generally wear zero drop or low heel to toe drop shoes with lower stack heights for shorter runs and speedwork, but I have been wearing Saucony Kinvaras (all three versions) since they came out for long runs and marathons. After two years of wearing my Kinvaras, I wanted to try to rotate something else in for longer runs and marathons. I think the GoRun 2's fit this bill quite nicely.
The GoRun 2's feel better from the moment you put them on. The uppers are smooth as butter, reminiscent of Nike Frees but more room in the forefoot. The height feels similar to the Kinvara 3's. They are a tad softer than the Kinvara 3's and more flexible, but strangely feel more responsive. With all that softness and flexibility, I'm still able to maintain a quick turnover. I never had the original GoRuns with the pronounced midfoot bump that annoyed many. I did feel a slight midfoot bump in these while walking, but didn't notice it while running. The durability seems decent (I'll update after I rack up some more miles on them). Oh, and they look awesome too. I got the neon yellow and orange ones. They come with two pairs of laces, neon yellow and orange. I haven't run in them sockless due to the cold weather and I left the insoles in (insoles are very thin).
All in all, I really like them and I think they will definitely fit in the rotation with the Kinvaras, they may even replace them.
Pete, thanks for your r&d on these shoes. I think Skechers has a winner here and I hope their performance division sticks around for a long time.