Sketchers GoRun Ride 3 Review
The Ride 3’s soft upper and thin midsole makes it a comfortably lightweight shoe. The Ride 3 makes an excellent choice during cold running conditions, since the upper is warm. The bright-colored trainers are excellent for runners who love night runs. The insole provides the Ride 3 with excellent responsiveness and transition.
Without the insole, runners can hardly make long-distance runs without getting injured or blistered. Furthermore, the fit depends if the runner is using the insole or not. The cushioning system is too cushy for long-distance runs and speed runs. The worst part of these running shoes are the outsole. Since the rubber pods are placed in low abrasion sections of the outsole, they only make a fancier pattern than a useful purpose. Moreover, the running shoes have a poor traction, and is not suitable for off-road runs and wet road conditions.
Sketchers is famous for its celebrity footwear, but most consumers thought that Sketchers was not serious in crafting high-performance running shoes. Although the company is still new in this footwear line, Sketchers takes pride from the GoRun collections. This Sketchers GoRun Ride 3 review identifies the shoes’ specifications, strengths, and weaknesses
The Upper’s Specs: Ride 3’s upper is made of flexible materials, which make the upper less breathable, but it remains to be comfortable. Although the running shoes use flat laces, the lacing system is fine. The tongue is the best feature of the Ride 3’s upper. The tongue’s upper part is made of soft material which is then attached to a more rigid bottom part. Moreover, it provides a snug and comfortable position of the mid foot, and it gives you protection from the lacing system above it. The spacious toe box is great for excellent toe splay.
The Outsole’s Specs: The outsole’s main material is injection molded EVA, which Sketchers calls Resalyte. Additionally, there are eleven rubber pods scattered on the outsole. The outsole in these running shoes does not offer that much since the rubber pods are placed in non-key contact areas.
The Midsole’s Specs: Sketchers uses Resalyte for the running shoes’ cushioning system. It is comfortable, but other users find it too squishy. The midsole is too thin, making it hard to use for trail runs and rough running conditions. Moreover, the Ride 3 comes with a foam insole, to provide excellent responsiveness.
Runners love to compare shoes, furthermore, return shoes when unsatisfied. However, no one love returning shoes. This section of the Sketchers GoRun Ride 3 Review points out the pros and cons of the Ride 3, to help runners choose their trainers.