SKORA TEMPO REVIEW
While big-time athletic companies such as Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour have captured huge shares of the athletic shoe market, there are also other companies that constantly squeeze their way into the competition by manufacturing shoes of their own. The Skora Tempo running shoe is a product of Skora, which belongs to the latter category of shoe manufacturers. But what exactly is the Tempo and why does Skora believe that it can hold its own against shoes by better-known brands?
Utilization of light materials is crucial when manufacturing running shoes, so it is not surprising that the Skora Tempo follows suit. Its upper body segment is made with a breathable single-layer mesh that does a great job of providing proper ventilation inside the shoe. There are no sew constructions all across the Tempo for it is a unibody-esque product. The shoes’ laces follow the traditional asymmetrical system. Reflective elements are also visible all around the body. The Tempo’s midsole is a tuned EVA variant, and its outsole is composed of high abrasion HD rubber.
The Tempo comes in an assortment of color selections which include green-yellow, black-white, and aqua-black. A half-pair weighs approximately 170 grams (or 6.0 ounces for the United Kingdom).
WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT?
- Comfortability and Weight
The Skora Tempo is, without a doubt, an extremely comfortable pair of running shoes. The shoes are so dynamic and light that it is nearly impossible to feel the clutching grip of the shoes themselves after one wears them. The Tempo is well-cushioned inside its inner walls, providing even more comfort for the wearer. Running for miles without feeling any sense of discomfort is easy with the Tempo.
- Impressive cushioning
The Skora Tempo’s cushioning is adjusted perfectly to absorb external shocks and blows. A practical example would be not being able to feel anything even if the runner steps on small hazards like twigs and rocks. Running on jagged terrain is not as uncomfortable as it is with other barefoot shoes since pressure is properly absorbed.
- Excellent ventilation
The Tempo is also known for its superb ventilation. The single-layer mesh material allows air to flow smoothly inside the chambers of the shoes, keeping the feet warm and comfy despite most weather and temperature conditions.
WHAT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT?
- Winter conditions
Although the Skora Tempo indeed provides one of the best ventilation systems found in any running shoe, it is somewhat inadequate during days of extreme cold, such as during the winter. Cold air easily enters the shoes through the mesh walls. Though this is not an issue for some, it is still something that must be noted.
- Lack of cushioning
Although the Tempo’s cushioning indeed delivers one of the most comfortable cushioning of any running shoe, the sides of the shoes may feel even better with more cushioning. Intensive sprinting sometimes causes the feet to scrape along the walls, thus increasing the probability of skin irritation.