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Triathlete’s Fall Running Shoe Review

  • By Brian Metzler
  • Published Nov 20, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Skechers Go Bionic

6.1 oz.; 5.0 oz.
$90, Skechers.com

Fit: A relaxed, semi-snug fit in the heel and mid-foot gives way to a liberatingly open forefoot. The upper is thin, conforming and mostly seamless, although our testers reported it was not quite as ventilated and breathable as some of the others in this review.

Feel: This true minimalist shoe feels decidedly light and supple. It has a zero-drop profile, no arch support and a “barely there” aura, enabling a runner to easily feel and react to the ground. The pliable and completely unstructured midsole offers maximum flexibility and natural foot movement, but demands the runner possess a decent level of strength and agility.

Ride: With no heel counter and little cushioning, the Go Bionic encourages a nimble mid-foot gait pattern with a quick cadence. “A perfect shoe to adapt to true minimalism” said a tester, but not so ideal for anyone needing stability or support.

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