Steadily Skechers is climbing up the performance oriented side of the shoe business. While general sales seem to come easy for the US giant, the “serious” running segment seemed to be just a nice side business. A couple of years ago i had the chance to test one of their first Meb Keflezighi inspired products. A lot has happened since then.
While Skechers maintain their trademark look, the real beauty lies in the detail of the latest GO MEB Razor 2.
The knitted upper does not only look good. While it allows a nice air circulation it guarantees a nice and firm fit.
The 2nd version of the Razor comes with a great the 4mm drop and a 18mm heel and a 14mm forefoot height. A welcoming feature that makes this shoe not only a fast training shoe but also an option for longer races.
A no-thrills road running sole. I used this shoe on plenty of occasions. As the material is pretty soft it does handle dry trails well but feels home on the road.
Some sole details.
I liked the aggresive red color way of the Razor 2.
The heart of the Razor 2 is an ultra-lightweight, and pretty responsive cushioning midsole. It provides enough comfort without loosing that direct feeling. I found it to be pretty helpful during long runs.
Sharp and fast – Style points are earned with the GOmeb Razor 2 and the flashy white midsole that works with M-Strike technology to provide a smooth and springy underfoot ride.
A nicely molded heel counter secures a stable and proper fit.
Meb Keflezighi and Kara Goucher were amongst the first athletes Skechers signed a couple of years ago. This created a big uproar in the running scene. Looking back it was a wise move to secure the knowledge and dedication of a guy like Meb Keflezighi.
Frontend – a proper toe-box. At least room enough for my wide feet.
If you are on a budget and still want a proper running shoe, the Razor 2 is for you. Super quality and a shoe that is worth it money. Currently you can snatch a mop dell for less than a 100 EUR. Well invested cash.
Responsive cushioning in a lightweight package – All in all, the second version of the Razor is a proper racing and tempo shoe. It’s comfortable, rides really smoothly and goes quick without being too punishing.
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