Thursday, February 06, 2020

Skechers Performance Go Run Speed Elite Hyper 1st Run Impressions, Shoe Details, and Comparisons

Article by Sam Winebaum

Skechers Performance Go Run Speed Elite Hyper ($190)

Weight: 5.8 oz /164 g men's US 9 (verified with size 9 sample
23mm heel / 19 mm forefoot,  4mm drop
Available Feb. 2020. $190.

Long awaited the Speed Elite is well cushioned with Skechers' Hyper Burst midsole foam, has a forefoot winglets H shaped propulsion and stability plate and is shod with Goodyear rubber. The upper is a semi-translucent mono mesh upper for maximum breathability and low moisture absorption.  I was sent a half size up from my normal 8.5, as whole sizes only for now,  and with thicker socks was secure but would go true to size in a next pair.

My first 5.3 mile run was along the New Hampshire Seacoast in rain, cold weather, and strong winds at about 8:04 pace in a moderate effort. I particularly noted a faster than normal cadence for this pace at 179 per minute which I attribute to the plate action and also felt (to be verified) that my ground contact time was shorter than normal, again I think due to the plate.
Full multi tester review soon!

Watch My First Run Impressions , Shoe Details, and Comparisons (9:13)

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Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the multi tester reviews but I have to wonder how many people will balk at paying $190 for this shoe? Time will tell I guess.

When will you guys get your hands, Um feet, on the Razor 3+ and Max Road+?

Jeff in MA

amadeus303 said...

I didn't balk, ha. I pre-ordered it as soon as RW made it available. It's lighter than the Vaporfly Next% and doesn't feel squishy. This is the carbon plate shoe I've been waiting to seems like the wait was forever!