I have been wearing Skechers for almost a decade. When I started hearing about their push into the performance running shoe game, I was very skeptical. I contacted Skechers to try the GOmeb Speed 3 after seeing reviews about how it is a great shoe. My thoughts were that a newcomer in the running game is probably going to put out a mediocre shoe at best.
I got the GOmeb Speed 3 in the mail and had to take them out of the box immediately because my curiosity was killing me. I slipped them on and was floored. They fit like a glove. I have never put on a pair of shoes that felt so comfortable. My next though was how light the shoe was. It weighs in at around 8 ounces. The shoe is very flexible and well put together. I had to wait a few days to test them out because I wanted to save them for a speed run.
Fast forward to my first test run... I put on the GOmeb Speed 3’s and headed out for a 5k sprint. The first thing that I noticed was that it was more of a minimal shoe than I was used to. It has enough cushioning to get the job done, but I am not sure if it would be enough for me to run a half marathon in. After the first mile, I started to really think about how the shoe felt. Even though there wasn’t as much cushioning as I was used to, I found it to be very comfortable and allowed me to focus on my form. I was able to improve my push-off and ended up setting a new 5k PR.
The upper material is very airy and looks great. I got the black and neon yellow shoe, which looks awesome. The only negative thing I can say is that some of the black paint on the outsole was a little sloppy, but you would only notice that if you were taking a close look. It is nothing that you would notice out on a run. The lugs on the bottom of the shoe provide plenty of traction and the outsole flexibility is perfect.
While many of my shoes have a wide toe box and zero heel drop, I found the narrower toe box and 4mm heel drop in the GOmeb Speed 3 was still comfortable and I didn’t notice the difference.
All in all, this is a great shoe and I was utterly surprised with Skechers performance shoe program. They have really produced a winner in the GOmeb Speed 3. This is a great shoe at a great price, costing around $120. If you are looking for a great speed shoe that will help you bring out your best, give the GOmeb Speed 3 a try.