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First Impressions: Skechers GoRun Ultra R2

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Skechers has had a few years to evolve as a brand now, and while their shoes have been a little hit and miss for me, they have come out with some really good models so far in 2017. I was very impressed with both the GoRun 5, and the GoMeb Razor as trainers. As far as maximalist shoes go, I did not have the best of luck with Skechers as the shoes somehow did not work great for me.
Previous maximal models I had were the original GoRun Ultra v1, and the GoRun Ultra Road v1. The GoRun Ultra caused me to develop hot spots under the balls of my right foot, and the Ultra Road v1 while very cushioned and soft, was in fact a little too soft and energy sapping for me for most runs.
Stats Heel stack: 30mm Forefoot stack: 26mm Drop: 4mm Weight: 240g (8.466oz) in US9.5 including insole
UPPER AND FIT The shoe fits me true to size, although like many Skechers models, I could conceivably go down a half size here, as the shoe has a very generous overall volume. The shoe uses a seamless knit mesh for t…