Skechers Go Run 5 Review: Awesome Triathlon Running Shoes

The Skechers Go Run 5s I just reviewed are my go-to triathlon running shoe at the moment. The Go Run 5s are an excellent triathlon shoe for triathletes looking for a well-cushioned, near zero-drop, lightweight, and flexible triathlon shoe. Triathlon Taren also started the morning with a marathon training swim of 5,200m that made him zone out pretty hard.

New to Triathlon Taren:
Triathlon Training Tips:
Triathlon Swimming Technique:



Erik Barone says:

Great review of the GoRun5s. I’ve been in this training/tri game for a little over a year and found the Sketchers to be the best shoe for my 6’3″ 237 lbs. (was 265 when I started) frame especially because I like to run sans socks. I’m currently trying out my first pair of HOKAs (infinite) and found out rather quickly that going without socks is a bad idea. But I do love the cushion. That said I see a pair of GoRun 5s in my future for sure.
Thanks for the great review and all the vlogs!!

cirquemagic says:

Hi Taren, when you were testing your race kit for the 70.3 you pushed it down to your waist under the swim skin. Would you do the same under a full wetsuit?

Yanick Brunette says:

Personally I much prefer the saucony kinvara, the kinvara is very comfortable and at about the same weight!

Karl Sebastian says:

So which one is better? This or your Cliftons? Really torn between those two.

Aaron Burton says:

Question: been scrolling through your vids, and couldn’t find an answer… I have to wear a full wetsuit in UK at this time of year, my first tri is in May, could you talk through (or a do’s and Dont’s if you don’t want to give away secrets) on transition from swim to bike and whether you wear your shorts and t-shirt under your wetsuit. Any points on tri suits also if this is the way to go. P.S can money not be an issue as I’m happy to spend a little money and buying cheap isn’t an issue. Many thanks! Keep up the top work! You have aided me along with prep and transition from a long distance runner into triathlon in a months time!!!

pbnz says:

Hey Taren, compared to other swim watches, the Garmin tracks pool swims well if you know the tricks. As they use accelerometers to detect changes in direction at the end of each length, having a firm push off the wall is quite important to accurately track your lengths. I have found all my garmins to be spot on keeping this in mind, I do a 5 km set every Friday and it generally tracks it bang on or misses just one length. If it is not tracking as well as you would like it is probably the “user” LOL. PS-garmin has just released the 935 now!

Jeremy Sweeten says:

Let’s talk GARMIN pool settings.  I have a VivoActiveHR and have had it since Aug16.  It used to be almost perfect with lap swimming.  However, over the past month (MAR17), and despite multiple updates, the sucker is SOOOO inconsistent.  I can’t find a single reason why or any pattern with it going off and rounding up (adding m/yds/distance).  I think it is a Garmin software issue.

Just Me says:

Just picked up a pair of Hoka One One Tracers and I love them, only done a few training runs in them between 5 an 15 k but are super light and comfy.  Theres talk that they are narrow on the toe box but I don’t feel it and it looses the whole MASSIVE Hoka sole, with 22mm rear and 18mm fore.  Cool colours aswell.

Liam Hobbs says:

Durian Rider recommends Altra. Are they legit?

Walt R. Buck says:

How wide do they make? The only shoe that I’ve found that fits my foot well is new balance. The little A width shoes don’t work. Lol I always have to go with extra wide.

Steven Vega says:

i have had a sketchers gift card for about 2 years and i finally have something to use it on. definitely going to order a pair. I just ran my first triathlon yesterday, the South Beach Tri, in the Nike Lunarlons and they are great. What do you think about alternating shoes when training and sticking to one pair in your last few runs before the race?

Cheeplestase says:

my wife had a pair of go run 4s and she loved them because they are light and comfy. I’m not sure they lasted for than 150km cuz the foam got destroyed super fast.

Immer Chriswell says:

Do you think minimal shoes for triathlon are a good idea? I love my Brooks purecadence for running day to day, but do question if after a swim and bike if there is benefit to a little bit of build up. I just really like responsive shoes.

Endurance 101 says:

Why do you wear a gps-watch in the Pool?

tony745774 says:

Hi Taren. My god yours hands are still burned. I had a look @ your ironman 70.3 pictures on and well…I know now why you suffer from the heat/warm more than expected, black shoes, black socks, almost black suit, hopefully you did not put a black hat on your head. sorry guy but do not take this comment as a negativ one but more as an advice from a friend. cheers

Olga Shokurova says:

Really surprised that Skechers makes good running shoes! I was pretty skeptical when the sponsored Meb. Also, could you please do a video on how to do a flying mount/dismount? Its embarrassing that I still come to a full stop at my transitions to get on/ off my bike and I have to waste time getting my bike shoes on and running in my cleats!

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