Full review of the Skechers GOTrail Ultra 4:

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The Skechers Performance GOrun Ultra Road was one of the first few Skechers Performance shoes that I had the chance to run in and review. At the time I was pretty clear that while I was surprised at the response of that shoe, my preference still fell toward a less cushioned shoe. This is largely still the same if I’ve got to choose between A and B however, Skechers constant development and improvement has led them to launch technologies that have taken cues from feedback and ingenuity. At the front of that is probably one of my favorite – yet most subtle – innovations in recent years, their 5GEN compound. While it has appeared in other models, one of my favorite applications has got to be the shoe we’re looking at today, the Skechers GOtrail Ultra 4. But, is a midsole foam good enough to make a shoe great or does development need to spill over to the big picture?

One of the biggest markers of Skechers Performance running shoes has always been their price point. While some of their shoes are slowly making their way a bit higher toward their peers, they still come in at a fantastic price for the great product you’re getting. In the case of the GOtrail Ultra 4, the shoe was originally priced at $120 but, if you check our partner links below you can see that they can be found for as little as ~$60 which is an amazing steal.

If you’re looking for a shoe with plenty of cushioning that and underfoot protection that is rugged enough to pound out tons of trail miles without sacrificing much in the way of responsiveness, this shoe may be for you. At any rate, if any of those descriptors piques your interest it is absolutely worth picking up for a good price.

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This product was provided for review purposes by Skechers Performance. All opinions are those of the author and/or Gearist contributors.


gdkmouse says:

I have hoka clifton 3, and I will need to get some new shoes in a while. would the buy links work for the UK as well?

Bram van Diemen says:

Going to try out the On Running Cloudventure Mid next weekend. Maybe an idea for a next review?

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