Fall 2013 Trail Running Shoe Buyer’s Guide

Skechers All-Weather GObionic Trail

Skechers All-Weather GObionic Trail, $85

Category: Cushioned Cruisers

Weights: 6.8 oz. (men’s), 8.1 oz. (women’s)

Heights: 16mm (heel), 8 mm (forefoot)

Fit: The heel has a snug fit, even without the two heel collar foam pods in the GObionic trail, with a medium fit through the forefoot and toe.

Feel: Moderate cushioning and maximum flexibility had testers grabbing these fun cruisers for road to trail and less-technical runs.

Ride: A distinct rocker profile makes for smooth heel-to-toe transitions and the de-coupled lugs gave testers natural feeling flexibility for navigating trail trash, although testers did feel some rock pops despite the rock diffusion plate. The All-Weather model has a breathable waterproof membrane added to the upper for added comfort in wet running conditions.

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