|GoBionicRide- - The Box|
|Came nicely wrapped back from the shop|
|Black is Back|
|Sewn tongue to top|
|Could very well passed off as an Original GoBionic|
That is, until you dig deeper.
One of the more essential part to this shoe and I have learnt how something this simple makes a lot of differences to the shoe's ride. The GoBionicRide sockliner is harder, thicker and perforated when compared to the original GoBionic.
|GoBionic on top. GoBionicRide bottom.|
|As seen and gauge from eye|
|Stiff vs flaccid. No pun intended.|
The heart of the shoe. How does the GoBionicRide measures against the GoBionic in terms of sole thickness?
|Look at the 3-dash on the GoBionicRide (bottom), the middle dash and the V-notch directly over it shows you the differences in thickness for the same section of the shoe.|
|Look at the V-notch again.|
If that is not convincing enough, how about me squeezing/pressing the shoe last down to show the differences in thickness? Maybe this will show the differences better.
|GoBionicRide with significantly thicker sole.|
This is where your feet will meet the shoe and if done wrongly, will greatly cause discomfort and in worse case scenario, blisters.
|Significantly different between the two shoes|
|Closer look in GoBionic|
|Closer look at GoBionicRide|
Similar to the GoBionic, the GoBionicRide has 18 independent pods on the sole. Differences this time is that the part from Heel to Midfoot is solid and not perforated. Photo below shows how lights get through the front portion of the sole when held against lights. This is how minimalist the shoe will be if worn without the sockliner.
|Where the lights come through|
|Midfoot and forefoot. Wear pad (black) layout|
|Notice the differences?|
Both shoes are US Size 10 the weigh differences is only 20 grams (+/- 5grams) per side. Impressive even with the additional cushioning for the GoBionicRide
Want to make the shoes lighter? Remove the sockliners (GoBionicRide weigh in at 10grams as opposed to 5grams for GoBionic - the sockliners)
Upon closer inspection, I found the back of the shoe aka the heel to be significantly different. The GoBionicRide has higher back and it is more structured/stiffer.
What I meant is that the back portion on the GoBionicRide is more structured. You can't press the back portion down like GoBionic.
|See the differences?|
|By a few millimeters|
|No differences to comfort|
Note: This pair of Skechers GoBionicRide is sponsored by Skechers Malaysia via collaboration with 2ndSkin Asia Athletes program. Thank you Skechers Malaysia and 2ndSkin! This pair of GoBionicRide retail for RM369 (Women) and RM399 (Men) and is available at all Skechers store.