I have now run over 200 miles in the shoes so they have had a decent test on runs of up to an hour on tarmac including speed and hill work. The wear is about what I would expect; they are still good for a few hundred more miles. Like all Skechers runnning shoes these have M strike technology which helps promote a mid foot landing. Straight from the box I found these to be very comfortable - they are very light and feel fast. They are breathable and give sufficient support. I preferred them to the original speeds although the original speeds as they are of a softer material and the heel is much better. However, to look at the original still remain my favourite and are the prettiest shoes I have owned!
The Gorun speed 3 looks quite different to the original (I don't have the 2 so can't compare). My original speeds (pink) were size 6.5 compared to size 7 for the 3 - this is because I prefer to have a bit more space so now go for a slightly bigger size. The new model is not as narrow; I prefer the fit around the heel - the original were tight around the heel and initially caused blisters.
|pink - original red - gorun speed3|
The shoes come with two sets of laces - slightly elastic (the ones I am using) and normal. Due to the heel fit not being as tight I found I needed to use the top hole otherwise the shoes were slipping around on my feet. I don't use the top hole on the Gorun4 so I think the speeds might be bigger around the heel.
The Gorun speed 3 is very similar to the Go run 4 - both have a 4mm drop and are considered a racing shoe. The Gorun 4 are 10g lighter in a size 7. It has taken me some time to decide which I prefer as they are so similar.
If you have a cadburies Jaffa cake one day and a Mcvities the next you probably will find it hard to choose a favourite as they are so similar. The only way is to have one immedietly after the other so today I did a lap in the speed3 then a lap on the gorun4. My favourite was the Gorun4 because they are a little softer. The speeds are more firm (but also more responsive so probably faster). When I say firm I do not mean inflexible just not as soft underfoot as the ride4. There really isn't a great deal in it. However, if I had a choice between pink speeds and yellow runs then I would probably choose the pink speeds - that's how little there is in it!