Skechers GOrun Ultra Extreme Named Best Value Shoe in Running Network LLC 2014 Fal Shoe Review


The SKECHERS GOrun Ultra Extreme was named the Best Value Shoe in the Running Network 2014 Fall Shoe Review!The RN Fall Shoe Review insert is distributed September 1-November 1 via print, digital, and social media platforms. An archive of our reviews can be found at

To download the above review, please click here:SkethersGoRunBestValue.pdf


October 27, 2014                                            Contact: Larry Eder[email protected]

Skechers GOrun Ultra Extreme Named Best Value Shoe in Running Network, LLC 2014 Fall Shoe Review

SAN JOSE - Skechers' GOrun Ultra Extreme earns top honors as Best Value Shoe in the Fortius Media Group, LLC 2014 Fall Shoe Review.

"The Running Network shoe reviews have, since 1998, provided the consumer with a great series of options for finding the shoe that best fits their needs. From the tiniest of brands to the global leaders, Cregg Weinmann works hard to find you a shoe that makes sense for your feet," noted Larry Eder, publishing director of Fortius Media Group, LLC.

To start the shoe review process, shoes are matched to the footstrike, motion and foot shape of wear testers. The testers report on seven key performance characteristics during the testing process. A software system then calculates all tester data to reveal a top shoe in each category. The software system was developed by Cregg Weinmann, Fortius Media Group's footwear reviewer.

"For the Fall Review, testers piled on hundreds of marathon training miles to put the shoes through their paces. This rigorous testing provides the critical feedback that validates the strengths of shoes from the various brands. The small differences between shoes are carefully compared within a matrix of features, price, and performance to determine the category winners," said Weinmann. "Runners need to recognize that the general categorization of the shoes is only a starting point for them, and their needs should be their top consideration. The parity between brands has never been as close as it is now, meaning it's more important than ever to find the shoes that fit and function best for you."

"Skechers' GOrun Ultra Extreme may share a chassis with the GOrun Ultra, but the Extreme takes it to a whole new level. The shoe's shape and structure are made up of a closed upper, stretch mesh with traditional overlays, reinforced stitching, and water-resistant synthetic fabric along the sides. The midsole's taller-than-average 27mm stack height is made of a soft layer of foam, offering plenty of cushion. The 4mm heel-to-toe drop makes for a flatter footstrike. The outersole is Resagrip, a rubbery compound with a lugged surface to grip the road, trail, and everything in between. An attractive price and good performance earn the GOrun Ultra Extreme honors as Best Value Shoe" (to quote Cregg Weinmann, from the Fall  2014 Shoe Review).

"Good fit and a very comfortable ride. Smoothed out the feel of the road and had good traction wherever I ran," said one wear tester, describing the Skechers GOrun Ultra Extreme.

 Established in 2010, Fortius Media Group, LLC is a media company focused on developing creative approaches to building interest in the sport of global athletics. The Running Network LLC was established in 1986, and has published their Fall & Spring Shoe Reviews since 1998, edited and tested by Cregg Weinmann. The Fall Shoe Review was distributed on a multi platform basis, September 1-November 1, 2014.

Fortius Media Group LLC represents the partners from, as well as new partners on various platforms. The Running Network LLC is solely owned by Fortius Media Group, LLC. 

The complete partner list of the Fortius Media Group  is as follows: American Track & Field, Athletes Only, Athletics (Canada),, AustinFit, California Track & Running News, Club Business International, Club Running (RRCA), Coaching Athletics, Colorado Runner, Get Active!, Greater Long Island Running Club's Footnotes,, Hawaii Sports magazine,, Latinos,, Michigan Runner, Missouri Runner & Triathlete, Running Journal, Racing South,, RunDenmark, RunMinnesota, RUNOHIO, Runningnetworktv,, The Shoe Addicts (digital videos), Track & Field News, USATF/New England's Exchange Zone, Techniques,, The Winged Foot (NYAC), The Winged M (MAC),,, and Youth Runner.

To learn more about Fortius Media Group, LLC, contact Larry Eder at [email protected], or 608.239.3785. 

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