As you may have noticed from my recent reviews, my relationship with Brooks Running recently came to an end as Brooks transitioned their Inspire Daily program to a “sub-elite” team. I had a great run as an ID member and am very grateful I had the opportunity to be a part of it as long as I did. As the saying goes though, when one foot lands, another lifts. I think that’s a saying at least…pretty sure it’s a saying…
All this is to say that a new chapter in my running may just be opening as I embark on a relationship with Skechers Performance as a wear-tester and then…maybe more…How’s that for vague foreshadowing? Skechers was mostly flying under the radar with their original GOrun running shoe, designed to encourage a mid-foot strike, until they made the brilliant move of signing Meb Keflezighi in 2011 after Nike unceremoniously dropped America’s last Olympic Marathon medalist. Meb promptly went out and kicked butt in his new kicks, winning the Olympic Trials and placing 4th in the 2012 Olympic Marathon. Meb even turned a disappointing 2:23:47 NYC Marathon performance into an inspiring work of art, finishing the race hand in hand with a local club runner.
Skechers has since expanded their running shoe range with a variety of models, including a trail show, the Bionic, and the Ultra, which taps into the burgeoning “maximalist” trend. Skechers even offers you the chance to Run Like Meb with their GoMEB Speed 2. These shoes feel the need, which is to say the need for speed. Heck, they look fast just standing still.
Now, here’s the best part: I am wicked psyched to be able to offer a pair of GoMEB Speed 2s to one lucky reader, courtesy of the fine folks at Skechers Performance. The contest will run through 5 pm EST on Friday, January 10. Click on the link below to get to the raffle page (if you don’t want to go to the page, at least be sure to leave a blog comment letting me know that you have Liked Skechers Performance on Facebook) Good luck and good speed!