You might have heard the buzz about SKORA on Twitter or seen the many Instagram pictures of the shoes from diehard fans. The Chicks originally heard about SKORA shoes from our friend, Evelin. Naturally we were intrigued by the idea of minimalist shoes and were stoked when Vic and Mer were chosen to give the shoes a try!
We plan to try them throughout the month of September before writing a full review but here are our first thoughts.
Vic: I am really excited to give them a whirl. So far, I’ve only walked/run about a half-mile in them and I LOVE how light they are on my feet. But it’s a very different feel than I am used to. I wonder if I will be faster when I run in them? I sure feel snappier!
Mer: Thanks to the rainy New Jersey weather, so far I’ve only been able to try these on the treadmill. I did a mile walk to start before racking up two additional miles on the first day and three the second. Honestly, I can’t wait to get these outside. I really like how I’m able to feel more of the ground when wearing them and I also appreciate how my feet have the opportunity to spread with each step.
We’re both looking forward to logging some quality miles in our SKORAs! We’ll keep you posted with a full review in a couple of weeks!
Have you tried SKORA shoes before? Ever try barefoot running?
We were provided with the shoes from SKORA. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
I have a pair of forms and love them. I’m in the middle of marathon training so I haven’t ran in them that much but I wear them for everything else. I love the print on Vic’s. So cool!
I love Vic’s print too! Which marathon are you training for?
I’m very jealous. I’ve been trying to win Skora shoes since I first heard about them. I almost bought a pair when their summer sale started, but I didn’t want to pay for shoes that I wouldn’t be able to try for a while (and I didn’t want to switch to minimalist shoes in the middle of training for my first distance race). Can’t wait to hear what you two think of them.
Just took them out for a spin around the neighborhood for the first time and I’m really liking them thus far! I might just be a convert from my shoes – I have to keep at it and see if the minimalist shoe is for me. I think that we are all a little nervous to try new things in the middle of training for longer distances, right? 😉
I’ve heard a lot about them. I hope you enjoy! I’ve never done barefoot running (I think I need all the support), but I hope they work out for you!
See, I thought that I needed SUPPORT too – especially because I tend to overpronate and I have a wonky swing with my right foot. (My trainer is always like… are you SURE you didn’t injure it at some point?) But I actually feel like these are helping me correct that. When I look down at my feet while running (pretty sure you’re not supposed to do that…) my toes are pointing straight. Hmmmm.
Can’t wait to hear what you think Of them. They’re very cool looking, and those who love them, LOVE them. What are your normal running shoes?
I agree – when you see people talking about SKORA they are in LOVE! I usually wear Mizuno Wave Inspire 9s but I’m doing a “go big or go home” with these so I’m trying to ONLY wear these for the next couple of weeks.
I am anxious to hear how you like these. You know I love my minimal shoes!
thanks for giving me YET ANOTHER PAIR to add to my lust list 😉
YES! When you were writing about them the other day I had JUST gotten these so I didn’t have too much to say. I’ll keep you posted!
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