Skora Fit Review

May 12, 2014
Skora Fit
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
88
Security of Fit
9
Stability (on impact)
8
Smoothness (while striding)
9
Comfort
7
Speed & Agility
8
Value
7

The Good

  • Comfortable anatomic fit throughout upper
  • Great flexibility
  • Durable, versatile outsole

The Bad

  • Limited ventilation in warm weather
  • Rounded heel problematic for pronating runners
THE VERDICT

The Skora Fit is an attractive choice for athletes who frequent the gym as much as they hit the road or trail, and want one shoe that serves these demands equally well. Though the Fit is a slightly heavier but more durable shoe than similarly positioned zero-drop all-purpose shoes from Merrell or Topo Athletic, pure runners are better off with Skora’s dedicated running models.

FULL REVIEW

Security of fit
Skora nails the fit of its uppers exceedingly well. The anatomic last of the Fit matches the contour of the foot closely, and an asymmetric lacing system keeps the entire upper snug against the foot from heel to toe. The toe box is ideally shaped for full toe splay without being excessively roomy, and seamless interior construction makes the Fit comfortable for sockless use.

Stability on impact
The Fit uses the same highly abrasion-resistant injection-blown rubber (IBR) outsole material Skora uses on its running models. The IBR is a great combination of flexible, lightweight, and durable, and provides strong traction on a variety of outdoor surfaces; it goes without saying that gripping the floor at your local gym isn’t a problem at all.

Smoothness (flexibility)
This is another area Skora excels, as the Fit is completely flexible in all directions despite a moderate amount of midsole cushioning. Compression molded EVA foam provides a smooth, stable ride without sacrificing ground feel.

Comfort
The Fit’s upper is comprised of extensive 3D synthetic printing on top of a stretchy air mesh material. The upper breathes and dries respectably well, but not nearly as quickly as the lighter, thinner mesh on Skora’s Phase running shoe. Otherwise, comfort throughout the upper is outstanding.

Underfoot, Skora retains the one design feature that’s been bothersome from the start: the rounded medial heel contour, which can cause pronators (like one Gear Institute tester) to roll excessively inward with high-mileage use.

Speed and agility
Thanks to its true anatomic fit and relatively lightweight, it’s easy to be agile in the Skora Fit. Cushioning and protective features are more than sufficient for high-speed road running, and even adequate for a bit of reckless trail running.

 


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MSRP
$95.00
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