Hey Peeps!!! So I was really excited when the awesome folks at Skora Running sent me a new pair of the FIT shoes they recently released on the site!!! Before we get into the technical running stuff can we just take a moment to appreciate how FREAKIN AWESOME these shoes look!!!! WHOOO! I am super in love with the color and design!
After a particularly disgusting winter here in VA I had not gotten out quite as much to run as I would have liked….OKAY lets be honest! I have not ran outside all winter!!! I am a big baby and I do not like the freezing cold rain and snow. High 5 to all you hard core runners out there…I am not one BUT I do love to run outdoors! So the Skora FIT arrived just as the first green was popping out on the trees here and the weather was turning warm! YAY
So lets talk FITof the FIT!
I like it, I like it A LOT! The design is so well thought out as the laces follow the lines of your foot, the toe box has a nice size to allow that natural spread of your piggies as you run, and the little holes in the FIT allow the right amount of stretch so the shoe will FIT your own foot just right. Its almost like the shoe molds to you and that is what you need! PERECT FIT!
I took the FIT out for my first outdoor run on Mothers Day! A little ME TIME!
After being indoors in my regular gym shoes all winter long I was a little worried that I would not be able to complete my run in comfort, that I would feel some discomfort due to the minimal design and my lack of endurance. WRONG!!! I am super pleased with the FIT! I even added in some interval Sprints to the mix and I was not feeling overly tired and wanted to get more out of my work out!
BOOM!!! How ya like that read out on my Polar FT60! Max performance HEY HEY!!!
I even took my FIT shoes into the gym for some interval training and wore them to teach my HIIT class. We did suicide sprints indoors on the wood floor and the FIT held up so well! I had great grip, comfort and stopped on a dime! Most definitely wearing these for my indoor work outs again. Oh yeah and did I mention they are AWESOMELY HOT! I can’t even tell you how many compliments I recieved on the look of the shoe! Even cooler a couple of my HIIT class girls went out and bout their own Skora running shoes! SWEET!
OK for all you technical peeps! LOL here is what Skora has to tell you in detail about the FIT
(Directly from the site www.SkoraRunning.com)
FIT is the ultimate all-purpose running and training shoe, designed for comfort, speed and agility. FIT features a lightweight, and breathable seamless airmesh upper with support and flexibility where you need it, thanks to a dynamic 3D-printed support pattern and internal archband. With asymmetric lacing and generous REALFIT last design, FIT provides increased comfort across the top of the foot and encourages natural foot motion and control.
Built on a version of the R01 platform, modified for increased cushioning and comfort, without sacrificing natural running benefits, FIT offers a total stack height of 16mm comprised of a fully-curved, zero-drop outsole made of high abrasion rubber, tuned CM EVA midsole, and antimicrobial insole.
– REALFIT™ last
– Stretch Airmesh upper
– 3D Printed dynamic support pattern
– Asymmetrical lacing
– Internal Archband midfoot support
– Zero-drop construction
– Stitch-down construction
– High Abrasion rubber
– Reflective details
– 16mm Forefoot/Heel stack height
For a new to minimal running person I would most definitely say the FIT is a worthwhile investment. Even though I may not be running marathons….YET! I still find the FIT to be a very versatile shoe, it feels great on the run and works super well with all my other training modes such as Kettlebells, lifitng, interval fitness and even Body Combat class.