Shoe Knowledge

  • Best Shoes for a New Runner

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    On our live chat here at the website, our customer service email, or on social media we're frequently asked some variation of "what is your best shoe for a new runner?"

    Below I'll discuss how we answer this question. Read More

  • SKORA Sizing

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    Sizing can be tricky when ordering apparel online.

    Even among a single brand, individual shoes may often be sized a tad differently.

    We do offer free shipping both ways within the contiguous US and we have a great return policy, however getting the proper size first is always preferable.

    Below we go through a few pointers on sizing. Read More

  • Don't Wear Running Shoes Casually

    While wearing running shoes casually does not wear out the sole like running on in them well, it's important to know that walking, hiking, and standing in your shoes still can shorten their lifespan.

    Running can wear away the outsole due to the friction and movements of the shoes against the ground. This also slowly compresses the midsole in certain locations over time.

    Walking and standing in your shoes will not wear away the sole nearly as much as running, but it still can compress the sole and damage the upper due to the bending and flexing of the shoe during walking.

    We certainly like to wear our shoes casually as well as during training, and if you do this it's simply important to realize that they're not going to last as long as if you'd have a separate pair for your everyday wear.

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  • Shoe Characteristics

    SKORA Shoe Characteristics

    While we do feel our shoe design and layout is much more simple than that of most running shoe brands, some explanation may still be necessary for new customers.

    Below you'll find a bit of a breakdown of the options, to hopefully help you select your new pair. It is important to always remember that no matter what anyone else has to say, the best shoe for you is going to be the that's most comfortable and fits your needs most optimally. These are just suggestions!

    And of course, we're always available via email and often through the live chat here at the website if you have any questions!

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  • Transitioning to New Running Shoes

    New SKORA Tempos

    "I've never used your shoes and am hoping to get them this week, since I have a marathon on Sunday."

    That is a direct quote from a potential customer, and causes me much concern.

    One of my golden rules as a runner is that any change in your running routine be done gradually with extreme care.

    Even a new pair of the same shoe model you've been running in for five hundred miles, needs to be transitioned in to.

    Let's discuss why Read More

  • SKORA Mother/Daughter Shoe Review

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    Skora Running Shoes:  A Mother/Daughter Review

    One of the best things about being a mom is sharing my love of running with my children. My oldest daughter has taken on her own love of running and now encourages me to be out there, trying new trails, learning new terrain, laughing all the way. It is tough to find a running shoe that can keep up with our mild trails and road running. Combine that with the growth injury that my daughter has, and it makes it very difficult to find the right shoe. Read More

  • Replacement for New Balance Minimus & Brooks PureConnect

    Replacements for the discontinued PureConnect and Minimus

    With the New Balance Minimus and Brooks PureConnect being discontinued, fans may be looking for an alternative shoe option.

    Below are a couple recent reviews from the our website where customers actually mentioned trying our shoes because of the discontinued Minimus.

    If you're looking for an option, definitely check out our CORE!

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  • Flat Feet and Neutral Shoes

    Neutral shoes for flat feet?

    For flat footed people, finding great shoes can be a challenge.

    Below are a number of recent reviews from our website written by people with flat feet, so you can hear from our customers themselves about their experiences! Read More

  • Supportive Shoe Wearers & SKORA

     

    From supportive shoes to SKORA neutral shoes

    All of our footwear is neutral, meaning there is no built in motion control or stability.

    This is often worrisome for those who have habitually worn supportive shoes and may be concerned about purchasing neutral footwear.

    Below are a few recent reviews from SKORA customers who have mentioned their use of supportive shoes and now our neutral options. Read More

  • Why You Should Rotate Shoes

    Why you should rotate your running shoes.

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    800 miles on these bad boys.

    (way more on the legs)

    Question: Why do shoes possibly need to be replaced before they fall apart?

    Answer: Read More

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