Which SKORA for Which Distance?

This is undoubtably one of the most common questions we receive. 

This is quite difficult to answer on its own, as the best shoe for various distances comes down to simple personal preferences.

To someone who has never worn FORM before, the answer to "Is the FORM a good shoe for marathons" primarily comes down to:

1. What shoes have you been doing your long runs in?

That's often going to be your marathon shoe.

2. Is that shoe's cushioning amount more, the same, or less than FORM's?

You may want to go with one of our less or more cushioned options for a long race such as the marathon.

3. Are you looking for a lighter or lower to the ground shoe, or the opposite?

Some people like to race in a lighter shoe, but depending on distance this could change.

Of course FORM is only an example. Any of our shoes can be put in its place and all of them have been used by runners from the 5k to longer than a marathon. What makes both the super light PHASE and our most cushioned TEMPO both shoes for any distance?

It all comes back to what the wearer is comfortable in. Simple as that.

Some may favor the responsive and nimble PHASE for races, others may prefer the cushioning of FIT. Unfortunately the question of which shoe is best for various distances is, "it depends".

If you have this or other questions, please visit our Facebook page or use the chat option here at the website, and we will be very happy to assist you!

Jeremy ran a 3:02 at Boston & 17:32 5k in PHASE 5 days later!

12 thoughts on “Which SKORA for Which Distance?”


  • By brian

    hi! i am a low arched and pronate. which one do you recommend? thanks

  • By Mohamed Effendi

    For those people like me who has a low arch,which shoe you recommend?

  • By stephan

    Do you have anything a little wider in the forefoot than the Core? I've been running in those for a while, they're great for trails, but my right one the upper is starting to separate from the sole right at the widest point of my foot.

  • By Tonya

    I'm relatively new to running - and have already had one stress fracture and on the verge of another one. I'm going to start training for a 1/2 marathon in May - what should would you recommend for me ?

  • By Gil Rodriguez

    What do you recommend for a flat footed runner. I train daily, I run anywhere from 7 milers to 12 milers daily. I usually will do a long run on SAT. or Sun. 22 miler.

  • By Pat

    I currently wear Brooks Pureflow 2.....love the zero drop. Very interested in your shoes....which would best fit me? I currently run 10-12 miles/day. Pureflow is a great shoe but longevity isn't very good in distance...

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