With the launch of two new models, Core and Phase, many may be curious to know exactly what differentiates them from our inaugural shoes, Form and Base.
This page will serve as a casual and to the point comparison of the differences between all SKORA models, to guide each runner to the style that is the best fit for their needs. Detailed descriptions of each shoe are available in our store.
Form and Base are built on the R01 platform. This abrasion and wear resistant chassis is a high density outsole with compression molded EVA as a midsole. It is a level platform with a stack height of 9mm without the insole or 13mm with. If you want a zero drop shoe that offers moderate cushioning and groundfeel in a flexible package, Form or Base are a good choice.
If you wish to be closer to the ground or in an even more flexible shoe, Core and Phase are for you. Featuring the R02 platform, pictured above, they are 8mm tall without the insole, and 11mm with.
As for the upper material, Form is fully leather. Core has an antimicrobial Agion mesh liner and a goat leather outer layer. These two options offer a near-custom fit. Over time, the leather will mold itself to how your foot is shaped and moves. Base and Phase are completely synthetic material. Base has stretch-mesh above the toe box and lacks laces. Whereas Phase is a single mesh layer.
For the weight room or technical trails, Core and Phase are great choices since they are very flexible and thin, bringing you closer to the ground and increasing proprioception. Phase is our most minimal and lightest option. Core is a very comfortable shoe that blends the full leather upper of Form with the lightweight style of Phase.
If you want more cushion for longer runs, road running, or racing, Form or Base should be on your feet. These would also be best suited for those looking to transition from a thicker shoe to a lower profile option. Form, with the unique leather upper and R01 platform, makes for a durable and long lasting shoe. Base is great for those looking an efficient slip on shoe with a comfortable stretch-mesh upper.
If you have further questions about the models, do not hesitate to head over to our Facebook page at Facebook.com/RunReal to post a question or contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org