The SKORA Tempo has really grown on me. I usually lean toward the “less is better” side of the discussion when it comes to running shoes, preferring to have very little between my foot and the road. But somehow, this comfortably padded shoe has found its way into my rotation. (more…)
If you have followed this blog or my social media feeds, I am sure you have heard me sing the praises of the shoe company SKORA. SKORA is a small company that started in Portland, Oregon and recently moved to Seattle, Washington. I happened across an advertisement that depicted the SKORA Phase and was instantly attracted to their design. Once I read their philosophy about running form and how shoes should help keep it as natural as possible, I was all-in. I was ready to “Run Real”.
At the time of this review, I have logged over 100 miles on the Phase. These are definitely my favorite shoe that I have worn thus far. I have worn these shoes for training runs on mixed surfaces. I have also raced in them and they responded great to a strenuous effort.
It seems like just yesterday that I was asking Brand Evangelist, Tyler Hurst, at Skora if the Phase was enough shoe for a marathon. He steered me in the direction of the Base due to the fact that I had never run in a zero drop shoe. Here I am 300 miles later and in the final few weeks of training for my October marathon. I am 100% confident that the Base will be more than adequate for 26.2 miles when I need them.
Now that I have had a chance to run for varying distances and conditions, I can give a true review of the Skora Base. I have put slightly over 100 miles on them in the first month since purchased. (more…)