To clarify, I really mean everything. One pair of shoes. To concrete run in, trail run in, sprint interval in, long distance in, wear casually out with blue jeans to the game/party/bar/church/date, to hike in, boulder in, climb ropes in, Crossfit in.
One pair of shoes. The perfect jack of all trades. Not necessarily The best in any one specific category, but when looked at as a whole... untouchable.
Enter the Skora Form
The perfect all purpose do everything shoe. Leather, waterproof, breathable, light, wide toe box, sexy, solid flat bottom.
I Love this shoe. I love it with jeans, I love it on the trails, I love it around town, I love it on the track, and I absolutely Love it in the gym. At home on roots, box jumps, pavement, and ropes. I've worn them camping, I've worn them working on a roof, on dates, preaching, through hundreds of miles of trail.... they really are THAT shoe.
From the first time I touted these shoes:
If you’ve never heard of Skora running, don’t feel bad, I hadn’t either.
But if you choose to not immediately go find out more about them, I can assure you, you will regret it. I'm quite confident that this is only the beginning... (boy was a right about that! ;)
Skora is a new company (as most of you know I have a huge soft spot for start-ups!) and they are bringing a fresh look to the market as they enter. Their mantra is “Run Real” and I must say, they’re making great strides (see what I did right there?) towards that end.
The Skora Form is one of their first 2 shoes they are bringing to market (now shipping) and with it, they did a lot of things right.
Skora is immediately setting their entire company around minimalism and their idea of “Run Real”. Their shoes are zero drop, minimal in cushioning, no support, stitch-down construction (more on that later), anatomical last, outsoles mimic foot shape, no heel counter, and a sole made to fit the natural shape of your foot and encourage medial to lateral movement.
Check this out this product Video (less than 90 seconds)
I’ll go ahead and say one thing right off the bat, the shoes look fantastic! My first thoughts upon unboxing were that they were almost Too pretty to run in! I Love shoes, and as a pure minimalist in that department (I only wear zero drop shoes: running, casual, dress, hiking, mowing the lawn, everything) I really miss my old shoes style – these fit the bill! Not only are they a great running shoe, they look great underneath a pair of bluejeans.
So, on the conclusion end of things:
I really appreciate what Skora is trying to do and I Love new companies! I knew I would like this shoe, but didn’t really expect to love it as much as I did. I’m running in it (makes a good trail running shoe as well), doing some Crossfit in them, and they are also my go to casual shoe everyday now. You will Love the goat Leather.