Running shoes come in many forms, shapes and sizes. However, most users have some basic requirements including performance, stability and durability. Skora shoes incorporate these basic features but they are not your typical workout shoes. Everything from the appearance to the feel is different including the goatskin leather upper section along with a sheepskin lining, asymmetric lacing, and no tongue. The shoe will fit you like a glove and give you the ultimate running experience. Apart from a great anatomical fit that is close to the shape of your foot, the Skora Form also boasts of a zero drop between the outsole and midsole of the shoe. This allows both forefoot and heel to stay in contact with the ground at all times. The minimal cushioning is great for barefoot runners.
My first impression of a Skora Form was wow! I was amazed as the shoe in front of me looked nothing like a running shoe, yet it promised some great things. As I tried to put on the shoe, the first feature that caught my attention was the upper section. Unlike the typical mesh material on the top, the Skora Form’s upper section is made up of a trademark Pittards Armor-Tan Goat upper with a Pittards WR100X Sheepskin lining. The material is naturally breathable and soft. It is resistant to sweat and abrasions. The comfort and durability with a leather look were a welcome change. The asymmetrical lacing, the anti-slip microfiber heelpad, and the no-tongue design provided a better fit. In fact, the shoe almost fits like a sock. The reflective details add to the appearance of the shoe.
The breathable and antimicrobial 4mm Ortholite sockliner provides a comfortable and moisture-free ride. The midsole of the shoe is different as well. The shape of the sole is close to that for your foot. Generous ball girth, wide toe box, curved bottom edges and wide heel cuboid give you exceptional comfort and make up for the lack of cushioning in the shoe. The feet are in close contact with the ground. The zero heel-to-toe drops ensure that your entire foot is at the same level. The anatomical flex grooves improve flexibility and promote natural movement.
The outer sole of the shoe is made of abrasion-resistant leather that provides durability. The curved forefoot and heel of the outsole encourage natural movement of the toes and the feet while running and walking. Lack of reinforcements in the outsole improve the fit and lower the weight of the shoe.
The stitch-down construction of the shoe eliminates additional seems and stitches. This, along with the elastic heel strap, allows you to customize the shape of the shoe for maximum comfort and fit.
If you love barefoot running or are looking for a shoe that supports your natural running action, the Skora Form is the shoe for you. The fit of the shoe is unlike any of its competitors. It is as close to the ground as you can get with a running shoe. It looks great and is durable as well.