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Author Topic: Sketchers GO Run Review and Giveaway!  (Read 1447 times)
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« on: February 23, 2012, 03:45:22 PM »

I just wrote up a review of the Sketchers Go Run and am giving away a few pairs.  It's a good shoe but I don't really need shoes.

http://bourbonfeet.blogspot.com/2012/02/sketchers-go-run-review-and-giveaway.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 04:00:29 PM »

If you can remove the music it would make your site much more readable.  I could not finish the article because I could not find the place to turn off the music.  I just had to close the window. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 06:21:38 PM »

I could not finish the article because I could not find the place to turn off the music.  I just had to close the window. 

Scroll down just a little and look on the right side of the page and you will see where you can stop the music. I don't care for the music either, but it is easy to shut off and his blog is very much worth reading. I really enjoy it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 07:32:00 PM »

If you can remove the music it would make your site much more readable.  I could not finish the article because I could not find the place to turn off the music.  I just had to close the window. 

You could always just mute your computer  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 08:39:53 PM »

Well when you have a 5.1 surround sound system with a sub woofer the size of a normal PC tower sometimes you forget you were listing to music an hour or two earlier.  You might have also had the music player a %20 percent and the speakers up to %70.  Then you stumble upon a site and the music starts shaking the table because it is playing at %70.  The dog in your lap freaks out.  Leaps from your leg leaving nice little scratches where his claws dug into your skin.  That is what happened when I loaded the site.  

http://www.zigpress.com/2009/10/30/10-reasons-websites-should-not-play-music/

http://doodlekit.com/blog/entry/37742/why-you-should-avoid-background-music-on-your-website

It is just a personal pet peeve.  I have been working to rid the Internet of background music for years.  I went back and read what you wrote.  I made sure to turn all my volume down before I loaded the site.  It was well written.  Still not sold on the shoe though.  The sole still seems quite inflexible and thick.  
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 10:42:43 PM »

Yeah, I agree about the shoe, the whole thing with it being thickest at the midfoot is a major put off. It seems to be gimmicky. Sorta OH! lets make this different from other shoes and make it the thickest in the center!
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 08:04:35 PM »

It seems to be gimmicky.

Aren't all of Sketchers' shoes gimmicky? To me these seem like they tried to combine minimalism with their Shape-Ups, and on top of that I haven't had good experiences with Sketchers before, so I'm not particularly interested in these. On the other hand, I can see where they would be helpful for transitioning to a forefoot strike.
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 09:34:53 PM »

Touche, I didnt even think about their shape ups! your right though, If it was zero drop I think I would be a bit more interested...
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 10:07:04 AM »

Why would you want to pound the crap out of your arches by wearing a shoe that is thickest there? Most people that are raving about them seem to come from wearing big over stuffed marshmallow running shoes. Almost anything would be an improvement over a "conventional" running shoe so better PRs is no surprise. I read down to the part about the sister getting a pair and then adding orthotics  - rolled my eyes and clicked the X to close the browser window. Seriously?

I do appreciate the write up and the willingness of the OP to share it with us. It just kills me to see the silly shoes some companies come up with.
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