The fine folks over at Skora Running sent me a pair of their relatively new Core model. Having reviewed their Form model, I knew that I was going to get a quality pair of minimal footwear and was anxious to see how they compared. Well, I’m happy to say that the Core is a solid shoe with a number of improvements over the Form and an all-around fantastic quality shoe for those looking for a minimal ride.
While I have a few gripes with the Core – The insole is seemingly pointless, the tongue chaffed quite a bit until I sanded it down, and the balance seems slightly off in the forefoot – the overall ride and comfort out-weigh most of them. I wear this shoe everywhere, not just for my weekly speed/track work. They show practically no signs of wear and I continue to get comments on them whereever I go.
If you like a minimal shoe with plenty of ground feel and comfortable upper, don’t hesitate to try the Core. It’s wooed me with it’s build quality, it’s comfort and it’s style. Check out SkoraRunning.com for more info (and an amazing $108 price point on this model currently!) I know Skora makes a number of other models as well.
- Heel Fit
- Outsole Durability
- Zero Drop
- Outsole Balance
- Tongue Chafe
- Leather Upper
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