Skora Tempo Review

Picked up this shoe recently in a sale. The first thing that got to me hooked was the fact that even though it is a 0 drop shoe it still has about 22mm of cushioning which makes it a good bet to pound the pavement.

The shoe gives adequate protection while running and is surprisingly light. The upper is a mesh like structure through which you can almost see your socks or feet depending on how you like to run.

I would however say that unlike other skora models this shoe is not for running without socks. The toe box is more like the Altra running shoes which is good, However its just large enough to ensure that the outer edges of your feet (especially inside ball of the feet) rubs against the mesh. This ends up with giving you a nasty blister, especially when doing runs above 10km/6miles. I have also faced blisters on the heel but that seems to go off after a few runs. This can be circumvented by either using some tape or cutting out a little bit mesh where contact is made (I find cutting my shoes a better option).

One sore point is the fact that the mesh color gets transferred onto your socks as visible in the image below.

The asymmetric lacing is nice and relieves pressure from the top of the feet.
Being a heavy runner, I find these shoes ideal for speed training and distances up to a Half Marathon. Would rate this shoe a close 2nd to my ASICS Gel Hyperspeed 6 in terms of weight and overall experience.

  • Light Weight
  • Adequate Cushioning
  •  Zero heel-toe drop with 22mm stack height
  • Quick dry mesh
  • Asymmetric lacing.
  • Prone to blistering on the inner side ball of your feet.
  • Color from the mesh leaks onto your socks

Features: (Taken from the Skora Website)
  • Responsive cushioning provides a smooth underfoot feel
  • Ultimate flexibility allows the shoe to move with you
  • Second-skin upper wraps your foot for a perfect fit
  • Anatomical lacing helps prevent rubbing
  • Zero drop brings you closer to natural running form
  • High abrasion rubber optimizes durability
Product Details: (Taken from the Skora Website)
  • Upper: Breathable Air-mesh
  • Midsole: High Density EVA Foam
  • Outsole: High Abrasion Rubber
  • Heel-to-toe drop: 0mm
  • Stack height: 22mm
  • 360° Reflectivity
1. A couple of washes helps alleviating the color transfer problem.
2. I found that the blisters can be resolved by using thinner or compression socks. Also the heel blisters can be avoided by forcing your heel into the back of the shoe and then properly lacing them. In certain cases a lock lacing technique can be used.

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