I’m sitting in the Nike M2K Tekno Womens airport in NH waiting to board my delayed flight to Newark, with hopes of making it into Manhattan at some point tonight. Figured this was a good time to play around with the Blogpress app for iPad for the first time! I was invited to New York by Merrell, and will be joined by a whole bunch of other folks to participate in a Roundtable discussion on the future of barefoot-style footwear. I’ll be joined by fellow bloggers, journalists, medical professionals, and others with an interest in the minimalist running movement. I’ll also be getting a sneak peak at some of the Merrell Barefoot 2012 shoe lineup, and possibly taking a few advance pairs home to try out On Sunday I’ll Nike Air Max 1 Womens be heading to the NYC Barefoot Run on Governor’s Island – should be another interesting experience. Not sure how many barefoot miles I’ll attempt, but my goal is at Nike Air Max 1 Femme least one 2-mile loop. I’m going to try something new here and do a little live blogging. Will try to update this post with anything interesting that happens this weekend!With a new update to the GoRun now out, the original Skechers GoRun can be purchased for as little as $36 at Amazon.com. The GoRun 2 will be reviewed soon here on Runblogger)This post is going to come as a bit of a shock to a lot of people who read this blog. The first shock is that I agreed to try out a Skechers running shoe. The second shock is that I think I might actually like it.My first interaction with Skechers was not a good one. Earlier this year I was contacted by a representative from a PR Nike Air Max 90 Mujer firm representing Skechers, and they wanted to know if I would be willing to try out and review the Skechers Resistance Runner shoe. However, the catch was that they Nike Air Vapormax Mujer asked for either a “positive or neutral” review. Though I probably would have declined anyway on account of the fact that I could tell it was a shoe that I would probably not like to run in, the requirement to post a “neutral or positive review” was unacceptable, and borderline unethical. I should emphasize that the email came not from a Skechers employee, but a PR person from a company representing them, so I don’t know if this was a screw-up by an individual or if it was a directive coming from the company itself (based on my more recent interactions, I’ll give the benefit of the doubt and assume the former rather than the latter).My other problem with Skechers is Nike Air Max 2017 Mujer that I’m not a big fan of their marketing. The whole Shape-Ups campaign was a really egregious example of using “Skechy-Science” to sell a product to people who generally don’t take the time to evaluate the science themselves. Then came the ads for the Resistance Runner shoe (see example at left) – they were humorous to say the least for a shoe that was supposedly designed with “mid-foot strike technology.” The model in that ad may just slide the heel back and land on his midfoot prior to contact, but methinks that is rather unlikely with the amount of ankle dorsiflexion and knee extension he exhibits that late in his stride.Given all of this, you can imagine my initial reaction Nike Air Max 90 Womens when I was contacted a few weeks back by Skechers (directly this time) to see if I wanted to try out and review a pair of the soon-to-be released Skechers Go Run shoe. I had seen some early images of the Go Run, and they looked to be a bit of a positive departure from previous running offerings from the company, so I was at least curious (particularly since Meb Keflezghi apparently plans to use this as his racing shoe). But, the bad taste left in my mouth from my previous interaction with Skechers caused me to hesitate. Did I really want to support a company with a marketing approach like that which Skechers has employed? I wanted to be sure that if I agreed, and honest review is what they wanted. So, here is the text of my email response to their initial inquiry:Can you tell me the height differential between heel and forefoot Nike Air Max 2017 Womens in this shoe, as well as the weight? I’m pretty picky about what I run in since I have to put a decent number of miles on shoes to do a review.