Expensive Running Shoes are Not Better, Study Shows

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The topic of shoes is always a hot topic and I just read about a study that adds even more fuel to the fire. Here's a very interesting study done by the good folks at www.runrepeat.com. The title itself is even guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows: Expensive Running Shoes Are Not Better Than More Affordable Running Shoes (Study).

This study is, of course, anecdotal because it is based on 134,867 reviews of 391 running shoes from 24 brands. This study compared the list price of running shoes with how well rated they are by the runners wearing them. The key conclusion is that expensive running shoes are not better-rated than more affordable ones. In fact, inexpensive running shoes are better rated than expensive ones.

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