Study Shows Price Of Running Shoes Does Not Correlate With Higher Satisfaction

A new report reveals that shoe price doesn't always line up with runner experience.

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Remember all that money you’re spending on a new pair of running shoes? It might not be all that worth it, according to a new study.

Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 9.10.39 AM looked at major brands in the space and compared their prices with user reviews on the actual shoe. Many of the findings suggested that money spent doesn’t necessarily correlate with the top-rated runner experience.

They also broke down specific models by price and compared them to the feedback on the most affordable ones.

Included in the summary of results, a chart illustrated where each brand follows on a matrix according to customer satisfaction and price tag.

We will stick with our favorites, but now there’s some new ones for us to try!