29 Sep '15, 9pm

Do More Expensive Running Shoes Get Better Reviews?

Do More Expensive Running Shoes Get Better Reviews?

RunRepeat.com , an independent site that features user-generated reviews of running shoes, recently explored the data from 134,867 shoe reviews on its site to closer examine the relationship between favorable reviews and the price of shoes. The results are interesting: Of the 391 running shoes from 24 brands reviewed on their site, the trend line suggests that expensive running shoes get lower ratings than more affordable ones. In the most extreme examples, the 10 most expensive running shoes (generally $175 and up) received an average rating of 79, while the 10 most affordable running shoes ($65 and under) got an average rating of 86. Why would that be? “One might expect that if a runner buys an expensive shoe, he will have higher expectations for the quality of the shoe and therefore he will more easily get disappointed,” writes Jens Jakob Anderson, founder of RunRepeat....

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2015/09/shoes-and-gear/do-m...

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