RunRepeat is Running Shoe Reviews
When you start running or start thinking about getting out there the one thing that you know you'll need is something for your feet. You'll probably just reach for whatever is on hand because we almost all have something that resembles a running shoe. For me that was a pair of Columbia hiking shoes that had never been on a hike and were simply comfortable fashion.
I knew nothing.
It wasn't very long into my Couch to 5K attempt that it became clear that what I was using was not rewarding my effort. I did what most people would logically do and headed to a running store, where as in most places you are causally presented a literally a gigantic wall of shoes.
The many brands, models, colours and style aside there is categorization to help your form, provide cushion or firmness, shoes to wear every day or ones intended for race day. A helpful employee will eagerly guide you towards a range of shoes that should work for you but even if you leave with something you think feels right you won't know much about the shoe, how it compares to competitors or what others think.
Coming from background where research, reading reviews and building comparisons comes naturally I dove in and found there are several good publications that offer reviews but one site stood out for being different and doing all the work for me. RunRepeat provides it's own expert opinions and analysis but is also gathering reviews from around the Internet, consolidating scores and rankings to provide a single place to find everything you need to know about any given shoes specifications, what people think of it, tools to compare it to others and where to find it for the best price.
The Runscore is one of the most interesting parts of RunRepeat as they take different reviewer ranking system and distill them down to a single number out of one hundred
The benefit of combining all the different scoring systems they find is they are then able to then rank the shoes against other models from the same manufacture, against other brands and provide overall lists of what's popular by year, month and more.
When you can then begin narrowing down your search using tools to filter for terrain, size then specific needs and preferences like arch support, use, colour, weight and offset. Once your search is complete you find a summary of reasons to buy or not, rankings, popularity graphs and most of all a consolidated set of written and video reviews that can help you make a fully informed decision to buy or at least go try on what you think works best for you. If you do want to go ahead and buy a set of price guaranteed deals from around the net is presented with each shoe and is customized to your country.
Whether you have been running for years and consider yourself an expert on finding the right shoes or just getting started RunRepeat is an astoundingly good resource to help you in your journey as technology and style progresses. It has been the first place I've gone to evaluate a potential shoe and as my collection and knowledge has grown to a point where I am doing my own reviews it continues to be an amazing tool that I cannot help but constantly recommend.