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Criteria for shoe reviews

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Jul 2015
11:57am, 14 Jul 2015
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fetcheveryone
Ey up,

If you've not seen them yet, take a look at the new reviews content on this page:

http://www.fetcheveryone.com/shop.php

and here's a review for an individual watch, complete with descriptions for all the criteria:

http://www.fetcheveryone.com/product-review.php?id=9

I'd like to do the same sort of thing for other bits of kit, and so I thought we'd try tackling running shoes. The problem is, I'm largely hopeless when it comes to discerning the subtleties of running shoe fit. I get about as far as "does it fit me?" and the rest is a bit lost on me.

What sort of criteria should we include? Over to you, Fetchies :-)
Jul 2015
12:29pm, 14 Jul 2015
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HappyG(rrr)
Durability (long term test only)
Terrain (not sure how you do this but : Mud, Rock, Tarmac - you could do track too?)
Stylishness
For fit there's the whole pronator, supinator, motion control wibble wobble stuff. Most folk prob don't know, don't care.
Height of heel, aka heel drop (12mm to zero mm)
Weight
Waterproofness (goretex ones)

I'll come back, got a meeting. :-) G
Jul 2015
12:53pm, 14 Jul 2015
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fetcheveryone
Thanks Happy G :-)
Jul 2015
1:04pm, 14 Jul 2015
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Duchess
Range of colours
Accuracy of sizing
Jul 2015
1:37pm, 14 Jul 2015
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GordonG
another vote for Accuracy of Sizing (I wear Kanadia.... nuff said).
Jul 2015
2:00pm, 14 Jul 2015
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Hills of Death (HOD)
Durability definitely

Style
Tri suitability;-)
Weight
Terrain
Fitting
Jul 2015
2:08pm, 14 Jul 2015
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Elsie Too
Definitely sizing - I was really shocked when I normally take a 7, in the past I've bought 7 1/2 in running shoes which I thought was fine but I've just bought a size 9!!! :-0
Jul 2015
2:58pm, 14 Jul 2015
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mblnFERCr
It's all quite subjective with shoes, but how about these :

Stack height (sole thickness),

heel-toe drop,

weight,

true to size,

width,

colours,

flexibility,

protection (rockplate),

durability/expected mileage before failure,

stability/neutral,

quick-drying
Jul 2015
3:00pm, 14 Jul 2015
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mblnFERCr
And of course price - rrp (or best seen 'on the line')
Jul 2015
3:02pm, 14 Jul 2015
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flanker
I think the problem you're going to have is that these are all subjective. One person's small fit, may be another's large due to difference in foot shape; flexibility/cushioning/stability are all very individual things. Good luck :-)

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