Are Expensive Sneakers Worth the Money? One Study Says No

Erin Fitzpatrick

If you're contemplating investing in some pricey sneakers, you might want to think twice. The Washington Post reported on a study conducted by, which touts itself as the Yelp of running shoes. The study, which analyzed over 135,000 customer reviews over the period of a year, resulted in some interesting findings: On average, pricier running shoes were rated lower than cheaper versions.

"In fact," says The Washington Post, "the ten most expensive running shoes, with an average list price of $181 per pair, were rated 8.1 percent lower than the ten cheapest models (average price $61)." Head over to The Washington Post to see a full breakdown of highest- and lowest-rated styles. 

Scroll down to shop the affordable running shoes with the highest ratings, according to the study!

Are you surprised by the study? What are your all-time favorite running shoes? Tell us in the comments below!

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