The CoreScore

How do you calculate the CoreScore?

Please see this page for a full explanation.


Do you favor running shoes with more reviews?

Yes and no. To avoid that a new running shoe with 3 user reviews of 5 stars and 1 expert review of 95 does not make it as number one best running shoe, we make some adjustments for running shoes with 50 or fewer user ratings and/or 3 or less expert reviews. Learn more in the explanation of the CoreScore. This means that less popular running shoes should have even greater reviews to be part of the top-rated running shoes.


Last week [running shoe name] had a score of 87, now it has 81. What happened?

It happens that we have updated the CoreScore algorithm, which will affect some running shoes. In addition, if you were looking for a running shoe with only a few reviews, more less positive ones might have been added by other runners.


I love [running shoe name], but it only got 74. Why?

The CoreScore is not the answer to everything and should be treated with a grain of salt. Your feet are unique, and some running shoes fit you well, while others might dislike that fit or functionality.


I read your review of [running shoe name] by [expert name] and I think it deserves a 90, but you gave it 76. Why?

Each expert review is read by three people at RunRepeat who each independently gives a rating. We use the average of those ratings. If you think a score is not rightfully put, please let us know at mail@runrepeat.com so that we can improve.


How often are the CoreScores updated?

User ratings are updated live. This means that if you add a user rating now, it will appear instantly. Expert reviews are updated ~once a month.


How do you determine what running shoes to include at RunRepeat.com?

All running shoes/brands that are on the market are welcome at RunRepeat.com. Send us an email at mail@runrepeat.com if you think any running shoes are missing.



I am an expert, why are my reviews not at RunRepeat?

Please email us at mail@runrepeat.com. We would like to add all expert reviews available.


I'm the expert on [site name]. How do I change the scores that you have attributed to my reviews?

Please email us at mail@runrepeat.com with links to the running shoes you have reviewed and note what score you would like to give the running shoe.


I know of a good expert review, but it is not at RunRepeat.com. Why?

We might not have discovered the source. Please email us at mail@runrepeat.com



If you have any other questions feel free to contact us.