How many pairs of running shoes do you own? More importantly, how much did you pay for each pair of them on average? Don’t worry, I won’t judge. I go through at least 4 pairs of running shoes in a year or more, probably more, and I spend at least 100 dollars a pair.
The Sole Review website had a great article a few years ago that actually broke down how much those 100 dollar shoes actually cost to produce.
You can read the full article by clicking here:
Don’t get me wrong, I understand why those shoes that cost only 38 bucks to manufacture end up costing 100 bucks by the time I buy them, but I also know that companies could find a way to sell the same quality of shoes for less but then again, why would they? And even if they did, would you buy them?
Recently I heard about a company selling quality athletic apparel and shoes at very affordable prices online and in their store with a free one year return policy and free shipping over 50 dollars.
How could that be? And my first thought was how could their products be comparable to some of the products that I buy regularly and spend 2-4 times more for?
Decathlon Sports is a French company that first tried to find a foothold in the American market back in 1999. Without much success, they eventually disappeared sometime in 2006. However, in December of 2017 they returned to open a store in San Francisco and recently announced plans to open a second. With prices much lower than most of the major brands on the market today one would think they’d be able to corner the market but there will be skeptics too. I mean, how is it possible to offer quality products at such a low price?
With basic running shirts as low as 5 dollars and running shorts starting at around 9 dollars, I think Decathlon Sports is worth a try. I’m still trying to decide whether or not I’ll try the shoes, but at 35-75 dollars a pair, it’s probably worth a try at least. You can visit the site at https://www.decathlon.com
What do you think? Do you think inexpensive running gear can be comparable to the top brands on the market?
Would you buy any of the products from Decathlon Sports?