How We Test

At MaxShoes Running, we aim to provide athletes with top-performing running shoes that enhance their performance, comfort, and safety.

We adhere to a rigorous testing process that evaluates every aspect of our shoes to achieve this. Here’s an overview of how we test our running shoes:

Material Quality and Durability

Material Selection: We begin by sourcing high-quality materials, including advanced mesh fabrics, durable rubber, and responsive cushioning foams. Each material is chosen for its specific properties contributing to the shoe’s overall performance.

Abrasion Resistance: The upper fabrics, midsole, and outsole are subjected to abrasion resistance tests to ensure they can withstand running on various surfaces without showing significant wear and tear.

Flexibility and Elasticity: We test the flexibility and elasticity of the materials to ensure they provide the necessary support and movement for a natural running gait.

Comfort and Fit

Fit Testing: Our shoes are tested on a diverse group of runners to assess the fit. We ensure that our shoes accommodate different foot shapes and sizes, providing a snug yet comfortable fit that reduces the risk of blisters and discomfort.

Cushioning and Impact Absorption: We evaluate the cushioning systems by simulating running impacts. This ensures that the shoes offer excellent shock absorption, reducing joint stress and providing a comfortable running experience.

Breathability: The breathability of the upper materials is tested to ensure proper ventilation, keeping the feet cool and dry during long runs.

Performance Testing

Tread and Traction: The outsole’s tread pattern and rubber compounds are tested on various surfaces, including asphalt, trail, and track. This ensures optimal grip and traction in different running conditions.

Energy Return: We measure the energy return properties of the midsole materials to ensure they provide an efficient and responsive ride, helping runners maintain their pace with less effort.

Weight Testing: Each shoe model is weighed to ensure it meets our lightweight criteria, which is crucial for speed and performance without compromising durability and support.

Biomechanical Testing

Gait Analysis: We conduct comprehensive gait analysis using motion capture technology to study how our shoes affect a runner’s stride, foot strike, and overall biomechanics. This helps us design shoes that promote a healthy running form.

Stability and Support: We test the shoes for stability features, such as heel counters and arch supports, to ensure they support various pronation types (neutral, overpronation, and underpronation).

Safety and Longevity

Reflective Elements: For models designed for low-light conditions, we test the effectiveness of reflective materials to ensure visibility and safety for runners at dawn, dusk, or night.

Long-Term Durability: Our shoes undergo long-term wear testing and have been used extensively by test runners for several months. This helps us assess their durability and performance over time.

Real-World Testing

Field Testing: Finally, we test our shoes in the real world with athletes and everyday runners. Their feedback is invaluable for making final adjustments and improvements.

Environmental Testing: We expose our shoes to various environmental conditions, such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture, to ensure performance and comfort in all weather conditions.


Through this meticulous testing process, MaxShoes Running ensures that every pair of running shoes we produce meets the highest quality, performance, and comfort standards. Our commitment to thorough testing guarantees that you can run with confidence, knowing your shoes are built to support you every step of the way.