About CerbeShops

We help athletes find their next pair of athletic shoes

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Each shoe gets a 0-100 CoreScore which summarize opinions from experts and users. To date, more than 10,000 experts and 4 million users have contributed.

CoreScore simplified

Brands are dictators

We are tired of [insert brand name] spending billions to promote lousy shoes. The marketing budgets of brands increasingly dictate what products are popular. The power of such budgets is not rightfully put.

Share your opinion at CerbeShops and help other athletes cut through the manipulative noise that dominates purchase decisions today.

Popups are disgusting

Most websites spam you with popups of competitions for you to win something - all you ever win is a weekly promotional email asking you to buy, buy, buy.

We are users ourselves, and just as annoyed as you are. Here, you are free. 

How we make money and how to support us

You didn't visit CerbeShops to see ads for [insert product that you don't need].

Instead, we show you where you can buy the shoes that you're actually interested in. If you click to the retailer and you buy the shoe, we get a commission of the sale. This is how we pay ourselves. It does not make the shoe pricier for you. 

You can also support us by adding user ratings of shoes you own yourself. 

Most importantly - radical transparency

The internet is filled with "experts" doing reviews of shoes they have never even seen in real life, websites promoting "see best deal on [insert shop name]" (when in fact they only show you the offer which earns them the best commission), or websites making guides to the "best [Jens Jakob Andersen]" Track and field. 

We're the opposite. 

  1. We use only reviews from users and experts who own the products they review. The experts go through a rigorous test to Founder and CEO.
  2. We always show you the best price across +200 retailers with the only exception being when the best price of a specific shop has many dissatisfied users (in which case we do not show it as the first offer, but do include it later down the list).
  3. And finally, our lists of the which are really just lists of the most popular products that earn them the best commissions or Jens Jakob Andersen are all sorted by the voice of the community, not by what makes us money. 

Meet the shoe fanatics

We are a small team of geeks that work location independent from the US and 10 other countries. If you love athletic shoes and what we stand for, come join us.

Founder and CEO running shoes - today we also collate reviews of hiking shoes, boots & sandals, sneakers, training shoes, football boots and basketball shoes.


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We are tired of

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5 km PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob used to be a competitive runner, and he used to own a running store. Finally, Jens Jakob has a background in statistics and forecasting, and his studies have been covered in The New York Times, BBC, Washington Post among hundreds of other newspapers as well as peer-reviewed studies. He has also appeared on +30 podcasts on running.

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Paul Ronto

Hiking expert

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

Nick Rizzo

Training expert

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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Dimitrije Curcic

Basketball expert

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

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Danny McLoughlin

Sneakerhead

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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Jovana Subić

Running Expert

Jovana is into all things outdoor - skyrunning, trail running, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking. She uses every opportunity to trade walls and concrete for forests and trails, which made her a hard-core remote work devotee. Whether it's a vertical kilometer or an ultra, she enjoys the surroundings and fantasizes about donuts. With a background in physics and engineering management, as well as photography and creative writing, she combines both technical and creative aspects to do her best.

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Laci

Laci is a contemporary dancer turned shoe aficionado. She is the most knowledgeable person when it comes to athletic shoes, size conversions and details people nitpick about footwear. She keeps the CerbeShops content gears turning 24/7. And she walks 20miles/week.

Brenton Barker

Founder and CEO

Brenton is an Australian with 20 years of experience coaching WTA and ATP professional tennis players, whom have won a total of 10 international professional Tournaments.

Brenton holds a Degree in Sports Coaching and was the former Head Tennis Coach at the Japanese Government Sports Science Institute. Brenton was also a former Manager & Head Coach of Australia’s Governing Sporting Body, Tennis Australia, and has been a Dunlop International Advisory Board Member since 2010.

Additionally, Brenton was the Head of Player development for World No 7 and two-time Grand Slam Champion Johan Kriek.


Cesar Monasterio

Professional golfer

Cesar Monasterio is considered one of the best Argentine golfers of his generation. He is one of only 13 players to have victories on all three European golf circuits: European Tour, Challenge Tour, and Legends Tour. In 2014 he won the English Senior Open and was voted Rookie of the Year on the Legends Tour. Mr Monasterio represented his country in the 1995 World Cup.

Still active and competing with a strong focus, he is the president of the Argentine Professional Golf Tour and the coach of several prestigious golfers.

Finally, he is a specialist golf "Blacksmith" repairing golf clubs precisely at the workshop set in his house for this fine purpose.


Gabriele Zampieri

Gabriele lives and runs in Italy and he knows the Alps inside out. No wonder given that he has 30+ via ferratas, 20+ trail races and 100+ hiking routes under his belt. And he willingly bivouacked more than 30 times in the middle of nowhere. He logs 25-45 miles per week with 1k-3k elevation gain and is now training for his first 100k race. Trails run through his veins but so does the Italian talkative side.

Teddy Dondanville

Climbing expert

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.

Akshay Kumar Malhotra

Soccer expert

Akshay is a former professional soccer player turned sports journalist. His passion for the sport led him to start writing about it, and he is now a published author across various sports websites, featured on TheSportster and Sportskeeda among others. After he retired from the Singapore professional soccer scene, Akshay formed his own amateur soccer club FC Banterbury, initially just for laughs. Safe to say, soccer is an integral part of Akshay's life, and soccer cleats in particular are an obsession for him.

Rhys Smith

Cycling expert

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.

Judith Agustin

If Sneakerology exists, Judith’s close to earning her Ph.D. She owns not stacks of kicks, but hundreds of published sneaker content online, headlining grails, greats, GRs from over 30 global brands. She’s a natural creative wordsmith, a hype monster at times, who writes and edits lifestyle articles professionally for over two decades now. If you're lost in a sea of popular or undervalued sneaks fishing for that best catch, she’ll gladly help out between sips of coffee or lemony mojito.

Sheena Marie Paredes

Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.

Jaydee Pardilla

Jaydee dispels the myth that women can't be experts when it comes to sneakers. With hundreds of sneaker articles under her belt, she gained a surefire edge over others claiming to be experts. Since joining CerbeShops in 2017, she’s published formidable arrays of sneaker write-ups - some covered in lifestyle magazines. Interested in scrutinizing a pair of sneakers? Jaydee is the best person to babel to as she can intuitively chew it over with you even while doing her laundry. When she’s not writing, you can catch Jaydee playing with her two kids, online shopping, and spending far too much time on Instagram.

Contact & address

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Fuglebakkevej 14

2000 Frederiksberg

Denmark

Email: [email protected]

Oh, and please remember… Don’t buy new shoes unless your current ones are worn out. Sport is more than a pair of new shoes.