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Shoe Wallet Field Test – Results

After two three mile runs…broken.

After mentioning the Shoe Wallet as one of the possible ways to carry some form of identification during your training runs, I decided to purchase a couple samples of the product to test out.

My wife was the official field tester for this product. What a sport!

Installation: No problems. Wendy put a house key in the little pocket and was quickly out the door.

Experience: No sensations were observed throughout any run which is a good thing. Wendy didn’t realize it was even on.

Problem: After her second run (each of 3 miles), she took off the Shoe Wallet and noticed that the securing strap was already pulling out of the stitching. We wouldn’t be able to use it again.


Six miles of running caused this product to die. Could this this just be an extremely sour lemon from the batch? Possibly, but six miles doesn’t leave many warm fuzzies.

To carry stuff in your pocket – OK. To use for running – maybe not so much.

Has anyone had any long term running success with this product?

Be active – Feel the buzz!
David –

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David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

One Response to “Shoe Wallet Field Test – Results”

  1. on 04 Aug 2009 at 2:35 pm Brian Ouellette

    Hi David. What a great trial you ran here! We love having a partner in our Safer Roads & Trails Campaign: Be Smart. Be Safe. Carry ID.™(view valuable safety statistics from the CDC here,

    We are very sorry that you received a defective Shoewallet. We test our Shoewallets for thousands of miles consistently to maintain the highest quality product available. As much as we manage the quality of the product we deliver, every now and again a defective one gets out the door.

    Per our Satisfaction Guarantee here,, we would like to immediately replace your defective Shoewallet to not only get a properly working Shoewallet in your hands, but allow you to test a functional Shoewallet.

    Please shoot me an email with your Shipping address and we’ll ship out today! Thanks- Brian Ouellette|Founder of Shoewallet Active Gear LLC