About Us

Footwear is the most important accessory that anyone can own. Now more than ever, people spend a lot of money on shoes, boots, sneakers, etc., to find the perfect pair of kicks to complete their look. The value of great footwear is also something that constantly changes throughout the year, making it difficult for even the most knowledgeable person to keep up with what’s available.

Footwearguru is an online shoe review platform that reviews, rates, and compares shoes. It is great for any shoe lover who is searching for the best pair of sneakers, running shoes, or even boots to rock their next event. At Footwearguru, we provide you with a plethora of information, including our ranking system, pros and cons, and detailed descriptions for each one of the brands that we cover.

Our mission is to ensure that you get the best of what’s available in footwear and help you find the perfect match for your feet. Footwear Guru was started by Thomas Benefield, who enjoys the outdoors and loves sharing his knowledge of outdoor gadgets. Our staff now includes:

  • Gary V. Paul: The main man. He is the quality checker.
  • Tim Lorey: A Professional Thrower. He is the only person who can give us advice and review throwing shoes.

Our work is different from other websites because we not only tell you about every shoe’s features, but we also let you know how it compares with similar models. We are experts in footwear, as anyone who follows us on social media can attest to! Our in-depth knowledge allows us to review shoes in a way that even a beginner can easily understand which shoe is perfect and which one is not.

Thomas Benefield

Thomas Benefield

The idea behind Footwearguru was born from Thomas’s personal love for outdoor gadgets like shoes. He had been shopping around for shoes from various stores, but finding the store with the best selection at the lowest price became a hassle. For that reason, He started Footwearguru; He created this website to compare features and prices, so others can feel confident when making their purchases!

He is from Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Thomas is always eager to share his love of the outdoors with others who wish to learn more about these important tools.

Tim Lorey

He is a professional, certified thrower. He has been tossing the ball for over ten years, first as a recreational athlete and then professionally. Tim is a full-time coach and works with us as a part-timer. Tim helped us write all the posts related to throwing. His valuable feedback benefits our audience. Tim was born in Atherton, Queensland, Australia., but has lived in many different states. He loves rollerblading in his free time. Tim has participated in many international championships like Mackay Oceania Championship (2019), New Zealand National Indoor Championships (2019), and many more. We are pleased to have an expert like Tim on our team.

Gary V. Paul

Gary V. Paul is the quality assurance expert. His mission is to provide us with the most accurate and up-to-date information on shoes. As a shoe reviewer, he’ll let you know what he found when he inspected the shoe. Did it fit correctly? Did the materials break down even after initial use? Did it feel comfortable? If you’re wondering what these questions mean to you, we will find those answers with the help of Gary for you! Gary has worked in this field since 1996. Now he is working with us. We are able to offer you an unbiased review with authentic information due to his knowledge and experience.

Gary was born in Juneau, Alaska. He graduated from the University of Alaska Southeast. In his free time, Gary loves to go hiking. It is a pleasure to have a member like Gary on our team.