A prototype of a “Similar Shoe” (Sneaker) Recommender-System with Source Code [Josh Barua]

Josh Barua created https://runningshoe4you.com/, a recommender-system for shoe recommendations. Users can provide as input either a specific shoe model or their preferences (comfort; weight; looks; …) and then receive 3 recommendations for shoes. Josh explains the recommender system in a blog post, and also releases the source code. It’s not a super sophisticated system but still nice to play around with it.

Being a cross country runner, I wanted to build a recommender system for running shoes. With 100k reviews of 505 running shoes from 18 manufacturers, my recommender system (runningshoe4you.com) finds shoes that are a closer match with a consumer’s ideal preferences compared to those with the highest overall rating, without the need to read a large number of product reviews. The Python code I wrote for this recommender system is available from one of my GitHub repositories: https://github.com/JoshB02/recommender-system-tools


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