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Ewald
Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

It seems as though the capitalization I choose for a particular model of shoe is overruled once a different user has previously entered the model name with different capitalization.

For instance, I have two models of Vibram FiveFingers where someone in the past chose not to capitalize the second F and I have seemingly no way to correct this. Everytime I try to change any capitalization in any part of the name it reverts to the previously entered format.

I am aware this is possibly the most minor annoyance possible, but either a "suggest correction" button next to a gear name or simply allowing users to decide their own capitalization would be appreciated.

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Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Lola
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Silentvoyager
Elbrus

This is a very old issue. I remember hitting this issue more than 5 years ago.

It seems that Strava does "interning" of shoe model names. If the name of the shoe that you've entered matches the one that someone entered before, Strava combines them in the database, so that there aren't multiple copies. But in doing that Strava does case-insensitive matching of strings and inherits the capitalization of whoever entered that shoe name first.

To me, this is a fairly annoying issue. In my current list of shoes alone there are 4 shoes that are capitalized not the way I want:
Dynafit alpine
Salomon S-lab pulsar
Salomon S-lab sense 4 ultra sg
Salomon S-Lab ultra 2

In the past I had more annoying examples of this, for example:
La Sportiva AKASHA
Raidlight RESPONSIV ULTRA
Pearl Izumi EM TRAIL M2

Also, why the Hoka brand name comes in all capitals unlike all other brands: HOKA ONE ONE?