GET THE RIGHT FIT
Although many factors such as color, shape, weight, cushioning
and price can influence your selection of a running shoe,
we believe that finding the right shoe starts with the foot! Keep
in mind that the running shoe serves as a structural and
functional extension of the foot. Chosen correctly, it
can improve your running. Chosen improperly, it can
amplify biomechanical and functional flaws thereby increasing
your risk of injury.
When fitting shoes, we use a detailed
step-by-step process that will provide you with helpful
information in choosing the correct shoe.
We first discuss your particular needs by asking you questions
about your running, training goals, predominant running
surface, mileage and history of injury. If you bring
in your old shoes, we will examine the wear pattern
and use that information in the selection process.
We will determine your foot type by assessing the structure
of the foot including shape, width, volume and arch height.
We then analyze the gait cycle that is unique to each runner
by observing the biomechanics of the foot in motion.
Our staff will select a variety of styles and brands of
shoes for you to try by matching your foot characteristics
and biomechanical needs to the proper category of shoes.
Finally, we let you test the shoes
outside on the sidewalk or on an in-house treadmill where
we can analyze your running gait in various shoes using
our computerized video analysis system.
We can give you frame by frame analysis which is useful
in helping you to understand which shoes would work best
to keep you running happy and injury free.