Get a Professional Fit with
our 5-Step Fit Process


No two feet and no two runners are exactly alike. Finding the right shoe starts with knowing the athlete. Are you training for your first 5K or your 10th Marathon? Looking to lose weight or tackle your first obstacle race? Dealing with an injury? We can help with that too. Our fit specialists conduct a thorough interview to fully understand you and your running needs. Our goal is to present you with the best products that will benefit you the most during your training.


Did you know that it’s common to have two different sized feet? Using our iStep digital foot scanner, our fit specialists will analyze your arch height and length, pressure distribution and your foot size – three important factors in properly fit running shoes. Do you suffer from pain in your foot? Based on your digital scan, iStep can make an insole recommendation to alleviate foot discomfort.


Do you over-pronate? Supinate? Are you a midfoot striker? Our fit specialists will conduct a video gait analysis to determine what type of foot strike you have. By recording you run on a treadmill, we can show you in slow motion what level of stability you need.


Our shoe wall can be intimidating. We carry over 100 models from 10 vendors. Our fit specialists will narrow down the best options and bring out a handful of shoes for you to try on. We want you to know how they feel, so take them for a spin outside or jump on a treadmill for a run. How else are you suppose to know how they feel?


Finding a comfortable running shoe is just the first step towards having a great run, but proper socks, apparel and insoles can take your training to the next level. From setting up a new watch to training advice, our expert staff is here to answer any running related questions you might have.

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The goal of the Running Academy is to create a group running environment where almost anyone can improve their level of fitness and their running ability, and learn to incorporate running into their very own Fitness Lifestyle.

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Running Club

The ASP Running Club is Social group for all levels of runners. Members meet either at the stores or at nearby locations to go on weekly fun runs.

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Wow. Just wow. I’ve never had such amazing service before. They really know what they are talking about and help you find a shoe that fits you PERFECTLY. They came highly recommend from a bunch of my friends and they did not disappoint!
Adam S. - Costa Mesa, CA
Absolutely love this place! Theme sales associates are actual Runners so they know a thing or two about shoes and accessories. They fit you with your stride and the way your weight and balance on your feet. Quality products great service super friendly and very knowledgeable staff!
Fatima R. - Fontana, CA
This place is awesome! I had to return a pair of shoes twice (first time they were too big then they caused horrible foot pain during a race) and they took them back both times with no problem. They were so helpful in finding me the right pair of shoes that I love! Great customer service and knowledgeable staff!
Natalie W. - Dana Point, CA
This amazing store saved my ass two days before Tough Mudder. With the informative instruction from the staff I got some Saucony Peregrine’s, a compression sleeve for my knee, socks, and some delicious gus to get me through my first TM. I came out without any bruises falls and most importantly without any blisters or sores on my feet for breaking in my shoes so close to the date. I’m so happy with my purchase and I’m going to be coming here for all of my future hiking/running necessity needs!
Dani L. - Los Angeles, CA

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About a Snail’s Pace Runshop

At A Snail’s Pace Running Shops, our specially trained staff will make sure you’re fit in the running shoes that are best suited to your individual needs. Our 5-Step fit process typically takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes, during which we conduct a digital foot scan, which analyzes your foot and arch length, height and pressure points, analyze your foot strike using a treadmill and video cameras and make appropriate footwear recommendations from the over 200 running shoe styles we carry. All you need to do is discuss these options with us so we can help you select the ideal pair which fits and feels the best to you. It’s easy and it’s fun!

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