The 5-Step Fit Process
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Just like you wouldn’t walking into a car dealership and drive away in the first car you laid eyes on, you wouldn’t walk into one of our shops and pick out the first pair of shoes that catches your attention. Which is why it’s important for our fir specialists to get to you both you and your running needs better. For example, are you training for your first 5K? Would you consider yourself more of a walker than a runner? Are you currently dealing with an injury? When all is said and done, our specialists will have a much better idea of what shoes and products will make your walk or run more enjoyable.
2. Static Analysis
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.
3. Dynamic Analysis
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.
4. Test Run
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?
5. Beyond Shoes
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.