FINDING THE PERFECT FIT
We offer over 100 different models of shoes at Runners Plus, so we understand that it can seem very difficult to find the right pair. Don’t worry, though. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will work with you to find the perfect pair of shoes for your feet. Here is our process:
ESTABLISH GOALS AND NEEDS
OBSERVE AND ANALYZE GAIT
FIT AND FEEDBACK
It starts with a conversation. What are you looking for? What kind of activities are you doing? What is your shoe history? Have you had any aches and pains? Do you have your old shoes with you?
Next, we do a biomechanical gait analysis. Our staff will take a look at your foot structure to observe the shape, symmetry, and structure of your feet. Next, we watch you without shoes on to observe your feet in motion. This is important, because the foot does not behave the same in a static position as it does while in motion. If you are using the shoes for running, we can videotape you on a treadmill. This allows us to show you what we are looking for and provide more thorough analysis by slowing down your video frame by frame.
Based on what we observe and what you tell us, we will bring a few options for you to try. If you are planning on running in your new pair of shoes, test them out! If they are for walking, then walk around the store in them. Our observations while you do this will provide us with additional information, and it gives you a moment to get a sense of how they feel.
We will continue to work with you and adjust your options as necessary until you find the perfect pair for your feet.