Video Gait Analysis System is available for shoe selection process!
Although many factors such as color, shape, weight, cushioning and price can influence your selection of a running or walking 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 walking or 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 on our official indoor track or on an in-house treadmill where we can analyze your running gait in various shoes using our 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 or walking happy and injury free.