Our Run Shoe Fitting Process
It’s so much more than just a shoe.
The run shoe fitting process at Pace Yourself Run Company is so much more than just a shoe. It’s about getting to know you, your feet, your movement tendencies, and what your goals are. By having a full understanding of this, we can help guide you to the perfect fit. Because let’s be honest, the shoe that seems right for others, may not be the solution you need.
Our run shoe fitting process begins with a discussion about what you’re looking for in your next pair of shoes. Are you a walker? Are you a runner? Looking for more stability in your exercise routine? Do you have any nagging injuries you’re trying to overcome? Or just want to have more comfort during your daily life at work or home?
Foot and Gait Analysis
Next step to get you the proper fitted running shoes is to do a foot and gait analysis. Each member of our team is trained to analyze your “gait” – the way your body moves, to identify any abnormalities in locomotion. This is where the interview process comes into play. What activities are you doing? What shoes have you been wearing when performing those activities? Have you experienced any pain, long term or recently? Any nagging injuries? We may ask you to walk and maybe jog to see how your foot is moving and behaving. By fully understanding how you move, we’ll be able to determine if you have a tendency to roll your foot in (pronation), or roll your foot out (supination). We’ll have an understanding of your arch, if you have more flat or hollow feet, and how your ankles react during movement. Once we have a good understanding of you and your feet, we’ll be able to move to the fun part…sharing a variety of shoes in the style that we recommend would be best for you.
As an independent running store, we are not incentivized to push any specific brand. Our team will only suggest the fitted running shoe that will best suit you. We carry the very best running and walking shoe brands. Our team will bring out several fitted running shoes for you to try on and even let you take them for a “test drive” around the block. Your satisfaction and long-term foot health is our goal.
At Pace Yourself Run Company, we are so much more than just runners. We are a community that loves to walk, ruck, hit the gym, and even play pickleball. No matter your size, shape, speed, goals, activity level or motivation, we’re here for you. However you move throughout the day, we want to help you find the right shoe for your lifestyle through our run shoe fitting process.
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed
So what happens if you get home and realize that you’re not completely satisfied with the fitted running shoes that you picked up at the store? No worries. Just bring your shoes back within 30 days, and we’ll work with you again to make sure we find you that perfect shoe. We want you and your feet to be happy.
We are fortunate to work closely with many podiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and other medical professionals in the area. Throughout the week we enjoy playing a role in assisting customers find shoes that will help in their recovery from injury, surgery, or other health issues they may have. The medical professionals in town know about our fit process and the wide variety of options we carry, and we are grateful to have their trust in helping you get back on your feet.