THE EXCLUSIVE FIT SERVICE AT FLEET FEET SPORTS
How to Choose the Right Running/Walking Shoe
Selecting a shoe is one of the most important equipment choices a runner or walker makes. Here are a few important considerations to help choose a shoe that fits and functions properly.
Running shoes are generally divided into three major types: "Neutral," for those who need little additional support; "stability," the broadest category, for those who need a moderate amount of support; and "motion control," shoes with maximum support.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Step One: Welcome and Explanation of our FIT Service
Our FIT Service begins with "hello" and an explanation of the service we provide to recommend the right products for you.
Step Two: Getting to Know You
We take time to ask questions about your current activity, such as how often you run walk, how far and if you have a goal in mind. We also discuss any existing or past injuries and talk about the footwear you currently use.
Step Three: Measurement
Several measurements of each foot help us determine proper sizing. We measure your feet both unweighted (seated) and weighted (standing) measurements as well as different point-to-point measurements.
We aren't doctors and don't pretend to be, but we will take a look at your feet for signs that will help us fit you properly and determine any special needs that you might have.
Step Four: Gait Analysis
We observe as you run or walk a short distance on the tread mill. This helps us understand how you move and the biomechanics of your gait.
Step Five: Fitting and Recommendations
Based on our findings, we will bring out the shoes that may work best for you. We'll carefully inspect the fit and watch as you run or walk in each shoe. We'll discuss the options, provide you with our recommendations and answer any questions.
Step Six: The Decision
This one is all you since you are the only person who knows how the shoes actually feel.
Step Seven: Ready to Go
Now that you've made a decision, we'll talk about how to properly break in your new shoes, help with any other product needs you may have and make sure you're ready to get the best results!