Go to an independent specialist such as ourselves (or if you don’t live nearby try our Virtual Gait Analysis Page). All of our staff are experienced shoe specialists and love to be able to spend the time with you to find your perfect shoe.
We will watch you walking/running and spend the time analysing footage using our expert knowledge to get an idea of what shoe is right for you. With each different brand you’ll find they fit your feet very differently and it’s important to be able to try on trainers as if your feet are too wide or narrow for the shoe it can cause a host of issues including numbness and pain.
Additionally, different brands size differently length-wise, you can be a 7.5 in one brand but an 8.5 in another – another reason it’s crucial to have the right guidance!
We make sure we cover all aspects – as every person who comes into our shop does a different level and type of activity from gym work, walking to park run or Ultra Trail and they also have a specific injury past which we take into account when choosing shoes for you.
When picking a shoes, it’s great to be able to speak to fellow running buddies and see what works for them. The same goes for reviews, it’s good to get an idea of what you think you’d like. The shoe may be perfect for somebody else, however the likelihood is your gait will be different to theirs. Another reason why you should get your Gait Analysis done and try the shoes on as your feet will tell you which are the perfect ones.