A footwear consultation is not a chance for us to ’sell’ you a shoe but an opportunity for us to help you with your running or walking as much as possible. We are in the business of helping people and ‘What we do’ is all about you. There is no fee or charge for this consultation.
Greeted in the store
Welcome to The Running Company! We want to know what brings you to us - your fitness goals, injury and footwear history, referral from a practitioner or coach etc. We’ll explain the gait analysis process to ensure you’re comfortable.
Initial assessment on the treadmill
Using the iPad, we assess you running or walking barefoot, in a natural state without shoes. This allows us to see how your body moves without the assistance of a shoe or device. If you have your current shoes, we will assess them also to determine whether they have been working with your gait. This helps us make an informed footwear choice.
Review the footage
We’ll help you get an understanding for what we are looking for from your shoe. Using the iPad, we will run you through the footage and explain what your barefoot gait and old shoes are doing, plus what we’re going to need from your new shoes.
Our staff will bring out multiple shoe options for you to try-on and take for a test run or walk. We’ll explain why we have chosen each shoe and give you an understanding of their technologies and structure.
Testing with the new footwear
You’re buying your shoes to run or walk in - so why just wander around the shop? We’ll get you back on the treadmill and take camera footage of you moving in the new shoes. Each shoe will function differently, so it is important that we compare the results of the new shoes and ensure they are functioning correctly for your gait. We also want the shoes to fit correctly and be comfortable.
Purchase your new shoes
You’re ready to take on your fitness goals in a brand new pair of shoes! We’ll grab your details and send you a follow up message in the coming weeks to ensure that you’re happy & loving your new shoes!