Your Local Specialty Running Store
As Klamath Falls’ premiere Specialty Running Store, we understand that finding the perfect shoe can be a challenging process. Even if you find a style that works one year, changes in the manufacturing process or your foot shape may require you to come back to the drawing board.
For the casual jogger to the competitive runner, we have an extensive inventory of all the top brands! Our staff has years of experience and can help you get the right gear for whatever the distance or goals you may have.
Our Fitting Process :
We are not podiatrists and don’t attempt to diagnose foot problems, or perform a medically accurate gait analysis. We do offer an analysis of your foot strike and use that as a guideline for determining what type of shoes may suit your individual body type. There is some evidence to suggest that treadmill analysis actually exaggerates pronation (inward roll of the foot). We feel this analysis is best suited to beginning runners or those who just want a closer look at what the foot does upon impact.
Here are a few of the things we do to help you with the process:
- We like to find out about any past injuries or things you already know about your body that affects your shoe selection. We’ll also ask you to walk without shoes to analyze your individual foot strike patterns.
- We measure you using a Brannock device. This is the industry standard for sizing and, while it doesn’t tell us everything, it gives us a starting point. We may also take a themo imprint of you foot to determine arch structure and suggest and custom insoles if necessary.
- We get shoes on your feet. We look to provide several pairs of shoes that best fit your body type and running style.
- We watch you run or walk in the shoes. We combine customer feedback with guided analysis to decide upon the footwear that will work best for every individual that walks in our door.
Some helpful hints:
- Make sure you try on your new shoes in the type of socks you’ll wear with the shoes. Different socks may alter the fit.
- Feet swell during the day. Try on your new shoes later in the day, when your feet are their largest.
- Your left and right foot may differ by as much as a full size. Fit the larger foot.
- Bring in your old shoes! This can tell us a lot about the way you run, your stride patterns, and any support concerns that need to be addressed.
- Get Ready for some races & events