Fit Process: Why it Matters

Importance of a Proper Fit

Footwear is arguably the most important piece of equipment for a runner or walker. Whether you are walking 1 mile a day or running 26.2 miles, it is important to make sure you have properly fitting shoes in order to avoid injury and ensure you perform at your best. Specialty running and walking footwear must do 3 things well:
  • Fit the contours, length, and width of your foot properly
  • Support your foot appropriately in relation to your individual stride, strike, and biomechanics
  • Give you an appropriate amount of cushioning

Here at Fleet Feet Sports - Redding we are constantly wear testing and evaluating running shoes to determine the best selection for our guests. We stock shoes from companies that have the highest reputations for quality and performance and only their best models find a home on our shoe wall. We are constantly on the lookout for new brands and models that deserve the honor of a spot in our store.

There really isn’t a “Best Shoe” or “Best Brand.” Everyone has unique needs and what is best for someone else, may not be best for you. The path to your “best” solution starts with getting fit to determine which shoes give you what you need based on the 3 criteria stated above.

Running Shoe Changes?

Did you know that brands change their shoe styles on average of every 11 to 12 months. This is extremely important as to why we are running "specialty" and how we spend countless hours evaluating all updates to each segment of the shoes you train in.  We can identify the areas of improvement in fit, cushioning, responsiveness, durability and more. Would you ever buy a car without driving it? Your running shoes are the same way. There is a best fit shape for each foot out there and we are here to provide a service that no internet sale or website description can do for you. We stand behind our FIT process because we provide the solutions based on your needs.

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