FAQ about Our Lines of Running Shoes:
Why should you buy your running shoes from us?
The main reason is the quality of service and knowledge base of the staff. We provide one-on-one service while we fit you for a pair of running shoes where you are able to pick our staff’s brains about running and any concerns you may have! We go through all the steps of our Running Shoe Fit Process to ensure that you will be satisfied. In addition, we are all experienced runners ourselves and have put in the miles to understand the unique needs of runners & walkers.
Why do we carry the shoes we do?
We carry the running shoes we think can best serve our client base. We carry the technical Running shoes from Brooks, Asics, New Balance, Puma, Mizuno, and Innovate. Each year the different brands present us with their line of running shoes and we hand pick the ones that we think will serve you the best. We avoid the “fad” shoes and “marketing hyped” shoes which are not very technical, but may cost just as much, or usually more, than the shoes which will work best for our clients.
What is the difference between a cross trainer & a running/walking shoe?
A cross training shoe will be heavier and support your feet for side to side movement. They do not have adequate cushioning for long distance running and are not designed to transition as smoothly as the foot moves through the gait cycle. Running in a cross trainer should be limited to 1 or 2 miles at a time. They are ideal for high impact activities such as aerobics, zumba, and kick boxing where most of your movement is side-to-side.
A Running shoe is lighter and is designed for forward motion. Depending on your foot needs they have a varying degree of arch support to help guide your foot through the center of the shoe.
Without a good pair of socks your feet will pay the price. Socks made of cotton are a good example of a sock that will cause problems such as blistering. We have tested all these socks ourselves and are happy to present you a lineup that will help eliminate chafing, blisters, and make your athletic endeavors so much more enjoyable.