Fitting Process

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Here at Runners’ Retreat, it’s our job to fit you with the right shoes for your feet. We carry Asics, Brooks, New Balance, Saucony, Mizuno, Altra, Hoka One One, and Adidas running shoes. Each shoe in this store is a quality running shoe, but we make sure you walk out with the right shoe – possibly insert as well – by evaluating your walk and run.

Don’t be intimidated if you are coming here for the first time! We know running and we are here to help. All our staff run for recreation to competition or ultra distance. The team leader, Mark Stickley, trains all the staff to analyze your gate and fit you for a comfortable shoe ideal for your stride. You may even walk out with tips for injury prevention and treatment, strength training, or nutrition.

But come prepared! We’ll ask you a lot of questions — like how far you run, what your injury history is, etc. Bring in an old pair of running shoes so we can examine the wear pattern. If you’re new to running just bring your bare feet so we can watch you walk. Then we’ll put you in a new pair of shoes and watch you run down the mall — outside, the natural habitat of most runners. We also video your run for a more complete analysis.

We also carry a variety of running gear and accessories. Shoes are absolutely necessary, but so are tools like reflective gear and nutrition. We’re also a great resource for local running routes and races. If you have running questions or just need a new pair of shoes, come visit us!