Fleet Feet Sports Birmingham is dedicated to ensuring that runners and walkers of all abilities are fit with the proper footwear and technical apparel to meet their individual needs.
Being fit in the right shoe is an important step to preventing injury and enhancing your fitness experience. Whether you are just beginning a walking program, training for your first marathon, or are on your feet all day and need some foot relief - we can help.
We listen carefully to your fitness goals and interests, take into consideration any aches and pains, and evaluate your experience with your current footwear. We then measure your feet, assess your foot type and watch your gait cycle. Using all of this information, we utilize our training and experience to make individualized footwear recommendations.
Plan to spend some time working with our staff to identify the right solution for you. We will take as much time as necessary to insure you are properly fit.
Step One: Getting to Know You
We listen carefully to your needs, take into consideration any aches and pains, and evaluate your experience with your current footwear.
Step Two: Measurement
Several measurements of each foot help us determine proper sizing. We record both un-weighted (seated) and weighted (standing) measurements as well as different point to point measurements. We will take a look at your feet for signs that will help us fit you properly and determine any special needs.
Step Three: Gait Analysis
We’ll observe your foot in motion. This helps us determine how you move and the biomechanics of your gait.
Step Four: Fitting and Recommendations
Based on our findings, we will bring out the shoes that may work best for you. We’ll carefully inspect the fit and watch as you run or walk in each shoe. We’ll discuss the options, provide you with our recommendations and answer any questions.
Step Five: The Decision
This one is all you since you are the only person who knows how the shoes actually feel.
Step Six: Ready to Go
Now that you’ve made a decision, we want to make sure that you know we are committed to taking care of your additional or future needs.
Ever wonder why we don't use a "foot scanner" like the ones at drugstores and superstores? Click here to learn why.