Fitlosophy

we offer the complete fit experience 

Fleet Feet's FITLOSOPHY

At Fleet Feet Sports, you will find a welcoming environment where runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities receive unparalleled service and support. Fleet Feet Sports' Fitlosophy is to help you find the right ''FIT'' in every facet of your active lifestyle. Whether you walk, run, or simply need a good fitting pair of shoes, the educators at Fleet Feet Sports will work with you to evaluate your foot’s gait and natural biomechanics to help you select a shoe that offers the best fit and function for you.

Fleet Feet Sports is committed to enhancing and growing our local running and walking communities, and offering educational resources and training opportunities to assist you in achieving your fitness goals. Keep reading for a brief description of our fit processes and then come see us to experience it.

 Shoe Fit

 

 

  Our Shoe Fit process begins with you. An in-depth interview will help us reach you on a personal level for understanding what your current use for shoes is and what your goals and aspirations are. This is followed by very technical measurements and finally a thorough analysis of your gait. Gait is the way we move and how our feet strike the ground – and it’s different for everyone.
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  While still utilizing the basics, we are now offering free running gait assessments with our new Dartfish gait analysis software. Dartfish's unique technologies allows us to monitor your running/walking style, assess exactly how you run normally and show you the difference in biomechanical efficiency when running in the correct footwear for you. A video is formed of you running/walking for a short period on a treadmill, and then a slow motion detailed analysis is performed by one of our Fit Experts to show and explain to you your biomechanics.
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  From here running shoes will be recommended in order to make your running style as efficient as possible and help reduce the risk of injury. We can then narrow down a shoe selection suitable for you from nearly a hundred types of footwear. Remember color and style is not important, fit and function is. Because, when the true fit is achieved, performance follows. If you can bring your old shoes great, the more information we have the better and if you no longer need them you can donate them!
 

Why We Don't Use a "Foot Scanner"

Many people wonder why we don't use a "foot scanner" that you can step on to determine what shoe or insole is right for you. These computerized scanners, which are being installed in drug stores and superstores, show your foot's pressure points and arch type. It's a fancy way of doing the "Wet Test": wet your feet and stand on a surface, like a brown paper bag, that leaves a visible footprint. The wider the band that connects your heel and ball, the lower the arch you have. READ WHY WE DO NOT USE THESE.
 

Apparel Fit

   
  From the idea that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing; apparel has become so much more than just the season’s hottest fashions. Whether the fibers are technical or natural there is a solution for every situation and a fit for every “body.” Elemental protection will repel wind, moisture and sun while breathability will dissipate heat and antimicrobial capabilities will keep us fresh. Let our experts help you find your right “fit.”
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Accessories Fit

   
  Accessories are what make our active lifestyle luxurious. Our Fit Experts are trained to make recommendations based on your activities. For some people it is a hydration system allowing them to bring water or their favorite sports drink with them. For others, it could be anti-chafe products to make exercise more comfortable, or a GPS enabled sports watch to track speed and distance. We even have a fully stocked nutrition department that can extend your workout, and improve your recovery.
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