Gait Analysis

gait analysis available instore

Gait analysis provides runners with essential information about their running style

Running gait analysis

what is gait analysis?

The objective of gait analysis is to determine the runner’s motion or style, then select a shoe/s that best suit it.

Neutral/normal foot strike and ankle movement when distance running is where the foot strikes on the outside, generally biased to the heel, rolls inward with the ankle rotating, maintaining a straight Achilles, then pushing off from the ball of the foot. This motion is called pronation and it’s a natural shock absorption mechanism but many people over or under pronate, where the foot rolls a greater or smaller amount. This might not be a problem until you run, where the extra stress load can cause biomechanical problems and injury.

We can determine your gait/style by analysing a slowed down recording of you running on a treadmill. We then test a selection of shoes to find a pair that best suit your pronation, flow, efficiency and style. You can then choose a pair that fit and feel most comfortable, and you like the look of.

frequently asked questions

These are the frequently asked questions about gait analysis, just click on them for an answer.

If you need to know anything else before you visit, please give us a call or email.

You no longer need to book. Drop into the shop for gait analysis.

Gait analysis varies from person to person, and could be anywhere between five minutes and an hour. Generally a good half hour is sufficient.

Your usual running gear or something with enough movement to run comfortably on the treadmill.

Gait analysis is completely free with the purchase of a pair of shoes.

If you decide not to purchase on the day, the gait analysis is £30 and your will receive a voucher for this amount towards a future purchase.

Bringing your current pair of running shoes is not essential. However, looking at your current shoes can help us to understand your running style.