|Gait Analysis and Shoe Fit
The Runners Forum helped to pioneer gait analysis. When we started in 1978, product selection and the concept of a customized fit were in their infancy. We were the first in Indiana to offer gait analysis as part of the shoe fitting process!
Quite simply, gait analysis is the process of assessing a person's bio-mechanics while they walk or run. Through our decades of experience, we have found that the most accurate assessment of a person's gait occurs when they run on a natural surface, as you would be running outdoors.
Our experience enables us to accurately and quickly assess each customer's gait in real time. Our entire staff of participant athletes is trained in the gait analysis techniques that we have developed over the past 30 years.
In addition to your bio-mechanics, the Runners Forum staff takes into account the characteristics of your foot and the shape of your arch. Using this information, we will match you up to the right brands and shoe models for your specific needs. Our shoe inventory ranges from youth 1-6 and adult 5AA - 16EEEE.
The fitting process includes testing out different shoes so that we can see exactly how they match up to your specific requirements. Our experience and selection of the industry's leading brands ensures that your shoes will be optimally fit to meet your specific needs. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Fit and sizing are an important consideration in the sport of swimming too. Whether it’s choosing the right goggles to fit the characteristics of your face, the correct size swim paddles to strengthen your swim stroke or the optimal wetsuit to fit your body, the Runners Forum has experienced swimmers on staff to assist you with all of your pool and open water swimming needs.
The Runners Forum stocks a wide selection of the leading brands of men’s and women’s swimwear and accessories. We have Indiana’s widest selection of wetsuits to ensure that you’ll get the best fitting suit for your body’s characteristics. “Try before you buy” with our rental program and the rental fee can be applied toward the purchase of a wetsuit!
A properly fit bicycle is important for comfort, performance and safety. We can provide you with a precise fit whether you are buying a new bike or looking to improve your position on your current bicycle. Of course, when you buy a new bicycle at the Runners Forum, we provide a FREE bike fit. Contact us today to schedule a bike fitting!
When it comes to bike fit and selection, we’ve partnered with Aerocat, an Indiana based bicycle manufacturer with a select line of performance oriented bicycles. Aerocat delivers top quality and performance at a more competitive price than
that of other mass marketed brands. It’s
this “close to home” relationship that
enables customers to get a customized fit as
well as a bicycle that is built with the
specific components of their choice.