About Our Running Shop
The Running Shop in Northampton was established in 1992. All our staff are involved with running and athletics, competing and coaching with the local Athletic club. All staff are very experienced and fully trained to provide a visual gait analysis to assess gait characteristics, foot type and any wear patterns on existing footwear. We use our experience and training to help you choose the right size and shoe style. We sell a wide range of running Shoes, Spikes, Clothing, Nutrition and Accessories.
Running shoes are the most important purchase you can make, you get what you pay for and its certainly worth investing a bit of time into finding the best pair for you. We are always happy to help and give advice. We use a research based framework called the foot posture index (find out more about this here: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/FASTER/fpi.htm ) We us this as a starting point to give us an idea of foot type, structure and subsequent function. We then use a couple of simple functional tests and walking gait to give us an overall picture of how the foot is functioning. From here we recommend a shoe that is fit for purpose and a category of shoe. We then help you find the most comfortable and best fitting shoe, in the correct size, which can only be done by trying shoes on.