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Gait Analysis Overview

 

Our gait is the way in which we move from one position to another. At Tri-N-Run, we use a gait analysis as a method to assess the way you walk and run to highlight biomechanics such as supination, normal pronation, or overpronation. This is an important step in selecting a walking/running shoe that is right for you, as technical running shoes are each designed to meet the specific needs of different gaits and foot shapes. The gait analysis will allow our professional staff to guide you in the selection of shoes that meet your individual gait.


Get the Correct Shoe with Gait Analysis

The photo to the right shows how much of a difference can be made by getting fit in the correct shoe. On the left is an example of someone who severely overpronates. Notice how much the ankles rotate inward as the foot transitions from heel to toe. On the right is the same person wearing an Asics Kayano which has the support this individual needs to help slow the rate of pronation. You can see how upright the ankle now remains. Fitting you into the correct shoe is key to helping you avoid potential injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions


Why should I be professionally fit for running/walking shoes?

Why should I be professionally fit for running/walking shoes?

Tri-N-Run's experienced staff will be able to provide a professional fitting so that you have the most enjoyment from your new pair of shoes. When fitting for a pair of walking/running shoes there are additional features that should be addressed other than just immediate feel and color. A gait analysis is an important part of your fit process to determine if you need a neutral, stability, or motion control shoe. During the gait analysis, Tri-N-Run's staff will also assess your needs for insoles and discuss options with you. In addition to providing a gait analysis, Tri-N-Run's staff will ask you questions about how you plan to use the shoes, how often, how far, if you have had any injuries, and your experiences with shoes in the past. In this way the staff will be able to fine tune suggestions that meet your individual gait and situation best.

Why is having a gait analysis important?

Why is having a gait analysis important?

As you can see in the photographs above, a technical running shoe that meets your individual gait helps align the body while walking/running and can reduce injuries. At Tri-N-Run, we use a gait analysis as a method to assess the way one walks and runs to highlight biomechanics such as supination, normal pronation, or overpronation. This is an important step in selecting a walking/running shoe. The gait analysis will allow our professional staff to guide you in the selection of shoes that meet your individual needs.

What is involved in a gait analysis?

What is involved in a gait analysis?

The gait analysis is not as scary as it may sound. Tri-N-Run's staff will ask you to walk barefoot several times across the floor. We may have you do some other simple movements. From there we will watch you walk/run in a running shoe that meets your needs using the treadmill or outside. Tri-N-Run's staff will provide several options for you to select from. The process usually takes about 20 minutes but may take longer if you are having several issues.  This is to make sure we address all issues appropriately.

Do I need an appointment for a gait analysis?

Do I need an appointment for a gait analysis?

You do not need an appointment, come on in.  You can expect to spend 20-40 minutes with the knowledgable staff at Tri-N-Run for your gait analysis and fitting.

How much does a gait analysis cost?

How much does a gait analysis cost?

The gait analysis is FREE when buying shoes at Tri-N-Run.  But don't think that we have increased the price of our shoes to cover our service.  You will find our running shoes to be competitively priced.  Not only will Tri-N-Run provide the gait analysis, but all our running shoes come with a 30-day test run guarantee.  Check out the Return/Exchange Policy for more details.

If you desire our professional staff to provide a gait analysis but want to shop elsewhere then there is a $25 charge.

What is your return policy?

What is your return policy?

Unworn Items: Unworn items in original packaging and with tags may be returned to Tri-N-Run with the receipt within 30 days for a complete refund.

Worn or Defective Items: You may wear your new shoes for 30-days outside or inside. We want you to experience the new shoes for several runs. If you are not completely satisfied, Tri-N-Run will exchange your shoes free of charge with receipt.  Your returned shoe credit will be applied toward an exchanged shoe choice or store credit.   Abuses to the exchange policy, such as abnormal wear and tear, are subject to Tri-N-Run’s discretion. Please note: refunds are not available for items that have been worn.