Written by Chance Kinney
Chance Kinney is the Director of Content Development at Fitted Running
I can’t remember which pair of shoes I bought when I first got into running a few years ago — and that’s a problem! Like a lot of fellow novice runners, I bought something online that looked like a pair of running shoes, threw them on, and hit the pavement. The pavement hit back, and everything hurt — shin splints, calf soreness, and quads that felt like they’d been on the wrong end of a meat tenderizer. But, that’s the price of getting into running, right?
Not necessarily. Turns out, running doesn’t (always) have to be painful. It all starts with getting into the right pair of running shoes for you, and odds are you’re not going to get into them by accident. That’s where the gait analysis comes in.
What is a gait analysis?
The gait analysis is a detailed look at the way you move when running to determine which running shoe is right for you, and it’s at the center of what we do at Fitted Running. Each shoe from each brand is purpose-built for a specific kind of runner, and if you don’t throw on the pair that makes sense for your situation, you could suffer from a lot of unnecessary pain down the road. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen.
You may have heard of the gait analysis before, and perhaps are imagining a treadmill and at least two people standing behind it, scribbling into notebooks as they look intently at your every step. Super fun for everyone, promise. It’s a legitimate way to do it, but a little outdated thanks to huge leaps forward in […]