IN THE PROPER SHOES, YOUR FOOT IS FREE TO MOVE AS NATURE INTENDED
Whether you’re beginning a walking routine for health reasons or competing in marathons for fun or fame, quality gear is a must. Totally Running and Walking offers a handpicked selection of the highest rated shoes and apparel. Our staff is trained to use a digital foot scanner and treadmill to do a thorough analysis of your feet and gait.
We understand the value of a custom fit. Totally Running/Walking provides expert analysis based on your individual needs. Come run/walk with us and we’ll help you get more out of your exercise experience.
A TWO-STEP FITTING PROCESS ENSURES THE BEST FIT
1. Foot Scan
We scan your feet and provide precise measurements: length, width, arch type, and pressure points. The unique i-step system accurately measures the three main fitting points:
- foot size
- arch level
- foot pressure points
By standing on the i-step for just 15 seconds, you will discover the best running shoe for your specific foot type. Each shoe brand and style has a different shape and so do your feet. You may have a wide toe box and narrow heel. Or a high instep. Or long, narrow feet. Your feet will think being properly fitted to a running shoe is the best idea ever.
2. Running Analysis
As part of our fitting process, we will ask you to put on a neutral running shoe provided by us and to jog or walk on the treadmill while we take a 10-second video of your gait from the knee down to analyze your natural stride.
We will then play the video on a large screen and will replay your running in slow motion. The video will show us whether you are pronating, supinating, or running neutral.
The best answer to the question, “What's the benefit of having my feet analyzed and fitted to the proper shoe for me?” is, simply, your feet will feel good. Many, many things can happen to your feet inside poorly fitting shoes, and none of them are good: ingrown toenails, bunions, corns, hammer toes, and hallux valgus are a few examples. Shoes that don’t fit your feet correctly can also lead to muscular imbalances in the body, opening the door to foot, knee, and hip injuries. Shoes that are too small can lead to numbness, tingling, burning, arch pain, blackened toe nails, and pain in your toes and feet. Extra room in your athletic shoe is crucial because your feet swell when you work out. Each shoe brand and style has a different shape and so do your feet. You may have a wide toe box and narrow heel. Or a high instep. Or long, narrow feet. And your gait and stride also determine the type of shoe you need. Be fitted by professionals—that’s us!—at Totally Running and Walking in Cumming.