Sit and Fit
Our Shoe Fitting Process
The type of running shoe you should look for is best determined by knowing your bio mechanics. You can’t see what your foot is doing when you are in motion, but our experienced staff can! Our fitting process starts with your bare foot. We have you remove your shoes and your socks – yes, we want to see and feel your foot. We check for abnormalities and discuss any aches or pains you may be experiencing. After your foot analysis, we take different measurements with a brannock device. This will determine the type of shoe needed for your specific type of gait, body type, and workout. Following this, we will provide you with several footwear options. You try them on, walk or run on the treadmill, or on the sidewalk so that you can get a good feel for the shoes and tell us which ones feel best to you. We’ll take care of figuring out the right size, amount of stability, and cushioning. You take care of telling us what feels the most comfortable on your feet! At times, our fitting process extends beyond shoes to insoles. We offer the knowledge to properly fit your shoe with an insole based on your foot type. Whether you have a high rigid arch or a low flexible arch, we may suggest insole for your shoe. The Superfeet and Powerstep brands of insoles enhance the fit and support of the shoe.
Our Bra Fitting Process
Here’s a little known fact: 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra!
Most women have not been fit properly in their regular bra, much less taken the time to be fit in their sports bra! The correct sports bra is the second most important piece of equipment for the active woman. Up and Running utilizes a specific measuring process. Similar to how you are fit in your shoes, measurements are taken, and with some analysis, we will provide you with options to try on in the privacy of a dressing room. Further information is available inside the dressing room, for those wishing to fit themselves. Did you know the average life of a sports bra is 6-12 months?