I’m a walker…do you carry shoes for me?
Yes! Many running shoes are an excellent choice for walkers, whether you’re on the road or trails. We stock leather, traditional mesh and Gore-Tex walking shoes. When you visit Plateau Runner, we’ll show you several options appropriate for your activity and help you find the most comfortable pair.
Do you offer gait analysis?
Yes! Stop by anytime for a free gait analysis. We’ll ask a bunch of questions about your training, aches and pains, and running or walking goals. Then we’ll put you on the treadmill and video your body movements as you move. Watching that video is often an “Ah Ha” moment for some people and it shows us what styles of shoes might work for you. We’ll bring out several options for you to try. This process takes about 15-20 minutes.
What should I bring with me when I get new shoes?
If you wear orthotics it’s always good idea to bring them with you. We want your foot, orthotics and shoe to all work comfortably together. If you have a favorite pair of socks, bring those along too (but we do have clean try-on socks available). You can also bring your old shoes…the wear pattern is a great indicator of body mechanics.
What’s your Return Policy?
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How long do shoes last?
According to Runner’s World magazine, the life expectancy of running shoes should be measured in miles rather than months or years: generally 300 miles at minimum, 500 miles at most. Some of these factors include the habits of the wearer—their gait, the type of terrain they typically run on, the temperature of the places they run—as these all contribute to the level of wear and tear the shoe will experience. But what people often forget is that the rate at which running shoes degrade can be greatly affected when they are used for non-run activities. Going to the store, walking the dog, and wearing them to do errands all adds up.
How long do insoles last?
Insoles generally last about 12 months depending on your weight, how often they’re used and your activity. The best way to tell if they’re worn out (other than they look plain ole nasty) is to slip a new pair in your shoes and compare the feeling. By the way, that’s also a good way to tell if your shoes are worn out!