Gait Analysis

Gait analysis monitors your body's movement and your feet (sports biomechanics) whilst running. It is commonly used to help athletes run more efficiently and to identify movement related problems for people with injuries and seeking new running shoes. During gait analysis you will be asked to walk and run on our in-store treadmill whilst your movements are recorded using the latest Daftfish software. A slow-motion, detailed analysis will show and explain your biomechanics, specifically looking at pronation.

Pronation is the turning-inward movement that occurs when your foot touches the ground. During walking and running this acts as cushioning for the body. Everyone’s gait is slightly different, but there are four main types of running styles and pronation:

  • Neutral Pronation
  • Over Pronation
  • Under Pronation, also known as Supination
  • Forefoot runners

It is very important for us to know what running gait you have so we can advise and fit the correct shoes according to your own individual requirements. We stock a wide and varied range of footwear to help all forms of pronation above.

Please Note that this process is recommended for aged 16 and above as it is best for the body to be fully developed before adding any extra support in running shoes.

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