FAQ The Athlete’s Source
2. How much does a gait analysis cost?A: Gait analysis is free; it is part of our fitting process.
4. How often should I change my running shoes?A: Several factors determine when a running shoe should be replaced. Body weight, type of surface you run on (pavement or treadmill), mileage, and kind of shoe. The general rule is every six months or 300 to 450 miles. Usually, when you start to feel discomfort in your feet, hips, and legs, the shoe has broken down and lost its ability to absorb shock and support.
5. I am experiencing heel pain.A: It could be Plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue (fascia) that connects your heel bone to the base of your toes. Usually, your current shoes need to be more supportive or worn out. In addition to a new shoe, we carry "Feature Plantar Fasciitis Relief" socks and "Superfeet" orange made to relieve heel pain.
6. What type of clothing should I wear?A: Depending on the season and temperature, it is essential that you are comfortable and with the right clothes. For example, Under Armour ColdGear is apparel with a thermo-conductive print on the inside to reflect body heat inward toward the wearer. Under Armour, HeatGear is clothing designed to wick sweat away from the body, while cotton does not.