Mom and I took a break from our workout as her foot is hurting. She said that her gym shoes are causing pain and she needs to get new ones. Mom’s gym shoes are fairly new (4months old) but it’s the wrong shoe type for her foot. This is the reason why mom decided to go to Road Runner Sports, a running and walking store. Road Runner offers a Shoe Dog Program where they provide analysis on your foot and assists you in finding the right shoe type.
I watched my mom as she went through her shoe dog adventure which is broken into 7 parts.
1) Basic Foot Sizing was that first step of her adventure. Due to her ankle injury, her one foot is larger then the other foot.
2) What’s the main Purpose of the shoe? It is very important to use the right shoe for running. There’s a big difference of buying a walking shoe vs a running shoe.
3) The Balance Board which helps determine what kind of arch you have. It also lets you know how you carry your weight on your feet. My mom did not expect the result that she has a high arc.
4) Running/Jogging on the Treadmill which helps analyze your stride. Mom’s run was video taped and she had to run barefoot.
5) Shoe Recommendation based on the 1)-4) tests.
6) Optional to use/buy Road Runner custom Insole Mold of your foot which you can place in the shoes you purchase.
7) Shoe Shopping Time
Guess who helped mom? His name is Mike, known as Magic Mike.
Based on analysis there are only 3 brands that would be a perfect fit for my mom’s feet.
She was not pleased with all the (loud) colors so it took her a long time to decide which ones. She said gym shoes are not the most fashionable shoes to wear. Comfort and stability are very important and style should be the least priority.
She found the shoe style most similar to what she had. The new lace color was a bit loud so she switch it with her old laces. She plans to donate her old gym shoe once she switch the laces.
Shoe Dog Adventure is great marketing for Road Runner Sports. As a retriever dog I am very familiar with the word SHOE, on how it … looks like, used, and smells like too. I guess that is why they call the process a Shoe Dog Adventure.
Just love that the mascot they selected is a dog. I just wish it’s a Golden dog (me) and it will be called Golden Shoe Dog Adventure. Well, human feet are precious, like gold.
Shoe Dog Adventure is a great helpful program. We hope Road Runner can attract many dog owners to find the right shoe and help fight pet/human obesity.
For a location in your city, check out Road Runner Sports website.
Lots of Golden Thanks Road Runner. My mom was totally sold on the excellent service and your “method” for finding the right fit and shoe. Road Runner Sports totally brought a top notch experience in buying a gym shoe.
Lastly, Lots of Golden Thanks for making your establishment dog-friendly (totally makes sense since Shoe Dog mascot is a dog).
Mom gives Road Runner Sports 2 Thumbs Up and 4 Golden Paws from me.
Mom and I were not compensated for this post. We just wanted to share our experience shopping at Road Runner Sports.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs