The Fleet Feet Sports FITLOSOPHY™ is our commitment to the concept of a proper FIT in all aspects of our lives - from our commitment to helping you find the proper FIT for your running shoes, to assisting you in determining how running, walking, or an active lifestyle fits into your life. Simply stated, FITLOSOPHY™ is our FIT Philosophy and our approach to everything we do. Our process begins by ensuring that runners and walkers of all abilities (and ages) are fit with the proper footwear, sports bras and technical apparel to meet their individual needs.
Our In-Store Fit Process
Getting to Know You
We listen carefully to your needs and goals, take into consideration any aches/pains, and outline a road map to get you where you want to go!
Several measurements of each foot help us determine proper sizing and more importantly shape. We start with a barefoot assessment and look at your feet for signs that we need to take into consideration followed by an un-weighted (seated) and weighted (standing) measurements.
Your Foot in Motion
This helps us determine how you move and the biomechanics of your gait.
Fitting and Recommendations
Based on our findings, we will bring out the shoes that may work best for you. We’ll carefully inspect the fit and watch as you run or walk in each shoe. We’ll discuss the options, provide you with our recommendations and answer any questions.
This one is all you since you are the only person who knows how the shoes actually feel. The key is comfort!
Ready to Go
Now that you have made your decision, we want to make sure that you know we are committed to taking care of your additional or future needs. This is just the starting point.
We offer a hand chosen selection of footwear brands in varying shapes, fits, and stabilities. Based on your biomechanics, gait, and foot shape we will recommend shoe styles to best fulfill your fitness and everyday footwear needs.
Fleet Feet Sports Pleasant Hill carries a variety of inserts to help support your feet and align your body. Inserts are designed in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet the individual demands of your activities and footwear. Inserts align the bone structure of your feet inside the shoe, creating a consistent and efficient structural foundation. The structural benefits of inserts play an active role in both treatment and prevention of common overuse injuries. At Fleet Feet Sports we will take you through a measuring process to ensure we fit you with the perfect insert!
Choosing a sock that works for your feet and your activity level is a critical component of Fleet Feet Sports’ FITLOSOPHY. Consider the fact that your sock is the layer of material that sits directly next to your skin and is intended to wick moisture and protect your feet from calluses, blisters and other potential irritations. So, why not pick a pair of socks that fits your foot best? At Fleet Feet Sports we recommend that you wear non-cotton, breathable socks for running, walking or other activities.
Here are some of the top reasons why we make this recommendation:
- At rest, the average foot releases 1 cup of sweat each day.
- On a 5 mile run, your feet produce enough sweat to fill an 8 ounce glass.
- 55% of foot perspiration evaporates through the shoes upper. The other 45% is absorbed in the sock and footbed of your shoe!
- Two trillion bacteria live on your feet (that’s 12% of all bacteria on the human body).