THE COMPLETE FIT EXPERIENCE.
At Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro, you will find a welcoming environment where runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities receive unparalleled service and support. Fleet Feet's Fitlosophy is to help you find the right ''FIT'' in every facet of your active lifestyle. With our “one customer at a time” approach, our knowledgeable staff will help guide you to the right products for your individual needs. At Fleet Feet Sports, you will find:
- A business philosophy focused on the customer
- A well-trained, highly knowledgeable staff
- The best running and walking shoes, fitness apparel, and performance accessory fitness products available
- A unique and enjoyable retail experience
OUR FIT PHILOSOPHY
Fleet Feet Murfreesboro is dedicated to ensuring that runners and walkers of all abilities are fit with the proper shoes and technical apparel to meet their individual needs.
Being fit in the right shoe is an important step to preventing injury and enhancing your fitness experience. Whether you are just beginning a running or walking program, training for your first marathon, or are on your feet all day and need some foot relief - we can help.
It's Our Way of Doing Business
Plan to spend some time working with our staff to identify the right solution for you. We will take as much time as necessary to insure you are properly F.I.T.
Using our innovative Personal F.I.T. Process Fleet Feet team members guide runners and walkers through an extensive fitting process that ensures a proper fit. Below is a summary of the process each team member uses to make sure you are fitted into the best shoe for you. No appointment is necessary but please allow extra time when you come in to get fitted.
Step One: Explanation of the Personal F.I. T. Process
Every process has a beginning point, fitting our customers begins with “hello” and an explanation of the Personal F.I.T. Process.
Step Two: Getting to Know You
We take time to ask questions about your current activity, such as how often you run, how far and if you have a goal in mind. We also discuss any existing or past injuries and talk about the footwear you currently use.
Step Three: Measurement
Several measurements of each foot help us determine proper sizing. We analyze both unweighted (seated) and weighted (standing) measurements as well as different point-to-point measurements.
We aren’t doctors and don’t pretend to be, but we will take a look at your feet for signs that will help us fit you properly and determine any special needs.
Step Four: Gait Analysis
We want to see your feet. We’ll observe as you run or walk a short distance. This helps us understand how you move and the biomechanics of your gait.
Step Five: 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.
Step Six: The Decision
This one is all you since you are the only person who knows how the shoes actually feel.
Step Seven: Ready to Go
Now that you’ve made a decision, we’ll talk about how to properly adjust to your new shoes, help with any other product needs you may have and make sure you’re ready to get the best results!
Much like regular exercise is vital to overall fitness and health, foot health is important to your well-being. Unfortunately, foot health is a subject many people don't think about enough, and some take for granted. At Fleet Feet Sports, helping you find the right fit is our 'Fitlosophy'. We believe that choosing proper shoes for running, walking, or any athletic activity is a key step to sustaining an injury-free, enjoyable fitness program.
Tips for Selecting the Proper Footwear for any Athletic Activity:
1. You can't judge a shoe by it's color! Shoes fall into one of three categories: neutral, stability, or motion control. Wearing a shoe with too little stability or too much stability can cause numerous problems such as plantar fasciitis and IT band strain, and over time, more severe problems. It is important to select a shoe appropriate for your foot biomechanics, not based on color or stylistic attributes.
2. Be willing to share information. Have you just started a new fitness program? Be prepared to discuss any injuries or nagging pains you are experiencing. What shoes and styles have worked well for you in the past? Are there any styles that have caused problems? If your current style has been successful, bring them with you to the store.
3. Have your feet measured each time you purchase shoes. Feet change as you age. Life changes such as the birth of children or weight gain or loss can cause gradual changes in your feet. The size and style that worked for you three years ago might not be the best option anymore. We will measure your foot while sitting and standing heel to ball, heel to toe, and width. In addition, we will watch your gait and foot biomechanics, so we can narrow down which shoes are best for you.
4. Don't forget your orthotics. If you wear an orthotic, be sure to bring them along. It will be important to have your orthotics on hand so we can help you select a shoe that fits your orthotic properly.
5. Athletic shoes should allow for a thumbnail length between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. The flex point in the shoe should bend at the ball of your foot and your heel should remain stable and not move in and out of the shoe. Walking around inside the store does not mimic the same movement. We invite you try the shoe on the sidewalk for a short walk or run, or on the treadmill.
6. Check the wear of your shoes regularly. The midsole of a shoe is made of a foam material which overtime compresses and breaks down. As a shoe breaks down, the shoe does not offer the same stability and benefits as it did on Day 1. Runners should replace their shoes every 300-400 miles, while walkers should consider replacing their shoes every 6 months. Checking and changing your shoes is one of the best ways to continue with a healthy fitness program and avoid the doctor's office.
Regardless of your level of fitness, smart choices in shoes can make a significant difference in the enjoyment of your fitness activities and everyday life. Proper fitting shoes can mean the difference between pain and discomfort and injury-free activities. Doctors and podiatrists play a significant role in diagnosing and aiding pain and discomfort; however, simply choosing the right shoes is a key step toward comfort.