Footwear

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Motion Control

Motion Control shoes are usually fitted to someone that has a flat arch and is a heavy overpronator. These shoes are very straight lasted and have the maximum level of support under the arch. Popular models in this category are the Brooks Beast, Saucony Stabil, Asics Foundation and New Balance 1012.

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Stability

Stability shoes are fitted to someone that has a normal arch and is a mild overpronator. This has traditionally been the largest category and has the most choice. These shoes can very in support level and shape. Popular models are the Saucony Omni, Asics 2000, and Brooks Adrenaline.

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Neutral

Neutral shoes are fitted to someone that has a high rigid arch, and that does not overpronate. This type of foot is typically curved in shape and needs the maximum amount of cushioning. Popular models are the Saucony Triumph and Ride, Asics Nimbus and Cumulus, New Balance 880 and 1080 and the Brooks Glycerin and Ghost.

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Minimalist

Minimalist shoes seem to be one of the fastest growing categories, a shoe type that allows the wearer to run more “naturally”, with less support and structure to their shoe. Popular models are the Saucony Kinvara and Mirage, New Balance T10 and T1010, and the Brooks Pure program (Connect, Flow and Cadence).

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Trail

The trail category is becoming quite popular. As well as for off road, these shoes are often used for winter running because they will have much better grip on slippery surfaces. In some cases, trail shoes will have water resistant materials that can be very useful if you get cold feet in the winter (popular models are Brooks Cascadia and Salomon Speedcross).

 

Everyone’s feet are different. Unique to themselves. That is why there are so many different kinds of running shoes. Our selection is second to none in Winnipeg and our experienced staff will help you find the right pair for you. Once we assess and measure both of your feet, things will start to become clear as to the type of shoe you need for your foot.

Generally, running shoes are categorized by the level of ‘control’ and ‘cushioning’ within the shoe. Motion Control shoes are usually fitted with someone that has a flat arch and is a heavy overpronator. These shoes are very straight lasted and have the maximum level of support under the arch (popular models are Brooks Beast, Saucony Stabil, Asics Foundation, New Balance 1012).

Stability shoes are fitted with someone that has a normal arch and is a mild overpronator. This is the largest category and has the most choice. They can vary in support level and shape (popular models are Saucony Omni and Guide, Asics 2000 and Kayano, Brooks Adrenaline and Ravenna, New Balance 940 and 860). Usually these shoes are built using a ‘semi-curved’ last. Neutral shoes are fitted with someone that has a high rigid arch that does not overpronate. This type of foot ‘curved’ in shape and needs the maximum amount of cushioning (popular models are Saucony Triumph and Ride, Asics Nimbus and Cumulus, New Balance 880 and 1080, Brooks Glycerin and Ghost).

Most of these shoes are available in widths so we can be sure to get the best fit for your foot.