Running Store? Walkers Welcome!
Are you a walker looking for the best walking shoes? It might surprise you to discover that you will find what you’re looking for at St. Pete Running Company! So instead of walking past the running store, we invite you to walk in and discover how our expert staff can help you find just the right walking shoes for you.
But before you come inside our store, you might be asking yourself, how important are proper walking shoes? The answer is: Very important! The shoe models that are designed for walking offer so many benefits, while nonspecific shoe models not designed to keep up will likely leave your feet, your joints, your hips, and your back tired and sore.
That’s why it’s critical to get shoes that were made for walkers. Your feet need to be in a walking shoe that offers support and cushion according to your individual needs. Some walkers will require a stability shoe due to overpronation, while others will need a neutral shoe. Some walkers like a lightweight shoe, while others might prefer a high cushion shoe for added support. Some will benefit from both.
Take Your First Steps
When you come in to St. Pete Running Company, we highly recommend you start with a StrideSmart Shoe Fitting. Every walker is different, from your gait and stride to your pronation to your past injuries (if any) to the way you like your feet to feel inside walking shoes. That’s why this first step is an essential starting point. And if you’ve never had a shoe fitting, you’re going to love our in depth approach. Want to learn more before diving in? Here are some of the benefits of your free shoe fitting.
- Our free process for shoe fitting is a thorough evaluation of your walking history and fitness goals.
- We don’t just focus on feet, but we check several important functional movements in a full body approach.
- As you try on walking shoes, you are welcome to walk around our store and even jump up on the treadmill to get a solid feel for the shoes to make sure they are right for you.
- Did we mention it’s free?
Come in to St. Pete Running Company during normal business hours and our expert staff will walk you through this one-of-a-kind shoe fitting.
Once you have the opportunity to get your feet inside a proper pair of running shoes, we know that you’re going to feel the difference. If you’re shopping on your own without expert help, it’s easy to grab something that looks pretty or cool, to pick up shoes that are a lower price point, or to buy a certain shoe brand because you’ve heard the name before. Here’s a trick that many people don’t realize: even the top brands can have shoe models at lower-tier price points that will be unfit as walking shoes for you! There’s no way for you to know that when you grab shoes from a regular shoe store, but here at St. Pete Running Company, every shoe on the shoe wall is selected because it’s for running or walking or both.
Breaking down the shoe wall doesn’t have to be a monumental task for walkers. We’ve already done it for you, and we’re ready to help you find just the right walking shoes for you.
Do you have more questions about shopping as a walker at a running store? We can help! Call or come into the store where our shoe and running experts are ready to provide the high-quality customer service you expect from a Top 50 Running Store in America.