For a gait analysis, you need an appointment.
Special clothing is not required. For proper analysis, however, it is recommended that the lower leg is visible. However, a short is not necessary. For example, in the case of jeans, it is enough to wrap the pant legs around a few times. If possible, provide your current running socks.
Non-runners and non-athletes can certainly also come to us for a gait analysis.
For walking, working or everyday shoes (or custom insoles), we can give the right advice via a gait analysis (while walking).
A gait analysis is free with the purchase of shoes and/or orthotics. If a purchase is not made immediately we will charge €30 for the analysis.
(However, this €30 is considered an advance when purchasing shoes and/or orthotics within 1 year of the analysis).
We count around 20 to 30 minutes per person for a gait analysis (if orthotics are fitted or shoes are recommended).
You may certainly stop by with shoes not purchased in one of our stores. Through the analysis, we determine whether these shoes are suitable for you and, if necessary, we adjust them or recommend more suitable shoes.
Gait analysis (Footscan pressure measurement) provides a very large amount of information about foot roll-off that is used for recommending walking and running shoes and formatting orthotics. We do this analysis by default in every filal and with every client (beginner to elite athlete). The results are discussed orally.
In the Prolab, this gait analysis (Footscan pressure measurement) is augmented by video and marker analysis of the entire running posture with high-speed cameras.
This can be supplemented by a back scan, measurement of any leg length discrepancy and a body composition scan. All results are discussed orally. But you will also be sent these afterwards via email along with a report of the main results.
The Prolab analysis is useful for anyone who wants a comprehensive analysis of their complete running posture or if a running analysis in the store would show that a more comprehensive examination is necessary.
The PROLAB analysis is only possible in our store in Zwijndrecht.
Running shoes are best cleaned with lukewarm water and mild soap. Preferably with a hand scrubbing brush. Soak laces in a bucket. Then let the shoes dry out in a dry, warm place (room temperature). NOT on the heater to prevent distortion. Do not put your shoes in the washing machine or dryer.
The life of a running shoe is not determined solely by visible, external wear. Features such as stability and shock absorption depend greatly on the longevity of the midsole, which is mainly determined by the total number of miles run. A midsole will last about 800 to 1000km. This figure will be lower when you run often on hard surfaces and with higher body weight.
Inspection of shoe sole or upper is not always reliable. In some cases, there is little or no visible, external wear but the shoe will still provide insufficient cushioning or stability due to the total number of miles walked. Feel free to stop by for our free expert advice regarding the wear of your shoes.
With us, your feet are subjected to a scientific gait analysis. Based on the measurement results, foot type and gait pattern are analyzed and the most appropriate shoes are recommended and possibly adjusted. Brand and color, in our opinion, are secondary to stability, flexibility, fit and shock absorption.
If after a number of running sessions it appears that something is still not quite right you are certainly welcome for an additional analysis. We will again review the running pattern and if possible (and depending on the cause of the complaint) adjust the shoes for you in our workshop. This after-sales service is also free of charge.
You must make an appointment for orthotics measurement. This is possible through our online system. Orthotics are made in an experienced workshop in Antwerp. You cannot wait for this. For D3D and 3D Phits orthotics, expect 2-3 weeks.
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Be sure to bring the shoes in which the soles will be worn.
With daily use about 1 year. If the soles are only used for running (2-3 times/week) about 2 generations of running shoes (so approx. 2000km). Of course, longevity depends on the type of sole, material used and body weight.
It is not possible to make one sole that fits perfectly in all types of shoes since there is too much difference in the fit of shoes. We can, however, make different orthotics to suit the type of shoe. In other words, the orthotic for a narrow dressy everyday shoe size 42 will look different from the orthotic for a running shoe size 42.
If recommended by a specialist, we also make insoles for children. After all, children’s feet are still developing. At birth, children usually have flat feet and a slight valgus position. With growth and further development, cavity formation occurs naturally and stability also improves. Therefore, we no longer correct from infancy. At Runners’ lab, we believe that feet should continue to develop naturally. Only when there are effective complaints or the doctor effectively recommends orthotics, are we going to intervene in that natural development.
Measuring takes 20 to 30 minutes. Typically, our D3D orthotics are ready for pickup after about 2-3 weeks.
Shipping by mail is possible.
The price of orthotics is usually €129. For Phits orthotics, the 3D printed version, the cost is €169.
More info can be found here.
Currently, three health insurance companies have recognized podiatry (this may change annually).
We have licensed podiatrists at Runners’ lab who do the orthotic analysis and can sign reimbursement forms for the appropriate health insurance companies. Bring your application form to the store.
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