We resolutely adopt a mix of personal and scientific approach. Read on to find out how.
Personalized shoe advice
in 5 steps
Hi, welcome at Runners’ lab.
Our advisors value personal contact and commitment. So to clearly picture your situation and preferences, we are curious about you.
Who are you? What are your ambitions, what is your experience, do you have or have you suffered any injuries, what surface do you prefer to run on, are you an experienced runner/walker or even a (top) athlete?
Have you just started running and don’t you know if you’ve come to the right place? The answer is: of course you do! Our goal is to advise and inspire you as comprehensively as possible so that you can run, perform and have fun to the fullest.
Introduction to your unique foot profile.
We now know who you are. What we don’t know yet is the unique unrolling pattern of your feet. Our facilities are equipped with a 30m long test track with built-in footscan® technology. This advanced technology records your roll-off pattern and unique foot profile with more than 500 frames per second and +16,000 pressure sensors.
The beauty of this scientific technology is that our consultant can derive a lot of information from it. Which part of your foot catches the most pressure, do you land on your heels, midfoot or forefoot, do you have a sagging foot or a hollow foot, do you pronate or supinate,…
Even the risk of certain injuries (shin splints, achilles tendon problems, knee problems, hip or back problems) our advisors may derive from this.
It’s not about what you think is a nice shoe. Let your feet choose!
With your personal foot profile in mind, our consultant travels to the stock where selection is made among the hundreds of different models. Did you know that as one of the only specialty stores in Europe, we also have width sizes and running shoes up to size 52?
Proper shoe selection plays a big role in preventing injury. Good technical shoes need not necessarily be expensive, either. Our shoes range between €130 and €190. From all major well-known and small specialized brands, we offer only the selected top models that meet our quality label.
Test your shoes
One by one on our 30m long test track
The different models our advisor selects for you are then tested one by one on our 30m long test track. Based on your findings and the results of the Footscan® technology, we look for the model with the best combination of support and fit.
If necessary, the insoles of your shoes will be adjusted in our workshop. This personalization allows us to accommodate asymmetry or provide additional support for your feet at specific pressure points. These adjustments are also free of charge and included in our comprehensive service.
Adjustments needed? We can do that in our workshop!
If necessary, the insoles of your shoes will be adjusted in our workshop. This customization allows it to accommodate asymmetry or provide additional support for your feet at specific pressure points. These adjustments are also free of charge and included in our comprehensive service.
A Footscan® analysis, comprehensive personal consultation and insole adjustments are completely free with the purchase of a pair of shoes. Want some time to think about it before purchasing the shoe? Then we charge a deposit of €30. You will receive this back in the form of a voucher when you purchase the shoes at a later date.
RUNNING AND WALKING ANALYSIS
Running or walking analysis (Footscan pressure measurement) in the store provides a lot of information about foot roll-off. These insights are useful when recommending walking and running shoes and formatting orthotics. We do this analysis by default in every store and with every client (beginner to elite athlete). The results are discussed orally.
At the Prolab, 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. You will also receive the results 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 indicate that more research is needed.
A Prolab analysis is only possible in our store in Zwijndrecht.
RUNNING AND WALKING SHOES