"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." - Oprah Winfrey

GET FIT

The DBRC state-of-the-art fit process is both informative and a super fun experience. There is no need to make an appointment and it is a free service that is a natural part of our business. And there is never any pressure to buy. We firmly believe in the importance of properly fitting footwear, and take this very seriously. Every customer has a different foot strike, gait, biomechanics, injury history and experience level. While we are not medical professionals, we can offer you valuable insight as to which is the proper footwear to address each individual's specific needs and goals.

We ask questions!

We want to know your current activities, whether your walking around the block or running your 10th Marathon, we are happy to make sure you get the best possible fit.

 

  • 1.
    Try them!

    Where else are you allowed to run around the store? We encourage you to take the shoes for a spin as this one is ALL YOU since YOU are the only person who knows how the shoes actually feel. We even have a treadmill to give a state-of-the-art gait analysis! TEMPLO is the most powerful and most professional software solution for running gait analysis. Running gait analysis is the biomechanical assessment (performed by DBRC's professional staff) of an individual's stride using technology to visualize and identify problem areas and injuries. The goal of any running gait analysis process is to improve form, reduce injury, and prevent future injuries.

  • 2.
    So what’s this treadmill process?

    NEW! Video Motion Analysis. To determine your perfect fit, DBRC’s trained fit specialists conduct in-depth evaluations of your biomechanics through a state-of-the-art video system that combines specialized software with our treadmill. Better than the naked eye, the video captures subtle nuances in your form, foot strike and more with multiple pairs of shoes. You could literally see how every pair of shoes in the store feel and ride. Then taking into account your exercise habits and past injuries, our goal is to find you the optimal shoe.

    We are passionate about running, but it's OK if you're not! We maintain a close relationship with many of the cities best Physical Therapists, Podiatrists and Chiropractors. We will discuss any existing or past injuries you've had and if we can't help you we will make sure you find someone who can.

 

  • 3.
    Comparison:

    We start barefoot or in your original shoes and analyze your gait in slow motion, actual speed and freeze frame. Based on all our findings we will bring out a selection of shoes that may work 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 you may have.

    We then compare up to 6 images of your stride side-by-side. Using frame-by-frame playback, we look at how your foot moves through the entire gait cycle—barefoot versus in the shoes selected. Evaluating the performance of multiple shoes—side by side and in motion—in relation to your needs.

    Based on the analysis, we then make specific recommendations of the shoe that is best for you. Essentially in the end, you'll know the right feel!