Ohio Valley Running Company
Monday - Friday: 10:00-6:00
20 Station Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
ATHENS, OHIO'S FIRST AND ONLY SPECIALTY RUNNING AND WALKING STORE
1. Starts With Talking. First, we'll talk about what you are looking for and what brought you in to see us. Whether you are a running a marathon, getting into trail running, walking with your friends, or simply need a comfortable pair of shoes for life and/or work, we want to know! This conversation helps us get to know you and what you need, which helps narrow down the selection.
2. Gait analysis. After we get to know what you're looking for, we offer a free gait analysis as part of our fit process. This gait analysis involves running or walking on our treadmill for about a minute while we take a short video of you in motion -- what we call the "gait cycle." From here we analyze the movement of your foot with a slow-motion video and discuss what we are seeing to help determine your level of pronation, supination, or neutrality in your gait. We are not doctors and don't claim to be, but we pride ourselves in making informed decisions about what shoe will work best for you.
3. Try The Shoes Outside. After the gait analysis our staff will measure your feet and bring out a selection of shoes that we believe will provide the best function for your need. Take your time getting a feel for the shoe and take them out for a run in the parking lot to see how they work for you.
4. You Choose. Ultimately it comes down to what you feel most comfortable in. So you have the best experience while running or walking in your shoes, we urge you to make a decision based on function rather than fashion. Color is nice, but function and comfort becomes most important when having a healthy running experience.
We want you to be completely satisfied with your shoe buying experience, so we give you 30 days after purchase to give them a try. If you have any concerns or are not satisfied with them we will take them back for an in-store credit. We want to work with you until you find something you are completely satisfied with from our store.