Fitness Sports

Fitting Process

Fitting Process
1. We Analyze Your Foot Type

Do you need running shoes, walking shoes, shoes for going to the gym, shoes to help aches and pains, plantar fasciitis, bunions or something else?  Whatever brought you into the store, whatever you’re looking for, we’ll determine the best shoes for you. Stop in either in Des Moines, Ames or Iowa City metro and we will analyze your foot to get the correct running shoe or walking shoe.

Gait Or Walking Speed Biometric Analysis
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2. Foot and Arch Scan

We’ll measure your feet to get the correct width, length, find whether you have high or low arches, can help find the right solution for plantar fasciitis, bunions, achy feet, and much more. We will figure out the correct running shoes, walking shoes, gym shoes or a supportive shoe for hurting feet. Our stores in the Des Moines metro, Ames metro and Iowa City metro have foot scanning disc available to make sure your feet have the correct tennis shoes. 

3. Slow Motion Video Analysis

We will have each customer walk or run a short period to analyze your feet and your gait analysis. We will test if your natural body gait makes you pronated or supinated—and how our shoes can help you correct any aberrant form to keep you as healthy as possible. our shoe fitting experts will pull the correct type of shoes that will fit you the best. Stop in at one of our 4 stores in the Des Moines, Ames and Iowa City locations to get your gait tested.  

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4. Choose Your Perfect Fit

We’ll bring our hand-picked shoes and test them, one foot at a time, to make sure you’re getting the best fit possible based on your width, arch height, and natural gait analysis. We have a large selection of Brooks, Hoka, Mizuno, New Balance, Nike, Saucony, Altra, Birkenstocks, Oofos and On running that offers selection for walking shoes, running shoes, shoes for bunions, shoes for plantar fasciitis, shoes for work, shoes for the gym and everyday shoes.    

5. Join The Herd

When you leave with your footwear, don’t forget to sign up for the Fitness Sports App, where you can get rewards points, find group runs in Des Moines, Iowa City, Ankeny, North Liberty, Ames and more.  

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Find Our #1 Iowa Shoe Stores

Our shoe stores are located in Des Moines, Johnston, and Iowa City.  Stop in for a fitting today!

Our Price Guarantee

You’ll get a good deal and a great fit, no matter what.

Fitness Sports is the leading footwear running store and walking store in Iowa. Our Des Moines Running Store specializes in fitting you in the correct running shoe. Des Moines Running shoes at Fitness Sports offers the largest selection of running shoes for our customers. Des Moines Walking Store offers the most options for leather and non leather walking shoes. Our Des Moines Walking Shoes come in a range of narrow, normal, wide and extra wide widths to fit all of your needs. Iowa City running store also serves North Liberty running store. Our location offers a wide variety of running shoes that will fit your needs as a beginning runner or an experience runner. Iowa City Walking Store that also serves as north Liberty Walking store have a great selection of walking store that fits all of your needs. Stop into our Fitness Sports Walking Store and Running Store to meet all of your needs.