Custom Shoe Fit Process

One of a kind fit process with free video analysis of your walking or running stride

It is now possible to fit nearly every type of foot whether it be for walking or running. Many considerations go into helping you decide on your perfect shoe including running style and goals, body type, gait, body mechanics, injury status and more.

Our trained staff will take you through our exclusive four step fit process to help determine the best shoe for you. We have a complete line of shoes and products with over 50 brands currently stocked. Be confident that you can enjoy your activities with improving efficiency, reducing injury and increasing performance though the knowledge and guidance of our staff.

We want you to be happy with your purchase. It doesn’t matter how good a shoe or product feels in the store, you don’t always know if it will work for you until you try it out for a few days. Because of this, we encourage you to return your shoes within 30 days, if they are not working for you, any condition. Our goal is to help you get the best possible fit to help you move and run better.

However, shoes are designed to last most people from 300-500 miles. At that point, if the shoes starts bothering you it needs to be replaced.

You have a choice on where to shop and we created Running Lab rewards as a way to say thank you for shopping with us! It’s free to join, with no annual fees. Rewards are tracked on your account at the store with no limit on how much you can earn. For every purchase you make you earn rewards that can be used towards anything at the store. Rewards expire six months from the date they are earned.

Ken Larscheid
Ken Larscheid Owner

Ken Larscheid, owner of The Running Lab, has been involved in the athletic shoe industry for 14 years in many different facets. Ken started out working at Dicks Sporting Goods for 2 years and quickly realized his passion for running shoes needed to take him further. He moved on to manage two different New Balance concept stores in Wisconsin and Illinois, learning the basics of buying, management, and more precise shoe–fitting utilizing widths and common practices found in traditional sit and fit stores.

Toni Reese
Store Manager
Toni Reese Store Manager

Toni is the manager at Running Lab. She is a motivational trail runner that enjoys inspiring other runners to run trails and to reach new distance goals. Her positive attitude and people focused approach makes her an incredible contribution to our Running Lab team.

Renee Ratliff
Marketing Manager
Renee Ratliff Marketing Manager

Renee joins Running Lab as the Marketing Manager. You could say that she was born into running. She grew up cheering on family and friends and races until she was old enough to compete herself. When she is not running, she is teaching fitness classes or enjoying the outdoors with her family. 

Kimberly Bastian
Kimberly Bastian

Kimberly been running since high school track where she primarily focused on field events and the 800 meter. However, she really found her love of running after college when she was stationed for the Air Force at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Kimberly loves Running Lab because it has the most enthusiastic staff of any running store I've visited and I have been to many since I've lived in many places in the United States.

Ruth Ann Kerbyson
Ruth Ann Kerbyson

Ruth is the newest member of the Running Lab team. She's is training for her first half ironman in August 2016 and has a great passion for helping people with their goals! She has run for LoveRuns and World Vision combining her passion for helping others with her athletic passion.  

Robin Bonomi
Robin Bonomi

Robin stumbled upon our craigslist ad for a new employee while living in Boston. The moment we spoke with her we knew she was a great fit for Running Lab. Most of our staff have had an experience in changing their own running form for the better and Robin has also done just that. Robin joined the team in summer 2013 and is now a regular face on the sales floor!  Say hi to Robin when you see her at the store!

Rose Deren
Rose Deren

The newest member to the Running Lab family is Rose. She joins the staff with excitement and enthusiasm for running. She has been running all her life. She ran cross country at Alma college where she studied exercise physiology. She is continuing her education studying to be a PTA.  In her spare time she teaches yoga, fitness and water aerobics classes.

Keith McCaffery
Keith McCaffery

Keith became a big believer in the Running Lab fit and form process after the first time he shopped at the store. As a runner plagued with a mix of old soccer injuries, he needed to change the way he ran in order to keep going. Keith took the tips given in the store and applied them to his form which helping him run happier and much healthier. He is currently in the exercise science program at OCC. He loves running with family and friends and started at a very young with his dad, continuing to do several races together each year. Together they continue to recruit new members to run with gaining excitement seeing them catch the running bug. Besides running, other loves are going to heavy metal concerts, getting lost on outdoor adventures, and RPG video games.

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