Welcome to Runners Athletic Company! An Interview with Chad: General Manager

We took a trip to Runners Athletic Company in Saginaw and at Runners Athletic Company, we delve into the world of footwear with Chad, the general manager, to unravel the mysteries of shoe selection. Chad sheds light on the distinguishing features of running shoes, emphasizing the significance of quality materials and construction found in their offerings compared to those in big box stores. Scroll down to watch the full interview below!

1. Exploring Running Shoe Components

Chad elaborates on the essential components of a running shoe and why customers should opt for higher quality products over those found in larger retail stores. He highlights the superior quality and durability of their shoes, underlining the importance of proper support and flexibility for various activities, especially running.  

2. Understanding the Differences Between Running and Walking Shoes

Diving deeper, we discuss the nuances between running and walking shoes. Chad explains how a high-quality running shoe can often serve both purposes effectively. However, for serious runners or those traversing different terrains, specialized shoes may offer better performance and comfort.

3. Tailoring Shoes to Different Terrains

The conversation extends to the realm of terrain-specific footwear. From treadmills to trails, Chad sheds light on how different surfaces demand varying levels of traction and support. For individuals grappling with common foot ailments like plantar fasciitis, the right shoe can significantly alleviate discomfort and support recovery.

4. Addressing Foot Support with Proper Footwear

In addition to footwear, we delve into the realm of orthotics and specialized inserts to address biomechanical issues comprehensively. By combining the right shoe with appropriate support, many individuals find relief from foot pain and are empowered to pursue their fitness goals without hindrance.

5. Navigating the Fitting Process

Chad elucidates the fitting process at Runners Athletic Company, highlighting its simplicity and significance. Through gait analysis and foot assessment, their team ensures customers find shoes tailored to their unique needs, emphasizing functionality and comfort above all else.

6. Introducing Pickleball Shoes!

Finally, we explore the expansion into specialized equipment for the emerging sport of pickleball!  With their commitment to supporting individuals across various fitness pursuits, Runners Athletic Company and Lake Effect Chiropractic stand as beacons of comprehensive wellness and performance enhancement.


In closing, whether you're a seasoned runner, a weekend warrior, or simply someone seeking comfort and support in your daily activities, the right footwear can make all the difference. At Runners Athletic Company, they are committed to providing personalized shoe fitting experiences tailored to your unique needs. Don't let foot pain or discomfort hold you back from enjoying the activities you love. Visit Runners today to discover the perfect pair of shoes that will keep you moving comfortably and confidently. Your feet will thank you! If you're currently dealing with pain or discomfort, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Lake Effect Chiropractic. Our team is here to provide expert care and guidance to help you get back on track.

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