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Currently Footworks is now online only until the new store opens shortly. Stocks are hugely discounted and are limited to what is listed in the pages of this site.
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Please be aware that any claims on Snowlines LTD should be dealt with through Eileen Blackburn of French Duncan LLP, 56 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh,EH4 2JG who was appointed liquidator of Snowlines Ltd. on the 21st Sept 2015. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sonya Stevenson at French Duncan LLP on 0131 243 0199.
Many thanks for your continued support. Colin McPhail - Footworks (Edinburgh).
This is 4D Gait Analysis ONLY available at Footworks
The above movie demonstrates a number of important key features in the art of "natural" running so often incorrectly referred to as "barefoot" running. Barefoot means taking off your shoes, if you do this you will have to run naturally as there isn't enough cushioning in the human foot to allow it to land on the rearfoot. The movie here shows how we have a unique system in place to let us see if you are a candidate for natural running or whether you can be coached into this natural efficient technique which we "evolved" into. NO OTHER shops have such a system and or the knowledge to demonstrate and teach to this level.
Natural running, once mastered, is kinder to the joints and more efficient in both metabolic and oxygen uptake. Not to mention, it's also how we were designed to run before the intervention of footwear. Don't misunderstand, footwear will always enhace the sensation of running once the basic skills are mastered. The basic skills are how top athletes, all over the world, run , so it's never too late to change for the better! Also remember we accomodate your desire and will listen and observe while fitting shoes, natural running may not be something for you but at least have a look at how you are currently performing, its free advice from some very detailed, scientifically proven research.
Barefootworks The Natural Running Centre
Footworks/barefootworks is a specialist store with possibly the largest selection of barefoot and minimalist shoes in Scotland if not the UK.
We are commited to the natural barefoot cause and have adapted our analysis equipment to suit natural . Traditional methods of instore gait analysis have been done by shop staff trained only to look at the coronal plane from the rear. Our system is different we have highly trained staff and coaches who will show you from every angle why there is always room for improvement. The Sagittal Plane (from the side) shows so much more information about the runners overall form. Once you have seen this you are able to make adjustments that you understand, this in turn allows you to make a much more informed choice into the footwear you choose for running. Not everyone is going to run in a barefoot shoe or a minimalist shoe but getting to know where you are in the grand scheme is a major bonus for your future enjoyment.
Rest assured we have NOT forgotten that many of you may have run for years in a way that you find comfortable, we have the footwear to accomodate you, as we still carry all the traditional models even though we are getting the accolade of BAREFOOTERS.
By learning about barefoot running we have become much more informed about running on the whole. Natural running is what the worlds top athletes all use to achieve their goals. There are very few, if any, exceptions. No other store can give you the information as honestly and informed as we can, which means you get to choose your footwear with confidence.
Prices include UK VAT at 20% (this will be removed for exempt or non EU orders). We only show goods that are in stock. Standard mainland UK Delivery is only £2.00 (free for orders over £85). Next working day UK delivery: £7.99. EU: 10.00. Overseas: £15.00.