The store is currently closed in line with Lockdown #2. We will continue to operate with Mail Order, Click, Run & Collect.
For anyone requiring shoes, equipment or running clothing and our expert advice we remain operationally.
For footwear Accelerate is offering a Remote Footwear Advice Service.
Whether you are new to running and after getting your first pair of trainers or a seasoned pro, getting the right shoe for you and what you need is equally as important. We have put together a handy guide incorporating everything from what type of shoe is best for what, how a running shoe is made and what the right fit should feel like. If you are looking to buy online and want a short comprehensive guide of running shoes for different terrains scroll down.
To learn all about running shoes, how they are made, individual parts to running shoes and how different shoes are suited to different types of running and why. Follow the link here
Shoe fitting and matching foot shape to shoe shape is something we take great pride in here at Accelerate. If you are buying online or have booked an appointment and are visiting the shop understanding why there are different shape shoe for everyone's individual feet and why it is important to get this right to know how a shoe should fit and feel. If you are visiting the store with the onset of Covid-19 and social distancing we can no longer use the treadmill nor can we get up close to check shoe fit and sizing. So we have put together a couple of articles to help with shoe fitting. Our suggestion is to have a read of both these articles either if you are shopping online or visiting the store:
Foot Shape to Shoe Shape Article
Shoe Fitting: What to Do and Look For
If you would like to visit the store for an appointment to purchase a new pair of trainers then follow the link below.
Before booking your appointment please read through the whole of this page and our Covid-19 Store Operating Policy which can be found here
To book an appointment to visit the store click here or you can call us on 0114 242 2569
Exciting new shoes
Scott have just updated their flagship model, the Supertrac RC In 2019 it won our best in test award but with some minor tweaks and this amazing shoe has just got even better.
The other shoe to get the Scott update is the Kinabalu 2 featuring the same outsole pattern as its predecessor but with a new midsole material, Kinetic foam, the same as in Scotts racing shoe line up. Along with a new more durable upper mesh.
|Scott Supertrac RC 2||Scott Kinabalu 2||Scott W's Supertrac RC 2||Scott W's Kinabalu 2|
Everyday trainer showdown
Both the Saucony Ride and Brooks Ghost are now on to there 13th edition. Both are amazing everyday trainers that can be used for anything and everything, easy days, long runs, speed sessions. They can manage it all.
|Saucony Ride 13||Brooks Ghost 13||Saucony W's Ride 13||Brooks W's Ghost 13|
Road running shoes are perfect for anything on tarmac, pavements, parks and track. Normally found with a more breathable upper than trail and fell shoes plus a smoother outsole to help with traction on harder flat surfaces such as slippy pavements. See all our road running shoes here
Trail running shoes, can be found with a variety of different outsole patterns and lug depths with options for well packed trails, single track and man made paths. Some trails shoes come with a rock plate to help protect your feet from sharp rocks and debries. See all our trail running shoes here
Fell running shoes normally have less cushioning than trail shoes as they are more likely to be used on softer, open ground making them a lighter more responsive shoe which can help you move over rough ground easily. Found with deep lugs on the sole to help grip on wet and muddy ground. See all our fell running shoes here
Just as important as running shoes for adults are shoes for your children. They need space in the toe box for their feet to spread, and a lower drop to allow their feet to move naturally and to help reduce the risk of injury. See all our kids running shoes here.
Apres running shoes, perfect for kicking around after running or just hanging out while still showing off that running vibe. See all our apres running shoes here
Many of us run for health, perhaps two or three times a week. We are not necessarily after the latest pair of shoes designed for a racer. That said comfort, fit, protection and some thing reasonable lightweight is key. We can do that here
We have several different delivery options which you can choose from.
- Standard Royal mail delivery
- Next day Royal mail delviery before 2pm
- Click and collect. This will be a contactless service to minimise risk to you and us. Please respect social distancing if you are using this service.
If you are in need of a new pair of running shoes but not sure which will be the right one for you then call our mail order advice hotline and we can do our best to help get you in the perfect pair for you.