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Remote Footwear Advice

Accelerate Remote Footwear Advice

For anyone needing ‘remote’ footwear advice then we can help.

This is something that proved highly succesful during the first ‘full’ lockdown, with many runners coming back for a second pair during the same period.  We have the widest range of shoes available for miles around, coupled with expertise and experience to help you find the right shoe for you.

“The shoe recomendation was brilliant!!!  Felt like air and very comfortable.”

To help you there are a number of steps we would ask of you and then we can get down to finding the correct shoe for your foot shape, how you run and where you run.

  1. In the first instance we would ask that you send us three pictures of your feet. From above, behind and finally to the side showing your arch.
    From Above Heel Foot Arch
  2. Your name and telephone number should be included so that we may call you. If there are times that suit you best please let us know.
  3. Within the email please tell us your normal shoe size, the type of running shoe you are looking for (road, trail or fell) and anything specific to the shoe you would like.
  4. We will then call you to discuss further and then start to narrow things down to the best options for your foot shape and type, plus where you will be running.
  5. Please send your pictures and information to info @ and then we will get right back in touch with you. If you would like to speak to us before emailing over the information we to help you then please do so: 0114 242 2569.

We can then arrange to send the shoes out to you, arrange click and collect or it may be possible for you to try the shoes on at the outside area of the store, prior to purchase (allowing for the lastest rules regarding one to one meetings outside.  In many cases for those living within Sheffield, same day delivery is possible.

Click, Run & Collect

We have also put together the following articles to help you with the fit and sizing of your new shoes.  We would suggest you have a read of both these articles before getting in touch as it will help us to help you!!

Shoe Fitting: What to Do and Look For

Foot Shape to Shoe Shape Article

This process proved extremely successful during Lockdown #1 with many positive comments received as a result:

“Just wanted to let you know I’ve done two runs in my new shoes and so far they feel great.”

“Wanted to let you know my new trainers have made a big difference, thank you once again”.

“You were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and the shoe recomendation was perfect, really comfortable.  Thanks again.”

“The shoe recomendation was brilliant!!!  Felt like air and very comfortable.”

“Just done my first 5k in ages in my new shoes. Feet feel fine! Thank you!”


Footwear categories



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


Kids Running

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.


Healthy running

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


Updated November 9th 2020, following the governments announcement of Lockdown #2.

Accelerate UK: The area's largest Running Store for road, trails, mountain and fell. From parkrun's through to ultra marathons. A wide range of shoes and running items that is backed up by a knowledgeable and experienced running staff. At Accelerate we love our running, and we believe it shoe. Come and say Hi, "The kettle is on"