Children beginners?

Do they need to get a gait analysis done?

6 messages
09/11/2012 at 16:44

My daughter is 9 and is going to be doing cross country training with her school.

Just wondering if she needs this done or if basic running shoes will be ok?

Any help appreciated!

09/11/2012 at 17:22

Gait analysis = sales gimmic.

09/11/2012 at 22:15

Gait analysis is well worthwhile for most adults.  I don't have experience with children, so I'd just be guessing. For one so young, I'd certainly only consider gait analysis carried out by a medical professional - and probably only if you can clearly see that there's an issue to deal with.

PSC    pirate
09/11/2012 at 22:31

I would say no too.. children run naturally.

10/11/2012 at 09:46

+1 to all the above, how many heel striking kids do you see? Does anyone heel strike as a kid?

10/11/2012 at 13:49

Most xc shoes will be neutral with minimal cushioning so no point.

Also again, not someone who agrees with gait analysis.


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