Run Forest - Run Shop - Coffee updated their status.
May 9, 2017

Opening hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10 - 6
Wednesday- 10 - 7 ...
Thursday - 10 - 6
Friday - 10 - 5:30
Saturday - 10 till 1
Sunday - Out Running!

Can't make it down and need something? Send us a message and if we can, we will meet you in the shop! We will also take bookings for gait appraisals outside of normal shop hours to suit, subject to availability.

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We feel that a shoe fit should be all about how you run, where you run and what you want out of a pair of shoes to take you through the next part of your running journey.

Whether that is starting out with a 5k programme, your first Parkrun, your 100th Marathon or the preparations for the Olympics or Paralympics, we spend our time fitting you in the correct shoe for how you run, from a wide range of shoe brands and styles.

We ideally ask if you can book a slot for a fitting we like to have around an hour and a half of your time to make sure we can get the fit perfect and be confident that you are going to come away from us with the right shoe, not just another shoe.

We see many runners who have suffered injuries and issues from poorly fitted shoes from a variety of different outlets that have been chosen without the shoe being correctly matched to the individual through thorough analysis of their gait, strike, ankle or knee stability under running load.

Invest that time in yourself and your body will thank you, shoes and brands change a lot between models, shoes aren’t simply shoes and what works for one person doesn’t work for the next person all the time!

Think about this, in a 10k run, most runners will strike the floor around 10,000 times......

We’ve got the time if you have!

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Jp Skipper
· March 21, 2018
I know I’m a little late arriving to the Running Party but if ever a business was worthy of a plug and extremely high recommendation then it’s Run Forest - Run Shop and Coffee. There’s a reason this’s reviews are all Five Star. I love it when passion for what someone does and attention to detail, experience and knowledge are all wrapped up in a service that leaves you 100% confident that you couldn’t have bettered your visit by going anywhere else. From measuring up thru Gait Analysis, a few cups of tea, homemade cake, a bit of banter and boxes and boxes of footwear, this middle age wannabe and a Paralympian came away very, very happy Easter Bunnies. See More
Mark Bennett
· March 11, 2018
After seeing John in the Physio room regarding a calf injury which I can say his service is excellent, I decided to invest in some proper running shoes.
I went into the shop on Friday and spoke to Mik...e who was very welcoming we decided to try a few different pairs out on the treadmill.
Mike first measured my feet after a complimentary cup of coffee, it turned out that I have been wearing the wrong size shoe for quite some time.
I couldn't believe how different each pair felt and how it changed my running style, this was explained to me after watching the video evidence together which was really helpful.
I decided to go with the first pair that I tried which were a pair of On Cloud X, these felt really comfortable and completely different to anything else I've worn before.
It really highlights the importance of trying before you buy, especially with the great knowledge from Mike guiding you through the process, don't even think about buying off the internet.
After a run yesterday and one today I really could not be happier with my purchase thanks for your great advise and help.
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Jenny Cropper
· January 11, 2018
Excellent attention to detail and time spent by Mike explaining each pair of shoes that we tried and evaluated. I am not a club or good runner but simply love to go plodding outside whenever I can. ...A long time ago I had an evaluation by a guy who was a semi-professional tri-athlete and he wasn't that interested in helping someone like me and I felt quite embarrassed and intimidated by him, so did what was probably a PB sprint for me, out the door. Mike is not like that at all and spent loads of time trying to find the best shoe for me and the kind of running I like to do and aspire to do, despite his own experience. (He can also multi-skill and makes a mean cup of coffee). Thanks Mike! See More
Jo Hasbury Shields
· February 25, 2018
I purchased my latest pair of running shoes from here having done the gait analysis with Mike. I was impressed with his knowledge and attention to detail and the Scott trainers are the best I have had. I am not a serious runner but I do enjoy chugging out on the trails and through the fields of Derbyshire. I will go back and would not hesitate to recommend this place. See More
Craig Cantrill
· January 3, 2018
just got back from the shop after gait analysis. thanks once again mike for all the advice and help to get the right trainer. i am gonna be like forest gump with my new shoes after suffering with mine... for last couple of months. Would highly recommend going to see him. made sure I got the ones i wanted that were best for me. cant wait to get out there now and set some pb's and prepare for half marathons. See More
Nicholas Raj
· December 5, 2017
I just went in to browse but left having experienced first class service and an incredibly detailed gait analysis. I was really made to feel at home and learned so much about what types of shoe would ...benefit my style of running and on which types of terrain. It's always nice to be served by someone who shares your passion for running and has an encyclopedic knowledge of gait and running tech. Very friendly, lovely coffee and I've fallen in love with my new trail shoes. Thanks. See More
Lindsay Sumner
· November 2, 2017
I've never had such a thorough, detailed gait analysis. Mike asked me what sort of surface I usually run on and what sort of a runner I am. He measured my feet, looked at the arches and gave me a of neutral shoes to try on the treadmill. Looking at the video, he then tried me in several other pairs, videoing each time, until we'd found the pair that was right for me. For each video, he explained the effect each shoe was having on my gait. He listened to what I said about how each shoe felt and referred that back to the construction of the shoe. Once we'd decided on the shoes, he checked the lacing was right for me, tried them with an insole (which we agreed didn't work as well), and then put me on a slope up and down to make sure my feet didn't slide around.

Thanks, Mike, for an outstanding shoe fitting experience! I am really happy with my Hokas - took them out for a little run yesterday and they were very comfortable. And of course, the coffee and cake are delicious!
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Cat Mc Cloud
· March 3, 2018
Excellent shop. Mike is fantastic. Provides and extension gait analysis to ensure you get the rght shoe for your needs. Extremely knowledgeable and informative. This is my go to shop now for footwear.... Can't recommend this place enough. See More
Lee Bowman
· March 21, 2018
Big thanks to Mike for his time today can highly recommend the running assessment to anyone. Excellent selection of equipment to choose from and I've come away with a pair of running shoes which will ...give me the confidence to get me going. See More
John Boardman
· March 15, 2018
Finally got round to seeing Mike for a new pair of shoes. Totally blown away by the service. Never in my life have I tried on so many shoes. Being given the time to try them on and run in them whilst ...being analysed. Left with a nice comfy pair of shoes. And then there is the coffee and cake. A lot of running shops can learn from this experience. No more picking up a pair of shoes cheap from the next race for me. See More
Tom Williams
· March 13, 2018
Just bought some new Solomon trail shoes this morning following a good session on the treadmill trying plenty of options out. Excellent service and advice from Mike. Took them straight out for a run, ...performed really well, all good so far!! Cheers Mike See More
Helen Smithurst
· January 21, 2018
Fantastic service from start to finish ,Mike provided an excellent service for a novice runner like myself. I had a gift voucher bought as a Christmas present and hadn’t realised a pair of trainers co...uld make you run so different . Mike spent over an hour analysing my running techniques and after being talked through and running in various styles I left feeling confident with my purchase. See More
Sarah Witham
· February 23, 2018
Visited yesterday and received first class service. Nothing was too much trouble and I am so pleased with my On Cloudsurfers. Mike really knows what he’s talking about and even gave me a running drill... to try to improve speed. Back again in April to get my Hoka’s for Spire Ultra. � See More
Lisa Charlesworth
· January 5, 2018
After being a long distance runner and then developing Achilles problem and having had months off with injury, I’d given up
Hope but yesterday was a fabulous experience, incredibly knowledgeable lovel...y man too. Such a friendly place to be gait assessed. I didn’t feel rushed in any shape or form ......1 hour 30 mins!!! The best thing I’ve done for myself in god knows how long and I ran today pain free, first time in over 4 months in the most delicious shoes that feel like gloves on me. I’d recommend this place to anyone and everyone! Can commend it highly enough xx just a huge huge thank you xx See More
Nicola Mills
· March 3, 2018
Had an amazing experience today with Mike selecting new trainers; great attention to detail, patience and knowledge. Went for one pair for myself and ended up walking away with a pair for me and my hu...bby. We’ll definitely be loyal customers from here on!!! See More
Suzy Shepherd
· October 17, 2017
Finally got around to posting a massive thank you! I loved my visit to the shop just over a week ago and loving my new clouds they have really given me the shove I needed to get back on track! Such a ...welcoming and helpful session of trying on running trainers has really given me my smile to run back! Can't thank you enough.� Recommend a visit peeps well worth it! See More
Sarah Elizabeth
· October 25, 2017
Mike provides the best service I have ever ever had. I walked out knowing my Hokas are going to serve me very well over the next few months. An absolute must if you want to be paired with the perfect trainer!
Stacey Marie Saul
· January 14, 2018
So myself and some of the booti team came yesterday and the whole experience was very informative and fun. We was given a thorough assessment, and an individual experience on the treadmill which highl...ighted some areas of improvement for myself.
Mike had a fun sense of humour which is always welcomed and we now know alot more about ourselves for a safe run.
Already tried my new trainer out = happy days
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Charlotte Mather
· January 13, 2018
Been to Run Forest today with some of the other girls from Booticamp Babes. Mike is incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. He doesn't 'hard sell' but will offer his expert opinion no matter of your ex...perience level. Would definately recommend! See More
James Turton
· October 6, 2017
Hidden away upstairs but great shop. Had time to try anything on I wanted and Mike was great at explaining all the differences in the back packs I was looking at. Even had time for a coffee and a chat.
Thanks to @scottsports (sort of 😂) for inviting me to run the #Snowdon #trail #halfmarathon today. It broke me but managed to get through for a top 20. A great event, sign me up again for 2018! #brutal #itsabighill #runforestrunshop
When the plan says 15x 400’s. It’s 15x 400. #snowrunning #snowintervals #runforestrunshop #snowjoke #followtheplan #whatamidoing
For those that haven’t had a chance to get over yet, here’s a quick guided tour of the shop! I may have missed a few suppliers off of the commentary (like The Cake Snob who does our delicious cakes!) but call in to see the full range in person! Please share this with the running community! Thank you, 🏃🏻🌳