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I had a gait test done at a running shop today and to be honest I wasn't impressed. I thought that it would be a bit more sophisticated than just a webcam on a laptop. It was good to see how I strike the treadmil but I could have done this at home. I'd travelled a 4-hour round trip to get this test done and it seemed a bit pointless. The sales assistant just said I needed a stability shoe and showed me a selection and I couldn't really tell the difference between them when I tried them on the treadmill. They were all the same price so I went for the same brand as usual. Is this a common experience for a gait test? Or did I have a bit of a raw deal from the shop concerned? So many people have said "get a gait test, go to a proper running shop" but I'm wondering if I've wasted my Saturday and my money. Is what I describe typical of running shops? I live in Wales and we're not exactly inundated with choice of running shops and I want to get the best shoe I can.