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Established in 1928, Coes is a family owned business that operates shops throughout East Anglia.



Established in 1928, Coes is a family owned business that operates shops throughout East Anglia.

Our main store in Ipswich sells everything from women’s and men’s fashion to footwear and sports kit for all the family. We offer a wide selection of sports clothing, footwear and equipment, from leading brands such as Adidas, Asics, Ron Hill, On, Brooks, Under Armour and New Balance, plus many more.

We have a great team of running specialists that are able to answer most questions and perform assessments that ensure runners achieve the best results from their running footwear and kit.

We are pleased to offer Outreach runners the opportunity to visit us and have a running assessment carried out on our Gait Analysis Machine, which will enable us to recommend the best footwear for the individual (please see reverse for further details). Having the correct footwear for the sport is essential, as it can improve performance, prevent injury and make the activity more enjoyable and comfortable.

We are also pleased to offer Outreach runners an Exclusive 15% discount on any full priced running kit that is purchased from us for the Guinness World Record 10k run.

Gait Analysis

Step on to our Gait Analysis Machine with the ultimate goal of discovering the best running shoe for you.
At our Ipswich store, we have a Gait Analysis Machine which provides essential information about your running style and measures the degree of pronation. Pronation is the natural inward roll of the foot as part of the heel hits the ground. This roll acts as a shock absorber for the leg and body which distributes the force of the impact of the heel when it touches the ground.

How does it all work?
1. We kindly ask that you fill in a short and simple form answering questions on your current running style and habits.
2. We will choose a pair of neutral running shoes for you to use on the running machine, where you will run for approximately 30 seconds. The camera will focus only on your feet.
3. The footage is slowed down so that we can analyse it in detail and the findings will be explained to you.
4. Now that you know what your ideal running shoe is according to the results, you can choose from our vast range of shoes offering cushioning, structured cushioning or maximum support options.

The session doesn’t take long and is fully supervised. Speeds can be set from jogging to fast, depending on the individual’s preference. No purchase is necessary, but we are happy to recommend the correct shoe and are offering Outreach Runners a 15% Discount on full priced running clothing and footwear for the Guinness World Record 10k run

To book a Gait Analysis Assessment, please contact our sports department.

We are open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5.30 pm and have a customer car park at the rear of the shop.

Appointments are not necessary, but are recommended to ensure you don’t have to wait. We look forward to being of assistance to you and wish you success with the run.

Please contact us on T.01473 256061 or email us at

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