Over the decades running stores around the country have inspired millions of people to change their lives through educating them about running and being active. At Feetures, we have long believed in this mission of inspiring others to live a healthy and active lifestyle and we have partnered with running retailers to help them accomplish this goal. This is something that is close to our hearts and here, we want to present some of the best reasons to support your local running store.
Local Run Shop reason #1 - Staff. It's that simple. Running stores have people that are trained and dedicated to helping you. It's hard enough to make the time and commitment to get outside and be active, so be careful not to make it harder on yourself by wearing the wrong gear. The staff at local running stores are trained to help provide recommendations on footwear and apparel that can help prevent common injuries and keep you comfortable during your activities.
Local Run Shop reason #2 - Quality products. Run specialty stores are very careful to vet the products they sell. The staff are usually runners themselves and they only sell gear they would use. This provides you with the best, dependable gear that you can count on mile after mile.
Local Run Shop reason #3 - Impact on the community. Spending your money in a local running shop supports the community you live in. It helps put on training groups, fun runs, local race events, and even charity groups. Running stores believe passionately in the communities they serve so supporting them is a win-win for everyone!
Local Run Shop reason #4 - Product diversity. Running stores carry products you can't find at other places. You might be able to find some things online, but it can be extremely helpful to try things on, or learn the ins-and-outs of how something works. Again, at a running store you're not just buying something, you are receiving an education in the process.
Local Run Shop reason #5 - New friendships and lasting relationships. When you start going to your local running store for the first time you might be a little intimidated. You'll quickly be disarmed by smiling faces that greet you at the door and staff that want to give you the best customer experience you'll never forget. You're sure to learn a lot, but undoubtedly you'll be invited to a run or an event that will introduce you to others that are trying to do the same thing you are. The staff and others that shop at the store and attend their events will quickly become friends. You'll share experiences in training and have fun in the process that will provide lasting memories.
As you can see, these local stores not only have the Feetures socks you've come to know and love, they are important pillars of your community. Feetures is proud to partner with thousands of retailers across the U.S. and beyond.
Find a local running store here on our store locator and check them out. You won't regret it!