When running is your passion and ideal form of exercise, it’s vital to find not only the right equipment, but also experts that understand specifically what you need. While you can technically find tennis shoes and running shoes at any store, visiting a specialty running store can help you find the perfect shoes for your feet and running needs. We have compiled a list of 3 running stores that are located right near our Davenport/ Bettendorf crossfit location.
While Fleet Feet Sports is a nationally known chain, the Fleet Feet located in nearby Davenport is a local, family owned operation. Owned and operated by the Young family, you get the benefit of an independently owned store connected to a large network of health, running, and walking locations around the nation. They provide a variety of services and products to help any ability level of runners achieve an effective, healthy, and active lifestyle. When you walk into the store, you can receive an evaluation of your foot’s gait and natural biomechanics. This evaluation helps you select a shoe that offers the best fit and function for you. All of the team members at this location are passionate and experienced in running for fitness. You can sign up for personalized training programs and even talk with a certified health coach. Ensure that your passion is protected by covering all your bases at the Fleet Feet Sports in Davenport.
Established in 1991, local athletes in Davenport saw a need for experienced and trained fitness experts. Running Wild provided a safe authority for a large number of local athletes and passionate runners. Steve Kilburg has been the co-owner and worked at Running Wild for 25 years. Whether you’re looking for track, cross country, general fitness, weight loss, or comfort, they can help you. Their main goal is to keep their customers healthy by utilizing fitness and activity. Your path to a healthy, active lifestyle all begins with footwear that fits properly. It also needs to withstand the elements that you will be facing during your activities. Since they were locally started and continue to be local to Davenport, they are the official running store for the Wild 5, Quad-City Times Bix 7, and the Quad Cities Marathon. You can come to this store to get your foot evaluated and shoe fitted by experts, find additional equipment you may need, and support for your short-term and long-term goals.
Bruce Grell is the owner of Healthy Habits. He is accompanied by a highly-trained, experienced, and passionate staff of mechanics.Healthy Habits is primarily known as a bicycle shop in Bettendorf. However, they also offer a wide variety of clothing and accessory options for purchase. Whether you’re looking for active wear or the right type of shoe, you will be pleased to find that they will have something for everyone, even runners. We especially recommend this location for anyone that is seeking to complete a triathlon. Find your perfect bike, update your current bike with new parts, and find shoes that will serve the purpose of both biking and running. They even have shoe accessories that provide additional support for biking and running. Whether you’re looking for a reliable place to buy a new bike, get your current bike fixed, or simply browse athletic clothing and shoes, this store can provide you with what you are looking for.
We hope this list of running stores helps you find the service you need. Don’t let anything hold you back from achieving your lifestyle goals while doing what you enjoy. The proper pair of shoes, specifically fitted for your gait and foot, can make all the difference in how you run. Not to mention, there will be less chance of an injury holding you back when you are properly equipped. Stay active and healthy.