By Marlena Turner

Staying fit is a lifestyle in Atlanta, and a crucial part of that lifestyle depends on having the right equipment and accessories. Atlanta has no shortage of locally owned an operated specialty stores that cater to those looking for the perfect fit, comfort, and style when choosing the best pair of running shoes. Whether you’re getting ready to run a 5K, marathon, trail, or a treadmill, these are the best places to buy running shoes in Atlanta.

1544 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Suite 19
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 875-4268

What’s better than purchasing the best pair of running from an experience Olympic runner? Since 1975, Olympian Jeff Galloway has been providing the running community in Atlanta with the best running shoes fit for leisure or professional fitness training. As the worlds first specialty running shoe store, they have a rich history in Atlanta that’s reputable city wide as the best customer service with a highly trained staff of experts willing to walk you through picking out the perfect pair of running shoes. Get your next pair of running shoes from a pro and visit either of their 2 locations, Monday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm,  Saturday 9 am – 6 pm. Visit their website to learn more.

Big Peach Running Co.
800 Peachtree St. N.E., Suite B&C
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 602-9903

With eight shops located throughout the metro Atlanta area, Big Peach Running Co. is probably one of the more well known establishments for purchasing running shoes in Atlanta. Offering a wide variety of footwear, apparel and accessories, they also promote and cultivate the running lifestyle in Atlanta like no other. They take customers through a fit process to make sure they walk out with the perfect pair of running shoes tailored to their physical needs. Their staff is very knowledgeable at providing a  personalized experience helping customers through a complete analysis to ensure the best experience. Their store hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. 

Highland Runners
1393 North Highland Ave. Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 549-3309

Highland Runners is a specialty shoe store dedicated to a progressive and systematic approach to choosing the right pair of running shoes for customers. They design shoes specifically to enable runners to achieve a proper stride of the mid-foot landing. Customers find their perfect fit, and get trained on how to properly run with a free analysis before they purchase their first pair of shoes with them. Stop by, learn all about your foot mechanics, and choose the right pair of running shoes you need for your healthy lifestyle. Store houses are Monday – Friday 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday 9 am – 7 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm.

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West Stride
3517 Northside Parkway N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30327
((404) 467-1010

In 2016 they were named one of the 50 best running stores in America, founded in 2008, West Stride continues to be one of the leading specialty shoe stores in Atlanta. It’s a locally woman-owne business that has a curated selection of running shoes to what they call their “duel-angled” fitting process. West Stride fitting process films customers from 2 angles to determine foot strike revealing runner form, stride length, and posture. These results help their determine the best fit and the perfect shoe for improve running performance. Store hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm.

Foot Solutions Buckhead
2900 Peachtree Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 231-2324

Foot Solutions are more than a shoe provider, they’re foot care specialist that help enhance your running shoe performance like no other speciality shoe store. They start by measuring and evaluating every aspect of your feet,  weight distribution when you walk and how they affect your posture and balance to make sure they provide you with the right pair of shoes. Customers walk out more knowledgeable about their mechanics, and no how when it comes to finding the perfect pair of running shoes. Store hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

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