Fleet Feet Sports opens new location
By Jena Winger
October 16, 2012
Tacoma, WA- Fleet Feet Sports opened a new store in the Proctor District of last Thursday. This is the second Fleet Feet Sports location for owner Paul Morrison, who first opened Fleet Feet Sports Bonney Lake in October of 2004. The specialty running, walking and fitness store offers footwear and sport bra fittings, apparel, accessories and training programs to Tacoma and surrounding communities.
The Fleet Feet FIT process is designed to match shoppers with the most comfortable fitting shoes with the right amount of support to fit their individual needs. This process includes several foot measurements as well as a barefoot biomechanical analysis of the individual’s running or walking gait using a treadmill and camera system. Sports bra fittings follow a similar process which emphasizes individual fit and support for a variety of fitness activities.
Training programs take place seasonally and include a beginner’s walking program and a beginner’s 5k running program as well as more advanced programs for the 10k, Half Marathon and Full Marathon distances. Free group run/walks began this summer and will continue to take place on Tuesday evenings at 6:30PM. These are often preceded by a presentation or clinic beginning at 6:00PM.
The store is located in a new building in Tacoma’s North End at the former site of Ice Cream & Things. Fleet Feet Sports is on the first floor of the two-story building. The building is shared with the Tacoma City Marathon Association (TCMA), which is co-owned by Morrison and Tony Phillipi. TCMA puts on such races as the Tacoma City Marathon, Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon and the new Tacoma City Turkey Trot 5k. The remainder of the building will be rented out as a fitness studio.
About Fleet Feet Sports
Fleet Feet Sports is a national franchise based out of Carrboro, NC. Each location is locally owned and operated. Fleet Feet Tacoma is the 98th store in the franchise. You can find more information about Fleet Feet Sports Tacoma at www.fleetfeetbonneylake.com. You can also learn about upcoming events atfacebook.com/fftacoma or twitter.com/fleetfeettacoma
To learn more about Fleet Feet Sports Tacoma, please contact
Jena Winger, Store Manager
3812 N 26th St
Tacoma, WA 98407