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Fleet Feet is a specialty running store that provides expert advice regarding all aspects of running. They offer a free footwear fitting service to help you choose the best pair of running shoes based on your foot size, gait pattern, and biomechanical needs. Information and clinics are also available on a range of topics including nutrition and running for beginners. Fleet Feet Davis hosts training sessions for the local Davis chapter of the Roadrunners Club, the Golden Valley Harriers, and are free and open to the public. They also offer training sessions for walkers. Fleet Feet Davis has a mailing list to keep runners up to date on clinics, training sessions, new products, sales and upcoming races. They also have a free personal rewards program that for every $250 you spend in the store over any length of time you get a free $25 in store credit. There is no card to carry or no cost to join, your purchases are tracked in the computer by your name and phone number. Your purchases and any other personal information are kept confidential.
Fleet Feet offers excellent marathon and half marathon training programs. The fall program trains for the Cowtown Half Marathon, run in Sacramento in October, and the California International Marathon, run from Folsom to the Capitol the first Sunday in December. The winter program trains for the Shamrock'n Half Marathon, run in Sacramento in March. The group meets twice a week for coached workouts—Tuesdays at 6:00 PM for a shorter, speed session, and Saturdays at 8:00 AM, for a long run. With enrollment, participants get a training schedule and information packet, a non-cotton technical running shirt, $10 off a pair of shoes at Fleet Feet Davis and $5 off a sports bra (for the ladies), plus additional perks and goodies.
Read a Running for Women story in a March 2010 post by Davis Life Magazine.
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4/17/06 You will pay as much for sneakers here as you would at most mall shops or upscale department stores. The difference is you will walk out with the best shoes for your feet and activity. I spent $90ish on a pair of running shoes, but we went through six or seven different pairs, with me running up and down the street in each pair so the shoe guy could better define which would keep me from bashing the hell out of my knees and ankles. After all this we talked about proper stretching and how to alter my warmup routine to take my own needs into account. $90 sounds like a lot of money, but $90 and over a half hour of trying and testing may save me who knows how much more in money on orthopedic repair down the road. Get into their database as a customer, and for every $250 you spend they give you $25 in in-store credit. BlancheNonken
I bought some running shoes here 2 years ago, they make you run to past the avid reader and back to look at your form. Service was pretty good. —StevenDaubert
2008-06-23 19:47:03 does anyone know their return policy —MattHh
2009-02-10 12:23:47 Highly recommend. I went to the store just as they were closing and the staff (I think it was the owner) stayed open an extra 20 minutes to help me. The service was great. She took plenty of time to fit my feet and talk to me about what I needed. I ended up with a great pair of shoes that I couldn't be happier with. I will definitely go back next time I need running shoes. I don't think the price is higher here than at other comparable stores. They may be more expensive than a Big 5 or Sports Authority, but that's because you get what you pay for. If you pay more here you're going to get a better pair of shoes that will feel better when you run and last longer. —BethanyHelmboldt
2009-06-20 17:42:15 This place is great. Excellent customer service: informed and very attentive. —jsg718
2009-12-26 19:27:23 I bought some pretty awesome socks for my jogging better half here! —StevenDaubert
2010-03-24 13:25:19 I absolutely love this store. You get a $25 gift certifcate for every $200 you spend...just ask them about it. —anaxor
2010-10-23 13:59:48 I went to this place today and was very pleased with the customer service. The sneakers I got out with are great and not more expensive than the prices I had seen in other equivalent stores. The salesperson spent about 20 minutes helping me figure out what shoes were appropriate for me. He observed me running on the sidewalk and looked at the pattern of wearing on my old pair of sneakers to help me make an informed decision. The store will give you U$25 credit after you spend U$ 200 and seem to have a fair return policy (though I have not tried to return anything to validate this information). —AlessandraRung
2011-02-05 11:34:25 Just stopped in here for a knee strap. It was totally buzzing (there was a sale going on), but the customer service was still really impressive!! It took less than 5 seconds before someone approached me to help. He took his time helping me out, explaining the options, etc., before I found the right thing. Another employee (possibly the owner?) even apologized when I had to wait about a minute for a cashier. Great service, and the strap wouldn't have been any cheaper at Big 5, but would have been lower quality. —MeganCleary
2011-04-17 16:36:13 I went here today to find some track spikes for me since I am on the Harper Track Team. The woman there was super helpful and she found me 3 pairs of shoes to try on. She let me know what to look for, and how I should improve my speed/jump. She set me up with some New Balance 500 cleats and they are AMAZING! She also found me a pair of socks to go with them. And she put the spikes on for me! for free! —Churro615
Putting the spikes in, is like taking a breath, it is that easy.
2011-10-31 06:46:15 Love this place! Miracles happen here! —AshleyHamidi
2011-12-23 21:46:12 This store came highly recommended to me by a physical therapist. I bought a great pair of comfortable, affordable walking shoes here. The people who work here have an astounding knowledge of shoes and the bodies and their feet that go in them. They watched me walk down to the corner and back in a few pairs and really guided me in the fitting process. I didn't realize Fleet Feet offered so many info sessions and training workshops until I read this page. I plan to check them out. Great shoes, great people! —ActionFigureBarbie
2012-01-23 20:28:23 The people at Fleet Feet are likely the nicest people I have ever dealt with. They really take their time to find you what you need and don't try to sell you stuff you don't. I have been in the shop numerous times over the past few months as I've started my running career and they have been so supremely helpful that I can't even put into words how happy I am with the service I've gotten there. YOU GUYS ROCK. —Hastings1066
2012-03-20 12:49:11 Before you purchase anything there, check the prices on other sports stores also in Davis. You will be surprised. Not to mention online prices for tings. I was looking into a belt to hold water for running and the one I liked cost 47 bucks in this store. At amazon, it cost 27. I understand that we need to support the local business, but to which extend are we morally obliged to enrich the pockets of those who want to overcharge for certain items?
- It is not uncommon for some items to be on Amazon at nearly wholesale. $27 is probably a little more than the wholesale price. Brick-and-mortar stores often run into this. Nobody could make a living selling things at slightly above wholesale in a physical walk-in retail location. I suppose regular retailers could just discontinue carrying things that are sold nearly at cost on Amazon, so you could do all of your shopping online. But they aren't overcharging when retailers use industry-standard markups. Yeah, you can find things cheaper online sometimes. Of course, don't forget the shipping costs you'll pay. —DonShor
- You might also find interesting this article about one of the ways in which Amazon is able to keep its prices low, namely, by mistreating its workers. —CovertProfessor
2012-05-09 22:36:35 Fleet feet is the place to go for good running shoes. I tend to alternate between Fleet Feet and purchasing shoes online, since FF is a bit on the pricey side, but year or two it's worth going in to try on some new stuff and make sure you're still going with the best fit, comfort, and durability. I switched to a new model of Asics today after the salesperson recommended it, and I absolutely love them so far. Quite a bit more cushion than what I've been using, which may help with some occasional knee trouble that pops up after long runs. It certainly doesn't hurt that the service is extremely friendly. —TomGarberson
2012-05-16 20:00:39 DonShor, I paid no shipping costs. My point is that Fleet Feet is selling a product for MUCH more than you can get at Amazon. Not just a bit more, which I would be willing to pay to have a business running in my town. How can Fleet Feet survive the competition? I came by the other day and the product is still selling for... 20 bucks more. Give me a break.
- Sunset Western Garden Book just came out with a new edition. It is pre-priced at MSR $34.99. I would pay $20.99 wholesale. Amazon is selling it for $21.63. How much would you suggest I retail it for? Should I sell it at all? —DonShor
- You also pay for the service and fitting. A professional fitting like they are able to provide is well worth the premium you pay on the shoes. I haven't been to the Fleet Feet in Davis but I've been to several others in the chain, and they are all quite popular. Some people go there to get a shoe fitted and then don't buy. Very cheap, and a little dishonest. —TheOneElectronic
2013-06-22 15:45:26 I had an excellent experience here today. The person assisting me, Aisha, was friendly and very knowledgable about products for walking and running. I would highly recommend going here if you want to be fitted for running shoes. —JocelynW
2015-06-27 15:36:08 I've had great experiences at Fleet Feet in general, particularly Fleet Feet Davis. They always take the time to fit you carefully and if the fit doesnt work for you, they will take back the shoes. I was in a couple of weeks ago and had a particularly good experience. Josh took over an hour to try out several different pairs of shoes for me, taking into careful consideration my running style and foot size. We arrived at a pair I have been very happy with. When considering where to buy running shoes, it is important to think about all the added benefit you get from someone with expertise in fitting running shoes and a company that will work with your needs. Fleet Feet also does a lot to support running in Davis locally. Great business! —oakstream
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