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Anita
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Report | 11 months ago
Super nice and knowledgeable people at this place.
Beth C.
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Report | 11 months ago
super friendly and helpful w/o being overbearing. excellent combo!
Meredith W.
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Report | a year ago
Very helpful staff. That place was hopping, so they are clearly keeping people happy.
Heidi B.
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Report | a year ago
They are always very helpful
ana n.
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Report | a year ago
These are really great people.
Stephen F.
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Report | a year ago
As a person who understands a little bit about business and marketing, I think they should expand their selection more to either casual athletic shoes and/or a few other other types of sports if they want an optimal business model. I suspect their niche is a little bit small to survive the amount of their rent long-term. I say this based on the types of shoes they have displayed. Great service.
Candace A.
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Report | a year ago
Best place in Athens to get fitness gear. David is so helpful.
Rome G.
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Report | a year ago
Really helpful people!
Bethany B.
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Report | 2 years ago
Athens Running Company is the ideal small business. The people that help put me into a new pair of running shoes remember me from each visit, ask me about my experience with my previous purchase, and ask how they can best serve me with my next pair of shoes. Even when the store is busy, I feel like they still are attentive to me. They even give personal advice about places and races to run, what to expect from different makes and models of shoes, and promote the love of running.
Rosemary B.
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Report | 2 years ago
Really great little place.
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At Athens Running Company, shopping for running shoes is much like test-driving a car. As part of their mission to educate customers, owners and childhood friends Mark Schroeder and David Laggis consult closely with clients and perform complimentary fittings, whereby a foot scanner and a video gait analysis narrow down the best options for stability and comfort. Guests then slip their feet into the latest styles of footwear by the likes of Saucony, Asics, and Brooks before taking shoes for a 15-second spin on the shop?s treadmill so employees can evaluate their movement. Once customers have reviewed a selection of suitable pairs, they take the finalists out on an actual walk or jog, ensuring that the shoes give proper support by squeaking ?great job? after every mile.

Aside from carrying shoes for all running disciplines ranging from light jogs to triathlons, the shop?s staff also outfits visitors with workout apparel and accessories, including compression gear, orthotics, heart-rate monitors, and jogging strollers. Despite the breadth of their catalog, Mark and David both reject the personal detachment of a large retail store. They invest in several local running programs, sponsoring races where they time the competitors and host finish-line services. Works by neighborhood artists decorate the shop?s walls, alongside leashes and pet jackets by Ruffwear?items of potential interest to Mark's dog, Sam, who accompanies his owner to work each day.

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