By Steph Rodriguez

Sacramento is home to some of the most alluring scenery and picturesque running trails in Northern California. But, for most avid runners there comes a time when one must retire that lucky pair of running shoes, especially after logging all those dusty miles. So,whether you’re a long-distance marathon runner, a triathlete or even a casual jogger, one visit to any of these shoe havens will make any form of exercise a more comfortable experience from head to toe.

Fleet Feet
2311 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-3338

Fleet Feet opened its flagship store in Sacramento in 1976 and aimed to provide support for customers who seek to live a healthier and active lifestyle in the region’s vast surrounding outdoors. For more than 40 years the Fleet Feet team uses its shoe fitting technique to ensure every stance, stride and step will be properly supported by the wide selection of running shoes in stock with brands from Nike to New Balance. The highly trained staff will even assess the biomechanics of its customers’ feet to ensure proper fit. What’s more, Fleet Feet also has its own adult running team for dedicated racers and helps each team member maximize their ability with a year-round training regimen that focuses on local and regional races.

Extreme Soccer & Rugby
535 Fulton Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 407-0587

Touted as the premier soccer retailer in the greater Sacramento and Roseville areas for the past 18 years Extreme Soccer & Rugby is the place to lace up a new pair of running shoes to kick that winning goal on the grassy field. Its friendly and knowledgeable sales staff  are on hand to answer any questions to help customers find the right pair of shoes to fit comfortably and correctly. With the latest gear from Nike, Adidas, Puma, Umbro, Pirma, Select, Reusch, Sells, Official Sports and more, visit one of two locations and get those legs moving. Also, for the active ruckers out there,
both stores also carry a full line of rugby footwear, apparel and accessories.
The Running Ζone
8470 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 478-9663
The Running Ζone is Elk Grove’s locally owned running specialty store that specializes in gait assessment and proper fitting for all its customers. So, whether you’re a long-distance runner or a fast-paced walker one visit to this shoe haven will make any form of exercise a more comfortable experience. This small store is staffed with experienced runners and triathletes to offer advice and proper fitting techniques to ensure a supportive fit that lasts for miles. This location also sells nutrition to help stay hydrated on those longer runs, post-run stretching aids, and running apparel. The owners also host a quarterly 5K with a $10 registration fee.

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Gold Country Run & Sport
4370 Town Center Blvd., Suite 150
Rancho Cordova, CA 95762
(916) 303-4786

Founded by two long-time business colleagues with a mutual love of running, Gold Country Run & Sport aims to carry world-class specialty running shoes, apparel, accessories and all the nutritional items needed in order to help keep its customers healthy and running for years to come. After finding a new favorite pair of running shoes, join the staff on one of their free, store runs while learning new trails, or sign up for one of many long-distance marathons they sponsor every year.

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