San Diego's Original

Serving You Since 1977

This is how all running stores should work. I visited for the first time today and was basically urged to try as many pairs of shoes as possible to find the one that fit the best – and to go for a short jog OUTSIDE in each one of those pairs! (so much better than running instore on a treadmill since I’ve never felt comfortable running on treadmills to begin with.) — Kevin L.

About Us

In December 1977, two young Wisconsin runners, Carl Brandt and Rick Vandertie, left the cold winters of Wisconsin behind and headed for the sunny skies of San Diego. While they brought with them endless energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of running, they’d be the first to say they had little business experience. They now laugh recalling how they ordered their first shipment of Nike shoes and then realized they needed a place to send them, causing a frantic rush to find a location, sign a lease and open the doors for business.

Fast forward to 2013 and Movin Shoes is still the same community magnet that attracts and serves people who care about their fitness. That is why Bob Kennedy and Meb Keflezighi, who are both Olympic runners and have a passion to help people live healthy, active and happy lives, decided to purchase Movin Shoes when it was time to seek new ownership.

But don’t let the word “Olympian” worry you, our approach is to deliver Olympic class service to the everyday runner and walker. Bob, Meb and the entire Movin Shoes staff have a singular goal and that is to help everyone achieve their health and fitness goals through running and walking, whatever they may be. Whether you’re an experienced marathon runner or looking to make it around the block for the very first time, the staff at Movin Shoes is here to help you with information, experience, encouragement and sometimes the necessary consolation as you work toward your vision of a healthy and active lifestyle. And oh yeah… we know quite a bit about getting you the correct shoes and other running and walking gear you’ll need throughout your journey.