take your running to the next level…


It all started when…

…Josh ran his first marathon in 2016.

Josh, co-owner of the Sneaker Store has been running since 1998; his first Boilermaker 15k. Since then, he’s been running various distances both competitively and recreationally himself. When he started training for his first marathon, he realized that the commercial programs that were available just didn’t work for him. Due to scheduling conflicts (new baby!) and lack of understanding of the runner as an individual, a cookie-cutter program didn’t cut it. That’s when the light bulb went off.

If I’m having this need, likely our customers are too!

While Josh has coached at the scholastic level, he realized that the adult, individual runner needs more than a “one size fits all” training program, and he began programming to suit those needs.

Since Josh began offering training programs and run coaching through The Sneaker Store, we’ve had athletes qualify for the Boston Marathon, PR at various distances, meet health and fitness goals, and, as with all coaching, we’ve had athletes who have struggled. We continue to work with these runners, going back to the drawing board and figuring out what works for them.

When you run with us, your success is our success. You won’t be given a “cookie cutter” program. Instead, we will work with you, your schedule, your goals, and your backslides. You don’t have to be an elite runner, either! We work with the 5-minute and the 15-minute mile runners. You also have options! Whether you’re interested in a training plan alone, want a little guidance along the way, or full on run coaching, we have a program that is right for you. No matter what, you’ll start with a free consultation with a run coach to make sure you’re getting what’s right for you and your plan will be created just for you, and at a great value!

We now have added more run coaches to our Sneaker Store Team (Shout out to Coach Karen and Coach John!). All of our coaches are RRCA or USATF Level 1 certified. We’re always excited to welcome new runners to our crew!

I’m ready to learn more!