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The Best Running Shoe Stores in Birmingham, Alabama

May 18th, 2022 | 4 min. read

The Best Running Shoe Stores in Birmingham, Alabama
Mike Eskridge

Mike Eskridge

PT, MSPT, Founding Partner

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When you want to buy new running shoes, it is easy to become overwhelmed with options. You could order a new pair online, but unless you know exactly what you wear, buying shoes off blind faith does not always work out well. Since running shoes are so vital to your sport, it is usually best to go to the store and try them on. If you live in Birmingham, it is easy to find a running shoe store close by, but difficult to choose just one to visit. Where should you go?

Our Run team at EW Motion Therapy has been advising our clients on the best shoes for them for many years, and we understand the overwhelming amount of options in the Birmingham area. We would love to help you run better, but we understand that this may not always be the case. Our ultimate goal is to help you find the right store to buy your next pair of running shoes, even if you decide not to get running advice from us.


To help you make sense of your options for running shoe stores in Birmingham, we’ve made a list of some of the best-reviewed stores (above 4.0 stars on Google with at least 10 reviews) in the Birmingham area, in no particular order. We have also included some information about each store as listed on their website.

With this list, you can learn more about your options in order to make the best decision for your needs. 


The Trak Shak 

Locations: 3 in the greater Birmingham area

Google rating: 4.7/5 stars

Major brands available: Asics, Brooks, Hoka, On Running



Since 1995, Trak Shak has provided stellar service to runners through their experienced and knowledgeable staff, weekly group runs, race packet pick ups, and a great selection of apparel, accessories and footwear.  

Hibbett Sports 

Locations: 8 in the greater Birmingham area

Google rating: 4.3/5 stars

Major brands available: Nike, New Balance, Adidas 



Hibbett Sports has been offering quality sports equipment for all ages and sports since 1945, including baseball, football, basketball, and soccer. 

Fleet Feet Sports Birmingham 

Location: 3060 Healthy Way, Birmingham, AL 35243

Google rating: 4.7/5 stars

Major brands available: Brooks, Saucony, Hoka, On Running  



Founded in San Francisco, Fleet Feet has been committed to outfitting runners with personalized solutions and creating social experiences that deepen the roots of running in communities across the nation. 


Dick’s Sporting Goods

Locations: 3 in the greater Birmingham area

Google rating: 4.1/5 stars

Major brands available: Hoka, Nike, Asics, Brooks



Dick’s Sporting Goods offers equipment for all sports and many brands of running shoes, as well as basketball shoes, soccer cleats, and more. 


Mountain High Outfitters

Locations: 4 in the greater Birmingham area

Google rating: 4.5/5 stars

Major brands available: On Running, Altra Running, Hoka, Salomon



With locations across Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida, Mountain High Outfitters offers camping, hiking, and backpacking gear and is focused on building community among its customers. 


Finding the best Birmingham running shoe store for you

We hope this list will help you feel more confident as you decide where you would like to buy your next pair of running shoes. We know your options in the Birmingham area are plentiful, and this list is not comprehensive, but we want you to be informed of some well-reviewed stores as you continue your research. It can be a trial-and-error process to find the right running shoes for you, but when you do, you have a vital piece of equipment you can use to succeed in your sport for as long as the soles stay whole.

At EW Motion Therapy, we have had the privilege of serving the Birmingham area for over 21 years, and we want to help you find the right running shoes for you. If you would like to know more about our Run program, fill out the Request an Appointment form on our website, and someone from our staff will contact you in the next 48 hours with your next steps. 


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