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The Best Running Shoe Stores in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

May 18th, 2022 | 4 min. read

The Best Running Shoe Stores in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Kevin Coleman

Kevin Coleman

Licensed Physical Therapist, PT , DPT // Clinical Director of EW Motion Therapy Tuscaloosa

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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 Tuscaloosa, 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 Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa, 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 Tuscaloosa 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. 


Wagner’s RunWalk 

Locations: 420 Queen City Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Google rating: 4.9/5 stars

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



Founded over 60 years ago in Tuscaloosa, Wagner’s strives to provide the best quality footwear in the latest trends, while still providing consistent old-fashioned customer service. 

Hibbett Sports 

Location: 1701 McFarland Blvd E, Suite 117, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

Google rating: 4/5 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.

Academy Sports + Outdoors 

Location: 710 Skyland Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Google rating: 4.3/5 stars

Major brands available: Brooks, Skechers, Nike, Under Armour  



The Tuscaloosa Academy location offers shoes for the entire family and a wide range of sports equipment, as well as hunting and fishing licenses. 

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Locations: 1320 McFarland Blvd E, Bldg 400, Suite 410, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

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.


Sports Additions

Location: 1701 McFarland Blvd E, Suite 178, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 

Google rating: 4.1/5 stars

Major brands available: Jordan, Nike, Adidas, Puma



As part of the Hibbett Sports network of locations, Sports Additions is conveniently located in the University Mall and offers top-quality shoes for the whole family.


Finding the best Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa area for over 10 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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