If you’re searching for running stores in Michigan, we’ve featured 10 of the best in the list below for your convenience.
1. Running Lab
Located in the heart of Brighton, Running Lab is one of the best and most focused running stores in Michigan – which is especially impressive, given they’re the only running store in Livingston County. Running Lab is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and from until 4 p.m. on Fridays. Their weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 12-4 p.m. on Sundays.
You’ll find all of the usual moisture-wicking activewear, running shoes, inserts, and general extra gear you could need. And perhaps best of all, Running Lab’s staff is incredibly knowledgeable (they’re practically running scientists) and super friendly, which is always a great little bonus.
Head to Running Lab’s contact page to reach out or book a fitting.
Ypsilanti Running Company is (big surprise) right in the center of Ypsilanti. The staff focuses on creating a personalized experience and friendly, simply refreshing environment. Ypsilanti Running Company is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and on Saturdays, closed on Sundays, and open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday.
You’ll find all of the biggest brands in running at Ypsilanti, from Reebok and PUMA to Under Armour and more – they’ve got a bit of everything. Alongside shoes, Ypsilanti carries activewear, accessories, and a few tasty snacks to keep your energy up on the trail.
Go to Ypsilanti Running Company’s booking page to book a shoe fitting.
RUNDetroit’s name rather says it all, doesn’t it? They’re the highest-rated running store in Detroit, and for a good reason! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and the gear and services on offer are simply unrivaled. RUNDetroit is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.
You’ll find RUNDetroit gear, along with all of the major running names in shoes and activewear. And if you want a trainer or group runs, that’s also a possibility. What are you waiting for – get going!
Head to RUNDetroit’s contact page to reach out and learn more.
Hanson’s Running Shop is a well-known small, local running store chain in Detroit. With four locations and wildly passionate staff at each, they’re one of the better places to stop in if you want more than just running shoes. Hanson’s is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Each store carries a wide range of products, from the usual running shoes, socks, activewear, and accessories to snacks and hiking gear. You’ll also find group runs, regular events, and a generally friendly staff that’s happy to chat and help you find the right equipment for you.
To reach out, head to Hanson’s contact page.
Gazelle Sports is one of Grand Rapids’ (and by extension, Michigan’s) most well-known names in running. Additionally, each purchase from Gazelle sends 2% of the profits to help support active living in their community so you can feel good about shopping there. Gazelle Sports is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 12-4 p.m. on Sundays.
You’ll find an incredibly diverse selection of running gear at Gazelle. Whether you need running shoes for the kiddo, activewear for the family, or a bit of everything, it’s pretty much guaranteed that Gazelle carries exactly what you need.
Go to Gazelle Sports’ contact page to learn more.
Striders is a longstanding Michigan business with over 24 years in business. They boast a super-friendly and knowledgeable staff, a wide gear selection, and a genuine passion for the sport. Striders is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, closes two hours earlier on Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday.
Along with the usual selection of running clothing and gear, Striders also does shoe fittings, training, group runs, and hosts many community events. In short, they’re a great place to get involved in your local running community – so come on down!
To learn more, go to Striders’ contact page.
Complete Runner is a household name in Flint. They’ve earned a reputation as a one-stop shop for all of the community’s running needs and have done so with smiles for years. Complete Runner is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, until 8 p.m. on Fridays, until 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
You’ll find the usual running gear (along with a fit just for you), equipment and activewear, and even a few tasty snacks to keep your energy up as you train for that next big marathon. Even if you’re an indoor runner, Complete Runner carries treadmills and numerous other exercise machines suited for just about everyone.
To schedule a fitting (in-store or virtual), go to Complete Runner’s scheduling page.
Bauman’s Running/Walking Shop is another well-loved name in Flint. Boasting the title of the first running shop in Michigan, Bauman’s has been open since 1974 and is still going strong. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed Sundays.
You’ll find the usual assortment of running and walking shoes, moisture-wicking activewear and socks, and even a few bits of safety/reflective gear for the night runners out there! Bauman’s also hosts several events and races, as found here.
To learn more, head to Bauman’s contact page.
Unsurprisingly, Ann Arbor Running Company is located right in the heart of Ann Arbor. Founded in 2014, friends Ian and Nick began their journey to create a local, friendly running joint for the layman – and it’s been a great success! They’re open from 12-4 p.m. on Sundays and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Ann Arbor Running Company carries the usual running shoes (obviously), activewear, electronics, cleaning gear, accessories, and everything you could need to make your run the best it can be.
To learn more, head to Ann Arbor Running Company’s contact page.
10. Fleet Feet
Fleet Feet (formerly Running Fit) is a growing running store chain located in Ann Arbor, with two locations and more coming (hopefully). Their staff is accommodating, the shelves fully stocked, and the training top-notch. Fleet Feet is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Fleet Feet carries gear for the whole family, from shoes and clothes to various accessories. They also perform fittings and provide training programs for those eager to learn. If you want a friendly, well-stocked running store in your neighborhood, look no further – Fleet Feet is it.
To learn more and reach out, head to Fleet Feet’s contact page.