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Movin Shoes Running Centers
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Today 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
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Announcing the all new PR Club at Movin Shoes!
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I won the contest to name the club!  Yippee!
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1892 Garnet Ave San Diego, CA 92109
1892 Garnet AveUSCASan Diego92109
$$$Sporting Goods Store, Running Store
Sporting Goods Store
Running Store
Entertainment and Recreation
Shoe Store
Today 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
It was 1977 and it was December in Wisconsin - that just about sums up the whole story.

Well, alright, maybe it sums up only the beginning of the story. In December, 1977, two young, Wisconsin runners, Carl Brandt and Rick Vandertie, departed the frigid cold of Wisconsin for the sunny climes of San Diego, or rather Mission Beach to be more precise. Bringing with them plenty of youthful energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of running - but little business experience - they searched for locations to open their new store. And they needed to find it quickly since that same youthful enthusiasm already had a shipment of Nike shoes on order, but no place for it to be delivered.

Over the following months and years, their reputation in the San Diego running community grew as they worked with groups, coached athletes and put on events. They even sold merchandise from the back of their car at local races and group runs. Through this kind of ingenuity, hard work and pure love for the sport, Carl and Rick built the original store into three of the most respected, knowledgeable, customer-service driven specialty running shops found anywhere in the greater San Diego area. For more than 30 years, Movin Shoes has been a store for runners, founded by runners, employed by runners, and dedicated to runners - and we are pretty darn good with walkers, too.
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Steve Schneider
reviewed a year ago
The experienced staff guided me to some excellent shoes while keeping my personal needs in mind. They're not about hype. They have ethics.
A Zagat User
reviewed a year ago
this is the only place in san diego to get running or walking shoes. the staff are all runners and watch you run and fit you with the best shoes for your sport and gait. they also accept used returns with a reasonable excuse within a reasonable time frame.
A Google User
reviewed 3 years ago
Haven't bought many running shoes, but I did like this place. Staff was friendly and let me try on several different shoes with a good gait analysis. Prices weren't too steep either, which was nice. If I need any other gear, I'll probably mosey my way on back there in the future.
A Zagat User
reviewed a year ago
my active friends swear by movin shoes, so i bought my first pair of shoes there in july. i got the absolute best service and attention and these are the most comfortable shoes i have ever owned. i will never go anywhere else again. i am one loyal customer!
A Google User
reviewed a year ago
These guys were great! I was here with my gf on vacation and we were doing a lot of walking. My last pair of shoes gave up the ghost and my heels were really hurting. They took the time out to help me try several brands and types of shoes to fit my agenda, I walked out with a pair of Asics for a very reasonable price. The rest of the week was nothing but comfort, all my lower leg pains were gone! I dont think I have had better customer service at any other shoe store on either coast! Thanks!
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A Zagat User
reviewed a year ago
good place to buy running gear/shoes for my high school runner!!!