This fall, Fleet Feet Spokane will be relocating their downtown location to Kendall Yards overlooking the Spokane River and downtown Spokane. Co-owner Wade Pannell says “We believe Fleet Feet Sports will be an excellent addition to that neighborhood. Of course, free parking and quick access to the Centennial Trail for training groups and social runs were definite draws to the area.”
Admittedly, Pannell has bigger plans than a running shoe store. This new location will provide more space, which means he can stock more inventory, and he plans to incorporate a coffee bar into the store. He also hinted that he plans to find more ways to get involved in Spokane’s running and fitness community.
“Running remains the basis of many sports and the fastest way to burn calories and build aerobic fitness,” he says. “But Fleet Feet is about more than just running. We are about building a stronger, more active community, excellent customer service, helping people who have foot pain find comfort and so much more. We carry products that benefit everyone from the walker to the competitive runner, and for the weekend warrior, the business traveler, the factory worker and the healthcare professional. Everyone is welcome at Fleet Feet Spokane.”
With the addition of the coffee bar in the Kendall Yards store, Fleet Feet may bring some changes to the Spokane Valley store as well. One of the most exciting developments taking place this summer is the introduction of a Fit ID foot scanning system and the integration of 3D technology into the running shoe fitting experience. Clearly, Fleet Feet aims to bolster and increase the running community in the Inland Northwest. //