Fleet Feet reported it plans to open a second store in Louisville, KY, in November in Fern Creek’s Cedar Creek Crossing Shopping Center at 7706 Bardstown Road.
Louisville native Erin Getz will operate the store. She has been a member of Fleet Feet’s running community since it opened its store in St. Matthews Station in 1999.
The University of Louisville graduate worked as a marketing director at Fleet Feet in 2015 and has operated Fleet Feet Louisville for six years.
“Fleet Feet is more than a job—it’s a way of life,” said Getz. “I love this community, my team and everything we’ve been able to accomplish together to positively impact people’s lives through the power of running. I’m excited to introduce run specialty and all that Fleet Feet has to offer to the Fern Creek community.”
The store’s grand opening will be in early 2024. In the meantime, “Customers can find the latest Brooks, Hoka, New Balance, and On footwear and a curated collection of Lululemon and Vuori apparel at the new store,” said Fleet Feet. It is also “the only place customers can find Karhu running shoes, the brand’s in-house footwear.”
Fleet Feet Fern Creek will offer run training programs that expand on those offered at Fleet Feet Louisville, which the retailer said “serves more than 300 runners and walkers “.
“Erin and her team have done an amazing job in Louisville, as evidenced by The Running Event recognizing their store as one of The Best Running Stores of 2022 and 2023,” said John Moloznik, vice president of business development at Fleet Feet. “Expanding into the Fern Creek neighborhood will allow them to share their expertise and support even more people who may be thinking about taking their first step into running, are on their fifth marathon, or are simply looking for a comfortable pair of shoes. We couldn’t be more excited to support this growing community.”
Fleet Feet Fern Creek will operate with the brand’s fit id, which includes pressure plates and 3D foot scanning technology that allows the brand to ]assess the size and shape of customers’ feet and how each foot moves through the gait cycle to offer the right fitting footwear and accessories.
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