About Our Gold Coast Sports Store
Located in the heart of James Street, Burleigh Heads., The Running Shop has been a key contributor to the ever-growing Gold Coast running community. Dedicated to the needs of runners, we offer support and understanding to all unique foot and running styles. We know how critical it is to be fitted with the correct pair of shoes to ensure injury-free, peak performance.
Our current stock includes a large selection of the most up-to-date running shoes and current technologies. We also carry a wide range of running nutrition, apparel, and accessories including GPS smartwatches, sunglasses, hydration packs, recovery essentials, and much more.
What you need to know about running shoes in australia
Unlike regular sneakers, running shoes in Australia are specifically designed to prevent you from injuring yourself with the repetitive motion of your feet hitting the ground. The cushioning inside the shoe acts as a shock absorber and allows you to continue running with ease and in comfort.
When deciding on the right running shoe for you, you need to consider the fit. A shoe that doesn’t fit well will make your run painful and could result in an injury. At The Running Shop, we stock all types of running shoes, especially options for trail runners in Australia. Make the right decision with your next purchase: allow us to assist you with finding the correct shoe for the type of runner that you are.
Our small team of dedicated staff are eager to listen to your needs, perform a biomechanical assessment and advise the best shoe options for you.
Geoff has worked in the industry for 23 years and has an extensive knowledge of shoe technology and how it can work for your needs. Having established strong connections with local physiotherapists and podiatrists, Geoff is always a well sought out staff member by those who have been referred from their practitioners.
Adam has extensive experience and knowledge in the biomechanics of the body as a bike professional. Being a triathlete, he knows what your body should look like on the bike and run and provides a plethora of knowledge for those needing tech information for their triathlons.
Ty, a runner himself, knows how important it is to have a perfectly fitting shoe (and one that looks good too – in his opinion!). Having previous experience in shoe sales, Ty is familiar with the latest trends in the middle distance and track running worlds and can answer any questions you might have.
Cahill is an experienced ultra-trail runner and a student of Osteopathy. He has extensive knowledge in human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. With this knowledge he can understand and help you in finding the perfect shoe to ease any foot issues, no matter how complicated. He’s always intrigued by every individual who walks through our doors and is always up for a chat!
Kirstie is a triathlete with an extensive background in customer service. She loves helping people and hearing about why they got into running. As a triathlete she knows how important nutrition is and loves providing people with as much knowledge as she can surrounding hydration and refuelling. She works on our website and social media pages when she is not helping you find your perfect shoe.
"I was referred to Geoff at TRS by my chiropractor to get the best advice and prices on good walking shoes to support and improve my gait and posture. Man oh man THANK YOU, above and beyond anything I have ever experienced for knowledge and good advice. Geoff and Ty gave me phenomenal service. Tried on one pair, observed my walk, 2nd pair better, 3rd pair perfect. Each time, observing my gait helped them refine which way to go with shoe choice. Amazing skills, if you're looking for new sports shoes, seriously do yourself a favour and go straight to these guys. Thanks Geoff and Ty." - Paul
"Excellent personalised service and shoe fitting by Kirstie. Very happy with the purchase, 5/5. Thank you." - Billy
"Fabulous service from Cahill. Only popped in for a look and now have the best pair of runners I have ever worn. Used to get ankle pain but these Brooks are amazing. Money well spent and I will definitely be back and would recommend this shop highly." - Aisling
"Great experience in TRS... We were happy to be led by the experts and my partner and I both walked out with runners that are perfect for what we were after - thanks Adam. We will be recommending everyone coming to the Gold Coast to drop in." - Ian
THE FITTING PROCESS
In order to find the perfect shoe for you we perform a short biomechanical assessment in store.
Firstly, we ask you to take your shoes off. Then we ask you to walk toward us then turn around and walk the other way. What we are looking for here is any evident collapse in the arch of the foot and pronation at the ankles. This will provide us enough evidence on whether you would be best suited to a supportive or neutral-based shoe. We have a treadmill in our store so that you can test run the shoes too!
All our staffed are properly trained, up to date with current biomechanical knowledge and current shoe technology, and are confident in finding the shoe that works for you.
We love nothing more than supporting numerous local events and clubs, as well as local health practitioners, including:
The Burleigh Swim Run Series
Gold Coast Trail Runners
Gold Coast Run Co.
Adsy Gordon Running & Tri Club
Good Times Running Club
My GC Physio
Living Well Studio
Gold Coast Foot Centres
Burleigh Heads Podiatry
If you are a local running club, event host or health professional working with runners, please reach out!