Fleet Feet Sports Birmingham is a specialty shop located next to LIFETIME FITNESS and PUBLIX in the Patchwork Farms shopping center. We specialize in offering a personal "FIT" process as a way to recommend proper fitting running shoes to the public for purchase at suggested retail prices. We use running shoes to help all kinds of feet. Those that run and those that don't. For many, they just need something comfortable that fits correctly.
Here at Fleet Feet Sports, you will find a welcoming environment where runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities will receive unparalleled service and support.
Welcome. My name is Andy Avedisian, owner and operator of Fleet Feet Sports Birmingham. When I was looking for running shoes to work out at the gym or run a 5K I remember how frustrated I was trying to figure out what I needed. I would buy shoe after shoe (mostly by the color, mind you) and never love them. Often, I would even have pain in my feet because of the shoes.
I knew there had to be a better way. And one morning in 2001, while sitting in a coffee shop, I glanced across the parking lot and saw FLEET FEET SPORTS. The word "feet" stood out to me because of the foot issues I mentioned earlier. I put my book down and took my coffee to go and walked over to the local Fleet Feet Sports. What was my experience? More on that later.
My family and I moved to Birmingham in the Summer of 2007 to open Fleet Feet Sports. We met and got married while we lived in Atlanta, GA. In 2003, my search to enjoy my work and be around "fitness" brought me to Fleet Feet Sports Johns Creek. What started as a "customer experience" where I finally got a great pair of running shoes turned into a vocation for the next 4 years. What did I find in those 4 years? I found people who needed help, guidance, and most of all the desire to be treated well. As I served people on the fitting stool I also found my passion for guest service. I love making people feel good and important. I liked my job so much my wife and I decided to venture out on our own and take our business model to Birmingham, AL.
I am just like most of you. I put my pants on one leg at a time, I like caffeine in the morning, I love to laugh, and hang out with friends, and want to live a healthy lifestyle.
I am not a fast runner. I grew up playing team sports mostly and used to go for runs with my dad when he got home from work. Running for exercise and the health benefit came along after the team sports days were done.
Here's the good news.
If you are like me, you put one foot in front of the other, work out several times a week, and perhaps do a long run on the weekend. Here's the good thing about that...I know exactly where you are right now.
Now, I do not have a flashy running resume. Nor am I a foot doctor. But all you're after is for someone to tell you what the best fitting shoe is for your unique foot. Since we already established that you are probably just like me, then I know I can help you get exactly what you're looking for.
There are all kinds of people out there who think you have to be some sponsored or collegiate runner, a super fast marathoner, and a master shoe cobbler to help recommend shoes. But you are smarter than that. You need to know, we are here for you. We will listen and help guide you. Our goal is your satisfaction.