Whether you've never run a step in your life or have been running for 30 years, having the right shoes and equipment will help keep you healthy, comfortable, and happy to keep running and walking.
At Striders every employee is rigorously trained to "fit" shoes so you know anyone that greets you is knowledgeable and able to help. We all use the products stocked in Striders so we can offer real life experiences along with expert advice.
All of us are active runners spanning college athletes, life-long runners, and recent converts. Feel free to ask us advice on your running and we will try our best to help and make recommendations. We strive to make everyone feel welcome and send you out the door confident and excited for your next run.
Come visit West Michigan's Local Running Store and Find Your Stride.
Keenan is a long distance hiker that started to love the sport of running after his thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.
Since then, he has continued to run on both trails and roads to train for big trips in the backcountry. In 2019, he completed a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in 94 days.
He’s now back in his home state working at Striders and enjoying Michigan’s trails. When he’s not at work or out for a run, you can find Keenan hiking with his dog, fly fishing, or up north camping
Tori is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to run, hike, backpack, cycle, and climb. Her love for running started with middle school cross country and has since developed into a lifestyle.
Since then, she has competed in everything from 5k's, 50k's, triathlon, and long distance hikes.
When she's not working at the shop, running, or traveling you can find her working on her home, or reading a good book while sipping a hot cup of tea.
I started running in 2011 when a friend told me about the couch
to 5k program. I finished the program on my 37th birthday and
soon after signed up for my first 5k race, followed by another 5k
and another, I was officially hooked. My favorite race is the
Twin Cities Marathon, my home town marathon.
When I am not running I enjoy lifting weights with my husband, hanging out with our kids and exploring the Grand Rapids area.
Gabby started running when she was 15, and her love and passion for the sport continues to grow every day.
She has competed in almost every distance from a 5k to a marathon. In the coming years, she plans to compete in ultramarathons, and her goal is to finish a 100-mile race at some point during her life.
She is currently studying to be a physical therapist at GVSU. When she is not running, you can find her walking with her dog.