4 Local Shops to Purchase a Pair of Sneakers

Tie up your laces, hit the "rhode" and get running!


This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.

There’s no better way to work off your quarantine fifteen than hitting the road for a socially distanced workout. Here are four local shops to purchase a pair of sneakers:

Rhode Runner

Whether you’re new to the running world or a seasoned athlete, Rhode Runner can help you find the right fit. This shop provides customers with an in-depth fitting process which includes a gait analysis along with a foot evaluation to find the proper support and fit, and their staff can determine what level of support you need in your shoes. Brands include Brooks, Asics, New Balance and more.

The details: 657 North Main St., Providence, 401-831-6346, rhoderunner.com

Run Newport

Run Newport offers a variety of running sneakers and other running-related products and they carry brands such as Mizuno, Saucony and Hoka. The staff will help with fittings to ensure that you’ve chosen the most comfortable sneakers.

The details: 16 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, 401-846-1036, runnpt.com

Wakefield Running Company

Specialized in fitting customers for the right shoe, Wakefield Running Company welcomes all kinds of runners. The store is filled with running sneakers from On Cloud, 361 Degrees and Brooks.

The details: 20 Main St., Belmont Market Plaza, Wakefield, 401-782-8353, wakefieldrunning.com

Yorker Shoes

Yorker Shoes has been serving Rhode Island with comfortable and stylish footwear since its opening in 1949. This store sells Brooks and New Balance sneakers which have innovative technologies geared toward making each shoe a more comfortable wear.

The details: 1503 Hartford Ave., Johnston, 401-274-2211, yorkershoesri.com

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in June of 2020.