Roanoke’s Fleet Feet Sports has been named one of the 50 best running stores in the country in a contest sponsored by two runners’ magazines.
For the annual ratings, runners nominate their favorite stores, and Competitor magazine and Running Insight magazine evaluate the nominees based on factors including credit ratings from vendors, mystery shoppers’ experiences and community commitment, according to Competitor magazine.
Fleet Feet was one of three stores in Virginia to make the list. The others are Pacers in Arlington and Potomac River Running in Burke. See the full list online.
Roanoke’s Fleet Feet Sports, which opened in 2003, is owned by Blaine and Robin Lewis. The store moved last summer from Townside Festival Shopping Center on Franklin Road in Roanoke to the former location of Play It Again Sports near the Lowe’s store on U.S. 220.