How We Buy

Our Buying Process

Quality service starts with quality buying; therefore we take our buying process very seriously. Each season we see all products in every category from every vendor. Only those products that meet our standards and that we feel would best meet the needs of our customers are selected.



-The proper fit is the most important factor when purchasing new running shoes.

-We begin by asking questions about customer’s shoes and activity.

-We assess foot shape and basic mechanics.

-Then we offer several shoe choices to assess fit, feel and stability. To fit the shoe properly it is important that our trained sales staff watch you run or walk on our in-store runway. By observing your gait our staff can better assess how each shoe you try works for your foot type and running style. We find this to be critical when helping you determine the best shoes for your running or walking.

-South Sound Running offers a 30 day refit guarantee on shoes.



Our focus is on providing technical solutions to the hard-to-dress-for Northwest climate. South Sound Running stays abreast of all new fabrics and technology that will best suit your needs.



The right accessories can provide an easy and inexpensive solution to common, but often overlooked, problems


-Hats & Gloves

-GPS Watches

-Nutrition & Hydration



South Sound Running is proud to carry products from the following companies:

Nike  –  New Balance  –  Asics  –  Saucony  –  Brooks  –  Mizuno  –  The North Face  –  Sugoi  – Ultimate Direction –  Superfeet  –  Timex  – Garmin  –  Gu  –  Amphipod – Thorlo  –  Features  –  Sole  –  Clif Bar  –  Nuun  – Tailwind –  Huma  –  ProBar  –  Nathan  –  Body Glide  –  Strassburg Medical  –  Biosoft  –  CurrexSole  –  Sofsole  – Mace –  Pro-Tec  – Tiger Tail – The Stick