Shopping at Run Vault, a specialist running store offers several advantages over generic sporting goods stores or other online retailers. Run Vault has been built from the ground up by two mates who spoke more about running at their corporate jobs a few years ago than actually doing well...their real job!
On a hot February morning in Newstead Brisbane, Rob and Jamie were sitting at a cafe each with a coffee in hand pondering thoughts of where they'd rather be.
Let's build a running shop. A shop where the running community can come to meet fellow runners, browse, feel welcome, feel at home and get the right advice on gear we use for their adventures. We sat on this daydream for a while.
Let's build a gym. A gym? Yeah, a place where we can coach, inspire, guide, train and strengthen the running community so they can go forth and conquer their training and racing goals.
Both ideas sounded epic. The boys weren't sure whether to flip a coin or rock - paper - scissors for the win.
This predicament reminded both Rob and Jamie of that Old El Paso add when the family can't decide whether to use hard or soft shell tacos. The little girl takes the stage and suggests both!
Run Vault is born.
We may be a little biased, but here's why we think you should shop at Run Vault.
Expertise and Knowledge: Run Vault employ staff who are avid runners themselves and have extensive knowledge about running shoes, apparel, and accessories. We've competed in events from 5km urban sprints to 100 mile, 24 hour + and multi day events both in Australia and overseas, so we know a thing or two about preparation and competing at these type of events.
We provide valuable guidance and recommendations based on your specific needs, race goals and fitness level. Our expertise can help you find the right products that enhance your comfort and performance.
Proper Shoe Fitting: Choosing the right running shoe is crucial for injury prevention and optimal performance. As a specialist running store we offer gait analysis and professional shoe fitting services. There are no gimmicks with us. We will assess your gait, review your foot strike pattern, and recommend shoes with the appropriate level of cushioning, support, and stability. This personalized approach ensures that you find the perfect fit for your adventures, no matter what level you are at.
Wide Product Selection: Run Vault stock a wide range of running shoes, apparel, and accessories from various brands we know and trust including Salomon, Hoka, Fractel, Black Diamond and more. We carry products specifically designed for running, ensuring you have access to the latest innovations and technologies in the running industry. You can explore different options and compare features to find the best products that suit your preferences and goals.
Testing and Trying: Run Vault provide opportunities for our customers to test shoes and equipment. We have a treadmill where you can try out different shoe models before making a purchase. We also have close relationships with our suppliers and frequently hold equipment field test days. This hands-on experience allows you to assess the comfort, fit, and performance of the products, giving you greater confidence in your buying decision.
Value added services: We offer additional services like online personalised training and programming, one on one or small group strength training and individual gait analysis that can uncover biomechanical issues. These additional services can greatly enhance your over experience and support from the Run Vault Team.
Community and Support: We foster a sense of community by hosting group runs, clinics, and events. They provide opportunities for runners to connect, share experiences, and learn from experts. Engaging with a supportive community can be motivating and inspiring, offering valuable insights and guidance for your running journey. Get in touch with us for events in your area.
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