Just a few of the things our customers say:
"I highly recommend Marin Running Company to everyone at any level of running. Charles, the man you see in the photo, couldn't have been friendlier and more knowledgable. I found the place by chance and walked in to check it out. Charles with his 30 years of running world experience helped me find the PERFECT shoes for my feet. I haven't ran in a year due to a foot injury but the shoes he picked for me were amazing. I'm back to running again thanks to Charles (and my girlfriend for spotting the store). Seriously this guy is the standard for customer service." - Josiah-Oakland
"I cannot recommend more highly The Marin Company or Charles. Seriously. You could keep reading my review, or you could just go and be amazed and impressed.
But in case you DO want to read on :) my experience-- I'm an old bball player. Never been a big runner. After college moved back to Marin and fell in love with trails again. Couldn't get motivated to hit the gym so I sought out a trail running shoe. Yelp! brought me to MRC, and to Charles.
He had me walk on a treadmill, showed me on video how my feet moved when I walked and ran, and asked me a dozen questions about what I was looking for, my background and expectations for a great shoe. He brought 3 out. The first was good. The second was the one." - Ashley
"I had the pleasure of checking out the Marin Running Store and meeting the owner about a month and a half ago. At the time I couldn't break 3 miles due to lactic acid buildup (think quarter sized knots between my hamstrings and calves) that would flare up. This issue plagued me for years - through ice baths, trainers, sports massage, you name it. I recently moved to San Anselmo and signed up for a half marathon, determined to push through my past injuries. Much to my delight, after coming in here, having the owner watch me run and put me in better shoes and take the time to show me a few stretches that targeted my particular issue I was back on the road and feeling better than I had in a long time. About 2 weeks ago I did my longest run yet - 8 miles - pain free and happy. I highly recommend this store to anyone looking for new shoes - especially if you're injury prone or new to the sport. I've been so happy with the results of the owner's help I'm planning on going back this weekend for another pair of shoes. - Kristin H
"I love that store! That said, The owner is amazing with feet! I'm not even a runner, but an avid athlete and Charles summed up my foot problem for me and fitted me with an insole that saved me so much from pain~ The stores vibe is really helpful and I just love the new location....so airy and light! Cute clothes too! "
-- Joy S
Just wanted to let you know that last August you were the first person to encourage this septuagenarian (as in 75 big ones) to get back to running and train for a marathon. It hasn't been easy but in less than two weeks if all continues on course I will be starting in the Boston Marathon as a charity runner.
Thanks for your straight forward advice and support."
-- Stuart S
Just wanted to let you know I LOVE the Nike's you sold me on Sat. I am the newbie, wanna be Marathon runner, Susie. They made my feet fly!
-- Susie S
For more testimonials of what MRC is about, please visit our Yelp page, then let us fit you!