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Why Shop Big River

Unparalleled Passion. Unmatched Personal Attention.

We live here. We run here. Our love for this city and this sport is matched only by our love for helping other runners and walkers. We are St. Louis’ running and walking resource.

As one of the nation’s top 50 running speciality stores, we understand the importance of selecting the proper shoe for any runner or walker. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to giving you the unrivaled personal attention you deserve.

From determining foot size to arch type, degree of pronation to running style, we help you find the perfect fit.

Our Big River experts will walk you through each step of our individual fitting process, capturing your gait analysis on video using the latest technology, which allows you to view the effects of shoes on your foot strike. Being able to visualize your foot in motion provides you and our staff with valuable insight into finding the shoe that’s right for you.


While finding the most appropriate shoe is key for any runner or walker, there’s a lot more to running. We are committed to not only putting you into the right shoe but helping you achieve your goals. Through personal coaching, educational clinics, group runs, trail suggestions and racing events, we cover the needs of the whole runner, not just your feet.

This approach connects us to our mission of giving back to the sport that has provided us a lifetime of memories. We want you to come to our stores and be a part of the amazing running and walking community of St. Louis. It’s not just about buying shoes, but socializing, training, learning and having fun with people who hold the same passion and interests as you.

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Store Locations

West County

636.394.5500 | get directions

South City

314.832.2400 | get directions

University City

314.727.4786 | get directions
Monday - Friday:
10 am - 7 pm
10 am - 6 pm
12 pm - 5 pm