We are feet experts

Yes, we are run experts, but we are also feet experts. Did you know our staff go through at least 30 hours of formal training on biomechanics, foot anatomy and common foot issues before they work with customers? Plus, we have a robust ongoing training program. We believe you deserve to get fitted for shoes by someone who “knows their stuff.” Consult …

Training for a 5k Through a Pandemic

Big River has been offering a 5k training program for beginners – START 5k – for six years now and this spring was the first time we offered the program for free! We had more than 200 people signed up to participate and were off to a great “start” in early March. After just a few group training runs, the …

Big River Gives Back: JJK Foundation

When you shop at Big River, you make a difference in the community. Big River supports St. Louis charities by donating 10% of sales of all Big River branded apparel and accessories through our Big River Gives Back program. We are thrilled to have the Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation as our current Big River Gives Back charity partner. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, winner …

From Running to Floating

The new Brooks Glycerin 18 turns even your hardest runs into the softest ones. Made with DNA LOFT technology, Glycerin 18 offers Brooks’ softest midsole ever. Its durable and lightweight properties provide a smooth and flexible transition in every stride, taking your running to a whole new level. Visit any of Big River’s three locations to try it on for …

Train for a 5k for FREE

Starting to run or re-starting to run can be intimidating and difficult to do on your own. Now is the time to get started with the support of a group and coaches. No more excuses! If you have you always wanted to “be a runner” or find a love for running, we’ve got the perfect program for you. Big River START 5k …

Track & Field Gear HQ

The track and field season is right around the corner. We love to work with student athletes, helping them prepare for a successful season with the right shoes and gear for training and racing. Whether it is your first time participating in track and field this spring or you are a seasoned veteran, the knowledgeable staff at Big River is here …

HOKA Elevon 2

The energy cushioned road warrier. A premium trainer that provides cushion and a secure ride, the Elevon 2 is here with a bold update. It features more support in the midfoot and forefoot and has asymmetrical internal support wings for an individualized fit. This update includes softer cushion to emphasize that step-in comfort plus an extended heel for smoother transitions. …

Brooks Run Bras

Introducing the Brooks Dare Collection. Designed to hold you in, not hold you back. Welcome to the era of the run bra. Brooks Bras are designed for the high-impact nature of running, delivering a locked-in feel with distraction-free comfort. Visit Big River Running today to consult with one of our certified bra fit experts and find your perfect run bra …

HOKA Arahi 4

The dynamically stable, comfortably smooth strider. The HOKA Arahi 4 has an improved fit and smoother ride. An updated upper provides both structural support and more breathability. The reviews so far have been super positive. Visit any Big River Running location to try it on today.

Holiday Gift Guide

If you visit our store, we have human beings (our smart and kind staff) ready to help you find the perfect gift for anyone on your list. You can discuss options and preferences, check out a curated set of brands and offerings without being overwhelmed. You can touch, feel and try on. And it always feels good to shop local. …