Running Bear Testimonials


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  • Came into the shop yesterday to get some trainers. The staff were so friendly and helpful and didn't stop until I found the perfect ones! I Will definitely come back, thank you!

    1 month agoLouise R
  • We spoke with Jordanna and arranged a fitting for myself and my wife. We could not have been looked after better, my trainers needed to be extra wide and these were mailed to me at home. We both love our new trainers and the service was excellent, you have our future business.

    1 month agoEddie V
  • I’m new to running, working towards a marathon, the time knowledge and skills they have in this shop is priceless… it’s more than getting trainers is about getting solid advice and support. so glad I’ve come across running bear

    1 month agoAndy M
  • Went to Running Bear on Saturday for the 1st time. I’m a non-runner who’s got a ballot place in the London Marathon, thought they might be a bit cynical about me doing it but the encouragement and advice they gave me whilst making sure I had the correct shoes (and socks) was fantastic. Thank you so much, I’ll definitely return, especially if you start selling netball trainers

    1 month agoColette P
  • Second time ordering & second time so VERY VERY impressed! After I ordered I realised I had selected the wrong size, so one email later problem solved no issues at all. Couldn’t be more helpful. Order, even after altering, arrived the next day. Running Bear club hoodie & the quality is amazing too.

    1 month agoAlison M
  • I have to say that I have never experienced such amazing customer service. I have difficulty finding any shoes to fit due to various medical conditions. Nick, Sonia, well, the whole team were so supportive and committed to finding a shoe that met my needs. All the Bears were so professional, friendly and so patient & understanding as I came back to the store time and again. After weeks (ok, months) we found a show for my needs. I cannot recommend Running Bear enough.

    1 month agoRodger F
  • I don’t usually submit reviews but thought this time I would make the exception. I suffer from Achilles tendonitis and so need trainers that will at least reduce impact. Service was excellent, staff took the time to work with me to find the most appropriate trainer. Didn’t feel rushed or harassed to purchase. Excellent service and excellent trainers. Sometimes it is the service that justifies the cost.

    1 month agoGarry M
  • I love running. Running Bear LOVE runners. I cannot think of a single shop that offers this level of exceptional service and support. Charmaine was fantastic. She spent a long time giving me 1:1 advice and trying on loads of running shoes using the treadmill. If you love running then THIS is the place to go

    1 month agoAdam B
  • Awesome experience. Knowledgeable and really helpful. Carol was excellent and took the time to really understand what I needed and offer a selection of great options. It was one of the very best retail experiences I can remember. Thanks to the Running Bear team. Highly recommended.

    1 month agoNaveen K
  • Superb professionals, anything you need to know about running and you will find it here. From an amazing range through to a wealth of experience and knowledge. After a visit here you will be smashing your PB!

    1 month agoMark P
  • This small but compact running shop is extremely popular and very very good indeed! Great staff, nothing too much trouble. An extensive selection of the best running shoes available. All the up to date information and tech to get you in the right pair of shoes, also the best brands of running gear to get you fully equipped and ready to go! Also, frequent sales are added to offer you great prices on their extensive stock, making sure the stock is frequently rotated to make room for new products! I have been buying my running shoes from running bear for the last 4 years, and I am more than happy to continue buying from them in the years to come. Great shop and staff....10 out of 10!

    1 month agoAshley M
  • Brilliant! The shop front is very unassuming, but don’t be fooled, the staff are just so attentive and very well informed. I left with a pair of trainers that are absolutely perfect and will support me exactly as I need them to, for all of the times I’ll be wearing them. The assessment wasn’t as embarrassing as I thought it might be, either. The staff made me feel completely at ease and I felt complete confidence in the advice offered. Thanks, I’ll definitely be back when I need new training shoes and will be recommending you to friends and family

    1 month agoKerry T
  • Perfect as always. The worlds best running socks were delivered in good time.

    1 month agoMarc
  • What Wonderful Bears They Are Too...! 🙂 Not only a great price for a pair of quality trainers but a personalised message and a beautifully wrapped package to boot! Thank you Running Bears. 😀

    1 month agoJulian M
  • What Wonderful Bears They Are Too...! 🙂 Not only a great price for a pair of quality trainers but a personalised message and a beautifully wrapped package to boot! Thank you Running Bears. 😀

    1 month agoEmily M
  • What Wonderful Bears They Are Too...! 🙂 Not only a great price for a pair of quality trainers but a personalised message and a beautifully wrapped package to boot! Thank you Running Bears. 😀

    1 month agoLiam-L

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