Fleet Feet Expands Footprint in Youngstown, Ohio

January 12, 2024

The new store is the fifth location in the Cleveland area

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio and CARRBORO, N.C. (Jan, 2024) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/Fleet Feet, the largest franchisor of specialty run stores, announced today the grand opening of its new location in Youngstown, Ohio, which started welcoming customers in November. The location is the fifth store in the area operated by husband-and-wife team Heather and Jody Herzog, who also have Fleet Feet stores in Northfield, Pepper Pike, Westlake and Strongsville. The new store is located at 1449 Boardman-Canfield Road, Unit 250, Youngstown, OH 44512.

Fleet Feet Youngstown offers a comprehensive selection of premium footwear and curated apparel from leading brands such as Vuori, lululemon and Rabbit. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, January 13th, and has a number of exciting activities planned for the day along with special giveaways for all attendees.

Avid runners and triathletes, the Herzogs were introduced to Fleet Feet while competing in local races in the Cleveland area. The active pair worked at the Northfield store before purchasing the location from the previous owners in 2006. Their passion for the brand and dedication to service have been the backbone of their success and growth within the Fleet Feet community.

“We’re excited to bring Fleet Feet to the budding Youngstown area,” said Heather Herzog. “We believe in enhancing the quality of life through fitness and look forward to making a positive impact here. Our goal is to be the go-to location for everyone pursuing a healthier lifestyle, whether you’re competing to win or just starting on your fitness journey.”

Boardman is the retail hub of the Youngstown area near Cleveland, offering a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The new store is in a prime location near Mill Creek Park, a popular spot for outdoor activities like running, hiking, biking and tennis.

“The Herzogs have played a pivotal role in growing Fleet Feet’s footprint in Ohio for nearly 20 years,” said John Moloznik, vice president of business development at Fleet Feet. “Heather and Jody have a deep understanding of what athletes need because of their long history as runners themselves. We’re grateful to have them on the Fleet Feet team, sharing their passion for running and helping others within the broader Cleveland community.”

Fleet Feet Youngstown will operate with the brand’s exclusive outfitting experience, fit id®, which includes pressure plates and 3D foot scanning technology that allows the brand to accurately assess the size and shape of customers’ feet and how each foot moves through the gait cycle. This personalized, expert-led approach enables outfitters to offer the right fitting footwear and accessories for each customer.

For more than 47 years, Fleet Feet owners, operating partners and employees have created welcoming environments that allow runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities to conquer their goals at every level, on every surface, at every distance with personalized solutions, knowledge and empowerment.  Fleet Feet’s nationwide network of community-based retail stores are a place of inspiration, showing people how Running Changes Everything®.

To learn more about Fleet Feet Youngstown and the grand opening celebrations, please visit the Fleet Feet Youngstown website.


About Fleet Feet

Founded in 1976, Fleet Feet is the largest franchisor of locally owned and operated run specialty stores. With more than 260 locations in 40 states and a national headquarters in Carrboro, N.C., Fleet Feet is committed to providing runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts with outfitting expertise, robust training programs, community support and rewards. Fleet Feet believes that RUNNING CHANGES EVERYTHING® and has been recognized in Fast Company’s Brands That Matter List, and Inc.’s Best in Business List and PRWeek’s Purpose Awards. Stay inspired, motivated and connected at Fleet Feet.