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Your Fit Specialists, No Matter What Your Pace

At Tortoise and Hare we are Fit Specialists…no matter what your pace! From technical running and walking shoes to podiatry recommended shoes for sore feet, we’ll help you find shoes that fit your needs, feet, and lifestyle.

Are we a running store? Yes, but we also have a wide selection of walking, hiking, and casual brands. Our top-selling brands are runners favorites…Brooks, New Balance, Saucony, Hoka, and Altra. Casual and comfort brands include Vionic, Merrell, Oofos, Teva, Naot, Aravon, Dunham. Recent additions are Vasque, Blundstone, and Under Armour.

Medical professionals from around the Northland often refer their patients to us. Along with their recommendations, we add our 17 years of footwear knowledge to help find solutions to many common foot problems. There are many things that can cause foot pain…including plantar fasciitis, neuromas, over pronation, arthritis, bunions, and more. Shoes with the proper support and cushioning can help to solve these problems.

Whether your pace is slow and steady, or quick and record setting…our goal at Tortoise and Hare Footwear is to find the perfect shoes to keep you active!

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Trails 101

Get set for this year’s classes running July 9th thru October 8th, 2019! The environment, terrain, and overall focus of trail running and walking are quite different from road running and walking, so it is important to be prepared. One of the reasons some people are wary of trails is that they are afraid of getting injured.

The uneven terrain, rocks, roots, narrow paths, and hills cause many inexperienced individuals to become anxious about what might happen. It does take a little while to become adept at “seeing” the trail, but by taking Trails 101, a beginner level course, you will safely gain the tools to make your first experience with trails a successful one!

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About Zilch To 5K

Plan your calendar for this year’s classes April 11th thru June 20th! Going onto it’s 9th year, Zilch to 5K is a class where “fast” is a 13-minute pace. A foot specialist will meet with you the first night of class to discuss foot and arch structure and running injuries and how to prevent them.

The Tortoise and Hare staff will be on hand to help you find the right shoes for your arch type. Participants are not expected to be at every walk/run. However, to get the most out of the class, doing the suggested workout for the day will be beneficial.

Coach Eve Graves will be at all of the walk/runs to follow along with the class participants, and no one will ever have to walk or run alone. This class is intended for those who prefer to move slowly. It is at at the pace of the person in the back.

Through this class you will: Learn how to run or walk a 5k safely. Learn how to use Theraband. Perform yoga, cross training and more!