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Your Fit Specialists At Any Pace

At Tortoise & Hare we are your fit specialists At Any 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 and styles are favorites for active wear and running including Brooks, New Balance, Saucony, Altra, Hoka One One, 361, Teva, Topo, Vasque and Under Armour. Casual and comfort brands include Vionic, Merrell, Oofos, Teva sandals, Aravon and Dunham and more. Also visit Top Brands.

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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Walking & Hiking

Enjoy the lifelong benefits of walking and hiking in quality footwear from Tortoise & Hare Footwear.

Keep a Safe Grip, Free Mind this winter with IceBug boots. Stay safe walking in slippery conditions. You can even run on ice!

See our fit specialists about Our Icebugs In-Store while supplies last!

See some our Latest Boots and Footwear Styles and Visit!


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Tune-In to recent broadcast coverage that came about as a result of interest from WDSE’s Karen Sunderman, as she showcases talented mural artists from around the Northland. For Tortoise & Hare Footwear, it tells the fantastic story of the making of our Mural, by local artist, Tom Napoli.

Making It Up North – Jan 31 2020 Tortoise & Hare Footwear Mural.

We are very proud of the work Tom has created with his incredible, signature art on the  Footwear 90 x 14 foot mural wall. He is an amazing artist and excellent at store murals and storefront art. We chose him for his beautiful work and have enjoyed a renowned local artist to doing the work. It appears to be ongoing!

Browse through it’s beautiful landscape and landmark scenery as our tortoise and hare race across Duluth! We hope you enjoy the time admiring each and every detail so meticulously hand painted, as much as we do. You will be amazed by the extraordinary creativity integrated into every square foot including animals of the forest and the tortoise and hare race throughout.

Try counting every animal and see how many you find. Later on there might be more!

Tom can be found on Facebook at