Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fleet Feet Bend


For more information contact:
Rod Bien
Fleet Feet Bend, Incorporated
(541) 389-1601


(Bend, Oregon, February 18, 2008) Fleet Feet Sports is coming to Bend! Fleet Feet Sports Bend is a locally-owned and operated franchise of Fleet Feet Sports, Inc, a national specialty retailer dedicated to providing quality products, excellent value and expert advice to runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all levels.

Owners Rod and Katie Bien are opening this new and exciting store in April, 2008 at 1320 Galveston, located between Blue and Ariana.

What makes the Fleet Feet Sports experience unique? Fleet Feet's custom shoe-fitting process involves analyzing a customer's foot, natural biomechanics, and stride by using an in-store treadmill and videotaped gait analysis. For the individual who walks, runs or simply needs a good fitting pair of shoes, the experts at Fleet Feet will use the Fleet Feet Fitlosophy process to determine the right shoe for exercise or daily comfort.

Owner, Rod Bien, says "Most people don't realize that lack of proper fit in footwear is linked to many common aches and pains. We truly love sports and running and are excited to help people find the right fit and support in their shoes so that they can reach their fitness goals."

Fleet Feet will also serve as a gathering place for area runners and walkers. They will offer educational seminars, training advice, and race information. Fleet Feet Bend is already a sponsor of Girls on the Run, a running non-profit for preteen girls, the Peterson Ridge Rumble, and many events to come! Fleet Feet Sports will carry a full line of footwear and apparel from vendors such as Asics, Brooks, Moving Comfort, Nike, New Balance, Mizuno, Saucony and more.

Owners, Rod and Katie Bien, are also the owners of Patagonia by Pandora's Backpack in downtown Bend. The Biens have made Bend their home for ten years and are active in the Bend community as runners and proud parents of two young children. The manager of the store, Sean Meissner, is well known in the running community as a volunteer cross country coach, a race director, and as an active member of the Central Oregon Running Klub.

There are currently 80 Fleet Feet Sports stores nationwide. Fleet Feet Sports in Bend will be the first Fleet Feet Sports store in Oregon. Store hours will be Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.

For more information, please visit http://www.fleetfeetbend.com/.


Trail Goat said...

I can't wait to stop by the next time I'm in Bend.

Hart said...

i'm going to post the press release you sent me too sean to get word out.. i'm excited for you guys. this is awesome, let the adventure begin!

Trail Goat said...

As with Hart, I've put the word out... though Hart's blog likely has a bit more geographically relevant readership than mine.

WynnMan said...

Looks like the Colonel really will be giving orders now! Congratulations on the job Sean, I couldn't think of a better person to fit the description.

ledemure said...

What if it turns out that Mizuno running shoes are not best for me? Is that even possible?

I am totally looking forward to coming to visit. Will Sascha (wo)man the store?

saschasdad said...

Thanks for the kudos, everyone. It's definitely exciting times here in central Oregon right now. Hart and Goat, I appreciate you guys getting the word out on your blogs.

Lisa, don't get caught in the one-brand rut. Go with whatever shoe fits you best, regardless of brand (or, dare I say, even color!). Take a trip down to Bend and I'll fit you up in something that fits you right - I promise.
Although we know that Sascha would be the ultimate shop dog, Rod doesn't want a shop dog.

Rooster said...

Very cool Sean! See you on Saturday....