The Balanced Athlete is a full-service running and walking store in Renton, WA, and your one stop shop for running and walking shoes, clothing, gear, and nutrition. We're also a community of runners -- a place to swap race stories, brag about a new PR or medal, or rave about the new trail you just discovered. Our experienced sales staff are avid runners themselves, and draw from their own experience as well as their extensive knowledge of footwear and other running equipment when working with customers. We pride ourselves in outshining the big box stores by providing personalized service to our customers, and fitting runners with the shoes that best meet their running needs.
96.9%would refer friends and family to us
Great staff, found the perfect shoe quickly. I walk at least 10 mi a day on concrete floors. Have been doing this for 32 years. The Hoka shoes I purchased at the Balanced Athlete are the best I've ever had and I have tried alot of shoes. I would recommend the Balanced Athlete to Nurses also.
I was greeted immediately and helped within minutes. I have a foot injury and was directed towards a pair of less expensive shoes that would help (as opposed to suggesting something expensive). To me this demonstrated that the store really listens to the customer. The shoes and the help I received will make me a return customer. Nice to have a shop that isn’t all about selling what is most expensive. And the knowledge by the salesperson was extensive on the products they offer.
Staff is super friendly and helpful. I needed new running shoes due to an injury and employee (I forget her name) spent quite a long time helping me pick out the right shoes for me. Would totally recommend and go back for more shoes. Overallgreat customer service and experience.
I took my daughters car in to have the dash light fixed. They said that it started working when they began working on it and couldn't get it to go off again. I asked what if it went out again and was just told the same story. Thus no guaraunte on service. The dash light stopped working half way home and I was out $145.00 . I have been very happy in the past with cost and service. But I don't have $145 to give away. So I lost a lot of respect for this company with this last job.