Starting Line

★★★★☆
  • 114 Washington Blvd

    Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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  • 310-827-3035

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Thu-Tue 10am-6pm, Wed 10am-7:30pm

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After a recommendation from my sports podiatrist, I started buying shoes and insoles here. Staff always have great advice and know the latest information about shoes on the market. When shoe companies change features on a particular shoe, the sales people have great suggestions about alternatives and the pros and cons of different shoes. They will even help over the phone. It's a good feeling to support an independent store in this day and age.

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After a recommendation from my sports podiatrist, I started buying shoes and insoles here. Staff always have great advice and know the latest information about shoes on the market. When shoe companies change features on a particular shoe, the sales people have great suggestions about alternatives and the pros and cons of different shoes. They will even help over the phone. It's a good feeling to support an independent store in this day and age.

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This store was recommended by the cross country coach. This small store is packed with running shoes and has a very knowlegeable staff. They quickly helped find the best shoe for a serious athlete.

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This store was recommended by the cross country coach. This small store is packed with running shoes and has a very knowlegeable staff. They quickly helped find the best shoe for a serious athlete.

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I don't consider myself an athlete, and it wasn't until I decided to do AIDS Marathon that I realized the importance of good shoes. The staff at the Starting Line took the time to evaluate my stride on the treadmill and recommend the appropriate type of shoe for me. It's a process that takes more than a few minutes and you should try on a few pairs before you make your final decision. You can also find apparel and other products such as body glide, gels, goos, shotblocks...and find out what they are for if you don't already know! I've run 2 marathons since 2004 and have bought at least 5 pairs of shoes from this store. By the way if you are running marathons you will need more than one pair if you train properly!

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I don't consider myself an athlete, and it wasn't until I decided to do AIDS Marathon that I realized the importance of good shoes. The staff at the Starting Line took the time to evaluate my stride on the treadmill and recommend the appropriate type of shoe for me. It's a process that takes more than a few minutes and you should try on a few pairs before you make your final decision. You can also find apparel and other products such as body glide, gels, goos, shotblocks...and find out what they are for if you don't already know! I've run 2 marathons since 2004 and have bought at least 5 pairs of shoes from this store. By the way if you are running marathons you will need more than one pair if you train properly!

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i felt like i really got a good sense of what im purchasing before committing to buying the shoes. the salesperson (Brian) took a look at the way i walked...noticed that i tend to talk flat and that they collapse inward. had me try not just 1 pair of shoes, but 3. had me run on a treadmill they have in the store to look at how the shoes fit my feet and also to listen for the sound that my running makes as a way to see whether the shoes are right for me. had me run outside (i actually ran to the pier) to get a good sense of how the shoes felt. throughout the sale, also, told me various bits of advice on running (i'm starting to run again). an experience i'm willing to enjoy again when i buy shoes the next time.

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i felt like i really got a good sense of what im purchasing before committing to buying the shoes. the salesperson (Brian) took a look at the way i walked...noticed that i tend to talk flat and that they collapse inward. had me try not just 1 pair of shoes, but 3. had me run on a treadmill they have in the store to look at how the shoes fit my feet and also to listen for the sound that my running makes as a way to see whether the shoes are right for me. had me run outside (i actually ran to the pier) to get a good sense of how the shoes felt. throughout the sale, also, told me various bits of advice on running (i'm starting to run again). an experience i'm willing to enjoy again when i buy shoes the next time.

Pros: knowledgeable sales, attentive, thorough

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GREAT place if you like jogging, or running, or even if you hate it and you need things to motivate you, or if you're a total beginner and need a place to start. Lots of very knowlegable people and HIGH QUALITY wares!

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GREAT place if you like jogging, or running, or even if you hate it and you need things to motivate you, or if you're a total beginner and need a place to start. Lots of very knowlegable people and HIGH QUALITY wares!

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My chiropractor recommended this place when I asked him about getting running shoes. I used to buy what looked good but he recommended I go somewhere where a professional could assess my walking / running movements.

The people that work there are runners and they have a treadmill to run on so they can see what may be best for you. Together, we found shoes that looked good and felt good on my feet. I ended up getting two pairs of sauconys and they have both been great.

There was not a huge selection of shoes but I think for running shoes there are probably less designs than there would be in a large outlet type store that carries all kinds of shoes.

Prices were reasonable.

Other than parking (very close to the beach on Washington) the place is great.

PROS: Supplied what I needed, my feet are happy!
CONS: Beach Parkiing, weekends can be difficult.

4
★★★★☆

My chiropractor recommended this place when I asked him about getting running shoes. I used to buy what looked good but he recommended I go somewhere where a professional could assess my walking / running movements.

The people that work there are runners and they have a treadmill to run on so they can see what may be best for you. Together, we found shoes that looked good and felt good on my feet. I ended up getting two pairs of sauconys and they have both been great.

There was not a huge selection of shoes but I think for running shoes there are probably less designs than there would be in a large outlet type store that carries all kinds of shoes.

Prices were reasonable.

Other than parking (very close to the beach on Washington) the place is great.

PROS: Supplied what I needed, my feet are happy!
CONS: Beach Parkiing, weekends can be difficult.

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Running store where the employees are runners and make sure your fit is correct for you. I'm always picky and they don't complain. Great service! You could probably find prices $5-10 cheaper elsewhere, but it's worth it for the service. I've purchased 2 out of the last 3 shoes from this store and will go back. See if you qualify for a discount! Small amount of accessories and clothing. Shoes are the real focus here. Not certain below review was for right store. There is a beach store next door.

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★★★★☆

Running store where the employees are runners and make sure your fit is correct for you. I'm always picky and they don't complain. Great service! You could probably find prices $5-10 cheaper elsewhere, but it's worth it for the service. I've purchased 2 out of the last 3 shoes from this store and will go back. See if you qualify for a discount! Small amount of accessories and clothing. Shoes are the real focus here. Not certain below review was for right store. There is a beach store next door.

Pros: Excellent Help, Employees know their, stuff!

Cons: A bit pricey.

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hide your credit card for some not-so-great deals at above market prices; the selection of beach gear is reflective of many desingers and local wahoos who are charging too much.

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hide your credit card for some not-so-great deals at above market prices; the selection of beach gear is reflective of many desingers and local wahoos who are charging too much.

Pros: expensive, bad color selection

 

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