REVIEWS

James Bibby
James Bibby
1716633943
Great service. Great online experience. Highly recommend.
My first visit to The Derby Runner, helpful staff (served by Lauren) offering advice and brought a selection of of items for me to try.
Steve Donald
Steve Donald
1715462299
Popped in to get some running shoes. Served by Marcus. Fantastic service, very knowledgeable, polite young man. Thanks.Brooks shoes awesome.
dan crow
dan crow
1715013100
Great shop with knowledgeable staff. Has all the stuff you know you need and all the stuff you don't know you need!
Matt Clay
Matt Clay
1714805227
The service here is excellent. I had a gait analysis and I’m a novice runner so don’t know much about what is the best footwear, but the staff were only too happy to help and give all the time you need even though it was really busy. Great range of products, and pleased to support an independent business.
Latoya Bessey
Latoya Bessey
1713873314
Absolutely fab service and engaging. Sorry I didn't get her name. I now have a new pair of trail shoes and a new pair of road shoes. Happy, happy, happy.
Robert Baker
Robert Baker
1713641082
I went to buy a new pair of running shoes. The service was highly professional and friendly. The team here really know their stuff and have a massive range. I'm very pleased with my purchase and will definitely be visiting again.
David Windsor
David Windsor
1713461330
Always look after you until you are 100% satisfied. I've been going back for many years for quality foot wear and I'm not a professional runner but do appreciate quality footwear.
adam walker
adam walker
1711632503
Bough a new pair of trail shoes from here today and the service could not have been better. 100% the best place for running shoes and equipment in the local area. Would highly recommend
Lauren was extremely helpful with a great knowledge in trainers and there fits and purpose 👏
Stephen Turner
Stephen Turner
1710577319
Fantastic service, really helpful advice and a good range of sports shoes to choose from. I bought two pairs and happy with both of them.
Ed Bosley
Ed Bosley
1710150302
Not only were the trainers that I wanted the cheapest on the internet via Derby Runner, but at the time of the order they were unable to fulfil my order for an additional pair of socks, so I received a (free) substitute with the trainers, followed by the Merino socks that I ordered a week later. Great service and prices. I shall be using again. Thanks
Joseph Baxter
Joseph Baxter
1709401556
Best running shop in the Easr Midlands. Knowledgeable staff. Great deals.
Outstanding customer service and value and quality I would never try or buy any running shoes from anywhere else from now on. Rob the owner was helpful and considerate. Especially as I was quite an awkward customer 😊.He even exchanged my pair of used once shoes as I wasn't getting on with them.
Evie Simmons
Evie Simmons
1709141405
I went to derby runner to have my gait analysis done as I am fairly new to running and developed pain in my knee during & after running … Rob assessed while I ran on the treadmill and offered me a selection of shoes that would correct my running style… after buying a pair of trainers & a few weeks of running later, I’ve not had a single problem with my knee & I’m over the moon!! Would definitely recommend the derby runner 👍🏻
Very helpful staff, not pushy. Had gait analysis done and explained which was very interesting. Bought some new running trainers, very pleased with them!Updated review 2024: Returned to purchase new shoes after developing a hole in the previous ones and being close to graduating from couch 2 5k (again). The woman who served me was lovely, spending a long time getting me to try on different shoes for fit until we were both happy. I had free reign to try them on the treadmill as much as I needed. I really appreciated the care, attention, and knowledge of the staff member - I wish I'd got her name! My husband also bought some running trainers he'd had his eye on for a while, as we love to support this fantastic local business.
Sydney Fowkes
Sydney Fowkes
1708697935
Went here looking for some new running trainers, the store is great and the staff couldn’t be more informative and helpful! Rob did me a gait analysis test, explained everything in great detail it was really interesting & helped me find the perfect trainers! Super happy with my experience!! Thank youuu, I’m sure I’ll be back 😁
Paul PAULC
Paul PAULC
1708083965
Went to Derby Runner with daughter who has just started running . She was nervous that she wouldn’t be taken seriously, however the service she received was fantastic. Really took the time to look at her running style, give her a choice of running shoes and make sure she was able to choose a shoe that suited her. Many thanks
Kyle Forster
Kyle Forster
1707574532
Spent hours online looking for a pair of running shoes, not know what size, style, etc. Went to The Derby Runner after seeing good reviews and wasn’t disappointed, super knowledgable, helpful. Great atmosphere in there and Joseph was a great young lad who helped out with all needs. Will be a staple for me now on. Thank you!
Lee Griffiths
Lee Griffiths
1707078295
Best running shop by a country mile. The advice is absolutely spot on, the range of merchandise is great. Thoroughly recommend - also supporting local!
Cheryl
Cheryl
1706223613
Second time to here to buy my running trainers. One first have been amazing but time for a new pair. The owner Rob dealt with me again and made me feel very welcome and was interested in what I was into with my fitness. I made three bus journeys to get there as I haven’t a car right now but so pleased I made the effort to go back. Thank you very much. 😊 can’t wait to get running in them!!!
Craig B
Craig B
1706019084
Awesome service as usual. I went in with the intention to buy a certain style of running shoe. I was advised against it to prevent injury. They quite easily could have sold them to me (the more expensive ones too!), but instead suggested a wide array of shoes that would be more suited but also an improvement on my current shoes.There is no gait analysis, but the lady who served me was more than happy to record me running on the treadmill and then reviewed using their tablet followed by expert advise.I would highly recommend the Derby Runner. Free Parking and easy to get to location.
Ben Foster
Ben Foster
1705752964
Always worth the trip from Nottingham for running and trail shoes
Rory Kiernan
Rory Kiernan
1705060955
Highly, highly recommend. I popped in for the first time for a new pair of running shoes. I explained to Elaine my experience and problems and she was incredibly helpful. She offered different style shoes to try and and had excellent knowledge on how to best treat my running injuries.For new or veteran runners the team here have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help with your goals. I will definitely be back.
pat watson
pat watson
1704917107
I can’t thank Lauren enough for her knowledge, patience and friendly advice on selecting some comfortable trainers for my foot problems. She knew exactly what I needed. I was made to feel like a valued customer 🙏🏽
paul tomaney
paul tomaney
1704729136
Extremely helpful in sorting me out with what I was after. Excellent communication via e mail. Reccomend without hesitation.
Heather Davies
Heather Davies
1704292070
Excellent range of running shoes and knowledgable & friendly staff to advise. Definitely recommend.
Karen Holden
Karen Holden
1703100202
Called in today for my first ever pair of ‘real’ running shoes. I’d spoken to Carolyn earlier in the day and she was such a great help in helping me find the right pair of running shoes. She took her time with me, explained the possible reasons I’d started to get some knee pain. I told Carolyn my budget and was only shown shoes within that range. After about an hour we finally whittled it down to ‘the’ pair. I’ve just been for a Road test in them and they felt great. Plus as an added bonus, I also got the 12 Days of Christmas discount. Win, win. Thank you 😊
S H
S H
1702668540
Great choice of running shoes and good service.
Joel Swain
Joel Swain
1700936608
Called in this morning 9am sharp .My son was racing regional cross country with the RAFC .He had qualified in his BMX shoes !!Great selection so he could try various different manufacturers & sizes . WAY better than guesstimating on the internet . Great staff & friendly advice .I was well rewarded - He came home with a GOLD medal !!Thank you Derby Runner !!
Emma S
Emma S
1700413028
Such a fantastic service, every step of my gait analysis was explained and informative. A week running on my new Brooks and my leg niggles are disappearing. Would recommend to anyone.
Jodie Heath
Jodie Heath
1699530904
Amazing service, got the perfect shoes after trying plenty on. They were super helpful and friendly. Will recommend to anybody looking to get new shoes fitted!
Sharon Orridge
Sharon Orridge
1698339970
Excellent service and great advice thank you.
Alice
Alice
1698062997
Went into the shop today to get some new running trainers and trainers for work. I was served by Elaine and she was amazing! She was so knowledgeable but also super approachable and kind. I was kinda nervous about doing a gait analysis because I’m still fairly new into my running journey but she made me feel totally at ease and was non judgemental and gave me so much time and attention. Thank you so much Elaine!!!
Ella Benn
Ella Benn
1695796347
Popped in a few months ago just to chat with them about knee pain i’d been experiencing whilst running, they immediately realised it was down to my shoes being too small as well as far too worn down. I can’t remember her name but a lovely girl helped me with gait analysis and let me try on probably about 10 different pairs of shoes, she helped me for an hour with complete patience whilst I was deciding. I’ve now been consistently running a few times a week for a few months and have experience no discomfort at all! Thank you 🙂
A fantastic running shop on all fronts.Great selection of shoes, top notch service and affordably priced.Park right outside and an array of running goodness awaits.Thanks everyone and keep up the fine work.
Mark Aldridge
Mark Aldridge
1694452989
Great staff, super friendly and knowledgeable. Great customer experience.
Amanda
Amanda
1693747733
I've just been to buy my 1st pair of trail trainers for hiking! Excellent service, the staff are really patient & knowledge!
kim muir
kim muir
1693338369
Really patient and attentive staff. Attention to detail highly recommend
EllisRicci
EllisRicci
1692895732
Could not recommend this shop enough! I went there today I hopes of walking in and getting my first pair of running trainers. I had no clue about what I wanted but the staff analysed my run on the treadmill and provided me with some great advice on what shoes I should try on, they also provide a treadmill to test out the feel and performance of each trainer. Excellent customer service! I walked away extremely happy with my purchase as I now have a pair of trainers that feel super comfortable and responsive! Definitely recommend:)
Dawn Hunter
Dawn Hunter
1692645971
I visited Derby Runner for some help and advice after starting running again. I was running in some trainers which weren’t right for me, resulting in some nasty blisters. Rob immediately diagnosed the problem and brought me a selection of trainers to try.I didn’t initially visit Derby Runner but purchased the first trainers in a different high Street store as I thought it would be intimidating visiting a “running shop”. How wrong I was, Rob listened carefully to my problems and looked at me running on the treadmill. I left Derby Runner with new trainers which do not give me blisters and are so comfortable to run in. My running distances have more than doubled and speed is a bit faster too.All in all, do not hesitate or feel intimidated at visiting, Derby Runner, the staff are really helpful and friendly and it was a thoroughly good experience which ended up with me having great new trainers.Thanks Rob and Derby Runner.Dawn
Emily Blake
Emily Blake
1692100965
Really extensive knowledge, kind service amazing deals, great range of running shoes for any occasion. Honestly one of the best retail experiences I’ve had. The major flagship stores in London should take note! If I could give more stars I would. Such lovely staff!
Yvette Williams
Yvette Williams
1692100940
Such an amazing experience... Great service and such a good choice of shoe., listened to what I wanted and then bought out a great selection of running trainers. No hassle and stress free shopping with exceptional knowledgeThanks
Isaac Parker
Isaac Parker
1692100873
Lovely staff, incredibly attentive and knowledgeable.Came out feeling comfortable and confident in the shoes and look forward to putting the miles into them!Would highly recommend to anyone in the area 👍
Gary Murfin
Gary Murfin
1691934743
Went in recently after having a hip replacement to look for a pair of comfortable running shoes, the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable and I left with some stability trainers, highly recommended
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