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Bull City Running Co.

4.9

202 W North Carolina 54
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 265-3904
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Photo of Brian Graham Brian Graham
May 28, 2019 5

Felt Like Cinderella in Bull City Running Co. I came in looking for some new running shoes, since my wife had a very positive experience at BCRC. I decided to let the staff do their normal 'routine' I guess, and I would go along with it. Man, was I blown away. Max helped me a ton. Informed me about which type of shoe would work best for what I wanted, eliminated some options, and took me through an awesome fitting. He actually laced up each shoe put them on my feet, and tied them for a test. I literally felt like Cinderella. Love the shoes. Also picked up a jersey and socks and have been hitting it every day. Thanks!

Photo of Andrew C-K Andrew C-K
Apr 5, 2019 5

It's like visiting Marathon sports. I came in for compression socks. The friendly staff helped me find a pair and gave me some tips for getting them on / wearing them. They also gave some first hand personal experience with the product that led me to pick up a sale pair. Best of all they didn't try to upsell me on something else. This is a specialty store, so you are paying probably a little more for expertise and first hand knowledge. I recommend the store for anyone that runs.

Photo of Jamie Stockman Jamie Stockman
Feb 12, 2019 5

A great place to purchase running shoes!  They take the time to ask you about your running, check out how your stride looks walking as well as running and then help you narrow down options in shoes that might work for you.  I love this because almost always, it's not the most expensive pair that I wind up liking.  It's refreshing to have people assist you based on comfort and support rather than just brand / cost. I also love that it's local.  You see and feel it in the staff... no big company coldness and people that genuinely care.  It makes a big difference.

Photo of Krista Ung Krista Ung
Jun 12, 2019 5

Very friendly and helpful staff. I have purchased shoes and insoles here. I am happy with both of my purchases.

Photo of Nelson Disla Nelson Disla
Nov 18, 2018 5

This store is excellent. Great selection of shoes, as you would expect, but also anything else you might need: socks, nutrition/energy, sleeves, etc. But the best thing of all—and the reason I'll continue to choose Bull City Running Co. over any other running store in the area—is the service. The staff is very attentive and helpful in finding the right fit, making sure you give the shoes a short run around, and answering any additional questions. Well worth your time.

Photo of John Hampton John Hampton
Jun 19, 2019 5

Non-chain, brick-and-mortar, locally owned/operated by running enthusiasts who _support_ local races. Personal service by knowledgeable, friendly people. Fair pricing, and just found out I qualified for a $20 loyalty discount on my latest purchase. If you value working with real humans, benefiting from their knowledge, and being able to walk in, buy something, and walk out with it, then support businesses like Bull City Running Co. Top marks.

Photo of Donald Barnes Donald Barnes
Oct 21, 2019 5

This place is amazing. Customer service is top notch, staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. Cant recommend enough!

Photo of Alex Kresovich Alex Kresovich
Aug 31, 2019 5

Couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Went for the first time yesterday with my brother to get him shoes and my man Chance was incredibly helpful. Absolute expert, patient, super nice, and helped my brother find some shoes that he texted me today that he loves. Will recommend this store to every runner I know. A+ #GiveChanceARaise

Photo of Jennifer Hennigan Jennifer Hennigan
Oct 26, 2019 5

Employees are all friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. When I first came here I had been having trouble with shin splits. I got fit for shoes and found out I had been using the wrong kind for my running style. I was able to try several pairs and the new shoes made all the difference! I’ve been back several times either when I need a new pair of shoes or when I’m looking to try something new to help with longer runs (gels, hydration).

Photo of Justin Florian Justin Florian
Nov 10, 2019 5

Very well informed and friendly staff. They took the time to make sure I found the shoes that were right for me.

Photo of Skyler Peterkin Skyler Peterkin
Nov 20, 2019 5

They are Soo nice. My husband and Myself will definitely be back!!!

Photo of Lucy Hayhurst Lucy Hayhurst
Dec 19, 2019 5

I have purchased my last 4 pairs of running shoes at Bull City Running because they always have the best customer service and selection. I recently tried a new shoe that I had never bought and after 2-weeks it just wasn’t working for my feet. No problem! The kind salesman did an even exchange and I’m back in my favorite Adidas shoes 😃. I highly recommend coming here for the excellent service, friendly community atmosphere, and quality products!

Photo of Ann Ann
Dec 10, 2019 5

Great little store with an eclectic offering of sports wear, equipment, and of course running shoes. Very helpful staff

Photo of Laverne Corbett Laverne Corbett
Jan 16, 2020 5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great prices

Photo of Rob Reece Rob Reece
Jan 19, 2020 5

I was a first time visitor since I wasn't feeling the love from the place that I usually go to. I had great experience and left with a great pair of shoes. Will definitely be back!

Photo of Ronald Bergquist Ronald Bergquist
Jan 27, 2020 5

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Everything one needs for running or walking, with a wide selection. A place to hold on to.

Photo of Mark Mathieu Mark Mathieu
Feb 11, 2020 5

Bull City Running has a great selection of running shoes, including models for more competitive runners, along with a helpful, knowledgeable staff. They also co-sponsor Run Club in Durham during Daylight Savings with Fullsteam Brewery, which is the best group run experience in the area.

Photo of Scott Beaudry Scott Beaudry
Mar 4, 2020 5

Great customer service, patient and willing to work with me to find the right shoe.

Photo of Kim Donica Kim Donica
Aug 19, 2017 5

Excellent curated selection of running gear and shoes. Their races are the best organized I've been to

Photo of Anne Marie Egan Anne Marie Egan
Apr 21, 2020 5

With the current stay at home orders, I have been walking and running like crazy lately! I started to develop pain in my arches. I called Bull City Running and they listened to my story. Then they recommended a couple options for me and had them set outside of the store when I arrived (social distancing). Overall it was a really individualized experience and I left feeling like I was understood and that I have the right shoes to help my feet! Even by the end of the day, having the correct shoes, I was in much less discomfort. Thank you so much!

Photo of Christina Martinson Christina Martinson
May 2, 2020 5

The best people who support the running community in Durham in countless ways! Visit their store to find gear, but also route advice, training plans and fun tips like “toe yoga!”

Photo of J B J B
May 25, 2020 5

Great Shoe Sale. Good job with social distancing

Photo of Letitia Lewis Letitia Lewis
Jun 14, 2020 5

Have foot pain from stressed tendon. Visited your store for the first time today. Immediately upon entering I was greeted and serviced. Jason listened and educated me on possible shoes. I chose the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20. Wore shoes out the store until retiring for the evening. Wearing the shoes for just 6 hours made a difference. I can stand and walk barefoot with little pain. Thank you Jason.

Photo of biotechofdurham biotechofdurham
Jul 26, 2020 5

Great selection. Amazing service. Thank you!

Photo of Calvin Lysell Calvin Lysell
Aug 12, 2020 5

Great experience with very knowledgeable and helpful employees! Even gave me a few new running trails to hit!

Photo of Tyler Hardy Tyler Hardy
Aug 23, 2020 5

Lindsay was a delight to work with. She was very knowledgeable and got me into the best-fitting running shoes that I’ve ever had after 29 years of being a runner. I highly recommend the staff and store overall. Thank you!

Photo of Jill K Jill K
Aug 24, 2020 5

Very kind, patient and thorough help in the shoe finding process. Brett was able to dial in the kind of shoe that felt right for me in a short time.

Photo of Veronica Rutilant Veronica Rutilant
Aug 19, 2020 5

Yes, you can find cheaper shoes on Amazon, but I strongly recommend setting up a fitting appointment at this place. I had no idea what to expect when I made the appointment, and was very impressed with the customer service. Brett was very knowledgeable and communicated thoughtfully during the fitting. Buying shoes can be tricky, so they will help you make the best decision possible. Also, 10 day trial is very reasonable for a local business.

Photo of Rebecca Parks Rebecca Parks
Sep 4, 2020 5

I'm one of the large group of people who has taken up running during the pandemic to keep their sanity. Unfortunately my body has decided to fight me along the way and give me various aches and pains. After trying and failing solutions with Dr. Google, I finally decided to go in and have my gait checked to prevent further injury. The kind people at Bull City Running were absolutely wonderful. They listened to my issues, didn't judge or shame me for my self diagnosis and troubleshooted any possible issues. After several test, they put me in a pair of shoes that felt like I was walking on clouds. I would highly recommend this local business, they are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and have a remarkable selection.

Photo of Robbie Link Robbie Link
Sep 1, 2020 5

Best experience in shoe fitting. Super nice folks and helpful information. Good selection to choose from. Reasonable prices.

Photo of Charles Vinueza Charles Vinueza
Sep 20, 2020 5

They were very helpful in finding the right pair of running shoes for my girlfriend. Their return policy is also great. The shoes we bought also seemed to be fairly priced. I will come back to find a quality pair of running shoes for myself in the future.