from co-founder michael conforti...
I decided to run the first 26.2 of my new career. My life was headed in a new direction. My experience training with Al for that first marathon led to a new love of running. Not too long after that race, I had the amazing and timely opportunity to purchase a running store. This was not just any running store, but one of the most highly-regarded running specialty shops in the country that runners had loved and respected for over 35 years! My new career allowed me to help runners at work while also doing what I love in my spare time.
Over time, as I saw the landscape for running continue to change and as people grew more and more concerned about the environment, I began to recognize that there might be a way to assist runners with their needs and save our planet at the same time..: they are an online running store, but so much more:.
- they are running shoe experts. they post EXPERT PRODUCT REVIEWS for each shoe, they offer kindrunner rx approved alternatives [say you've been in mizuno wave riders and they work great but you want to try a brooks shoe, they'll tell you which one is most similar], they have an online expert you can chat with, and they also have 1 on 1 custom fittings over the phone.
- they offer FREE 3-WAY SHIPPING... FREE shipping of your order, FREE shipping of returns for any reason and FREE shipping of your donated shoes back to them for repurposing with Soles4Souls or The More Foundation.
- they offer a CONFIDENT RUNNER PRICE... for example, i wear mizuno wave riders for road running and i know what size i wear. i can waive my free return shipping and get a discount on the shoe! i still get free shipping to me, and still get free shipping of donated shoes.
- they reward you for being kind with the KINDNESS CASH REWARDS (KCR). when you receive a pair of shoes that you've ordered from them, you have the option to place an old pair of shoes (or two, or three, etc.) into the KindRunner shipping box and place the prepaid return label on the box for shipment back to them. once they received the box, they scan it and credit $10 KCR per pair new shoes purchased. (so let's say you purchase 2 pairs of shoes from them, you can ship one old pair to them and get $10 KCR or you can ship 2 old pairs back and get $20 KCR. if you ship more than two pairs back, you can only get a maximum of $20 KCR because you only purchase two pairs of new shoes, does that make sense?) the KCR can be used to purchase ANYTHING that kindrunner sells and THEY NEVER EXPIRE.
- EASY 365 RETURNS - you have 365 days to return any product as long it's in original packaging and original condition.
- not only are you getting great customer service and great discounts, you're helping people in need AND the environment. it's a WIN WIN.
.: another FYI :.
- they are offering another incentive for their earliest customers... FREE SOCKS FOR LIFE for their first 500 customers! each time one of the first 500 customers returns and purchases a new pair of shoes, the order will ship with a free pair of socks of your choice from their sock inventory!