ARE YOUR FEET ON THE CLOUD? April 16, 2016 14:00

Responsive Running Shoes for Every Runner

Men's On Cloud 

Women's On Cloud


On Running at St. Pete Running Company

St. Pete Running Company is introducing a new brand. On Running Shoes are now in store. Here's what you need to know.


What You Need to Know About the Cloud 

  • Designed for runners who want a minimal running shoe with maximal cushioning

  • Super lightweight, flexible and responsive
  • Soft landing with an explosive takeoff
  • Forget about lacing up: The On Cloud features easy-entry lacing

Men's On Cloudsurfer


What You Need to Know About the Cloudsurfer

  • Agile and breathable
  • Cushioned while still highly responsive
  • Great neutral shoe for training and race competition
  • Cloud elements move individually to respond to individual gait

 Women's On Cloudflyer


What You Need to Know About the Cloudflyer

  • Soft landing of a training shoe with the dynamic kick of a rapid competitive shoe
  • Stability impulse promotes running motion without inward rotation
  • Wider surface area provides a stable stance for safe ride
    • Platform provides a natural range of motion and extra flexibility


    Ready to Put Your Feet in a Cloud?

    Come into St. Pete Running Company for your free StrideSmart Fitting Process and try On Running shoes to see how much your feet love the Cloud.




    Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.


    Why St. Pete Running Company is the Place to Get Fitted for Shoes

    Selecting the correct running shoes for you is an important decision, and not always an easy one. Shoes change each year and so does your body. We are so convinced about the importance of wearing the right shoes that we have developed a unique fitting process called StrideSmart. We are the only store in the world that uses this process.

    After going through our shoe fitting, customers usually leave our store with the correct footwear as well as an understanding of their stride. When asked, our expert staff can and often will suggest stretches, strengthening exercises, and adjustments to a person's running form.

    Initially, our expert staff will spend a few minutes listening. We want to learn more about you: goals, old shoes, injuries, challenges with running. We're here to help. Also, like any good shoe fitting, we measure your foot both seated and standing. We look at the length & width of your foot as well as your arch length.

    At St. Pete Running Company, this step in the shoe fitting process is just the tip of a very big ice burg.

    We want to get an understanding of the way your body moves. We will look at a few important things such as 1-legged squat & 2-legged squat to get an idea of your body's natural movement pattern.

    The StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process takes into account several important factors:

    • Individual needs
    • Injury history
    • Personal Goals
    • Body alignment
    • Running/walking form
    • Gait
    The running and gait analysis involved in a StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process is an in-depth evaluation. Some key things to note:
    • Takes little time out of a busy day (about 20 minutes on average)
    • Shoe fitting is not just for runners, but also designed for walkers and joggers of all abilities.
    Interested in your free StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process? Stop by St. Pete Running Company any time during operating hours. No appointment necessary. No obligation to make a purchase. This shoe fitting process will change the way you select running and walking shoes. We're proud of the way our process helps athletes of all abilities maximize their potential.
    Have you made mistakes in selecting running shoes in the past? You're not alone. Find out The 3 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Selecting Running Shoes.


    Come Get Fitted for Your Next Pair of Shoes

    St. Pete Running Company is located in the LA Fitness shopping center right across the street from Tyrone Mall.

    Phone: 727-800-5043

    Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710

    Store Hours:

    M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m




    Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.


    Hoka One One isn't afraid to admit that their shoes are a little bit crazy.


    The Clifton, Men's (Click image to enlarge)

    Notice the height, which makes the shoe appear to be heavy. Looks can be deceiving. This model weighs in under 8 ounces. That's what we call a lightweight shoe.


    Conquest 2, Men's


    Conquest 2, Women's


    The Clifton, Women's

    Click images to enlarge

    They don't look exactly like other running shoes. A little bit crazy? Sure. But here's what you'll love about HOKA ONE ONE running shoes.

    • LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMFORTABLE. Most of their models are under 11 ounces. The foot doesn't ride high on the platform, but slides down inside like a "shoe canoe." Most people have told us that the day after a longer run in HOKAs, they don't feel as beaten up as they did in their old running shoes.

    • ENCOURAGES GOOD FORM. The drop encourages runners to strike the ground slightly in front of the belly button where ideal running stride is achieved.

    • REHABILITATION SHOE. Often we have customers with a history of multiple knee surgeries. Our number one recommendation for them once they are cleared to begin exercising again is to resume running with HOKA ONE ONE. The shoe is stabilizing and can help those with past injuries.

    • RUNNER'S WORLD AND PODIATRIST-APPROVED. Endorsed by Runner's World magazine and Dr. Brian Fullem, podiatrist.

    • LONG-LASTING. Compared to regular running shoes, HOKA ONE ONE lasts 1.5 to 2 times as long in most cases.


    HOKA size 16

    Need to special order size 15? Not a problem!

    All of their shoes are designed to provide integrated stability which is adaptable to a wide range of feet and running styles. They continue to grow in popularity.


    Note the purple line on the rise. Graph courtesy of Slowtwitch.com

    HOKA ONE ONE understood from the beginning that natural foot motion was extremely important for uniformity of stride. They incorporated minimum drop geometry along with a rolling rocker design to promote consistent rhythm in the runner's foot strike. They engineered a unique performance midsole geometry that features a higher volume, softer density, and greater rebounding foam than standard running shoes. Along with maximal cushioning, this provides runners of all types with an energizing, stable ride.


    Mention this Blog in-store and we'll happily fit you for the Hoka One-One Trainers specific towards your body's needs using our STRIDESMART FITTING PROCESS.



    Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.

    RUNNING CLASS ANNOUNCED IN ST. PETE October 1, 2014 11:00

    St. Pete Running Company is hosting another round of our popular Running Classes.  Last time we did this back in June we instructed over 200 students to a more efficient running form. 65% of Runners will have an injury THIS YEAR! Don't become a statistic! A full description of the courses are below. These classes are open and informative and are a great tool to help you get started on your running journey. The cost to attend is $5 per class, and each participant will receive a $10 St. Pete Running Company  $10 Voucher to spend in our Running Store.


    Running 101.  Saturday, October 4th at 8:00 AM.  Also bring cash because we're having a coffee truck there from 7:00 - 10:00!   RSVP to our Facebook Event

    Description:  If you've never run 1 mile in your life, this class is for you! This is for beginner to intermediate runners who want to learn the basics of proper run technique. We start with how to put your foot on the ground, and continue on from there. Like everything else we do, this is meant to be a friendly and non-intimidating class which will be perfect for the non-runner. The whole class will last approximately 1 hour and there won't actually be much running involved.  We will be outside moving around, so bring a bottle of water and wear your running shoes. The end result is that you will leave the class with a strong understanding of what's required to run efficiently.


    Running Refresh Class. Sunday, October 5th at 8:00 AM. RSVP to our Facebook Event

    Description:  Come to this class if you can't make Saturday's class or if you've already taken one of our classes in the past and just want to freshen up on your running technique. The class will be designed for beginner to intermediate runners and we will go over how to run more efficiently. Depending on class size we will break off into smaller group and work on some running technique drills.  This class will be a great reminder those who already "get it" as to why cadence, positioning and posture are important. Also by the end of this class you should know how to reduce the loading forces on your knees, hips and back and use your tendons more when you run.... (That's a good thing!)


    Running 201.  Saturday, October 11th at 8:00 AM. This class will last approximately 1 hour and we will be outside moving around. This builds on the foundations we learned in running 101. We will go over much of the Running 101 curriculum as well so if you missed class on Oct 4th, that's okay. This class will incorporate some running technique drills which are designed to help with positioning of your hips and legs. This class is designed for beginner to intermediate runners and is sure to be informative. Usually this is the biggest class we have when we run this course!


    Running 301. Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 AM. This is designed for beginners all the way up to advanced runners. Learn techniques and drills that elite runners incorporate into their everyday training regimen to become more efficient at running. We will build from what we learned in Running 101 and 201, and although prior attendance isn't required, it is certainly encouraged. 75% of this class is outside and the final 25% will be inside using foam rollers and body weight exercises. The end result is that you will have a daily routine and will have a thorough understanding of training practices which will improve efficiency

    If you have any questions about this or any of our classes, please contact us via e-mail