Healthy lifestyles start at The Balanced Athlete in Renton, WA. Whether you are a seasoned runner or looking at getting back into shape, The Balanced Athlete is your best choice for shoes, outerwear, and more.

A Running Store Like No Other

We carry state-of-the-art shoes and gear, but old fashioned customer service is still what sets us apart.

Our Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Balanced Athlete at The Landing
800 N 10th Place Unit F
Renton, WA 98057
Phone 1 (425) 282-4556

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  • Apparel For All Seasons

    Running in Seattle's signature drizzle never felt so comfortable. We've got the apparel and gear you need for running in hot, cold, rainy, and dark conditions. Gear up and get going!

  • Free Group Runs

    Tired of running solo? Join us for our weekly group runs! Enjoy the camaraderie of other runners, release the stress of your busy week, and get tips on improving your form and speed.

  • Expert Advice

    If you want to be the best, you need to learn from the best. With nearly 25 years of experience in footwear, store owner Eric Sach and his experienced sales team bring a wealth of knowledge to the table.

  • From Minimal to Trail

    From track to trail or minimal to triathlon, we've got you covered. Over 24 models of trail shoes, 26 different minimal running shoes, and 28 road shoes give you the best possible shoe for your activity.

  • Unique Brands

    We feature innovative and up-and-coming brands that are dedicated to maximizing your running efficiency. Beyond this, the brands we carry have been personally tested by our staff who can attest to their quality and durability first-hand.

  • Precisely Measured

    Part of providing superior customer service is making sure you leave with the right running shoes for you. The Balanced Athlete way of shoe fitting looks beyond mere shoe size to match you with the pair that lets you to get the most out of your run.

From our blog

We like to share some best practices and ways for you to become a healthier, stronger athlete. Nutrition, comfort, and training are some of the topics we cover. Come read more!

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  • Getting into the Rhythm

    So what exactly is heart training? We’ve all heard about it. But what does it actually mean? I want to know too! Follow my adventures as I discover more about how to train, differently…harder…or smarter? It has been almost 7 weeks since I have started training using my Suunto Ambit 2R heart monitor and watch, […]

  • Clothing Review: Gore Winter Wear

    Hi Everyone – I’m Claire! You can find me on the floor at the balanced athlete selling shoes or marveling over technical details on the latest running apparel. I’ll be writing regular posts about our latest clothing out on the floor. I can guarantee my honest opinion without getting carried away with confusing technical talk. […]

  • Seasons Change

    Cooling temps, rain falling from the sky, darkness in the mornings and evenings. Yep, Fall is here. This is a great time to be running, provided you are equipped with the gear that keeps you protected from the elements. Our fall selection of clothing has been arriving and is going fairly quickly. Time to re-think […]