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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  • Tuesday Night Run Series

    56 runners join us for our kickoff of the Tuesday Night Run Series. Our kickoff started with Scott Sports, Hoka, PearlIzumi, Saucony, and GU. We had over 12 different styles of shoes that you could take out and run in, as well as many samples of GU and chomps. Our group went over towards Gene […]

  • Trail Running Adventures

    The Balanced Athlete hosts a trail run every Sunday beginning at 8:30am. (Carpool options from The Balanced Athlete at 8am) Options to include shorter distances to help build confidence, trail skills, clothing options to keep you comfortable while out running in any weather, nutritional needs and how to eat and run, plus many more. These […]

  • Max’s Random Running Thoughts #8

    Lets talk about doubles. For once I’ll start by listing the only two questions ever asked by any human being about doing two runs a day (commonly referred to as ‘doubles’). ‘Should I do doubles?’ and ‘when should I do doubles?’. My answer to both of these is similar to my discussion on speed work […]