When you hear the words “A Kind Runner” what comes to mind? When I think of runners, Kind Runners, I think of my comrades… those of us out there changing ourselves daily, encouraging one another, supporting one another, offering insight and assistance. Helping each other and those around us. Helping even non-runners by encouraging them to make healthier decisions, or try running. Helping people find the right shoes or right fueling.

Those of you who are runners know how unique the group of runners is. We wave hi to strangers on the road, cheer everyone on, and on days we aren’t racing, a lot of us get up before the sun to stand on sidewalks and cheer on those that are racing. We congratulate each other and celebrate a time improvement of seconds. We share training information constantly. What worked for us and what didn’t. We talk sneakers, tread wear, clothing, socks, etc. Then, we huddle together early in the morning waiting for the start of a race. We share glories, anxieties and many, many miles.

I have always been a supporter of runners, the running community, and the environment. I love to volunteer. What I take out on a run comes back with me. When asked to define a Kind Runner, we may have different definitions, however, a new online store truly defines KindRunner. I’d like to introduce you all to the new face of running: is the definition of helping others by offering professional reviews and information, helping the community as a whole as well as those in need.  This company is changing the face of running and I for one am excited to be an Ambassador of this innovative and exciting company!!

575365_388338847941862_956675746_n is a store that wants to bring the joy and love of running to everyone in the community. They don’t just want to give a basic few word review of the shoes; they want to give you the ins and outs, pros and cons, expert video reviews and customer experiences. You have a concern regarding foot problems and running? They have information for you. They are giving the information and review of the product a face with videos and expert reviews. They even have experts available to work with you to find the right shoe fit! Us runners, we know the importance of good sneakers. We also know that my favorite sneaker and your favorite sneaker are completely different and that’s okay.

What else makes different? Their commitment to the community and to reducing the carbon footprint left by runners is a pretty awesome concept. How are they going to do this? wants to help you clean out your closet!! Honestly, how many of us don’t have piles of old shoes hanging out in the closet? I think I have at least 5 pairs of sneakers I can no longer run in. They created a program for you to ship your old sneakers to them (free of charge) and they will donate them to those in need through Soles 4 Souls and The More Foundation Group. We may not be able to run another race in them, but for someone with no shoes, they will go further than we could ever imagine. Added bonus, on top of repurposing your old sneakers, you will also receive credit on their website for future purchases.



Here are some

KEY Factors that no one else offers and make unique!

  • Confident Runner Pricing – An option presented upon checkout which rewards those who know exactly what they are looking for. This option waives the Free Return Shipping but offers the shoe at a below retail price. Shipping of product to customer is still free, as is the return shipping of donated shoes for the Kindness Cash Rewards Program.

  • Free 3 Way Shipping – Free shipping of your order to you, free shipping of any returns for any reason, free shipping of your donated shoes back to us for re-purposing with Soles 4 Souls or The More Foundation Group.

  • Kindness Cash Rewards Program – This is what turns your old shoes into credit towards new ones or any product on our website. KCR are available to the customer after any footwear purchase (the idea behind this is to replace your old shoes with new ones, and keep the old ones out of the garbage, landfills, or one’s closet… thus why it is available after footwear purchase). Upon receipt of their footwear order, customers have the option to place their old shoes into the KindRunner shipping box and place the pre-paid return label on the box for shipment back to us.  Upon receipt of the label, we will scan the bar code and place the KCR onto the customer’s account for future use.  Each return label (whether it contain one pair or 4 pairs of shoes) is worth $10 KCR per new shoes purchased (5 pairs purchased on that order, you can earn up to $50 KCR) or credits towards future purchase. The KCR can be used to purchase ANYTHING that KindRunner sells and will never expire.

  • Expert Product Reviews – Some of you may have seen some of these on our youtube page, Each and every product we carry will come with an expert product review video on the same page that the product is listed on.  These videos are done by individuals who have worked in the running industry for a number of years either as shoe reps, store owners, or expert shoe fitters at one of the oldest running stores in the nation. We bring the knowledge of your neighborhood specialty run shop to the comforts of your own home!

  • Easy 365 returns – A customer has 365 days to return any product, so long as it is in its original packaging and in its original condition.  If you are injured and unable to use the shoe, if your doctor wants you in a different model because of orthotics, no worries… no questions asked!

Pretty amazing, huh? Really… to be able to help the environment, help those in need, earn credits for future purchases and get new shoes? Truly amazing. Have you watched the youtube videos? The reviews are amazing and it really feels like my local running store set up in my living room to help me out. So convenient for those with packed schedules!!

Want even more? Be one of their first 500 customers and you will receive FREE SOCKS FOR LIFE! You read that right… be one of the first 500 customers and each time you return old shoes and purchase new, a pair of your favorite socks (from their inventory) will be included with your shipment, FOR FREE, for as long as you are a customer.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over and check out today and help start the revolution by becoming a KindRunner. You can also follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates and information!