Consistently known to be one of the fittest cities in the country, Austin, Texas has been home to Rogue Running since 2008. When Retail Manager Sam Knight stepped into the store three years ago, he knew he’d found a unique place that spoke to his passion for footwear.
“I've always been obsessed with footwear,” Knight said. “So upon my move to Austin I made the decision to follow my passion and do whatever it took to get there and make a living doing it. I kept badgering the previous owner for a job and he finally agreed to let me work the expo at Austin Marathon as my first shift. I did well enough to warrant a job.”
Rogue Running’s uniqueness not only comes from their level of service, but also where the physical retail shop is located. The store is a part of the 410 Speedshop which features 4 other businesses with a different focus making this a one stop shop for active lifestyle seeking humans.
“Being in the 410 Speedshop with the best running store in town, the best running training in town, the best crossfit gym in town, a sports medicine shop that specializes in gait analysis, and a special needs staffed coffee shop we have the most amazing humans that come around daily,” Knight said. “Our store goes above and beyond constantly training employees to be educated in biomechanics, constantly holding events on and off-site, and constantly supporting the community in numerous ways.”
To Knight, being a ‘Rogue’ means being a part of something authentic and different.
“We have a welcoming environment with a "have guts and get it done" attitude,” he said. “This community is a ‘no BS’ community which promotes everyone giving their all every day.”