Fleet Feet opens its 100th running specialty store in Mount Pleasant on Thursday

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.—Fleet Feet Sports, the nationally recognized specialty retailer of running and walking shoes, apparel, and accessories, will open its 100th store in Mount Pleasant on Thursday.

Family-owned and operated by Mount Pleasant residents Chris and Amy Minkel, the new store will be the third Fleet Feet Sports store in South Carolina. It is located near Whole Foods Market in the Patriots Plaza Shopping Center.

A variety of giveaways and activities are planned as part of Fleet Feet Sports’ opening weekend, March 14-17.

“We are so excited to bring Fleet Feet Sports to this area,” says owner Chris Minkel. “Our primary focus is to help people of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness goals by helping them find the very best products to fit their needs. Our store will also serve as a community hub that brings people together for training programs, educational clinics, and weekly group runs.”

Chris and Amy Minkel have years of professional experience in the fields of hospitality management, healthcare, and exercise instruction.

The Minkels previously lived in Mount Pleasant before their careers took them away to other states. When they decided to pursue their dream of opening their own Fleet Feet store, there was no question that they would return to the Lowcountry.

“This is much more than a business opportunity for our family,” says owner Amy Minkel. “We are making an investment in the overall health and well-being of our community. Our whole family and our entire staff will be actively involved in supporting our community through volunteerism, educational outreach, and group activities that promote health and wellness.”

About Fleet Feet Sports

Fleet Feet Sports is the nation’s leading franchisor of running specialty stores.  Since 1976, Fleet Feet Sports has helped its customers live healthier and more active lifestyles.


Fleet Feet is committed to providing superior customer service in a supportive and encouraging environment. With a 100% satisfaction guarantee and proprietary fitting processes for footwear and sports bras, Fleet Feet caters to the unique needs and goals of each and every customer.





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