Sweatshop is the UK's favourite as well as the largest specialist independent running retailer with stores nationwide

about usThe brain-child of Chris Brasher, founder of the London marathon and Olympic gold medal winner, the first Sweatshop store opened in Teddington in 1971. Chris Brasher became part of athletics history on 6th May 1954 by helping to pace Sir Roger Bannister to the first sub four minute mile. After winning gold at the 1956 Olympics, Chris went on to be the co-founder of the now iconic London Marathon. At Sweatshop we believe that every runner, from absolute beginner to international athlete, should have access to the very best equipment. That’s why we have the largest range of technical running shoes in the UK and train our staff to industry leading levels to help you find your perfect shoe.

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We will help you be the Best you can be

At Sweatshop we believe that every runner, from absolute beginner to international athlete, should have access to the very best equipment.

That’s why we have the largest range of technical running shoes in the UK and train our staff to industry leading levels to help you find your perfect shoe.

Expertly Fitted

Having won gold for best national retailer 2016 by readers of Runner’s World Magazine, it may not surprise you to learn about the great choice we offer. What may surprise you is the length we go to, to help you find your perfect pair of running shoes.

All Sweatshop full time staff undergo three levels of biomechanical training, based at Roehampton University in Surrey, examining all aspects of how our bodies move while running. These tailor-made courses were devised by the University’s Biomechanics team and Sweatshop to give staff an in-depth knowledge of how the foot and lower leg work and which shoes are suited to individual styles of running.