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“Setting the pace . . . ”

Image provided by jscreationzs You can buy shoes most anywhere. So what you are really paying for is service. Pace Setter Athletic is "setting the pace" for customer service.

No Price Jacking

Compare pricing. All our shoes are priced at Manufacturers Suggested Retail. Pace Setter does not increase shoe prices in order to cover loyalty discounts or special sale events.


I go all the way across town, on the bus, to get to this shoe store. I've tried the other well-known shoe stores in this town and whoever helps me is always in a hurry and doesn't pay nearly enough attention to my needs. I'm paying a hundred dollars or more for shoes that will not be returnable by the time I figure out they're no good. 

Enter Pace Setter Athletic. In fact I sometimes need to bring *my* extra patience, because they'll do whatever it takes to get you in the right shoe. They'll watch you run up and down in front of the store 100 times if necessary, pull out dozens of boxes of shoes. Hopefully it doesn't come to that but you get the drift.

I can't figure out how anyone could care so much about other people's feet but these guys obviously do.

Tonaya C

The owner was very helpful assisting me with finding the perfect shoe. I know nothing about running or shoes and he not only helped me get a great pair of shoes, he also spent a great deal of time teaching me about proper running form and stretching. The service was amazing the the prices were more than fair. I'll definitely be coming back for my next pair

Luke R

"The Original Pace Setter Athletic"

"Setting the pace" for customer service!



True Visual Bi-Directional Gait Analysis

We use a true visual bi-directional gait analysis in each style you try on to determine your level of pronation or supination which narrows the category of shoes appropriate for you. No gimmicks or high-tech equipment. Just a lot of knowledge and experience.









Shoe Review

Please bring your old shoes with you to a fitting. Through analyzing the wear patterns of the tread and upper on your old shoes, evaluating the shape of your foot and arch as well as conducting a walk/run gait analysis, we will be able to properly fit you in new walking or running shoes.








Customer Satisfaction

If you are not completely satisfied with your shoe selection you may exchange or return your shoes in pristine condition within 30 days with your receipt and the box and materials provided.

Portland's first technical walking and running shoe store.

 Located in the historic Woodstock district of Southeast Portland.


4203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

Phone: (503) 777-3214


Store Hours:

Mon-Fri 10am – 7pm

Sat 10am – 6pm

NEW Sunday Hours 10am – 5pm



New Years Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day (Monday Observed)
July 4 – Independance Day 
Labor Day (Monday Observed)
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day


Training and Competition Opportunities
for young runners ages 8-18.

Sponsored by Pace Setter Athletic – Portland, Oregon




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Supporting Portland

Pace Setter is proud to be a supporter of the Woodstock neighborhood and Portland area schools for more than 30 years.