Second Sole is a run specialty store that focuses on helping customers pick the right shoe for the activity they love to do. You don’t have to be a marathon runner to shop at Second Sole either, they treat every customer equally whether you’re an athlete in training or simply looking for a more comfortable sneaker.

“It’s a run specialty store which just means that we carry all of the top products in running and athletic walking,” explains Mark Lipinsky, manager and longtime employee.

Second Sole’s true value comes in their fitting process. They are dedicated to helping you find a shoe that is not only comfortable but also matches your gait.

“We primarily focus on custom fit. Getting the right shoe, the right fit, for the right person,” says Steve Hixson, owner of Second Sole.

“Just stop in. Don’t feel intimidated. We treat everyone the same.”

Hixson also points out that Second Sole is a store for everyone. They work with customers that are preparing for marathons, or customers that simply want comfortable shoes to walk around the block in.

“Just stop in. Don’t feel intimidated,” Hixson says. “Whether you’re out for a one mile walk or you’re running a ten miler, there’s no difference. We treat everyone the same.”

The level of knowledge and support you receive at Second Sole is what Mark Lipinsky sees as their best asset.

“The biggest thing that you can find at Second Sole that you can’t get anywhere else,” says Lipinsky, “is a professional staff, that knows how to fit a customer for the right size, and the right amount of support, or cushion, for your specific needs. Everyone’s feet is kind of like your thumb print. And our staff is here to make sure that you have the right fit, and the right support, and the right cushion, so that you have the right shoes on your feet to do whatever it is that you love to do.”

Second Sole is located at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road in Youngstown, Ohio.

*This video was originally posted on April 14th, 2017.


While you’re shopping at Second Sole, pop in and visit their neighbors¬†YM Camera.