The Frontrunner

When The Frontrunner began operating in 1976 we were the only specialist running store operating in the South Island. Since 1976 The Frontrunner has understood the action and gait of the foot and the advances made in support, advice, and expertise throughout the years. The Frontrunner is acknowledged as one of the first sports retailers to recognize the importance of orthotics in sports performance.

Our staff, like you are sports people. With professional road runners, football players, basketball players and mountain runners in the group we are always on the pulse of what's new and what's working.

With all of our stores located around the country we are unique in that we cater for the needs of our customers and the knowledge we have in store. With leading brands in running, football, netball, tennis, yoga and gym wear. We can guarantee we have the right tool for the activity you're doing.

All new staff members undergo a comprehensive training period with full support of the franchise owner and other experts from within The Frontrunner brand, along with advice and input from our leading industry partners. Our approach and methods allow us to provide clients with a 30 day guarantee to ensure the correct footwear that meets your needs is selected.

Our brands vary store to store but include - Asics, Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Saucony, Merrell, Hoka, Brooks, Ultra, Salomon, la Sportiva and much more. All our stores carry a wide range of accessories from clothing to backpacks, reflective run gear and nutrition.

If we don't have what you want chances are we can find it!