Fleet Feet Cleveland (Northfield)

Run Big, Shop Small


  • 114 East Aurora Road, Northfield, Ohio 44067 / (330)-908-3234

In September 2005, Jody Herzog began working at Fleet Feet Cleveland. Herzog had recently gotten his Master’s Degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and was planning to attend med school. Working at Fleet Feet was supposed to be his side project while continuing his education, but shortly after joining the staff his plans changed. Herzog fell in love with the Run Specialty business and by June 2006, he and his wife Heather had taken over as the owners of Fleet Feet Cleveland. At the time, Fleet Feet Cleveland consisted of one location – their Northfield store. Now, after a decade of hard work, their business has grown to four locations around the Cleveland Metropolitan area.

You could say the small business owner lifestyle runs in their blood for Jody and Heather Herzog. Both sets of their parents own small businesses as well, so the sweat equity required to be a successful owner wasn’t new to them why they took over the Fleet Feet Cleveland business. When asked what his favorite part of owning the store is, Herzog talked about the uniqueness of each day. There is always a challenge and no two days are the same, Herzog said. Like the days, the people that make up the Fleet Feet family are one of a kind. Herzog speaks highly of the staff and how they make Fleet Feet Cleveland special.

“We have such an amazing group of people that bring our culture to life,” says Herzog.

Their monthly Pub Runs in the city are a local runner favorite and their presence in the Cleveland racing scene is second to none. Fleet Feet has a close partnership with Hermes, a local racing company, which is a perfect complement to all the training programs the stores offer. Whether you are new to running, coming back to the sport or looking for a BQ Marathon performance, this crew has you covered. Their training programs run year round and are filled with some of the nicest runners you will ever meet. At any workout, you find yourself surrounded by encouragement from mentors, staff and other participants alike. Fleet Feet Cleveland prides themselves on creating a community for getting people active, involved and inviting them to be a part of their family. You will not be disappointed if you choose to join Fleet Feet for a run the next time you are in Cleveland.

Jody puts his nutritional background to good use by offering clinicsFleet Feet Cleveland has a huge presence in the Cleveland racing sceneDemo shoe aftermath at the monthly Pub RunCross Country practice with a local high schoolCelebrating National Running Day like NBA ChampionsFleet Feet Cleveland opened their fourth location in April 2016
Quality training programs are a focus for Fleet Feet ClevelandGroup run on the Towpath in Cuyahoga Valley National ParkFleet Feet’s monthly Pub Runs are a Cleveland running scene favoriteNo Boundaries runners celebrate after finishing their goal raceMonthly Pub Run route offers great views of Downtown ClevelandYear round training groups help create a welcoming atmosphere at Fleet Feet Cleveland

Staff Kick Picks
Adrienne Bailey wears the Zealot ISO for all her racesAndi Cribari uses the Type A for all her speedy milesMark Wharton rocks the Kinvara every chance he gets

Staff Apparel Picks

Angela’s go-to pant for work and running is the Life on the Run CropMolly works an event in her favorite length pant – the Life on the Run Crop


  • Station Road Bridge Trail head: 13513 Station Road, Brecksville, OH 44141 (inside Cuyahoga Valley National Park)
  • Mill Stream Run Reservation: 16200 Valley Parkway, Strongsville, OH 44136
  • Beachwood City Park: 24625 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, OH 44122

Post-run in Town

  • First Watch (Breakfast & Lunch): 463 E Aurora Road #100, Macedonia, OH 44056
  • Rosati’s Frozen Custard: 95 E Aurora Road, Northfield, OH 44067
  • Peppermint Thai Cuisine: 30769 Pinetree Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Saucony Squad

  • Shadow Rep – Michelle Klinger
  • Sales Rep – Peter Heenan


By: Michelle Klinger, Saucony Shadow Rep