Fitness Sports


Des Moines Running shoe store. Des Moines Walking Shoe Store

A Leading Iowa Running Shoe STore Est. 1984

Fitness Sports in Clive was established by Steve and Nancy Bobenhouse in 1984. With a focus on community, Fitness Sports grew to one of the biggest running stores and walking store in the Midwest and has been a tradition for families all over Iowa.

In 2016, Jordan & Lindsey Andrews opened up Heartland Soles in Johnston, and shortly after opened a second location in Coralville. Also with a passion for community and customer service, the Bobenhouses and Andrews’ became friends. In 2021, the Andrews purchased the Fitness Sports – Clive location and have rebranded Heartland Soles to match.

Come into any of the three Fitness Sports locations for a personalized experience with one of our highly trained experts or join us for a fun, free group run!

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Fitting Process

We’ll take you through our specialized step-by-step process to make sure you get the best fit possible.


Check results, times, and dates for cross country races, 5ks, triathlons, and more.


Looking for a new pair of foot or sportswear?  We’ve got everything from shoes to socks and all that’s in-between.

Fitness Sports insoles offers supportive options for plantar fasciitis and bunions

guaranteed comfort

Custom-tailored shoes for each and every foot.  

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Lasting Performance

High-quality and durable brands, all available online or in one of our stores.

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Excellent Customer service

We are here to provide you excellent customer service from our well trained staff.

Gait Analysis in Des Moines, Iowa City, Iowa; Ankeny, Iowa; Ames, Iowa

High Quality Product

Built for comfort, built to last, built to help, and most importantly, built for you.  

Fitness Sports is Iowa premier Walking store and Running store that specialized in getting you in the correct footwear. We can help you if you need shoes for plantar fasciitis, bunions, running, walking or a good pair for work. Our staff has expertise in getting you in the correct footwear based on your arches, width and natural gait. We are excited to help serve you as your local running and walking shoe store.