Welcome to the ASICS Running Expert Club

Find the products that suit you with expert running advice from our professional partners. Our partner stores provide valuable support, from running analysis and nutritional advice to training schedules and information about running communities in your area.

The carefully selected members of ASICS Running Expert Club offer an unparalleled selection and unparalleled customer experience. Time to meet them ...



The Sweat Shop is a specialist running store group, founded in 1976, with stores in Johannesburg, Centurion and Cape Town. Our approach is customer-focused and our expert staff will spend one-on-one time with you to perform an appropriate analysis that allows us to help you find gear that fits your needs. We cover a wide variety of footwear options and sizes, and stock a range of sports gear in-store.

Our staff have ‘walked the talk’ or more likely ‘run the run’ with well over 400 marathons and ultras between us. We are here to provide advice and guidance.

We liaise closely with our stocked brands and are thus privy to research and development of shoes, performance clothing and accessories from around the world. By attending workshops hosted around the world we gain insights into trends in markets in Europe, Australia and the Americas. The interaction with both specialist retailers from around the world and staff of and consultants to our international partners enables us to both get ahead of the curve as well as reject the unsubstantiated.


Andrew Greyling and Marcel van’t Slot opened Run-A-Way Sport in Lynnwood on 10 March 1994. On 4 December 1994 Marcel was tragically killed while out running. In January 1998, Stein Steinbach became a partner in Run-a-Way Sport and in December 2007 Stein and Werner Steinbach bought Andrew’s shares. They are now the co-owners of Run-A-Way Sport.

The old shop served us for many years, but eventually became just too small and crowded for our growing clientele. So, we moved shop into a bigger shop in the same building. But, yet again, we outgrew these new premises. Our desire to serve our customers to the best of our abilities, as well as the value that we wish to add to our services, prompted us to seek a site that would better serve our and our customers’ needs. And we found just the place!

Stein Steinbach, co-owner of Run-A-way Sport, has more than 20 years experience in this business. He’s run more than 100 marathons and ultras, and has completed 13 consecutive Comrades marathons.

Werner Steinbach, also co-owner of Run-Away Sport, has more than 16 years experience in the business. He ran the Comrades and has been running Marathons, Ultra Marathons and various other races.


Our Game Plan

Brian Bands Sports, established in 1958, is an independent Sports Equipment Retailer based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Brian Bands Sports specialise in the supply of Sports Equipment, Footwear & Clothing for a wide range of Team & Individual sporting codes.

We ensure you get the Right Fit, The Right Feel & The Right Results.

Visit us for a true sporting experience.

Good Price & Good Advice.


Specialist in fitness gear

The Durban Runner is a specialist fitness sports store stocking all the latest running, triathlon and multisport equipment.
The Durban Runner is the destination largest specialist destination store in Durban


The Athlete's Foot is one of Cape Town's oldest and most well-known running shoe stores based in the V&A Waterfront. The highly trained staff will assist you to find the perfect fit, whatever your requirements might be. There is also a full range of complementary active wear, which includes a wide range of clothing and accessories from leading international brands.


The Randburg Runner was opened in 1995 and quickly established itself as a frontrunner in the specialist running shoe business. The aim is now to create and maintain the best running shoe web-site in SA showcasing a wide range of top brands and models at competitive prices.

The site strives to educate and guide runners into the correct shoes pointing out possible viable alternatives to research and try. The ordering and payment process has been simplified and our return policy is clear. We pride ourselves on our close customer relations in-store and look forward to extending this to our on-line customers ... keeping you injury free and able to achieve your goals.


We believed that we could build a store that is runner centred, rather than one that is product centred.

Our stores are about people. Yes, we have great products, but more importantly we have great people. Our people are runners. People who get you when you are taking about your next race. People who understand the frustration of an injury. People that have knowledge in deciphering the complexities of running shoes and can analyse your running gait to make sure the shoe you select is going to help you Run 5, Then 10, Then 50.

Our runner focussed philosophy and our drive to disrupt a stale and outdated retail industry, set us out on our own running journey:

In 2016 we opened our doors in Bree Street, Cape Town
In 2017 we opened our doors in Bellville, Cape Town
In 2018 we launched our online platform (welcome)
In 2019 who knows where the road will take us next.

No matter where our running story takes us, our goal is to empower you to leave our stores and have the confidence to run your own journey.