About Us

Santa Barbara Running is a locally owned and family operated specialty running store established in 2003 by Joe DeVreese and his wife, Monica DeVreese. With locations in both Santa Barbara and Goleta, we offer runners, walkers and joggers with the best performing running products while providing exceptional service to meet all of your fitness needs. Our staff members are all passionate runners trained to provide a comprehensive treadmill gait analysis and are committed to giving top-notch personal customer service. By having runners helping runners, we can relate to any and all running issues you may encounter as well as offer guidance on your goals and training regimen. We truly care about helping everyone, from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior, excel in achieving his or her fitness goals.

Inside of our downtown location is Kids Corner. Kids Corner is the only family-owned kids specialty shoe store in Santa Barbara, CA that is committed to healthy growth through proper shoe fitting and local giving.  In addition to carrying the largest selection of running shoes in Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara Running also has a full selection of running apparel, accessories and nutritional supplements to keep you going and feeling good whether you are out on the road or trail. Santa Barbara Running is also committed to giving back to the great community we live in through our sponsorship with a number of local races and events, high schools, colleges, athletic groups and other various organizations. Come into one of our stores and see why we have won ‘Best Place to Buy Athletic Shoes’ in Santa Barbara for the last 7 years.


Joe DeVreese

Owner


Joe has been in the running shoe industry for over 23 years.  He started as a shoe guy in a Colorado running shop, then became a sales running rep in the Pacific Northwest, and opened Santa Barbara...


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Monica DeVreese

Owner


Monica grew up in Oklahoma City, OK.  Monica loves shoes and she loves running.  She fell in love with running by accident.  She ran cross country her freshman year in high school to stay in shape...


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Lauren Capone

Shoe Girl


Lauren (LC) was a high school 2 mile champion in her home state, Maryland. She moved to Santa Barbara in 2006 to attend UCSB and joined the triathlon team. After graduating in 2010 with a degree in...


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Nash C Jimenez Jr.

Shoe Guy


Age 63 Born in Goleta Ca.  Running experience - 48 years , coach in Jackson TN, schools Saint Marys Middle school, University School Of Jackson High , Santa Barbara High ,Coyotes Youth running Team...


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Kate Elliott

Shoe Girl


For Kate running is more of a lifestlye then anything else. She has been in love with running for as long as she can remember. She finds running a metaphor for her life. It all started when she was a...


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Ryan Martin

Shoe Guy


Ryan was born and raised in Southern California.  His track and field career started at Santa Margarita High School where he competed in various events his Junior and Senior year.  Gravitating...


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