Fade back 25 years ago to Sunday, November 1, 1987. With a dream, a prayer, and every cent scraped together, John and Dawn Fabbro opened the doors to Fleet Feet Montclair for business. The first sale that memorable day was a red Gortex Moving Comfort woman's running suit sold for around $200. As nascent owners John and Dawn were ecstatic, hoping the top of the line Gortex sale was symbolic of the future for their business. The single sale on a miserable rainy Sunday of a pair of socks for a crumbled five dollar bill and 25 cents, pulled from the pocket of a dripping wet homeless man - who first asked for Vaseline which he ran through his hair - marks an equally unforgettable day in the life of their business.
Today, Fleet Feet Sports Montclair and owners John and Dawn Fabbro are proud to say the business has had continual growth and has 10 times the start up inventory. Training programs, race sponsorships, doctor referrals, special events and more have been added over the years, complementing the growth of the business. We thank all of the customers, over 600 participants we have trained, 70+ employees, vendors, and local doctors and businesses that have supported us over the past 25 years. Without you, we would not be the Fleet Feet we are today. We ask that you join us in celebrating our 25 years of success with the following events:
VENDOR OF THE WEEK - We and our major shoe vendors would like to thank you, our customers, and your brand loyalty with special discounts of 25% off over the next several weeks. Each Monday we will announce a new vendor of the week on our homepage of the website, Facebook and in a newsletter. The special will last seven days from Monday to Friday.
25th ANNIVERSARY PANCAKE RUN sponsored by Brooks
On Saturday, November 24 we will host our Annual Anniversary Pancake 3-mile fun run/walk with Paul cooking up some delicious pancakes for when we return! They're so good, you can smell them a mile away! The first 75 participants running/jogging/walking with us will receive a special 25th anniversary gift. The run will begin at 8:00am from Fleet Feet Montclair. Friends, family and neighbors welcome!