Our goal is to provide you with the right footwear
so you can achieve yours

With over 20 years of experience we can offer you professional advice to help you find the perfect shoe for your needs. Our fun and friendly team look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Our VIP Loyalty System

We are proud to offer our Frontrunner Timaru VIP Loyalty System to you as our loyal returning customers.

Frontrunner Timaru are your locally owned sports footwear specialists. Ben and the team have over 20 years of experience to provide a personalised shoe fitting service.

We stock a wide range of running and walking shoes, seasonal rugby/football/netballs shoes plus running accessories and clothing.

Our goal is to provide you with the right gear so you can achieve yours.

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Book a 30 minute slot with Ben for a specialist shoe fitting consultation. This is a great option for anyone with problematic feet or for someone who has been referred by a physio or podiatrist.  

This fitting fee will be credited towards your shoe purchase at your appointment in store. 

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What our customers are saying

From taking the time to find out about my running/sporting history to looking at my running form and foot strike, Ben and his team have always found the right shoe for me. They go above and beyond. Simply put, they are the best.

Jack I

My daughter was having issues with shin splints when she ran and blisters on her feet. She went in, was fitted by Ben , who really took the time to look at her running style. One pair of shoes later and the problem was sorted! We would not shop anywhere else for our sports shoes.


Friendly, honest and knowledgeable service. Ben and his staff go out of their way to match you with the right shoe for your needs. I can't recommend highly enough!

Naomi P

Best place to buy shoes in Timaru, and the best service. Ben has always taken the time to find me the right shoe and is extremely knowledgeable.

Jesse K

Really wonderful service - knowledgeable and genuinely lovely people. And the shoes are good too!

Bridget G

Awesome service from the great team at The Frontrunner!

Paul S

This place is so much more than a sports store the staff are so genuinely welcoming and helpful. I normally feel self conscious going into shops like this because I'm not very sporty but this was such a nice experience. I would highly recommend it!

Katey H

Great personalised service with a good range. I went with my daughter to buy some sports shoes and she left very happy.

Allister T

If ever I need sport wear shoes etc The Frontrunner is the place to go. The staff are all very friendly and helpful.. keep up the work team!

Carol S

My favourite sports shop. Great personal service for over 20 years. Great advice, great product. Highly recommended.


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The Frontrunner Timaru

300 Stafford Street Timaru,
New Zealand 7910

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday & Public Holidays, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 12 - 3pm

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