In 2005 the Fleet Feet Hickory team was built. Our owners, Juliet, and Steven Horan wanted to create a store to help the Hickory running community find proper comfort. At Fleet Feet Hickory, we are blessed to have a team that truly knows running. Over the past 15 years, we have built a team of people who are committed to finding your perfect fit, whether it be for crushing your running goals or fixing discomfort. We strive to go above and beyond to get you into the right gear for whatever life brings at you.
Stop by the store to get to know us better, ask questions, or get engaged in all the community events that are occurring at the store!
Jayden Hefner - Retail Experience Manager
At Fleet Feet Hickory, we know running, and Jayden knows a thing or two about running. He competed locally at St. Stephens on the Cross Country Team before making his way to the Lenoir Rhyne Team and competing at the collegiate level. When he is not running you will find him playing basketball or being outdoors. Most importantly he is motivated by customers who leave MORE than satisfied about their fit. Jayden is a self-proclaimed “sneakerhead” and can truly give you expert advice on all your needs.
Ethan Deffke - Inventory Manager
Ethan started in the youth running group with the store when he was six years old and has not stopped since. For the past three and a half years Ethan has been motivated to give customers the right fit and making sure there is gear stocked on the shelves. He loves seeing people leave the store happy. Outside of work you will find Ethan hanging out with friends or playing video games in his downtime.
Shannen Horan - Outfitter
Shannen is the daughter of the owners and has lived and breathed Fleet Feet Hickory her whole life. She loves being able to help people, whether that be through shoes, accessories, or prehab equipment. The feeling of being able to ease someone's pain motivates her to find customers the help they need. When she is not at work or school you will find her performing high-level gymnastics.
Madison Grose - Outfitter
Madison is an experienced outfitter here at Fleet Feet Hickory. An App State Cross Country alumni with a B.S. in Exercise Science, Madison truly knows running. She is motivated by helping people achieve their athletic and personal goals pain-free. If you don’t see her in the store she is most likely spending her time with friends, family, or with her german shepherd puppy Jasper.
Seandell Davis - Outfitter
Seandell is an athlete, coach, and experienced outfitter here at Fleet Feet Hickory. Throughout the years he has played collegiate football and ran collegiate track. He is also the jump and sprint coach for the Lenoir Rhyne Track Team. Seandell knows what an athlete needs to perform their best. He is constantly pursuing the best for others and is truly motivated to help customers find their perfect fit for whatever their goals are. Outside of work you will find Seandell trying new food and searching for new music.
Chris Reichenbach - Outfitter/Social Media Manager
Chris is one of our amazing outfitters. As a student track athlete at Lenoir Rhyne, Chris knows what it takes to be comfortable while training. Chris constantly makes sure customers are walking out feeling better than when they walked in and makes sure to describe our fitting process in depth with each customer. Outside of work you will find Chris training and watching Nascar.
Christian Lombardi - Outfitter/Marketing Manager
Christian is another outfitter you will find at Fleet Feet Hickory. As a fitness enthusiast, Christian knows how important it is to be in the right gear. He is driven to make sure that you have everything you need to crush whatever goals you have and leave the store as happy and comfortable as possible. Outside of work you will find him lifting weights and backpacking the great outdoors.
Monica Smith - Outfitter/Event Specialist
Monica has been with Fleet Feet since the beginning. She loves running and loves getting to know customers even more. Monica is driven to form relationships with every customer and make sure they leave the store in the best shoe and gear possible. Outside of work you will find her cooking and spending time with her family. Her most important rule: Always check the weather before running!
Scot Hayward - Outfitter/Training Group Coordinator
Origionally from Texas, Scot is our Training Group Coordinator and an experienced outfitter. Scot has been working with Fleet Feet Hickory for over 15 years and has been in the OT industry for even longer. He is constantly making sure you live up to your best potential and leaving the store in the best fit. If you don't find Scot in the store or out running, he will most likely be spending time outdoors or with his family.