At Fleet Feet Mishawaka, we are blessed with a team of people who are committed to working hard every day with every customer in an "Above and Beyond" way. We hope you always enjoy your experience in the store, and feel comfortable just stopping in to get to know us better, ask questions, and get engaged in all the activities that occur at the store and in our community
Fleet Feet Mishawaka is locally operated by Chris Braker.
Chris was born in Mexico, Missouri, but grew up in Tennessee and calls Knoxville, Tenessee home. (Go Vols!) He has always been athletic, enjoying playing football, swimming, and playing ultimate frisbee throughout his school age years. After college, Chris discovered Fleet Feet Sports in Knoxville, and began his career there in 2014. Chris quickly jumped into the running and triathlon world, running his first half marathon and competing in several sprint distance triathlons. He realized that Fleet Feet was where his heart was, and his ultimate goal was to own and operate his own store. In an effort to work towards that goal, he reached out to Frank Dejulius at Fleet Feet Cincinnati to see if he could come train under him, and Frank graciously agreed. In 2017, Chris picked up his life and moved to Cincinnati, where he met Kirsten, the training program coordinator at Fleet Feet Cincinnati, who became his now wife of 2 years. After 2.5 years in Cincinnati, the Brakers moved to Wichita, KS to operate the stores there for 6 months. And as of January 2020, they call Mishawaka, Indiana home and operate the store here!
Chris and Kirsten immediately connected with the amazing team at Fleet Feet Mishawaka, and fell in love with the community. They had their first child, Henry, in March of 2020, and are looking forward to raising their family here. If you see Chris around the store (look for the guy with the beard and the hat!), say hi and introduce yourself!