How It All Began
In August 1969, before there were shopping malls, mail-order megastores, and Niketown, Dick Pond Athletics was born. Dick Pond, an accomplished high school distance runner and All-American from WMU, wanted to offer quality running shoes at an affordable price and exceptional customer service. This remains our mission today, with our 5 retail locations, 4 travelling shoemobiles, and booming mail order business.
We Have It All
Dick Pond Athletics is your one-stop destination for all of your running gear. We have a huge selection of running shoes, including trainers, racing flats, track and cross country spikes, field event shoes. We also have a great selection of track and cross country uniforms, including singlets, shorts, speedsuits, warm-ups, plus a huge line of accessories to outfit your team. Dick Pond Athletics also carries a huge line of Wrestling Products. From shoes to accessories, we have the latest wrestling gear to keep you in the match. Wrestlers can find a great selection of earguards, kneepads, shoes and apparel with competitive prices.
The Dick Pond Shoemobile hit the road in 1969, when Dick Pond decided it would benefit his customers to bring the product to them. Today, our four Shoemobiles travel the greater Chicagoland area visiting schools, meets, road races, and special events daily. Our expert staff will come to your event with products including running or wrestling shoes, clothing, and accessories tailored to fit your groups' needs. A schedule of public appearances by the Shoemobile can be found on the events page of our website. Call us today at (630) 665-3316 to schedule a visit from the Shoemobile!