Monday, May 20, 2024

Women in Business 2024: Andria Barlage of Fleet Feet


3315 Central Ave. Unit A3-50


Fleet Feet Toledo is a locally owned specialty running shop in Toledo Ohio. The goal is to promote positivity and the good that can come from wearing the correct shoe. The specialized fit ID process can help find the right shoe for any need. Everyone needs a comfortable shoe whether you are running, walking, standing, working or going to the gym. Owner Andria Barlage shows us her routine and behind the scenes of her store.

Morning: Wake up, handle chores, feed the dogs, unload the dishwasher. Feed my daughters breakfast, get them dressed and ready. Go for a quick run, meditate. 

Work: Be out on the floor helping customers find shoes, handle administrative tasks like email and scheduling. Work on inventory and ordering products. 

Evening: Get home, eat dinner my wife cooked. Have a Taylor Swift dance party with my daughters. Read to them, let them jump on the bed and then put them to sleep. Spend time with my wife, sleep.

“The journey is going to be different for every person, but you are strong enough to do it and capable enough to do it. You’re going to be pulled in so many directions but you have to find that balance because you have to make sure you’re also taking care of yourself. If you’re not taking care of yourself, everything else is going to be so much harder to be good at.”

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