Founders and Key Contributors
Sven Coomer (ski boot designer and co-founder of Superfeet) started Footloose Sports as a boot fitting service in a 400 square foot shop on a side street in Mammoth in 1979. It soon grew to a much larger location where the Village is located today, and later to the storefront building where it remains on Main Street today. Partners Tony and Andrea Colasardo along with Master boot fitter Corty and his wife Mary Lawrence took full ownership in 1982. They expanded the business and added retail, repair and rentals into the Footloose store. Today the stores future has been carefully placed in the hands of Silver Chesak and Zach Yates who stay true to the Footloose mission and value the art of craftsmanship.
It is our personal mission to getting customers the best possible gear and insuring that it fits and functions to the highest standard. We are dedicated to enhancing our customer’s experience of all levels, regardless of the sport they participate in, through sharing knowledge and extraordinary customer service. Being devoted to the outdoors, we aspire to share that passion into our customers.
“Try Before You Buy”
The first ski and boot demo program was instituted here. "Try Before You Buy" became the Footloose byline, which means exactly what it says. Our wide demo selection allows our customers to try our products before their decision to make a purchase. The confidence in our system is derived from dedication to providing the best service to our public, advancing ideas founded on sound principles refined through day-to-day practice and commitment to the continuation of excellence.
Skis and Boots
Here we offer one of the largest ski demo programs in the country and encourage our clientele to "Try before you buy". This brought about a ski service department par excellence. All of our gear has been tested and evaluated. This personal evaluation ensures our employees know how to help our customers with their specific needs.
Our Summer Bike Shop
Our bike shop started modestly, as did the store, with only a few mountain bike rentals. As the sport grew, our enthusiasm with it, and it became apparent that our bike shop would become a life-long operation. Today we carry a variety of high-end bikes from companies such as, Intense, Santa Cruz, Specialized and Norco. In doing so, we have attracted and accumulated a great core of passionate bike techs that love what they do, which transpires into their work.
Our Winter Repair Shop
Footloose was one of the first ski shops to sell and fabricate custom Superfeet orthotics, and our bootfitters have more experience with orthotic footbeds than any other sports shop in the country. Footloose was the original American importer of the new industry-standard Wintersteiger stone grinders, which is the key to precision ski tuning. This year we welcomed the new state of the art 2018 Winterstieger, the Discovery. It is the extensive hands-on experience, along with a deep commitment to skiing, that has brought our ski department to a higher level of expertise. We personally guarantee our work here and will only sell brands that we have personally tested and trusted.
Superfeet's underlying mandate is to provide accessible, affordable and effective solutions to maladies incurred through boot-wearing sports. Footloose became Superfeet’s foster family and now the largest single proponent of Superfeet products. To this day we maintain a close relationship with the company as believers in their product development. Thanks to Superfeet we have become and remain remarkably identifiable by our boot fitting, orthotics service. Over the years we have successfully provided service to thousands of customers and continuously expand our wealth of knowledge through our clientele, Superfeet and our own R 'n' D crew. The Superfeet line of products is expansive and includes technically formulated footbeds for running, skating, cycling, any gated activity for essentially all walks of life.
Try before you buy.
Our demo program allows you to try the gear you're interested in and apply the demo fee toward the purchase of new equipment. You can test drive all the skis and boots that we sell.
We treat sales as a service. We want lifetime customers, and that means working with you to find the right equipment. We guarantee our retail service just as we do our bootfitting and ski tunes. Footloose has a huge selection of high-performance gear from the sports industry's most respected companies, including Volkl, K2 and Lange.
We test new gear here in Mammoth, and carry the stuff that works the best- including many hard-to-find high-end products like World Cup race stock skis and boots, fat skis, aftermarket custom liners, and high-end full-suspension mountain bikes.
Take advantage of our wide selection, and get help from people who have thoroughly (sometimes a little too thoroughly) tested the gear you're demoing. We actually force our bootfitters to ski in all the boots we sell- so they know exactly how they fit and work, and as for the skis and bikes- the problem isn't getting our staff to test them, it's getting them to stop. We use the products we sell, every day- you get help based on first-hand experience. You tell our staff what your looking for, they ask some questions, suggest some options, then you test 'em and then go with what works best- its the only way to buy ski gear.
We guarantee all our work.
The Footloose R & D crew will have tried the products displayed on our wall in all conditions, on all terrain, in real time on Mammoth Mountain. You want to know what works and how something performs, we can tell you. We are unfettered by commercial constraints in offering honest and objective opinions on equipment. We'll do our best to steer you in the right direction.
We are the #1 Ski Shop in Mammoth Lakes, CA.