Ainsley’s Angels of America

Coastal Sole is a proud supporter of Ainsley’s Angels of America, which has a Local Ambassadorship right here in New Bern. In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley’s Angels of America aims to build awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates for providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included.

Click here to see the inspirational story of how Ainsley’s Angels began »

Click here for more information about Ainsley’s Angels and how you can get involved »

Kicks for Kids

Kicks for Kids is a partnership between the New Bern Breakfast Rotary, Craven County Schools, and Coastal Sole aimed at providing shoes to the underprivileged lower income children in our community. Coastal Sole’s owner Todd Whisnant has been involved with Kicks for Kids for almost 20 years. Since opening in 2017, Coastal Sole has helped put shoes on about 300 elementary and middle school kids in need each year.

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Weekly Pub Run

Coastal Sole hosts a weekly group run on Monday nights at 6:30pm in downtown New Bern. We start and end at The Bruin (224 Middle Street). There is a 2 mile and 3 mile loop available and all paces are welcome.

Dog-friendly and stroller-friendly. Join us every Monday night!


Todd Whisnant, the owner, has 30 years of experience in the industry. You may know him;  he has been the managing partner of The Athlete’s Foot stores in New Bern and Morehead City from 1999-2017. He and his family took a leap of faith and followed his passion of fitting customers with the proper performance shoes and opened his own store in March of 2017; Coastal Sole will be the area’s leader in performance footwear.

What Our Customers are Saying

“Great Service and selection. By far the best in New Bern. Staff knows about running and how to properly fit a shoe! And locally owned!”

Slade T.

“My feet thank you!”

Denise F.

“Terrific experience! They really know the science of fitting the right shoe to your feet. This is my new athletic shoe store.”

Melanie P.

“I am a first time buyer and I’ll be returning for certain. Very professional and knowledgable staff who takes their time answering all of your questions. I have never had any shoe fit so well and that helps with my pronation issues. Excellent job guys!!”

Michael P.


Ask the Shoe Guy!

If you have a question about finding the right shoe for you,
please send us your question and we’ll get back with you!