Below The Knee has been in Columbus, GA since 1972. We are a Veteran-owned performance specialty shoe store.  We’re experts at fitting shoes, everything from non-slip work shoes to the newest minimal running shoes to the most traditional walking shoes, casual shoes, assault boots and everything in between. We work with area podiatrists, physical therapists, fitness trainers, Army units and many other health practitioners on a daily basis to fit their patients, customers, and soldiers in correct shoes, boots, sandals and casual shoes.

Our staff is well-trained, friendly, and service-oriented.  Product knowledge is very important to us and we take training seriously.  We get the “tough customers” for a reason!


Mike Edwards has been part of the Below The Knee family since 1984, and formally took over in 2010. Mike is an avid fly fisherman, whitewater swimmer, hiker and runner, and has graduated from Airborne and Ranger Schools. Mike is a 4-star Marathon Maniac  and organizes the BTK run group. His podcast, 30 Minute Runner, is meant for runners and walkers of all abilities.

Mike Edwards - Chase The Hooch 2015



Assistant Manager Marc Baker  spent 5 years with the Army’s 3rd Ranger Battalion where he deployed 4 times to Afghanistan and completed numerous courses, including Airborne and Ranger Schools. Prior to entering the Army, Marc was a semi-professional triathlete and high school track coach, certified USAT triathlon coach, and USATF-certified running coach. In addition to the endurance sports, hiking and mountaineering expertise, Marc has an extensive background in running and walking footwear, gait analysis and orthotics use.

Marc Baker