The Athlete's Foot

The Athlete's Foot® is the world's first franchisor of athletic footwear  and is recognized today as the world leader in athletic footwear  franchising. Robert and David Lando opened the first The Athlete's Foot®  store in 1971 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first athletic  footwear specialty store of its kind in the United States. Soon  thereafter, The Athlete's Foot® began franchising domestically, with the  first franchise store opening in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1972. The first  international franchise store opened in 1978 in Adelaide, Australia, the  beginning of The Athlete's Foot® expansion into over 40 countries.