About Us

Adam and Micheline owned The Runners High in Menlo Park and Los Altos for almost fourteen years with great success. They received national recognition as one of the top 50 running stores in the country. The Runners High had an excellent reputation for individualized customer service, product knowledge and expertise in fitting shoes to any foot. Adam and Micheline have brought this same philosophy to On Your Mark Performance.

Adam Kemist is passionate about and dedicated to offering customers the very best in knowledge, guidance and product in their quest to a better lifestyle, dreams of excellence in their sport or simply the enjoyment of living life to its fullest.

Adam is a board-certified pedorthist and provides biomechanics expertise and knowledge of specialty walking and running footwear. The depth of knowledge in foot and leg function is what drives the customer experience here at On Your Mark Performance. Adam is able to expertly evaluate for custom insoles. In addition, he creates custom insoles by appointment.

Adam is certified in Kinesio taping. Kinesio taping by a professional trained in the taping protocol has shown healing results that were unheard of before this technology.

Adam’s running history speaks for itself. He began running in his youth and continues today. Adam ran competitively in high school and college. He still holds the record for the 800 meter at Aragon High School. He competed in the 800 meter and mile for Northern Arizona University and in the Big Sky Conference. He has competed in many local and California road races and triathlons over the years. He has been coaching cross country and track at Sacred Heart Preparatory High School in Atherton since 2009.

Micheline organized and implemented Olivia’s Miles, a favorite Menlo Park run, from 2005 to 2007. This family event raised over $70,000 for children’s research at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

At OYM, Micheline is responsible for training staff, coordinating and staffing events, and community outreach. Micheline’s love of running keeps her sane and active in community events and her experience in triathlons helps her understand the needs of customers seeking support in their sport. Micheline ran track in high school then took a break until after college, when she began competing in road races and triathlons all over the United States, breaking many course records for her age group.

what makes us different


At On Your Mark, we individually analyze every foot and gait. We listen to our customers and assess their needs and wants as part of our process.

At OYM, we take our customers outdoors to view their movements dynamically on the surface they will most often be using.

This allows us to evaluate more effectively. All our shoe specialists are trained by Adam, a certified Pedorthist, to watch the feet, legs and body work together in the running or walking process and to explain what they see to the customer.

At On Your Mark, we pride ourselves on our customer service and on being able to listen to our customers’ needs.




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