Running a marathon is one of the great human challenges, alongside raising a child and peeling a ripe mango without basically ruining it. Go the distance with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Running Shoes, Apparel, and Accessories
Staff members help shoppers try on men's and women's shoes from brands such as Nike, New Balance, and Saucony. The Asics GT-1000 PR women's running shoe ($100 in store) includes gel cushioning for the rear- and forefoot, and Spenco Yumi sandals ($50+) enable feet to breathe when they aren't rehearsing their running gait. Shoppers can also browse accessories, including CEP socks ($40–$50) and hydration belts ($30+).
Since 1977, Running Center has attested that no one should have to "break in" new shoes. Staff members endeavor to find pairs that suit sprints immediately, adjusting their picks based on the size, width, and pronation—a joint's habit of rotating past a neutral position—of each client's feet. They haven't learned this science simply by training; the employees are all athletes themselves, and they rely on a common passion for fitness rather than a commission goal as they recommend footwear. They help customers avoid injuries by answering questions on the shop's stock and on running in general, addressing common topics such as gait and how to stave off coffee spills on your morning jog.
Specialty shoes range from trail-running sneakers to racing flats and cross-country spikes. With choices from Nike, New Balance, Asics, and other brands, customers can experiment with different support systems that align with their body and lifestyle.