Palmetto Running Company's sure-footed staff members treat fellow trotters to comprehensive shoe fittings before shielding them in high-performing gear. Fittings include careful measurements, a static foot scan, and two brief jogging evaluations to help knowledgeable team members recommend shoes suited to each athlete's gait and striking pattern. Toes grip, arch, and jam to live karaoke inside the roomy toe box of Saucony's Hattori kicks ($80), and a pair of Brooks' Adrenaline sneakers ($100) supports the heel with its award-winning design and signature DNA technology. Before jetting off in a pair of the Asics Gel-Kayano ($140), drain 50 ounces of pure water or grape-flavored antelope sweat from the BPA-free reservoir in a CamelBak Fairfax backpack ($49). Wicking moisture from panting skin, Zensah compression sleeves ($39.99) flood stifled muscles with oxygenated blood during long runs and postworkout recovery sessions, and the colorful boutique soothes hard-working pavement pounders with blister balms from Body Glide or complimentary footbaths filled with chicken-noodle soup.
The Flower Shop Bluffton enlivens living spaces with skillfully designed floral arrangements that evoke emotion and seasonal warmth. Having served as the floral-design team on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the dedicated staff members infuse customers' ideas with their own know-how to create original floral sprays such as the Bowl of Plenty ($36.96+), which holds more orange blossoms than the bridal party at an oompa loompa wedding. Flower fiends can accentuate rooms with subtle fall blends or dazzle dinner guests with a cornucopia centerpiece brimming with sunflowers, fiery roses, and decorative gourds ($45+). The Pumpkin Delight arrangement showcases a spray of autumnal-hued daylilies and carnations in a sugar pumpkin pot ($43.95+), and the Fall Fun arrangement brightens breakfast tables with gerbera daisies and lures feral bakers with decorative grains ($45.98).
Sports Addiction's athletically minded staff helps keep activity enthusiasts equipped for their favorite forms of recreation and also maintains bikes for cyclists. During the ultimate tune-up, mechanics perform a comprehensive de-squeaking, which includes frame and chain cleaning, brake adjustment, and a liberal lubrication of all pivots, cables, and armor joints. Techs torque bolts to manufacturer specifications and adjust crank and steering bearings for a silkier ride. They then spruce up wheels during a rim cleaning, adjustment and greasing of hub bearings, and truing done under intense polygraph testing. For time-crunched patrons, Sports Addiction can arrange local pickup and delivery of bikes for an additional $10.
Memorably situated within the welcoming walls of a spacious and colorful residence, Tabby Chic Boutique culls together a distinctive carnival of women's fashions, accessories, and gifts. Customers can add a new top to their fashion repertoire, properly cloak an immodest Venus statue with a Susan Lawrence V-neck metallic tank top ($38), or turn envious heads in Pashmina solid-color scarves ($15.50). Explorations of Tabby Chic Boutique's elegant, welcoming retail space yield footwear finds such as Maggie open-toe sandals ($35.50) and Esny stone-wedge beach shoes ($24.99), helping walkers brandish new pedicures or repel muggers with foot-size brass knuckles.