The Shoe Fits matches feet besieged by medical woes—such as arthritis, circulatory problems, and diabetes—with shoes customized to fit every contour and cushion every tender spot. Store president Sheryl McCain leverages her pedorthics certification to pair feet with conventional shoes, such as Klogs and New Balance running shoes—which can be altered with shoe inserts or physical modifications for a nice fit—or with custom-molded prescription shoes. Her shop also repairs worn-out shoes and stocks orthotic instruments, which can help accommodate foot deformities, reduce muscle stress, and jump-start a marching band that just wandered too close to a game of freeze tag.
The staff at Hanna Haunted Acres knows that there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all nightmare. That's why they've curated a lineup of five different haunts, each with their own spine-tingly style. Inside Saw (an attraction approved by Lionsgate), visitors find authentic props and more than 7,000 sq. ft. of winding rooms and hallways that recreate some of the franchise's most terrifying scenes.
Other attractions include haunted hayrides around the farm and a twisty corn maze designed by a vengeful scarecrow. Those whose greatest fears include standing in line can skip straight to the screaming with a VIP pass, while snacks and mugs of steaming hot chocolate keep patient patrons warm between haunts.
Every now and then, snow enthusiast Tiberius the Siberian husky can be found roaming through aisles of skis, snowboards, skateboards, and wakeboards at Skier's Edge. Though the friendly store dog may not be able to lend any advice on how or where to use the equipment, his owners and friends are more than happy to help.
At Skier's Edge, the water, snow, and skate specialists are eager to help customers with advice and equipment for enjoying the outdoors. They carry gear for snowboarding and downhill skiing, as well as skateboards, longboards, wakeboards, hoverboards, and waterskis. They also stock a range of helmets, gloves, boots, and jackets.
In 1937, Time magazine declared, “Of Midwestern orchestras, none has risen so rapidly or so recently as the Indianapolis Symphony.” Formed just 7 years before, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra quickly made a name for itself, drawing baton-bearers from around the world to lead its professional musicians in aural artistry. And the ISO returns the favor. Its home concerts pair with travels to far-flung places such as Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Israel, and Greece so that the orchestra can share its gift and stock up on neat postcards. Today it holds the distinction of being the largest performing-arts organization in its state.
Based on the concept of balancing bodies with all-natural supplements and organic food, Nature's Pharm opened its first health-centric emporium in Fishers 13 years ago. It has since built up a tiny fiefdom of three stores across central Indiana, where a bounty of pastas, sauces, condiments, and gluten-free snacks keeps pantries wholesomely stocked. Curated shelves of carefully formulated amino acids, omega-3 supplements, and vitamins equip systems with vital nutrients. These herbal capsules, tablets, powders, and liquids infuse bodies with the power of nature without the need for planting a whole garden or licking a tree.
Feet are in good hands at The Runners Forum. The entire staff is composed of specially trained athletes who hold degrees in wellness-related fields such as exercise physiology and nutrition. When it comes to footwear, the team strives for a perfect fit, assessing customers' gaits in-store and testing out different styles and brands before settling on a shoe. Shelves display the latest wares from renowned footwear brands including Asics, Mizuno, and Adidas, as well as Runners Forum–brand apparel and running accessories. In addition to running gear, the shop also offers swimwear and bike maintenance, repair, and fittings.