Some of life's most personally satisfying moments tend to occur during solitary competitions such as one-man marathons, sprints, and kissy-face contests versus the bathroom mirror. Burn a hole through physical restrictions with this Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of running gear at A Runner's Circle.
A Runner's Circle, which was recently voted into the top spot for Best Running Gear in the area, has outfitted walkers, joggers, and professional bipedalers since opening in 2006. Staff members worship the feet that walk on their in-store ground by swiftly analyzing each runner's gait and each gait's raison d'être before recommending a brand that's supportive during leisurely 5-mile jogs and more ambitious prison escapes. Though shoe prices vary ($100 on average storewide), Groupon shoppers are welcome to peruse pairs, such as Vibram FiveFingers ($99.99) or Asics GT-2170 ($109.99), before exploring myriad accessories. Tifosi sunglasses ($39.99) protect eyes during lengthy outings, and Balega socks ($10.99) wick moisture from feet, resulting in tan lines that competitors simultaneously envy, fear, and adore. Owners Joe and Derek help runners keep on keeping on by stocking a plethora of men's and women's running apparel, aqua holsters, and injury-prevention items. Likewise, in the vein of supportive flow, Joe and Derek maintain a communal vibe by encouraging fellow human heart-rate monitors to share their passion for progress via clubs, group runs, and other running events, most of which don't involve a hungry bear.
A Runner's Circle
There comes a point in every runner's life when they realize that their standard gym shoes just aren't cutting it. At A Runners Circle, experienced runners happily intervene, performing gait analyses and measuring feet before guiding patrons to the right shoe from a wide selection ranging from asics to zoot. These shoes are designed to absorb shock while correcting deficiencies in a runner's biomechanics.
The shoe area is just part of the multifaceted running store, which also hosts various running groups, including Thursday-night runs at Los Feliz.
3216 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90039