Running is a healthy activity for body and mind, unless it involves jogging while reading baseball star Mark McGwire's first romance novel. Improve your running experience and move on to Mr. McGwire's later works with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of shoes and apparel at Athletic Outpost in Walnut Creek.
Celebrating their 26th year of footwear distribution, Athletic Outpost's feet-focused associates outfit customers in running/walking shoes and activewear from Adidas, Asics, and New Balance. Sporting ladies can fashionably traverse city streets garbed in a Chloe Reseigh tank top ($30) and four-way-stretch bermuda shorts ($40), or enact "Rocky" training scenes for coworkers in a long-sleeve hoodie ($40–$50). A variety of running shoes ($55–$65 for child sizes, $79–$150 for adult sizes) protect ankle bases without sacrificing agility. Athletic Outpost ensures that each client walks away with the ideal pair of shoes with a complimentary biomechanics analysis that assesses foot strike patterns, ankle alignment, and ideal color schemes for foot tattoos.
Athletic Outpost outfits customers in footwear and apparel best suited to their bodies and lifestyles. The store offers running, walking, and cross-training sneakers for adults and kids, with innovative designs from brands such as Asics, Brooks, New Balance, Saucony, and Mizuno. During a fitting, a trained professional helps you identify the kind of foot support you need, and a free biomechanics analysis assesses gait and tests how well you hunt down a runaway Slinky. You'll also find shorts, shirts, and socks in a range of styles as well as specialty items such as rain gear.