Running shoes usually have logos that evoke the idea of speed, such as a swoosh, a cheetah driving a go-kart, or a child growing up. Be the fastest human you know with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of running shoes, apparel, and more at Fit Right Northwest in the Northwest District.
Fit Right Northwest straps comfy kicks to runners' well-conditioned foot engines for the enhancement of inherent fleetness. An in-depth recommendation process begins with a videotaped gait analysis so runners can get a handle on their heel, mid-stance, and toe-off mechanics. Armed with this info and other measurements, the store's shoe buffs suggest appropriate toe cozies, encouraging customers to take trial runs outside, on the in-store treadmills, or along the backs of sleeping siblings. Options abound with brands such as New Balance and Adidas in men's (starting at $70) and women's (starting at $70) styles, with running apparel such as T-shirts (starting at $35), socks ($7–$18), and accessories rounding out the collection.
- AWESOME! I had been told by a friend that this place was excellent at helping you to find the right shoe and that there was no discomfort from beginning a new workout regime. Well they were right! After having me remove my shoes & socks then roll up my pant legs they had me walk on a treadmill while being videoed from behind. It was quite clear that my fallen arches had me walking pronated and my tibia was turned toward the opposite knee! The sales person grabbed a few shoes, including some from the sales rack, and began to fit me just like a shoe store from the "old" days. – Lisa B., Yelp
- I tested my shoes the same day I got them as I went to the gym and took a good run on the treadmill. After my session, I felt great and the shoes were wonderful! – Kristen M., Yelp