Without proper footwear to identify them, track stars are often assumed to be frightened paranormal experts fleeing unbusted ghosts. Keep ahead of the invisible crowd with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Athletic Footwear and Accessories
Certified athletic trainers match customers to running and walking shoes ($100–$150) from Brooks, Asics, Mizuno, Saucony, Pearl Izumi, and New Balance, off-the-shelf or custom orthotics ($49–$189), ankle braces, and other sports medicine accessories.
Sports Medicine Store and Metro Walk & Run
When physical therapist Mike Farmer grew tired of referring patients to a specialty store for shoes, he founded his own at Sports Medicine Store and Metro Walk & Run, which also carries athletic shoes from Asics, Mizuno, and New Balance. Each staff member is qualified to advise customers about which shoe types to wear and which brands of socks best absorb the liters of Gatorade secreted by feet. In addition to human experts that include a certified athletic trainer, physical therapist, and running specialist, Farmer also employs a digital stride-analysis machine that records customers running on a treadmill to determine the best type of shoe for each person.