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 athletic shoes and apparel at New Balance, valid in-store only at the Uptown Shopping Center location.
New Balance works to enhance athletic performance with sports apparel and myriad styles of running, cross-training, and outdoor shoes, making or assembling many of their items right here in the United States. Named Best Neutral Trainer by Women's Running magazine, the New Balance 890 ($99) cuddles arches in limited-edition rainbow hues that leave feet more colorful than soaking them in Easter egg dye or wearing Crayola-brand clogs. Men's New Balance 813 ($89.95) cross-trainers deliver a comfortable gym workout, while a multitude of girl's and boy's athletic shoes ($34.99–$64.99) protect prepubescent phalanges from injuries spawned from athletic activity and youthful tomfoolery. Otherwise, men's and women's short-sleeved NBx Adapter shirts ($47.99) wick away soggy sweat and eliminate odors in a range of bright colors.
The staff at New Balance isn't concerned with simply selling shoes—their mission is to pair customers with the footwear that will carry them comfortably through life’s arduous steps. Understanding that an ill-fitting pair of athletic shoes can cause pain to joints and potentially damage knees, hips, and the back, associates measure the length and width of each client's foot and conduct a gait analysis to chart the trajectory of their stride when walking normally or running through ball pits. The data are collected to help the staff match clients with their ideal shoe, keeping them running longer and looking good while doing so.
Caddo Heights, South Highlands
5802 Line Ave.
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105