Some of life's most personally satisfying moments tend to occur during solitary competitions such as one-man marathons, sprints, and staring contests versus the bathroom mirror. Burn a hole through physical restrictions with today's 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 bi-peddlers since opening in 2006. Staff members worship the feet that walk on their in-store ground by swiftly analyzing each runner's gait, and then recommending a brand that's supportive and advantageous in application. Though shoe prices vary ($100 on average storewide), Groupon shoppers are welcome to peruse pairs, such as Vibram FiveFingers ($99.99) or Asics GT-2160 ($104.99), 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.
Owner's 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.
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.