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, fitness wear, and accessories at Runner's Roost in Darien.
The friendly team at Runner's points toes toward high-performance shoes and clads athletic frames in protective apparel and gear. Clients can sift through more than 200 types of footwear from brands such as Adidas, Asics, New Balance, and Nike. The award-winning Saucony Kinvara ($89.95) covers arches in a lightweight, flexible shell ideal for enhancing grip on uneven outdoor terrain, and a pair of Brooks Ghost kicks ($99.95) stabilizes errant soles on a variety of earthly surfaces, from rocky passages to the basement's bottomless plasma portal. Massage stressed IT bands with a foam roller ($24.95) or use the activity-specific cushioning of Thorlos Experia socks ($13.99) to soften the mad pounding of guilty telltale paws. SPIbelts ($19.99) free hands from juggling keys, energy bars, or a Nike cap ($21.99).
For almost 35 years, the knowledgeable staffers at Runner’s Roost have understood that different sneakers are necessary for marathoners, trail runners, and those seeking to escape a bank heist. They call upon their personal experience and training in these nuances to pair their customers with one of more than 200 shoe models in stock.
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