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 athletic shoes and apparel at Running Away Multisport, with locations on North Clybourn Avenue and in Deerfield.
Running Away Multisport outfits hare-footed pavement hustlers with a large selection of running shoes, athletic apparel, and accessories made by brands such as Adidas, Asics, Brooks, and more. Shoe-seeking missions begin with a stride evaluation by a member of Running Away's friendly, expert staff to determine the paw pads with the appropriate style, fit, and level of sass-mouthed back talk. Fleet-footed females can take a load off with the Handful sports bra ($40.99), and males can make for the horizon in a Nike short-sleeve running shirt ($40.99). Time ground-pounding miles with the Timex sports watch ($59.95), or enhance underwater performance while searching for precious gem-encrusted pool toys with the Kayenne swim goggles ($25).
Post accouterment selection, runners can check out Running Away's Chicago-area races and events, including the Cinco de Miler, the Hot Chocolate 5k or 15k, and the North Shore Turkey Trot, the latter of which is often populated by hybrid turkey-men running from a cross-cultural identity crisis.
Five Yelpers give Running Away Multisport a near-perfect average of 4.5 stars:
- This place is amazing. So very, very pleased with their knowledge and customer service. – Elizabeth O., 6/12/10
- They have a large selection of Hammer Nutrition products, running shoes, racing flats, wet suits, tri bikes, goggles, training gear, etc. If you are into multisport you should definitely check this place out. – Van M., 3/15/10