What You'll Get
Though running from your troubles will only make them worse, it's a great way to lose weight while stealing pies. Leave pie chefs in the dust with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of shoes and athletic gear at The Running Company on Third Avenue.
The Running Company, a store completely staffed by runners, finds people the fittingest shoes using a process similar to the one speed daters use to find future mates—taking measurements, assessing stance, and playing back video of them running on a treadmill. The shop carries top running-shoe brands including Nike, Asics, Mizuno, Newton, and Saucony, and shoes range in price based on their anti-ground ability, with many of them falling between $85 and $140. Much of the shop's stock includes specialty apparel for the lithe of leg that is not found in larger, upper-body sport stores. Some of these hard-to-find products could include Trigger Point massage products, CEP compression socks, and Marathon Coffee, a high-caffeine blend developed specifically for runners, but often used to assist slow-moving baby sea turtles crawling from their just-cracked shell across the beach in search of the sea.
Five Yelpers give The Running Company's New York location a five-star average:
- The staff at The Running Company couldn't have been nicer or more accomodating. They were young, friendly and open to any questions the group had. The store was spacious, well-organized, and felt woman-friendly in general. – Karen C., Yelp
- I've also referred many friends and family to this place and they have all had nothing but great experiences. The staff all around is intelligent and courteous and they have a great selection to boot. As far as I'm concerned, this is the ONLY place to go if you're serious about running. – Adrian B., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Not valid for electronic items. Returns valid only for store credit. Valid only at 1059 3rd Ave. location. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.