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
Upper East Side
1059 3rd Ave.
New York, New York 10065Get Directions