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 shoes, apparel, and accessories at The Running Store, located in Gainesville, Virginia.
Founded by local track coaches Rob Dulin and Jason Grant, The Running Store combines professional service with a large stock of running and walking shoes to fit patrons with the footgear that best suits their needs. Knowledgeable staffers provide complimentary foot, shoe, and gait analyses to shoppers, including electronic foot scans to determine weight distribution and treadmill-based walk/jog investigations using special cameras and jumbo contact lenses. Equipped with new knowledge of their nether hands, patrons are then free to choose from a selection of hundreds of shoes, including Asics GT-2160 ($100) and New Balance MR/WR1080 ($135). Moisture-wicking apparel defies sweat, rain, and erratic sprinkler systems, with a range of selections such as Balega socks ($9.95), Nike Dri-Fit cotton tees ($28), and Brooks Infiniti Short 3 ($38).