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Spring is right around the corner (hopefully) and if you’re like me, you might be waiting until it gets a little warmer before hitting the Minneapolis running trails! Nothing beats a casual run or walk around Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet or Lake of the Isles on a beautiful spring or summer day!
Whether you’re an avid or casual runner or just enjoy walking, it is important to be fitted for the proper footwear. People living in the Twin Cities metro area are fortunate to be located near a variety of specialty running stores in Minneapolis – St. Paul that serve their athletic footwear needs. We wanted to make sure you’re properly fitted as well as give you a little insight and recommendation to some of the best running stores Minneapolis has to offer!
TC Running Company – 6405 City West Parkway Eden Prairie, MN 55344
According to TC Running Company, their store carries the largest selection of men’s and women’s trail and running shoes in Minneapolis areas. If you want to shop where running is a passion, not simply a bottom line, keep TC Running Company in mind.
They are vendor of choice to local running groups such as Lifetime Fitness, MDRA, ALARC and The Marsh, along with many high school and college athletes, competitive runners and parents of student athletes.
Marathon Sports – 2312 W 50th Street South Minneapolis, MN 55410
Since 1985, Marathon Sports “run and walk specialists” has served Twin Cities customers with their personal fitness undertakings. This locally owned and operated store is unique as the staff was trained by Dr. Paul Langer, podiatrist. He and Dr. Chris Leisz, M.D. are also in-store physicians.
Their aim is to fit individual customers with correct shoes using biomechanical and foot assessments. The store stocks major brands of footwear such as: Asics, Saucony, Mizuno, Nike and others. If they do not carry the best shoe for your specific foot, they will special order it.
STARTLINE Running Store – 12979 Ridgedale Drive Minnetonka, MN 55305
STARTLINE Running Store says, “Forget the label – go for fit”. While they carry major labels, their expert fitters provide customized gait analysis, observe ankle motion and examine your arches to direct your shoe selection.
Since 1997, they have helped athletes get to the STARTLINE with their friendly advice and stellar athletic apparel, accessories and shoes. STARTLINE personnel are athletes, such as fitness coaches, track & field runners and Ironmen
who specialize in listening to the customer.
The Running Room – 2801 Hennepin Ave South, 1st Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55408
If you’re looking for running shoes in Minneapolis, The Running Room is part of America’s largest chain of running stores. This family owned company was founded in 1984 by John Stanton, Edmonton Canada who had a vision to help athletes purchase quality running shoes from people who knew running.
Stanton has built his brand on the belief that team members who are running on the same roads as customers had better relate to them. The unique spin of The Running Room is the social aspect where their Run Club meets twice weekly.
GEAR Running Store – 4406 France Avenue S Edina, MN 55410
GEAR Running Store is the oldest of the specialty running stores in Minneapolis, as well as the entire state. Since October 1983 the family owned and operated store has supported and given-back to the running community.
They do carry the traditional brands of running shoes you would expect to find, but GEAR is really excited about their natural running solutions. Joining the “less is the new more” revolution, they carry Nike Frees, Vibram Five Fingers and Newton Distancias to fit your “barefoot running” needs. With four running coaches as staff members, you will be guided to the correct and comfortable shoe to help you become a more efficient runner.
Right Fit Running – Mounds View Square Mall 2557 Hwy 10 NE Mounds View, MN 55112
Right Fit Running believes “the Right Fit makes all the difference”. Their total focus is geared toward fitting the individual for their best in running shoes and apparel.
The store was established in 2009 when the owner observed a need for specialty running stores in Minneapolis north metro. Customer reviews indicate the store is kid-friendly, to the point of staff bringing toys to their toddlers. As one happy customer remarked, “That cinched the deal for me. I won’t go anywhere else for my running needs.”
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Wembley Soccer Shop CouponAre you a soccer fanatic living in or near Olympia, Washington? Are you looking for a store that sells everything soccer? If so, we would like to introduce you to Wembley Soccer Shop, a specialty soccer retailer located right in Olympia!
At Wembley Soccer Shop you will find everything from men’s and women’s soccer cleats and turf shoes to Club and Country replica jerseys. Not to mention everything else in between including soccer balls, shin guards, apparel, shorts, socks, player jerseys, field player and goalie gloves, goalie equipment and much more!
Wembley Soccer also stocks only the best brands in the industry like Under Armour, Joma, Adidas, Diadora, Puma, Pele Sports, Kelme, Reusch, Uhlsport, Brine, Baden and Select!
Looking to save a little cash on your next visit to Wembley Soccer Shop? This Wembley Soccer Shop Coupon is good for 20% OFF ANY RETAIL PURCHASE!
Next time you’re in the area or need some new soccer stuff, we recommend you check out Wembley Soccer Shop!
Wembley Soccer Shop
3700 Pacific Ave SE Suite B
Olympia, WA 98501
This is the Disney World of Skiing & Snowboarding, in Utah that is. It is located at 1345 Lowell Avenue in Park City, Utah.
As the sun tries to push it’s rays through the cloud cover, I caught myself starring far beyond the massive mountain peaks. With over 300 inches of snow pack, I just found paradise! Good good morning to the powder & say hello to my snowboard.
Some know that traveling tends to be hard on the body, however, Salt Lake City Airport is a quick 40 minutes from the most prestigious skiing and snowboarding mountains in the US. With over 3 mountains within 5 minutes of one another, who would not want to attempt the this thrill seeking opportunity. We did.
March 24th, 2011 – Awake at 7:30am, a little jet lag, and a nice cup of coffee. Peaking out the blinds I see myself surrounded by massive mountain peaks covered in a beautiful snow-pack. At 10:00 we take off for the mountain, a very quick 10 minute drive. The skiers & boarders getting ready to test the fresh snow, I headed in to get a board rental.
Out of the car, up a couple flights of stairs, and walla, it was a miniature city. It felt just like Disney World for those of you who have experienced that. 100’s of small mom and pop retail shops. Each and everyone having it’s own unique twist. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to shop, I was just looking for Park City Sport.
After passing about 20 shops, I spotted my destination about 20 yards away. Passing by several 100 die hard snowmen & women, I arrived. As I opened the doors to Park City Sport, it was a perfect chaos. It was full of rental seekers, and full of service.
The retail staff had this process down as if it were a production chain. Taking no less than 10 minutes to get in, fitted, payment made, and out the door. It was what I would call, ideal. The best part is the price. With a 20% coupon offered on their own site, a $1.00/day insurance fee, it ended up costing me $23.00 per day with tax. It was cheaper than checking baggage in the darn airport. Plus it was a very simple process. Visit this shop for snowboard rentals, snowboard tuning, downhill ski rentals, demo board rentals, and everything in between!
Out the door in 10 minutes, we fastened our lift ticket on and headed up to the first lift. Up, up and away.
20 or so runs later, I found my legs wobbling like the sea. I had nothing left. As we headed down the last slope, the fresh powder had turned to a perfect slush. Carving felt like a knife going through warm butter. My board gripping on any toe side or back side motion. It was quite honestly, the best snow I have ever experienced. With about 200 yards left, I followed the experienced Park City riders. All of the sudden we were snowboarding over a bridge into downtown Park City It was a very well thought out design.
With even more retail shops in front of us, we decided to grab a quick pitcher of beer to help ease the pain brought on by the day. This was a weird experience as well. You must purchase food when ordering and alcoholic beverage in the State of Utah. No ifs, ans, or buts about it. You want booze, your must order food. I guess again, this is a well thought out process. Sipping down the last gulp of beer, we strapped our skis & boards on and headed back to the main resort. Home we go.
All I can say is thank you Park City, I thought the western mountain range had the snow of a lifetime, but now I must say, you are the Spring treasure to anyone seeking a wonderful experience. Day 2 here we come!
We connected directly with Mount Everest, a specialty ski & snowboard shop located at 318 3rd Ave in Westwood, NJ. They had nothing but extreme things to say about their shop. Are you an accessory man that still can’t get the airdog title down? They might have some gear that you still need!
At Mt. Everest, they have eliminated the need to find another store that sells quality ski & snowboard product at a great value. Over the last decade they have provided 1000’s of customers with the expert service they deserve.
With the staff members loving the snow, they take a great deal of interest in everyone that walks through our doors.
The store shines when Woodcliff & Lake Tappan start to freeze…As a matter of fact, that is a great indicator to take your gear out of the closet, blow the dust off and get a fresh coat of wax that shines down the bottom of your skis & snowboard.
Missing or need to replace some gear? At Mt. Everest, they dress our customers with everything needed to smash through the abdominal snowmen on any mountain. For apparel, they carry snowboard jackets, snowboard pants, ski jackets, ski pants, gloves, mittens, hats, beanies, goggles, socks, baselayers, hoodies, helmets & everything in between! Bundle up with top brands from North Face, Columbia, Ride, Burton, Bonfire, Anon, Oakley, Spyder and more!
Once warm, you still may need a mode of transportation down the mountain. They carry snowboards, snowboard bindings, snowboard boots, downhill skis, down ski bindings, ski poles, & parts for all the above. For the gnarly riders, they carry great brands from K2, Fischer, Salomon, Roxy, Nordica, Ride, Vans, Flow & just about every other brand you can think up.
Did the feather dust damage your snowboard or skis? Don’t worry as they have a full repair shop that can assist you. Their services include ski waxing, snowboard waxing, snowboard repair, ski repair, and ski & snowboard rentals as well as demos.
Before you hit the slopes at Mountain Creek in Vernon or Campgaw Mountain in Mahwah, swing in, get your gear & get tuned up! They are located near Washington Township, NJ – 07676; Hillsdale, NJ – 07642; Emerson, NJ – 07630.