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18 years ago
08/14/2003, 08:11 AM
Fashionistas beware: the eerily proficient staff at these stores sell running shoes to people who actually run in them. – The Scene
People who buy running shoes because they have gimmicky air-pumps, springs, and hip advertisements will hate these stores. They do not sell sneakers that look hot with hip-huggers. In fact, the running shoes at Super Runners are often flat-out ugly: the store sells a frightening number of sparkling white Asics or New Balance sneakers that would insure the wearer a strong hip-check from any self-respecting bar bouncer.
But for serious runners who care more about arch support than style, there may be no better podiatrists than the clerks at these stores. Inside these plain, utilitarian boxes of stores, the staff possesses a preternatural awareness of insoles, treads, trusses and laces. They will guide you toward the best possible athletic shoe for your particular foot, joint problem and type of running. Be warned: the staff will mock customers who say superficial things like, "Do you have this pair in black?"