The Running Shop Compliment - The Running Shop: Great Service, Great Shoes

Review by tagger9 on 2007-02-11
TUCSON, ARIZONA -- I recently took up jogging and wanted to make sure to start with a good pair of running shoes. I was leery of going to "regular" sporting goods stores since the people there typically aren't experts on running shoes. So I checked a few places online in Tucson and came across The Running Shop as a recommended store.

I went there and it was just what I was hoping for. They have a big selection of shoes, and one of the store clerks there spent about twenty minutes with me choosing the right one. He first asked about my experience (beginner) and checked my stride and wear patterns on my current shoes. This helped him choose the general type I needed (stability). He then recommended several pairs in various price ranges, and let me try on and jog for a few minutes in each pair. I tried on five pairs total, found one I really liked in a mid-price range, and I've been jogging ever since with no problems whatsoever.

I might add that quite a while ago I tried jogging and had lots of pain, esp. in my knees and shin muscles. I don't experience that now, and I suspect its because I had a bad pair of shoes before.

The prices at the store seemed comparable to what I see at other area stores for running shoes, and given the excellent service and wide selection of shoes, I just can't see why you would go anywhere else. Highly recommended.
Comments:1 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-02-12
Posted by DORCAS on 2007-02-12:
Good detective work. You did a good job checking out shoes before you even went to buy them. And it's so true that you need special shoes for various activities you are doing. I cringe when I hear a shoe salesman telling someone that they certainly can wear tennis shoes for running or basket ball. Not even close. Thats how people get injuries. Good for you that you had a well trained sales person to get you the correct shoe for your need. Good luck and have fun in your new sport.

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