If you're into high tech gadgets or just want to figure out a way to keep your shoe laces tied, Running Etc. stocks everything a runner could want or need. If it's made for running, we probably have it and we can help you decide if it's right for your needs.
If you wear properly fitting shoes with cotton socks you are more likely to develop blisters. Technical socks wick moisture from your feet and hold their shape. You should not feel the seams that shape the heel and close the toe of a sock. We have no-show, quarter, and crew lengths in various weights.
We also have socks from Injinji, like gloves for your feet, these innovative "toe socks" virtually prevent blisters with seamless construction that protects each toe. We stock a variety of styles from Balega, Asics, Wig-Wam, Wright Sock, Feetures, Thorlo, Defeet, Injinji, Smart Wool, New Balance, and Sock-Guy. We have the best selection of running socks in the region.
Our philosophy with footwear is to let the shoes do what they are designed to do. Sometimes a runner just needs more; more cushion or more arch support. We have insoles with more cushion and full length and ¾ length arch supports. We also have heel lifts and metatarsal pads. We stock a variety of insoles from Power Step, Super Feet, Spenco, Sorbothane and Sof Sole.
A runner needs as much as 50 grams of carbohydrate for every hour of endurance exercise for optimal performance. Energy gel packs have approximately 25 grams of carbs in a 1.2 to 1.5 ounce serving. They are easy to carry on your runs and will help keep you from bonking.
We carry energy gels from Power Gel, Gu, Hammer Gel, e-Gel, Carb Boom and Clif Shot. We also have Jelly Bellys, Clif Bloks, Power Bar Energy Chews, Power Bar Endurance Drink, Power Bar Recovery Drink, NUUN, Hydra-Lite ERG, and Ultima Replenisher Sports Drink. You can buy by the case to stock up, save time and money.
The key to performance and recovery begins with proper hydration. An average runner can lose several ounces of fluid from perspiration every mile. One solution to dehydration is to bring the fluids with you. We have variety of fluid carriers that include hand held bottles, hydration belts and back packs from Amphipod, Fuel Belt, Ultimate Directions, Camel Bak, Asics and Nike. Yes, we also have replacement bottles and bladders, as well as cleaning tablets to keep your bottles and bladders like new.
Runners train their bodies to handle stress, but sometimes we break down. Injuries can be caused by improper footwear and improper training. When injuries occur, we want to be your source for recovery. Our stores have dedicated a lot of space to injury prevention and rehabilitation. Our most popular rehab items include massage sticks, foot wheels, foam rollers, blister kits, Aqua Joggers, The Strassburg Sock, ice-packs, patella bands, IT Band compression wraps, shin splint wraps, hamstring wraps, ankle sleeves, insoles and arch supports, heel lifts, metatarsal pads and books on injury prevention and rehab. Most importantly, we can help you decide what could work best to shorten your down time. We can even recommend a good sports podiatrist or sports massage therapist.
Timing, Heart Rate Monitors & GPS
Runners like information for their daily runs. How long? How far? How hard? We carry watches, heart rate monitors and GPS from Timex, Garmin, Polar and Nike. We have basic watches that have minimal features like time of day and stop watch. Other chronographs have split time/cumulative time, 100 lap memory and interval timers for run/walk workouts. Heart rate monitors are the most effective tool runners can use to maximize workouts while reducing the risk of injuries caused from over-training. Add the Garmin 405 or 405 HRM(GPS with a heart rate monitor) to your training routine and view pace, distance, heart rate and split time during the run, then easily download the information gathered from the workout to your computer after the run.
20 years ago, only the fast, cocky runners wore sunglasses while running. Today, more runners understand the need to protect our eyes from harmful UV light during the run. Lens quality and visual clarity at all angles of view is important on high end running eye wear. More runners are using low light lenses for trail running. This adds contrast and helps intensify the trail, while protecting the eyes from and occasional low hanging tree branch. We stock a variety of frame styles and lens tints from Oakley and most have interchangeable lenses. We also stock frames with polarized lenses and the exciting Oakley Thump Pro, a premium sun glass that incorporates a state-of-the-art MP3 Player.
If you ask someone who has shopped at one of our stores, they'll tell you "If it's made for running, Running Etc. probably has it." We have The Bob Strollers, Body Glide, Sport Slick, Blister Shield , blister pads, Nip Guards, The Stick, No-Tie Elastic Laces, elastic race number belts, replacement track spikes, Lace Locks, Life is Good water bottles, reflective gear, head lamps, pedometers, hats, visors, athletic sun screen, gear bags, high-tech apparel cleaner, jewelery, license plate holders, coffee mugs, bumper stickers, Christmas ornaments, DVD's, running logs, magazines and books written on just about everything that has to do with running.