The Starting Line

Best Running Shoes, August 2013

Now that Phidippides is no more, we’ve been on the prowl for a running store that trades as much in expertise as it does in shoes. Staffers at the Starting Line have their eyes on your feet from the moment you step inside. Your gait is evaluated on a treadmill (bring your current running shoes for testing), and options are discussed. The store’s selection is strong, and you won’t feel compelled to buy until everyone’s confident which kicks are the ones for you. Then you can head straight out the door and down the Marina bike path for your inaugural jog.