The Fit Process
Shoe Fit Process
At Philadelphia Runner, our objective is to meet your unique needs. Whether you're walking around your neighborhood or training for your first half-marathon, we customize each fitting through listening, using treadmill and video recording to conduct gait analysis, and trying on a few shoe options to help you select a comfortable shoe to meet your needs.
SPORTS BRA FITTINGS
No matter what your activity level is, we carry a wide range of sports bras - from Brooks, Nike, Under Armour, and more - to support you during every workout. Stop by any of our stores for a bra fitting and we'll help you find the perfect fit for yoga, running or CrossFit.
Finding a pair of compression socks, sleeves or even a knee brace that doesn't slide can be an intimidating process. By listening to your individual needs and using calf and foot measurements, we'll help you find the compression products that support you best.
Woof, winter is still wintering, huh? That was the story of Week 3 for me.
I'll admit, when I did my long run the day after the first nor'easter, I felt pretty hardcore running around downed trees and fighting the intense winds. I did 6 miles down Broad Street and into The Navy Yard, which is a really cool spot to run if you haven't checked it out. There are old battleships, a bunch of tugboats, and some intriguing new developments. And, of course, it's a nice dry run for the last quarter mile of the Broad Street Run.
I have heard tell that there are some runners who leap out of bed before the sun, run as far and as fast as they can with grins on their faces, and then do it all again the next day.
I am not that runner.
Hello Philadelphia Runners!
My name is Nicole, and I've been running around the City of Brotherly Love for over ten years. I've completed the Broad Street Run five times, as well as the Philly Half, a few Philly 10ks, and lots of 5ks. I'm also a plus size runner who can reliably be found at the back of the pack. For the next ten weeks, I'll be sharing updates as I train for this year's Broad Street Run. I'm excited to get out there, and to show people that runners come in all shapes and sizes.
Hello! My name is Isa and I’m 12 years old and a Cadette in Girl Scout Troop 9934. I’m from Philadelphia, PA, and I’ve attended St. Margaret’s School since 1st grade. I’ve been a part of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania since Kindergarten, when I was a Daisy. I loved it then, and I still love it now!
Congratulations! You are 1 of the lucky 40 something thousand people selected to run in the largest 10 mile road race in the United States.
If you're like me, you have your pair of go to shoes. The weapon of your choice. The specific brand and model of running shoes you've been using for the past several races. Those running shoes that fit the best. Maybe it's because of the soft heel landing, wider toe box or you just love the energy return you are getting from the shoes. You know the ones. You're probably wearing them right now because you just finished a nice tempo run. I'm a big believer in the old saying "if it's not broken, don't fix it". I think this goes also with running shoes. For many of us, we have that favorite pair.
Join us in welcoming Kari Traa, the champion freestyle skier, three time Olympic gold medalist, and now the fastest growing sports brand in Europe to Philadelphia Runner. The Norwegian athlete brings not only her heritage to her design but also her non-stop athletic drive.
The updated Brooks Ravenna 9 is a lot sleeker and lighter version than previous models. That said, it's still a springy and supportive shoe for runners wanting to energize their runs without sacrificing stability, support or speed.
If you're thinking of running the Broad Street Run this year, here are 10 things you should know about Philadelphia's favorite 10 mile race: