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Where to Buy Running Gear in Chicago

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In honor of Fitness Week, we've compiled a guide where to stock up on running gear in Chicago. These six stores, organized from north to south, sling everything from reflective jackets to electronic bracelets. And if they have one thing in common (besides fleet-footed customers), it's that they take running shoes seriously. Very. seriously. Enjoy our rundown.


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1. Runner's Edge Inc.

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5243 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 649-0853
The store's current selection includes goods to keep runners toasty all winter. Think fleece gloves, thermal socks, and snug hats. Photo: via Runner's Edge

2. Running Away Multisport

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2219 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 395-2929
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This shop specializes in finding the perfect fit. If you're in the market for running shoes, you'll get a one-on-one consultation, an electronic fit assessment, and a test run on a treadmill. Photo: via Yelp

3. Nike Running Bucktown

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1640 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-1095
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Nike's Bucktown concept store specializes in gear for runners. Look for reflective jackets, shoes for men and women, and extras like the NikeFuel electronic bracelets. Photo: courtesy of Nike Running Bucktown

4. Icebreaker Touchlab Chicago

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44 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 397-1440
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The Gold Coast's new outlet for the New Zealand brand carries warm, lightweight wool running gear. Fun fact? The duds here have antimicrobial properties that keep them from retaining odor. Photo: Jenny Berg for Racked

5. Lucy Activewear

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845 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 255-0257
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Specializing in women's fitness gear, this Water Tower shop slings clothing, bras, and accessories. Photo: via Lucy

6. Fleet Feet South Loop

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150 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 788-3338
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At the Roosevelt Collection, this spanking new Fleet Feet location hosts weekly fun runs and special events, and also offers Chicago Endurance sports training programs. And—oh yes—it's stocked with all kinds of running gear. Photo: Fleet Feet via Facebook

1. Runner's Edge Inc.

5243 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
The store's current selection includes goods to keep runners toasty all winter. Think fleece gloves, thermal socks, and snug hats. Photo: via Runner's Edge
5243 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

2. Running Away Multisport

2219 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
This shop specializes in finding the perfect fit. If you're in the market for running shoes, you'll get a one-on-one consultation, an electronic fit assessment, and a test run on a treadmill. Photo: via Yelp
2219 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

3. Nike Running Bucktown

1640 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Nike's Bucktown concept store specializes in gear for runners. Look for reflective jackets, shoes for men and women, and extras like the NikeFuel electronic bracelets. Photo: courtesy of Nike Running Bucktown
1640 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

4. Icebreaker Touchlab Chicago

44 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611
The Gold Coast's new outlet for the New Zealand brand carries warm, lightweight wool running gear. Fun fact? The duds here have antimicrobial properties that keep them from retaining odor. Photo: Jenny Berg for Racked
44 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611

5. Lucy Activewear

845 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Specializing in women's fitness gear, this Water Tower shop slings clothing, bras, and accessories. Photo: via Lucy
845 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

6. Fleet Feet South Loop

150 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60605
At the Roosevelt Collection, this spanking new Fleet Feet location hosts weekly fun runs and special events, and also offers Chicago Endurance sports training programs. And—oh yes—it's stocked with all kinds of running gear. Photo: Fleet Feet via Facebook
150 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60605