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 Photo: Courtesy of Nike Running Bucktown
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Where to Buy Running Gear in Chicago

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Photo: Courtesy of Nike Running Bucktown

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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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Runner's Edge Inc.

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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

Running Away Multisport

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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

Nike Running Bucktown

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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

Icebreaker Touchlab Chicago

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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

Lucy Activewear

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Specializing in women's fitness gear, this Water Tower shop slings clothing, bras, and accessories. Photo: via Lucy

Fleet Feet South Loop

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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

Runner's Edge Inc.

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

Running Away Multisport

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

Nike Running Bucktown

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

Icebreaker Touchlab Chicago

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

Lucy Activewear

Specializing in women's fitness gear, this Water Tower shop slings clothing, bras, and accessories. Photo: via Lucy

Fleet Feet South Loop

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