Do you run or walk? After your kids? With the dog? For fitness? For punishment? To relax? To burn off calories? To burn off aggression? More slowly than you would like? Faster than you ought? So you can eat cookies? At the gym? Because you always have? Because you resolved to start? Whether you "run" as the dictionary would define it, are a serious fitness walker, or simply are active and on your feet, at Potomac River Running, you will find a wide selection of footwear to support your active lifestyle.
Everyday Running Footwear
A properly selected technical running shoe supports your unique foot-strike and helps to keep you comfortable, taking strain off your muscles and joints. Come in to any of our locations for a free foot scan and Video Gait Analysis to start the fitting process. We will then work with you to find the right shoe for your foot and your fitness requirements.
Heard about the new trend toward "minimalism"? It's not for everyone, at least not right away. That said, incorporating some running with a "minimalistic" shoe -- whether the Nike Free, Vibram 5 Fingers, Saucony Kinvara, or one of many lighterweight models -- can have positive effects on your running efficiency and help you strengthen the muscle and tendon strength in your feet and lower legs. It's important to make all change gradually -- if you need a supportive shoe and you make the switch to one without support, you're likely to cause the very injuries you're seeking to prevent, and more.... Come in and check out our wide selection of minimalistic shoes, and consider attending one of our Running Fundamentals sessions to learn some basics on improving your form, whether with lightweight shoes or in preparation to add them to your training.
Our product mix is extensive but we remain committed to vendors who are committed to the running specialty market. We stock shoes from companies that have a solid reputation for quality and deliver a technical product. While you may find many shoes labeled "running" in a mall or big box store, any style we stock is actually designed so that you can run farther than to the mailbox. Fashion is secondary to function and you should always choose a style that feels comfortable -- we recommend trying a variety of models before selecting one that feels best.... but, we think our selection looks good too!
Already have a favorite running shoe? We proudly carry a wide selection from the following brands, and are happy to special order any style we do not currently carry from these vendors: