Fleet Feet Chicago
While there is certainly no shortage of good running stores in Chicago, the two Fleet Feet Chicago locations (Lincoln Square and Old Town) are the easiest ones to walk into and find exactly what you want/need, with a little (or a lot of) help from the knowledgeable staff. Fleet Feet also hosts free weekly runs from both store locations and a slew of popular races (Elvis is Alive 5K, Soldier Field 10 Mile, Chicago Women’s Half). Add to that their commitment to local charities and the seminars, guest speakers, training programs and special events they offer throughout the year and the Personal Rewards Program ($15 credit for every $150 spent in the store) is just icing on the cake. Fleet Feet may be a national chain but Fleet Feet Chicago keeps it local all the way.
Fleet Feet Chicago, 1620 N. Wells, 312.587.3338; 4762 N. Lincoln, 773.271.3338, fleetfeetchicago.com
Audience choice: Fleet Feet Chicago
Best of Chicago 2012