Shoe store in Champaign, IL or shoe recommendation

Shoe store in Champaign, IL or shoe recommendation

Post by Matt Garm » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 03:27:33


Hello:

Does anyone know of a good running shoe store in the Champaign-Urbana,
Illinois area?  I bought my first pair of running shoes from a store that
catered specifically to runners, was staffed by runners, etc.  But
ufortunately that store is in another town.  So I'm looking for something
similar in this area.

I started running in the summer, and met with good results.  I was running
in the country though, on soft ground.  When I came back to school, I
found I got shin splints *really* bad, on both the sidewalks around
campus, and on two different tracks.  Since then I've been stationary
biking and using a stairmaster.

Now it's time for new shoes, and I figured I'd give running another go.  I
want to find someone (in a shoe store) than can help me find a good shoe
that would minimize shin splits.

For what it's worth, I'm about 6 feet tall, and about 190 pounds.  I'm not
really trying to lose weight, I just want to keep my heart and lungs
healthy (to offset the effects of beer and pizza :).  So if anyone has any
good shoe suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks!
Matt

--

"And in the end you'll pack up, and fly down south,
 Hide your head in the sand, just another sad old man,
 All alone, and dying of cancer."
         -- Pink Floyd, "Dogs" (lyrics by Roger Waters)

 
 
 

Shoe store in Champaign, IL or shoe recommendation

Post by Cory Nack » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 04:06:30

Matt:

There is a great running store in Champaign called Body 'N Sole.  I highly
recommend them.  There are also good stores in the area (Normal, Peoria, and
Springfield).
http://www.bodynsolesports.com/


Quote:
> Hello:

> Does anyone know of a good running shoe store in the Champaign-Urbana,
> Illinois area?  I bought my first pair of running shoes from a store that
> catered specifically to runners, was staffed by runners, etc.  But
> ufortunately that store is in another town.  So I'm looking for something
> similar in this area.

> I started running in the summer, and met with good results.  I was running
> in the country though, on soft ground.  When I came back to school, I
> found I got shin splints *really* bad, on both the sidewalks around
> campus, and on two different tracks.  Since then I've been stationary
> biking and using a stairmaster.

> Now it's time for new shoes, and I figured I'd give running another go.  I
> want to find someone (in a shoe store) than can help me find a good shoe
> that would minimize shin splits.

> For what it's worth, I'm about 6 feet tall, and about 190 pounds.  I'm not
> really trying to lose weight, I just want to keep my heart and lungs
> healthy (to offset the effects of beer and pizza :).  So if anyone has any
> good shoe suggestions, please let me know.

> Thanks!
> Matt

> --

> "And in the end you'll pack up, and fly down south,
>  Hide your head in the sand, just another sad old man,
>  All alone, and dying of cancer."
>          -- Pink Floyd, "Dogs" (lyrics by Roger Waters)


 
 
 

Shoe store in Champaign, IL or shoe recommendation

Post by Jesse Jacksons Love Chi » Sat, 07 Apr 2001 08:55:01

Quote:
> I
>> want to find someone (in a shoe store) than can help me find a good shoe
>> that would minimize shin splits.

>> For what it's worth, I'm about 6 feet tall, and about 190 pounds.

Like you, I am fairly heavy (180) and overpronate (the usual cause of shin
splints)...I recently purchased a pair of Saucony Grid Hammers and am happy
with them...They are a bit clunky, but no leg pain...
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Shoe store in Champaign, IL or shoe recommendation

Post by Csrunne » Sat, 07 Apr 2001 10:32:54

Quote:
>Does anyone know of a good running shoe store in the Champaign-Urbana,
>Illinois area?  

body and sole is a great place to get your shoes and other running stuff.  they
are staffed by runners and have two locations, one on campus and the other at
the corner of mattis and kirby ave.

as for the shin splints, there is a pretty nice trail area in mahomet, il.
it's about a 20 minute drive from champaign but worth it.  the folks at body
and sole can give you directions or email me and i will do it.

good luck!