Stores - Running Apparel

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Postby invisible » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:06 pm

jgore wrote:Many long-time members of this forum were originally members of the Running Room discussion board - some still are. There was some "tension" between the two for a while, for reasons that aren't important. The Running Room was referred to as "that other place" or just "the RR".


Ah! :) I post at that forum, very infrequently and not for quite some time. I do find that the store has some high quality apparel and a return policy that I've never seen matched. I bought my Garmin 205 there for that very reason.
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Postby QuickChick » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:20 am

I just got my shoes at Running Warehouse.com for $71.99, regularly $139! Almost half price! I am shipping to the US, so that saves a bundle, but I'm sure it's still quite a bit cheaper to ship to Canada as well. They delivered the shoes to my aunt's place within two days the last time I ordered from them.
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Postby myfeethurt » Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:36 pm

If you're in Calgary, come check us out @ Out There Adventure Centre (151 8th ave sw, on the corner of Stephen Avenue Mall)

We're not a running secialty store but trail running is definitely one of our core interests. We have some great brands like Pearl Izumi, Vasque, Sugoi, Mountain Hardwear, Salomon, The North Face, Marmot, IceBreaker and Arc'Teryx, all of which have some great gear to offer runners. Come in and say hi when you get the chance, and check out our trail running club retuning this spring! (details @ www.liveoutthere.com)

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Postby run gator run » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:12 pm

Nobody has mentioned the Designer Depot - kind of an upscale Winners owned by HBC.
http://www.hbc.com/designerdepot/

They only have locations in the GTA and some out West. My location has about four racks of short sleeves, pants and shorts - all at good prices.

I didn't see what was on the ladies side but if the regular clothes are anything to go by, then it's probably extensive.

Winners is good also. I picked up 3 Adidas half zip long sleeves and a base layer top for $100 - :D
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Postby QuickChick » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:54 pm

If you're ever in the Buffalo area, check out Runner's Roost in Orchard Park (it's on North Buffalo St). The guy who fitted Dave (Bob) was super knowledgeable and nice. The prices were pretty good as well- my Trigon Rides were $90 for this year's model and last year's model were $69. Dave's NB 903s (I think... they're bright yellow lightweights) were $90 as well I believe.
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Postby VeloCarrie » Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:19 am

Went on a bit of a running "shopping spree" on Friday due to it being August and that's when those wonderful sales on summer gear start before all that "back to school" cr*p starts.

I got alot of wonderful stuff at Sportsmart at Gloucester Centre in Ottawa (but there are alot of Sportsmarts around). They have alot of stuff marked down 50%.

I got an Adidas s/s tech Clima365 hoodie in grey/aqua for $20 (reg $39), 2 Nike dryfit s/s shirts in a dark violet and a lime green for $20 (reg $39), a Adidas Clima365 s/s in a really cool dark lime for $19, a Nike Pro sports bra for $20 (reg $39). I got a Nike dryfit s/s shirt there 2 weeks ago for $29, so the prices are further marked down this week. I don't like the shoe selection there though.

I went to Lululemon and got two bounce breaker sports bras because I keep losing weight (that is good) and running bras are expensive. These are adjustable by quite alot and by running in one yesterday, they are really great and I highly recommend them. The price was nasty (they were about $50 each - and weren't on sale) but I would get these again. I was told that there was a sale there but there was very few things marked down there and only by about $10 and limited size and colour selections were on sale.

Got some great running capris (okay, so they are yoga capris, but they are soooo comfortable and have these little pockets . . . ) at Old Navy, which also has some great sales in their summer clothes. I paid about $15 each for them as opposed to almost the same capris at Lululemon for $85. They have some good, cheap athletic wear if you look hard enough.

I went to Running Room also and got the New Balance Biocool Bamboo shirt (which wasn't on sale) but it felt sooooo good on my skin and I had to get it and I am glad I did. I also looked into getting another pair of Adidas Adistar Comfort 6 before they went away. I saw one on the display shelf, so I started getting excited that they would have a pair, but they didn't have one in my size (size 9). I hope I can get another pair before mine wear out and they go extinct.

Well, that's my shopping day on Friday! Hit lots of clothing sales!
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:46 am

For those in BC, Lower Mainland, I highly recommend the Runners' Den in Port Moody. The service is second to none. Paul and Penny are very involved with the community from having toy drives and food bank boxes at Christmas to supporting the Eagle Ridge Hospital Fund. The staff is awesome. They can fit anyone with the perfect runner.
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Postby gnu » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:33 pm

Grand River Running: out of business.
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Postby Plods » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:55 pm

I opened this thread expecting Sports 4 in Ottawa/Kanata to be plugged early and often.

WTF? I'm new -- have they been blacklisted or something I don't know about?

If not, it needs to be high on any list for Ontario. Independent, great staff for the most part, and tons of stuff on sale. (Today I saw a bunch of name-brand long-sleeve technical tees for $20-25, for example.)

Only downside is that -- at least at the downtown store -- is that I can never figure out how they divide their space genderwise, so I always have to be alert that I am not browsing the women's stuff. (I mean, you know, tights and stuff where the clothes look alike -- I usually have no trouble with the underwear.)

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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:03 pm

Plods wrote:I opened this thread expecting Sports 4 in Ottawa/Kanata to be plugged early and often.

WTF? I'm new -- have they been blacklisted or something I don't know about?

If not, it needs to be high on any list for Ontario. Independent, great staff for the most part, and tons of stuff on sale. (Today I saw a bunch of name-brand long-sleeve technical tees for $20-25, for example.)

Only downside is that -- at least at the downtown store -- is that I can never figure out how they divide their space genderwise, so I always have to be alert that I am not browsing the women's stuff. (I mean, you know, tights and stuff where the clothes look alike -- I usually have no trouble with the underwear.)


I agree - Sports4 is great! I work around the corner, and stop by there often. But yes - their layout could use some work. I find they often have things in more than one spot in the store, which makes it hard to compare when you are looking for something particular.
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Postby CdnMarathonGirl » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:11 am

gnu wrote:They have a website at www.grandriverrunning.com, but it doesn't have any content yet.


Just went to check out the website and it's actually: www.grandriverrunning.ca - still no content yet.

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Postby danziggirl » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:17 pm

National Sports are really good if you go to their S.O.S. (can't remember what it stands for). I got a couple of great running jackets - New Balance -one was $20 and the other $30. They may not be this years designs but - who cares?
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Postby lxiao » Thu May 21, 2009 5:55 am

I've searched high and low but can't find the old threads on where to buy shoes online...last pair I bought came from a store in Ontario recommended by someone on this forum, but I can't for the life of me find the receipt so don't have the name of the place...got a great price though.

Can anyone suggest some sites that sell shoes at a great price? (QuickChick, I know you mentioned runningwarehouse.com but they only ship Asics to the US, not Canada :-( )
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Postby trixiee » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:31 pm

I'm looking for the name of that on-line running shoe place too...
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Postby trixiee » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:59 pm

Yes! Thanks!
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Postby bgroot » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:24 pm

For places here in London, both the Running Room and Runner's Choice can be helpful in finding shoes and gels and some routes for running and all that. Great staff at both stores. Lululemon is also a good place to go for great clothing and run accessories as well as info on community events and yoga classes and many stores have a run club once a week. I work there, and with my running background, its always great to be able to chat with some out of towners about their running and training.
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Postby MINITEE » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:39 pm

bgroot wrote:For places here in London, both the Running Room and Runner's Choice can be helpful in finding shoes and gels and some routes for running and all that. Great staff at both stores. Lululemon is also a good place to go for great clothing and run accessories as well as info on community events and yoga classes and many stores have a run club once a week. I work there, and with my running background, its always great to be able to chat with some out of towners about their running and training.


Brian, I was actually in the store Friday afternoon, but you were too busy and I didn't want to interrupt to say "Hello!" I may be in tomorrow to get one of those great "first 5 minute" shrugs for my race Saturday. They're awesome :D

As for London, yes -we're pretty darned limited for shoes especially. Unfortunately (fortunately?) I've been able to find some great on-line sources as well as making sure I hit up the other running stores whenever I travel. Good to know that you're doing a run club from the store though. If you ever need any help, let me know! I've got lots of experience and would be more than happy to lend a hand.
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Postby opcougar » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:17 am

Reviving this old thread....if anyone spots a good deal again at costco or elsewhere, please let the masses know

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Postby Albertatraildog » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:00 pm

Its getting really hard to find an online US seller who will ship Asics to Canada. Neither Holabird nor Road Runner Sports will ship them now (online or telephone orders). I just hate to pay double for them here, but I have to have my 2150's and DS Trainers.

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Postby ultraslacker » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:00 pm

Albertatraildog wrote:Its getting really hard to find an online US seller who will ship Asics to Canada. Neither Holabird nor Road Runner Sports will ship them now (online or telephone orders). I just hate to pay double for them here, but I have to have my 2150's and DS Trainers.


lots of maniacs travelling to the US at any given time! just have to coordinate it. ;)
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Postby Joe Dwarf » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:56 am

If you're ever in Saskatoon, I recommend Brainsport on Broadway. They've always been great to deal with, and they are active in supporting/promoting running in the community. The owner is still quite the active runner - won the Saskatoon marathon last year IIRC.

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Postby Sir Crashalot » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:19 pm

http://www.33-off.com/
Prices are pretty good! The store is Le Coureur in Sherbrooke, QC.
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Postby phorunner » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:21 pm

I've been known to score great deals on dri-fit gear at Winners. Also, I saw NB 1063's (I use 1064's) there, but they were all aize 14/15....I'm usually 12/13... :( I'll keep looking though...

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Postby tintallie » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:10 am

I purchase my gear all over Calgary, but I do favour some stores over others.

Shoes: Gord's Running Store
Shoes (sometimes, the advice I have gotten wasn't as helpful as Gord's): Strides Running
Clothing/Outdoor Gear: Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Campers Village, Lululemon, Wholesale Sports Outfitter
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Online(never tried, but will in the future since they ship to Canada for a reasonable amount): zombierunner.com and seejanerun.com


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