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August 12, 2009 8:28 AM   Subscribe

Where do I buy gym shoes in the (Chicago) Loop? I trashed my Nikes at Lollapalooza over the weekend, and I don't want to show up to my "Personal Fitness Assessment" tonight with busted kicks. I'm at Monroe & Franklin, so the closer to there the better.
posted by Oktober to Shopping (5 answers total)
go to running away. they are nice and competent.
posted by krautland at 8:34 AM on August 12, 2009

Running Away isn't in the Loop, however - neither are most good running shoe stores.

There's a Foot Locker on State Street, between Adams and Jackson, so if you're just looking for generic gym shoes that might be your best bet. That's the closest place I can think of. (Though if you do run, get fitted for running shoes!)
posted by Metroid Baby at 8:41 AM on August 12, 2009

Best answer: Nordstroms Rack, 24 North State Street, has an amazing selection of shoes, including gym shoes, on the 2nd floor. (It's where I got my awesome New Balances that I trashed at Lollapalooza.)
posted by applemeat at 8:41 AM on August 12, 2009

I love the Sports Authority at 620 N. LaSalle and Ontario. The place has everything and it's not that far from you. Probably a 20 minute walk or so.
posted by smeater44 at 8:45 AM on August 12, 2009

Niketown is just across the River from the Loop. Michigan at Erie, about 1.5 miles from where you are. You can pick up a 151 bus right near you, which will drop you off at Michigan & Huron, the street north of Erie.

Also, Field's--uh Macy's in the Loop should have sneakers.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:23 AM on August 12, 2009

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