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Running is one of the best ways to enjoy the Denver area and its surroundings, it is also one of the least expensive. You can lace up your shoes any time and take advantage of the vast parks and trails system in the city, or opt for one of the many trails in the foothills and the mountains. When running, it is important to have good shoes, as they can help you improve your strides and keep your feet stable as you run. Have your feet analyzed at one of these stores and find the best pair of running shoes for you.
Newton Running Lab
1222 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
http://www.newtonrunning.com/

Boulder based running shoe company Newton sells running shoes in stores all over the country, and its Running Lab store on Pearl Street gives residents the opportunity to buy the goods straight from the company itself. With technology, including stride analysis and sales people who are dedicated runners, this is one of the best shops for serious runners. The store prides itself on testing its shoes on professional athletes to help improve and make the shoes more functional and comfortable for runners.

Runners Roost
7978 W. Alameda Ave., Suite A
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 991-1851
www.runnersroost.com

A well known company in the Denver metro area, Runners Roost has five metro area locations, along with its locations in Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs. It carries running shoes and apparel from many brands, including New Balance, Nike, Brooks Running, Adidas and more. Runners Roost is dedicated to helping runners improve their performance, and carries injury prevention gear, such as insoles. Its employees are active in the running community as well, and the store is dedicated to developing runners on all terrains and at all ability levels. Stop in and talk to an associate who can help you find the perfect shoe for your gait.

Runners High
103 N. Rubey Dr.
Golden, CO 80403
(720) 583-2911
www.runnershighco.com

This new specialty running store was founded by a husband-wife duo whose running resume boasts more than 35 years of runs in various events. It is a store for runners with the aim of helping each person run their best with proper gear. The store features footwear for a variety of terrain, along with clothing and accessories to help you stay hydrated and maintain your form. Runners High also sponsors local runs in the Golden community and regularly posts blogs and hosts events aimed at improving runners. Your comprehensive analysis ensures that you will find gear that is perfect for your own stride and skill level.

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Bentgate Mountaineering 
1313 Washington Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 271-9382
www.bentgate.com

For those who prefer running through the rugged terrain of Colorado’s mountains and foothills, Bentgate Mountaineering has footwear for your. Its selection of shoes and boots provides support and stability for running on uneven surfaces. Carrying trail running shoes from brands including Mammot, Salewa and Salomon, among others, this store caters to those who prefer running in the brisk outdoors. It also carries apparel and other mountain gear for runners who also enjoy hiking, bouldering and other activities.

TriBella
1060 Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 495-2477
www.tribellas.com

This shop in the Golden Triangle area carries gear for triathletes, including apparel and gear for swimming, bicycling and running. The store carries shoes that are great for distance running, along with a good selection of accessories and apparel. Although TriBella caters to multi sport athletes, it also carries apparel and gear for distance runs such as 5K and other distances. If you are a triathlete, the store also carries rental gear that you can use to train and improve your time.

Related: Top Places For Trail Running Near Denver

Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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