Need New Running Shoes? Philadelphia Runner Is Having a Huge Sidewalk Sale

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Photographic evidence of the massive sidewalk sale happening at Philadelphia Runner University City

Philadelphia Runner is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend in classic Philly Runner style. In addition to the fun run happening tonight at the Center City location, the shop’s University City outpost is hosting a big ol’ sidewalk sale, with a mountain of running shoes on discount. Oh, and there are free cupcakes, too.

The sale’s going on today and tomorrow, but I would suggest going over sooner rather than later if you need something specific. Lord knows those shoes won’t last. The University City store is located at 37th and Walnut. It’s open until 7 p.m. tonight, and reopens tomorrow morning at 11.

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6 Unexpected Places to Buy Cool Fitness Gear Right Now

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When it comes to shopping for fitness gear, Lululemon and Nike aren’t the only games in town anymore. While the ol’ standbys are going strong, of course, lots of new activewear brands and lines have been cropping up in some surprising places lately—stores and websites you wouldn’t necessarily think to shop for fitness gear.

Here are six of our favorites (with photos, of course).

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Shop Now: Bright, Bold Gym Clothes You’ll Love

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Tired of wearing that ratty-t-shirt-and-black-pants ensemble when you work out? Now’s the time to spring for some new workout gear. These prints are intense, yes, but that’s the whole point—to add some kick to your workout wardrobe. Here’s to a bit—or, well, a lot—of color.

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Everyone Rejoice: Shoppist Says Sneakers Are Chic

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We have a web meeting every morning here at Philly Mag HQ, during which the editors of our eight (awesome, amazing) blogs get together to go over our lineups for the day ahead. So imagine my glee when Shoppist editor Emily Goulet told the group that she was doing a post on how sneakers are the new stilettos because tennis shoes, of all things, are suddenly the hot new accessory in fashion. I think I audibly WAHOOOOED at the news.

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Sneak Peek: This Is What the 2014 Broad Street Run Race Shirt Looks Like

The 12th Street Gym just posted a photo of the 2014 Broad Street Run race shirt, which one of its employees received in the mail along with her race bib.

I have to say, I love, love, love this year’s design. The fonts are great, the illustration is great, and it keeps with the vintage feel of the throwback BSR shirts I told you about yesterday.

What do you think?

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These Are the Cutest Compression Socks You Have Ever Seen

You know what a compression sock is, right? It’s a sock with graduated and strategically placed compression areas (basically, tighter or stretchier fabric) to help promote blood circulation and post-workout muscle recovery. Lots of runners swear by them, and I know a lot of people who use them.

The thing about compression socks, though, is that they tend to be more function over fashion. A typical pair looks like this—kind of, er, perfunctory. Can you say, “Booooooring”?

Since a lot of people wear these things post-workout—oftentimes with their normal, everyday clothes—it makes sense that you might want compression socks that actually look cute, too. Here are seven pairs I would be happy to wear out and about.

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