Best of Philly

2010 Running Shoes

Rittenhouse Sports Specialties

The running world is rife with high-tech gear, logos and marketing flash, but sometimes, don’t you just want to focus on the basics of your feet hitting the pavement? That’s why buying shoes (and browsing through a manageable selection of accessories like water bottles, and some shorts and tees) is so refreshing at this low-key shop, where the owner is a runner herself and totally gets it.

1729 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 215-569-9957;