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Prefer to hit the new year running with the wind in your hair? While we certainly love a good blogger-backed workout, there's no greater feeling than taking your trainers away from the treadmill and into LA's gorgeous al fresco scenery (or starry trails).

Whether you're a superstar marathoner or a newbie to the stride scene, these LA running stores are stocked with everything from fashionable footwear to hi-tech gadgetry for logging major mileage in 2016. Check them out below and feel free to share your faves and pro running tips in the comments.

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1. Adidas Originals

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8009 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 658-6091
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The classic sportswear brand is now monumentally cool again thanks to advanced new products and their stylish collab with designer Stella McCartney. [Photo]

2. Arch & Sole

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745 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 857-1775
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Whether you're a beginning runner or an avid marathoner, the experts at this indie shop offer pro advice on everything from gear, nutrition, injury prevention and much more. In addition to getting outfitted with the right gear, runners can also have their steppers assessed for gait and form. Don't forget to join their weekly Wednesday fun runs for some added motivation. [Photo]

3. A Runner's Circle

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3216 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 661-8971
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All things running is what you’ll find at this Los Feliz shop (there's also a Hollywood location). The helpful staff will outfit you perfectly, from shorts and tops all the way down to insoles, injury prevention devices and an analysis of your gait. [Photo]

4. Fleet Feet

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16545 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
Shoes for every activity and foot type, all the necessary gear (apparel, insoles, specialized socks, foot tape, hydration belts, hi-tech gadgets, etc.), runners' nutrition (energy gels, Clif Bars and yes, even energizing jelly beans!), and team of running experts and outfitters await you at this Valley running store. Avid runners may already be familiar with this shop, which was formerly Phidippides. [Photo]

5. Frontrunners

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11620 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 207-0216
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With a specialty in barefoot running gear and minimalist running shoes, this athletic shop also offers a selection of apparel and accessories for running and yoga from both big name brands and indie labels. For ladies looking to keep their busts in line, the shop also stocks a sizeable range of sports bras. They've got a free run club with various pace levels, too. [Photo]

6. Puma

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1350 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-2777
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Find fashionable fitness gear, running accessories and more activewear essentials at the Italian sportswear brand's SaMo location. [Photo]

7. Runnergy

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14082 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
(818) 905-0020
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This small but highly specialized indie store has it all: Footwear for every runner type, activewear, hydration and nutrition supplies, and hi-tech toys, plus a helpful staff who'll help you find the right shoe for you. They've even got a treadmill for those planning on giving a pair or two a test run. [Photo ]

8. Sports Authority

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1900 W Empire Ave, #R12
Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 260-0504
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A huge multi-brand selection of shoes make this sports megaretailer a standout in the running gear department, but it's also notable for its selection of equipment and clothes for tennis, soccer, skiing, and more. [Photo]

9. Sport Chalet

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735 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
In addition to stocking all the tried-and-true running apparel and footwear like Nike, Under Armour, Asics, Adidas and more, the sporting supply stalwart chain's FIGat7th location offers an Expert Center and gait analysis to help you step into your new routine like a pro. [Photo: Elizabeth Daniels]

10. Nike: The Grove

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 954-0450
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At the sportswear stalwart's massive flagship at The Grove, find everything from seriously advanced footwear to innovative activewear to super high-tech toys (think gadgets like the FuelBand and SportWatch). To keep tech-savvy runners motivated, the brand also offers an array of smartphone apps and a unique NikeFuel movement tracking system. [Photo]

11. New Balance

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2600 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-2900
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The footwear brand's fit specialists use a special machine to determine the best shoe style and size for your steppers; they'll even refer you to a local podiatrist should your soles need extra help. In addition to kicks for every type of stride, the shop offers athletic apparel, accessories, and gear for women, men, and kids. [Photo]

12. Road Runner Sports

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12115 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 579-7222
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The running-focused chain's Shoe Dog boasts a four-step foot analysis to help "find your perfect solemate," resulting in a custom-made insole made just for you in minutes. Sign up for RR's VIP program ($1.99 for the first year, $26.99 annually afterwards) for perks like 10% off your purchase, a 3-month try-on period, access to private events, and more. [Photo]

13. Run With Us

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235 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 568-3331
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Stocked with kicks by Asics, New Balance, Saucony, Adidas, and more, this Los Angeles mag- and neighborhood-faved specialty store hosts free Monday fun runs to kickstart your week. [Photo]

1. Adidas Originals

8009 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The classic sportswear brand is now monumentally cool again thanks to advanced new products and their stylish collab with designer Stella McCartney. [Photo]
8009 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

2. Arch & Sole

745 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Whether you're a beginning runner or an avid marathoner, the experts at this indie shop offer pro advice on everything from gear, nutrition, injury prevention and much more. In addition to getting outfitted with the right gear, runners can also have their steppers assessed for gait and form. Don't forget to join their weekly Wednesday fun runs for some added motivation. [Photo]
745 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

3. A Runner's Circle

3216 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
All things running is what you’ll find at this Los Feliz shop (there's also a Hollywood location). The helpful staff will outfit you perfectly, from shorts and tops all the way down to insoles, injury prevention devices and an analysis of your gait. [Photo]
3216 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

4. Fleet Feet

16545 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
Shoes for every activity and foot type, all the necessary gear (apparel, insoles, specialized socks, foot tape, hydration belts, hi-tech gadgets, etc.), runners' nutrition (energy gels, Clif Bars and yes, even energizing jelly beans!), and team of running experts and outfitters await you at this Valley running store. Avid runners may already be familiar with this shop, which was formerly Phidippides. [Photo]
16545 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436

5. Frontrunners

11620 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
With a specialty in barefoot running gear and minimalist running shoes, this athletic shop also offers a selection of apparel and accessories for running and yoga from both big name brands and indie labels. For ladies looking to keep their busts in line, the shop also stocks a sizeable range of sports bras. They've got a free run club with various pace levels, too. [Photo]
11620 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

6. Puma

1350 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Find fashionable fitness gear, running accessories and more activewear essentials at the Italian sportswear brand's SaMo location. [Photo]
1350 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

7. Runnergy

14082 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
This small but highly specialized indie store has it all: Footwear for every runner type, activewear, hydration and nutrition supplies, and hi-tech toys, plus a helpful staff who'll help you find the right shoe for you. They've even got a treadmill for those planning on giving a pair or two a test run. [Photo ]
14082 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

8. Sports Authority

1900 W Empire Ave, #R12, Burbank, CA 91504
A huge multi-brand selection of shoes make this sports megaretailer a standout in the running gear department, but it's also notable for its selection of equipment and clothes for tennis, soccer, skiing, and more. [Photo]
1900 W Empire Ave, #R12
Burbank, CA 91504

9. Sport Chalet

735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
In addition to stocking all the tried-and-true running apparel and footwear like Nike, Under Armour, Asics, Adidas and more, the sporting supply stalwart chain's FIGat7th location offers an Expert Center and gait analysis to help you step into your new routine like a pro. [Photo: Elizabeth Daniels]
735 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

10. Nike: The Grove

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
At the sportswear stalwart's massive flagship at The Grove, find everything from seriously advanced footwear to innovative activewear to super high-tech toys (think gadgets like the FuelBand and SportWatch). To keep tech-savvy runners motivated, the brand also offers an array of smartphone apps and a unique NikeFuel movement tracking system. [Photo]
189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11. New Balance

2600 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
The footwear brand's fit specialists use a special machine to determine the best shoe style and size for your steppers; they'll even refer you to a local podiatrist should your soles need extra help. In addition to kicks for every type of stride, the shop offers athletic apparel, accessories, and gear for women, men, and kids. [Photo]
2600 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

12. Road Runner Sports

12115 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
The running-focused chain's Shoe Dog boasts a four-step foot analysis to help "find your perfect solemate," resulting in a custom-made insole made just for you in minutes. Sign up for RR's VIP program ($1.99 for the first year, $26.99 annually afterwards) for perks like 10% off your purchase, a 3-month try-on period, access to private events, and more. [Photo]
12115 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

13. Run With Us

235 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Stocked with kicks by Asics, New Balance, Saucony, Adidas, and more, this Los Angeles mag- and neighborhood-faved specialty store hosts free Monday fun runs to kickstart your week. [Photo]
235 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101