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In our wonderland of mountains, beaches and state parks, fitness-obsessed Angelenos have no shortage of reasons to ditch the gym for the great outdoors—especially when it comes to running. Whether you've resolved to untether yourself from that treadmill or log more mileage in the fresh air, getting geared up for Forrest Gump's pastime of choice involves much more than outfitting yourself in stylish steppers.

If you're looking to get laced up for the best possible stride, hunting for hi-tech running toys or need the right sports bra to keep your twins in line, here are ten LA activewear stores that excel in the running department.


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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. [Image via]

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. [Image via Arch and Sole]

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. 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. [Image via]

4. Fleet Feet, Encino

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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. [Image via]

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. [Image via Facebook]

6. Niketown Los Angeles

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9560 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-9998
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From seriously advanced footwear to innovative activewear to their super high-tech approach (think toys like the FuelBand and SportWatch, their free smartphone apps and their unique NikeFuel movement tracking system), Nike sure knows how to keep tech-savvy runners motivated. Find it all here, plus gear for boxing, yoga and other sports. [Image via]

7. 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. [Image via]

8. 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. [Image via ]

9. 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 a standout in the running gear department, but it's also notable for its selection of equipment and clothes for sports like tennis, soccer and skiing. [Image via]

10. 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. [Image via]

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. [Image via]
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. [Image via Arch and Sole]
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. 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. [Image via]
3216 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

4. Fleet Feet, Encino

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. [Image via]
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. [Image via Facebook]
11620 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

6. Niketown Los Angeles

9560 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
From seriously advanced footwear to innovative activewear to their super high-tech approach (think toys like the FuelBand and SportWatch, their free smartphone apps and their unique NikeFuel movement tracking system), Nike sure knows how to keep tech-savvy runners motivated. Find it all here, plus gear for boxing, yoga and other sports. [Image via]
9560 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

7. 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. [Image via]
1350 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

8. 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. [Image via ]
14082 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

9. Sports Authority

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

10. 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. [Image via]
735 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017