New year, new goals, new gear!

At the start of every year, runners, walkers, gym-goers, and athletic enthusiasts alike get ready to start fresh with all of their fitness goals. Training for a marathon? Love taking your dog on long walks? Hoping to just get outside more for some fresh air that’s good for the soul? Stan’s is here to help you every STEP of the way! We will set you up for success with new gear and our Love at First Step custom fitting process. Whether you are a runner, a walker, or just love exercise, we have options for everyone. We understand there are a lot of great options to choose from when you walk into our store, so we broke it down for you.

Here is a list of Stan’s Best Athletic shoes for 2022:

Best Athletic Shoes for urban runs: On Running

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know how popular the brand On Running is. If this is your first time hearing about On, get ready for your next favorite shoe! Loved by runners everywhere, On Running has a shoe for everyone that will make you feel like you are literally running in the clouds. The On Cloudswift 2.0. is light, swift, and has impact protection for those long runs. They feature a Helion™ superfoam so running on hard surfaces is easier than ever before! Don’t worry, if running is not your thing, On is a great shoe for walking, traveling, and running errands too!

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Best Athletic Shoes for everyday runs: Brooks

Brooks believes each run should be better than the last. They truly believe running is a gift and they live with the tagline Run Happy. The Brooks Ghost 14 allows for a smooth, soft, cushioned run that is perfect for someone who runs everyday. Brooks is an all around great classic shoe for those who love being on their feet.

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Best Athletic Shoes for training: HOKA

Empowering everyone to feel like they can fly, HOKA is leading the way in the industry with new innovative technologies. HOKA uses enhanced cushioning and a specially-engineered midsole to provide a run that is smooth, soft, and efficient! They also have really fun and unique colors, like the Rincon 3. This shoe is great for training, running, or hiking and has the best cushion to-weight ratio on the market. If you simply want to feel great while being in an incredible shoe, whether training for wellness or just life in general, this is your go-to shoe!

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Best Athletic Shoes for dog walking: Vionic

Pediatrist designed walking shoes that give you comfort with every step. The Vionic Tokyo is designed to give you stability and flexibility while on the move. This shoe comes in many unique colors for everyone, and we love the newest on-trend Olive color! This shoe is perfect for the dog walker in your life or someone who is on their feet everyday. Shop Vionic at all Stan’s locations or the complete collection at The Vionic Store in Brookfield.

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Best Athletic Shoes for the new runner/ gym goer: New Balance

The infamous New Balance Fresh Foam provides luxurious comfort for your runs and workouts. This shoe is soft as can be and features underfoot Fresh Foam for comfort and support when going the distance. The Men’s and Women’s New Balance FreshFoam 1080v11 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to break into running with a shoe that feels good on your feet and is fashionable too! Your feet will simply love being in any New Balance shoe.

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Don’t forget the perfect socks!

Now you are all set with your new athletic shoes for 2022, but don’t forget a pair of socks to go with them. Our Feetures socks are the best addition to your running shoes, so you can perform your best!

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