Here are some of our favorite New Jersey running stores. What makes a store our favorite? Educated sales staff, good product variety, and a good member of the running community (aka they try to help runners). To be honest no running store is perfect, so if you aren’t feeling good about your buying process – DON’T BUY IT.
PS Before going to any running store, we like to do a few miles of running. Our feet swell when we run so if your shoes feel good on your swollen feet you will be in good shape during your longer trainings.
Road Runner Sports West Paramus
65 E Route 4 West, Paramus NJ
Nationwide chain with a huge website that specializes in running shoes and running clothes. Each store has a treadmill for you to do a test run with your sneakers.
Westfield Running Company
123 Quimby St, Westfield NJ
Part of a local network of running stores including the Jack Rabbit stores in NYC. This location has a good variety of running shoes & clothes and a treadmill for your test run.
Sneaker Factory Running Center in Millburn
308 Millburn Ave, Millburn NJ
Part of a smaller NJ network of running stores. They don’t have a treadmill to test run your sneakers but they do let you test run outside in the park next door. This store has some of the best staff.