What’s Selling: Running

LUKE’S LOCKER, Austin, Texas
1. Asics Cumulus for men
2. Brooks Launch for women in the passion red/lime colorway
3. Brooks Ghost for men and women in gray
Top trend: “In Austin, lighter trainers are the most popular,” said footwear specialist Nathaniel Friedman.

SOUTH END ATHLETIC, Boston
1. Nike Free for men in cobalt
2. Nike Free for women in punch
3. Asics 2170 for men and women
Top trend: “Color definitely does matter and as for the weight, the closest to a ‘barefoot’ shoe is the most popular right now,” said owner Dan Fitzgerald.

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, Charlotte, N.C.
1. Brooks Adrenaline for men and women
2. Saucony Kinvara for men
3. Brooks Defiance for men and women in blue
Top trend: “People are looking for lightweight and minimalistic shoes,” said store manager Zack Gray.

FIT NICHE, Wesley Chapel, Fla.
1. Brooks Adrenaline for men and women
2. Asics 2170 for men and women
3. Saucony Guide for men and women
Top trend: “I wouldn’t say that there’s a trend [right now] because people enjoy their normal stuff and preference goes from customer to customer,” said sales associate Ben Arnold.

TETON RUNNING CO., Idaho Falls, Idaho
1. Brooks Defiance for women in lime green
2. Saucony Guide for women in purple/yellow
3. Brooks Ghost for women in purple
Top trend: “The lightweight, lower-profile shoe is the most popular at this time,” said manager Gray Augustus.

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