Fitness enthusiasts have long pointed toward running as a superior way to get in shape. Even more than working your leg muscles, the sport of running is great for your cardiovascular system, forcing your heart and lungs to work more efficiently. Studies have shown that a regular fitness habit makes you more mentally alert and psychologically sound. Running can also lead you into other pursuits, like cycling, swimming, triathlon or hiking, so you could consider running something of a “gateway” sport. Yes, you probably have a pair of athletic shoes already sitting in your closet, but it’s best to get a new pair when starting a new regimen. With a wide variety of running shoes and running apparel from big names like Brooks, New Balance and Reebok, we have everything you need to take those steps toward a healthier life.