Here is a store for running enthusiasts in the city. running lab has recently opened on 2nd Main Road, R. A. Puram.
The store is a franchise of a Singapore based chain. It focuses on providing the right kind of running or walking shoes to people based on the shape of their feet, their tread and their comfort level. K. Sriram, Ganesh Prasad and Satish Kumar are runners themselves and are the franchisees here.
Gopinath is the manager and is also a long distance runner – “I observe people as they walk on the treadmill inside the store and suggests shoes”
The store also offers some customisation. “If someone has a flat foot, we can build the inner sole of the shoe to suit their feet, so that they can walk or run comfortably” says Gopinath.
On sale are special keep-dry socks that might suit long distance runners or athletes, water bottles that can be easily carried on the hand while running or training, salt tablets, exercise aids for warmups and cool downs to name a few items from their stock.
If you are a runner or an athlete or an early morning walker, consider running lab – when it is time to change your shoes.
Address 1, Sai Durbar, 44/45, 2nd Main Road, R. A. Puram. Ph: 42066463. Store is open on Sundays too.