The Short North has a new kid on the block. One that is really, really into running, is locally owned, and offers a ton of Nike, amongst other quality brands, apparel, shoes and accessories. Meet Second Sole.
You may already be familiar with its sister store in Gahanna… or maybe you’ve visited one of the other eight Ohio locations. I had the pleasure of visiting the new 662 North High Street location a couple of weeks ago + was utterly impressed with the design, offerings, and expertise of the Second Sole staff.
Second Sole specializes in running and they definitely know their stuff. Their customer service is top notch and I appreciate that their staff offers a wealth of knowledge that you don’t always get when visiting larger retailers. Second Sole offers a personalized experience for your needs and will help you with your questions + concerns along the way.
While I was there, I was fitted for a new pair of shoes. I had never been fitted before in terms of the type of athletic shoe I need. They asked me questions about what types of exercise I typically do (right now, it’s mainly a ton of walking with a little yoga and weights thrown in occasionally), had me walk across the store to examine my gait/how my foot was hitting the ground.
I have a high arch so I tend to apply the most pressure to the outer lateral edge of my foot. I learned that I need a neutral running shoe for walking/running/etc. for the midsole cushioning which will provide the shock absorption I need. I got the cutest pair of bright pink Nike’s from Second Sole and they are the most comfortable shoes ever! It helps to finally know what kind of shoe I need.