Thursday, November 3, 2016

CV Trend Report: Lifestyle Shoes + Breakfast Runs in Cameron Village

So first things first, I am NOT a runner. But, I have a lot of runner friends (Hello, @TriangleExplorer and @RUWandering, @BeerandRacing) and I wanted to let Raleigh area runners and walkers know about Capital RunWalk, a fantastic running store in Cameron Village.

I was in there Saturday and the place was busy and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful whether you are a newbie or a pro. They are there to help get you into the right pair of shoes, young and old.

I happened to be shopping for what they are now calling "Lifestyle" shoes. These lightweight, comfortable shoes are in high demand. I was looking for a pair to prepare for a lot of walking on a big trip I have coming up very soon. Of course I wanted them to be fashionable as well as functional. They need to be easy to pack. They need to be good for workouts but also for brunch out with foodie friends. These lifestyle shoes are currently in demand and are trending all black versus color for the Fall/Winter.

Jon from Capital RunWalk showed me a new shoe on the market that is moving quickly off the shoe shelves. They are called The Cloud All Black by ON Running, a running shoe that is lightweight, fully cushioned and minimal while remaining a great traditional shoe for running and walking. They are like running on clouds as they say and are Swiss made. Capital RunWalk is one of the few places carrying them currently in Raleigh. Stop by soon and check them out!

As well as being a great running store, (including apparel, nutrition, recovery, and electronic accessories) Capital RunWalk does Saturday morning "Breakfast Runs" on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Start time is 7:00am and they head to get breakfast following the run. They welcome all levels of runners! Both Liquid State (20%) and Rise Donuts Cameron Village (10%) offer the run group a discount on their purchases.

2nd Saturday - Liquid State
4th Saturday - Rise Biscuits and Donuts

Rise Biscuits & Donuts Cameron Village

Coffee & Muffins from Liquid State

Looking to join a run club? Capital RunWalk aims to keep Raleigh healthy!  Weekly runs are on Tuesday nights at 6:00pm. Sometimes vendors come out every other run, and might discuss a new product, or have demos for people to try and the occasional swag for attendees.

More runner info: The City of Oaks Marathon is this Sunday, November 6th! Get more info here

Coming Up: November is National Runner Safety month. There will be a scheduled night run where everyone wears bright, reflective apparel/accessories, and glow sticks!

Finally, look out for their Annual Holiday run, with ugly Xmas sweaters!

Location: 430 Woodburn Road

Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

#CVTRENDREPORT: I'm excited to partner with Cameron Village over the next few months to feature some of the great merchants in the Village and highlight some 2016 Fall Trends and great "hidden gems". I love shopping and dining local and it's been an amazing opportunity to get to know these merchants, their stories and their passion for what they do!

Thanks also to NC Photographer Zach Stamey for assisting with photography.

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