Running shoes are a popular item among the footwear community.
They are a great investment for the long term, as the purchase of running shoes saves on the expense of running in them.
But some shoe retailers are going to be limiting sales of running shoe stock as a way to save on costs associated with the sale of running gear.article A shoe store in Calgary is planning to restrict sales of “running shoes” at its FootLocks outlet.
The company says it’s hoping to reduce the cost of running, but says sales of shoes have increased recently.
“We’re actually in the process of doing some inventory reductions,” said Stephanie Hensley, who works at the store.
“We have some shoes that we sell on a monthly basis, and some that we’ve sold off in the last few months.”
Hensley said the company has been in discussions with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. to limit sales of shoe stock.
FootLock is owned by Foot Locker Inc., a publicly traded company.
Foot Locks has an average of more than 3,000 stores in Canada, with more than 20,000 in Alberta, according to its website.
The company is looking to reduce its sales of footwear, said Stephanie Hart, an executive with FootLlock.
“I think we’ve seen a decrease in the number of people coming into the store to purchase shoes.
And I think this is a good time for us to be able to offer more retail options to our customers.”
The store will restrict sales to the first hour of each month.
Footlock said it plans to offer shoe boxes in a variety of colors.
“It will be a little more restrictive than usual, and that’s why we’re making it more limited,” Hensay said.
The Foot Lock store has been a fixture in the area for the last decade.
“The first store we opened in 1989, we had a lot of running events that were held there, so we were really big fans of it,” said Tim Gullenberger, who has been running for 15 years.
Gullenheimer said the Foot Locking store is a great location, because it’s in the heart of the downtown Calgary area.
He said he’s seen many people come to the store, many of whom purchase shoes for the first time.
“I know a lot more people that have run with their friends, and they’re all wearing the same shoe and they know what it is,” Guller said.
“It’s great to see.”
Guller runs the Calgary Runners’ Club, which is responsible for hosting many running events in the city.
The club runs a running clinic, which has been going strong since the early 2000s.
“There’s not much difference between a casual runner or someone that’s really into running and someone that is into running,” Gollner said.
“When they walk into the clinic, they see the same shoes.
They’re wearing the exact same shoe.”