Let's be honest: Any yahoo with a shoehorn can sell you a pair of running shoes. However, it takes a fellow runner to sell you the right pair of running shoes. The experts at the three Big River Running stores will examine the wear and tear of your old shoes and watch your gait to help you avoid blisters, shin splits and other running-related dangers. And Big River's services only start with helping you find the appropriate running attire. The south-city store offers a Monday night run/walk group with short, medium and long distances, ranging between three and seven miles and offering scenic views of the area's neighborhoods and parks. Activities such as that help take running from a solitary sport into a community-building activity.