This is the store you might want to check out before embarking on your great outdoors adventure into the mountains and deserts of Southern Arizona. The shop carries practically everything you will need for your hike or climb. It's a bit more expensive than local chain stores, but the shop does have regular sales on clothes, camping gear, tents, climbing equipment, Sahuaro walking sticks, boots, books and maps. The knowledgeable staff is the real attraction here, making the prices a bit less painful. Most of the equipment is also available for rent.
The staff at this store will get you running. Whether you're a beginner or an expert in this discipline, the staff will assess and remedy all your running problems. Specifically, it will fit you into the right shoes for any occasion, be it on-road, off-road, or track. Lines include Nike, Adidas, New Balance and Basics. Also available at The Running Shop are socks, insoles, shorts, sports bras and other attire for running, as well as water bottles and water packs—very important in the hot desert climate of Southern Arizona, even if you're not running!