Marx Running Owner on Vibram Five Fingers: “We never drank the cool-aid.”

Marx Running owner Mark Coddaire recalls that it was early in 2011, in the height of the popularity of the barefoot running movement, that he was approached by Vibram Five Fingers sales representatives. The company, which is based out of Concord, MA, wanted to know why the running store that was closest in proximity to their headquarters wasn’t selling their product. Coddaire had always been a proponent of a more …continue…

Spring Tent Sale!

Tent Sale!! Winter Apparel 50% Off, Select Shoes 30% Off, Accessories 20% Off — This Weekend Only! In order to usher out winter and officially welcome in spring, we are unloading all our cold weather apparel at unbeatable prices of 50% off retail!┬áThis sale only lasts up through the end of the weekend, and items will move quickly, so stop by today! Select models of shoes, including some Nike and …continue…

Going Barefoot Vs. Running Shoes: The Tradeoffs

One of the big ongoing debates in the running world is centered around whether or not barefoot running is truly better for you because it is “more natural”. We’d like to weigh in on this debate. It’s important for us to note that yes, we are a running store that sells running shoes, so it’s pretty clear on which side our beliefs are going to fall. However, we do have …continue…

When To Replace Your Shoes

As a specialty running and walking store, one of the most common things we are asked is ‘How often should I replace my running shoes?’. There is a fair amount of research and articles written about this subject, all which come to different conclusions. This is frustrating for those looking for a straight answer. But fear not (!) because we are going to give you an overview on how to …continue…