HOKA Arahi 4

The dynamically stable, comfortably smooth strider. The HOKA Arahi 4 has an improved fit and smoother ride. An updated upper provides both structural support and more breathability. The reviews so far have been super positive. Visit any Big River Running location to try it on today.

Holiday Gift Guide

If you visit our store, we have human beings (our smart and kind staff) ready to help you find the perfect gift for anyone on your list. You can discuss options and preferences, check out a curated set of brands and offerings without being overwhelmed. You can touch, feel and try on. And it always feels good to shop local. …

Meet the Staff: Sarah

Get to know the fit professionals lacing up your shoes at Big River Running. This month, meet Sarah who can be found helping customers at Big River University City. In Sarah’s words: “I’m originally from Nevada but I’ve lived all over the world. Most recently we moved from Jefferson City to the St. Louis area this past summer. My husband …

Safe Running Tips

FROM TODD WILLIAMS, RUNSAFER.COM RUN TOGETHER Seek out more populated areas (or go with a group) to avoid vulnerable situations. There’s power in numbers! Big River Running hosts weekly group runs year round at our South City and University City stores every Monday at 6 pm. We also host seasonal training programs that offer group running opportunities! STAY AWARE Pay attention …

HOKA Speedgoat 4

HOKA Speedgoat 4

Hello HOKA Speedgoat 4, you aggressively grippy trail conquerer! Named for HOKA Athlete Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer, the Speedgoat 4 is part of an award-winning family known for making quick work of technical terrain. The fourth edition features a new breathable yet rugged mesh. HOKA included 3D printed overlays for increased midfoot support and an overall more secure feel. Most importantly, …

Big River Gives Back: LifeWise STL

Shortly after we chose Kingdom House as a charity partner for Big River Gives Back, they went through a metamorphosis as they adapted to meet the needs of their participants. They moved away from crisis services toward holistic transformations. Today their model is based on educational programming fused with personalized and supportive coaching. LifeWise STL is their new name which …

New & Improved Asics GEL-Nimbus 22

For those of you who love a high cushion neutral shoe, you’ll be happy to know the Asics GEL-NIMBUS keeps getting better. The GEL-NIMBUS 22 features a softer and more breathable upper, additional and deeper grooves on the outsole for a smoother ride, more soft and bouncy FLYTEFOAM midsole material for improved cushioning and a larger section of GEL cushioning …

Asics GT-2000 8: Light, Smooth, Stable

The newly updated Asics GT-2000 is now lighter, but still gives you the smooth ride and stability you need. In addition, softer FLYTEFOAM midsole materials give you a springier feel. Check out the new GT-2000 8 at all Big River Running locations. Thanks for shopping local.

3 ways to tell if your shoes are on their last legs

Are you an active runner? Do you care about your legs and joints? Well… one of the most important things in your control is the quality and state of your running shoes. According to verywellfit.com, active runners and walkers should replace their shoes every 3-6 months, depending on how often you run and other factors. Consistent wear can cause the …

Inside Big River Nation: Meet Jen

Big River Nation is made up of incredible individuals many of whom are dedicated to living a healthy and active lifestyle. This month, meet Jen K., one of our amazing volunteer pace coaches for Training Team, Big River’s free half and full marathon training program. Jen (on right of image above ) leads the 12:30 per mile run/walk pace group. …