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Apr
24

Miles Ahead: Isn’t That The Truth?

Sneakers from Miles Ahead

Have you ever had a great shopping experience – when you go into a store and they have exactly what you want, and the people in the store are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful? I had that experience yesterday. I needed a pair of running shoes – I have never been a runner, so I didn’t really know what I was looking for. All I knew was that my feet and legs hurt from running in my current sneakers. So I did a little research and found Miles Ahead Sports on Route 35 in the Sea Girt Square in Wall. I have purchased sneakers from them in the past, but they changed locations and this was my first visit to their new place. When I purchased from them in the past, I basically bought sneakers that looked good and fit well but now I need sneakers that will help me run more comfortably.

I entered the store and told the salesperson what I was looking for. I expected, as had been my experience in other shoe stores, that he would ask my size (perhaps measure me), and bring me a pair of sneakers that he deemed suitable. Well, I found out immediately that this was going to be a different experience.

The first thing he did was have me walk around without shoes so he could see the way my feet are shaped. It turns out that I have what is called a “high arch.” Who knew? He also discovered that my feet are wider than normal. At that point, he went into the back and came out with 6 pairs of running shoes. As I tried them on, he took the time to explain to me the differences between each pair. I had no idea that so much went into selecting a running shoe! I tried them all on – more than once. I even tried them on with one shoe on one foot and a different model on the other, just to try and feel the subtle differences between them. I finally decided on a pair that may just be the most comfortable running shoes I have ever owned – very light with great support.

Overall, I was in the store for about 40 minutes. The salesperson took his time to make sure I got exactly what I needed. I am so happy with my purchase experience that I don’t think that I will ever be able to buy sneakers anywhere else ever again! Best of all, it didn’t cost me any more money to shop there than it would have if I had gone to the mall. To sum it all up…I got a great pair of sneakers, at a great price, from a knowledgeable salesperson, at a local store. I had a top-notch experience and supported my local community all at the same time!