6Jul

We are excited to launch our new Personal Rewards Loyalty Program.  We’re so appreciative of your loyalty to us over the past 2 decades, we want to reward YOU for supporting our business! 

For every $300 you spend at our store* you will receive a $25.00 card that can be used toward a future purchase. There are no points to keep track of, or complicated opt-ins! It is a simple program that gives you savings!

” We are really excited to be launching this new program. It was important for us to find a way to thank our customers. We looked at many rewards programs, but they all seemed too complicated or difficult for our customers to earn savings. Our new Personal Rewards Loyalty Program allows us to thank our customers with a $25.00 reward for every $300.00 they accumulate in a 12 month period.” Says Ted McGreer, Owner of Ted’s Shoe & Spot.

Visit our rewards page or see the store for full program details.

 

19Jun

Saturday, June 30th from 10:00am to 4:00pm will be Brooks Day at our store. Meet Chris our Brooks rep., shop new Brooks merchandise AND enter to win some amazing prizes.

Don’t miss this fun event (make sure you bring your friends so they don’t miss out)!

 

 

9Apr

It is time for our Spring Dansko Day!

We have a large inventory of clogs and sandals, including many new Spring 2018 styles. We are proud to be one of Dansko’s independent retailers. We believe in the comfort and support their shoes give and they are a 100% employee owned company that does many good things.

Saturday our Danskos will be the best price of the year. We will have our Dansko rep in the store to help fit you along with our trained staff. You can also enter to win a new pair of Danskos!

Stop in Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and come see all the amazing Danskos we have!

20Mar

Saturday, March 31st we will be holding our annual Try Before You Buy Event from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Everyone that comes in will receive a scratch ticket card with the chance to win:

  • 50% off one Item
  • 30% off one item
  • 10%, 15% or 20% off one item
  • A $10.00 gift card
  • A Pair of Balega Socks

There is one Grand prize of a cruise for two! 

Todd Miller will be doing free video treadmill analysis from 10-4pm.

Meet reps from New Balance, Saucony, Brooks, Hoka, and many more.

A GU nutritionst will also be attending.

Receive a gift with purchase.

13Mar

Goodr sunglasses have arrived at Ted’s! 

These revolutionary sunglasses are made by runners and are for runners!

They have a fun design, they are inexpensive, they will not slip, they don’t bounce and they are polarized with highest level of UV protection.

These aren’t just for runners…these are still stylish and fun for any outside activity! Stop in today and pick out a pair!

 

23Jan

We get asked this question a lot. It is best to replace your running sneakers every 6 month (we will even remind you when it is time, click here for our 6 month reminder).

Um, Every Six Months, Really? Yes, Really.

As a general rule, most running shoes will provide cushioning up to 500 miles, though many runners report a breakdown in cushioning after as few as 350 miles. If you run around 15 miles a week, you’ll cross that threshold before six months.

Technical Geek Out: Shoes with compression molded EVA midsoles can vary in durometer or density from the moment they come off the factory line. This means that the relative cushioning properties and life span of each midsole can vary from shoe to shoe. Most shoes with polyurethane midsoles will break down at a slower rate keeping their “feel” for a longer period of time.

Here’s how to tell if your shoes are dead.

Try the press test. When an EVA midsole is compressed, it creates visible lines or wrinkles in the midsole material that you can see from the sidewall of the shoe. When these lines first appear it means that the midsole is compressing normally. As the midsole is further compressed, the compression lines increase and get closer together.

A simple pressure test can determine if your midsole is compacted. Using the broad part of your thumb, push on the outsole, upward into the midsole. It should be easy to see the midsole compress into these lines.

As the shoe breaks down, the midsole will compress less, with the same amount of pressure applied. When the midsole shows heavy compression lines and the press-test reveals a minimum amount or “lack” of compression, you can be sure that the midsole of the shoe has been compacted to a point where little to no cushioning remains.

Rotate your shoes. Most runners have their own way of telling when their shoes are broken down, most of which have to do with aches and pains in the specific areas of their legs, knees and hips. To avoid injuries and other problems, it’s a good idea to rotate your shoes every 250 miles so that you have 2 pairs of shoes to wear at all times.

The first pair should be the newest pair, the one that you will wear on the majority of your runs, especially the longer runs. The second, the older pair should be used for shorter runs and inclement weather days, when you want to keep your new shoes clean.

Wear the second pair until you have compressed the midsole, and then retire them for gardening shoes. Once this occurs, the first becomes the second pair and it’s time to get a new first pair. (Yay!) If you use two pairs of shoes of the same model, be sure to mark them with some easy to identify reference mark, so that you don’t confuse the older pair with the newer pair.

Donate used shoes. If you have an abundance of excess running shoes that you won’t ever wear, come on down! We have a recycling program at the store, organized by Ecosmith Recyclers. They are a sustainable, locally owned, for-profit family textile recycling business serving New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine since 1991.

 

21Nov

 

The cold weather has arrived and so has our large stock of winter apparel for all your outdoor activities. We have the latest in jackets, fleece and vests from North Face and Patagonia.

If you will be spending time outside running, walking or doing other winter sports you will want to have Mizuno Breath Thermo. Watch this video on how this revolutionary technology works! Stop in and let our specialists help you find the best outdoor apparel for your needs.

13Aug

You have a NORMAL FOOT if… 

  • Your footprint has a flare but shows the forefoot and heel connected by a wide band.
  • Your foot lands on the outside of the heel, then rolls inward (pronates) to absorb shock. Runners and walkers with a normal foot usually have a semi-flexible arch that requires shoes  with varied degrees of support.

Best Shoes for you. Stability shoes with moderate control features such as a two density midsole.

You have a HIGH-ARCHED FOOT if…

  • Your footprint shows a very narrow band connecting the forefoot and heel.
  • Your foot usually doesn’t pronate enough, so it’s not an effective shock absorber.

Best Shoes for you. Cushioned shoes with plenty of flexibility to encourage foot motion. Stay away from motion control or stability shoes which reduce foot mobility.

You have a FLAT FOOT if…

  • You have a low arch and leave a nearly complete imprint. That is, the imprint looks like the whole sole of the foot.
  • This imprint usually indicates an overpronated foot that strikes on the outside of the heel and rolls inward (pronates) excessively. Over time, this can cause many different kinds of overuse injuries.

Best Shoes for you. Motion control shoes, or stability shoes with firm midsoles and control features that reduce the rate of pronation. Stay away from highly cushioned curved-lasted shoes that lack stability and control.

13Aug

Welcome to the new Ted’s Shoe & Sports website! Along with a new and improved look, here on our site you’ll find everything you need to stay in touch with Ted’s such an events page that lists upcoming running and community events, a happenings section which features the latest updates from our own staff as well as foot health tips, the option to browse our in-store inventory, and above all else, our online shop where you can buy all the Ted’s Shoe & Sports gear you want including Ted’s footbeds, t-shirts, and gift cards.

Have a look around here and let us know what you think!