|Venue name:||Nike Running|
156 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||at 20th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 23rd St|
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This 9,000-square-foot, bi-level spot is dedicated to cardio enthusiasts and is the first of its kind in NYC. The space features a wall with high-definition screens playing videos about sponsored athletes, a custom graphic on the stairwell sketched by Nike Free shoe designer Mark Miner and a wood floor made out of reclaimed bleachers from a local college. There are tons of free extras for workout fiends: If you’re looking for some electronic juice mid-run, stop by to recharge your iPod and nab a digital gait analysis on an iPad. New products include Nike+ polyurethane watches ($149) that track your run and heart rate, and long-distance-friendly colorful kicks ($110). Ladies can improve their workout wardrobes with breathable racerback sports bras ($40), formfitting tanks ($42) and low-rise shorts ($35). We especially dig that you can drop off old sneakers for donation, and they’ll be recycled into sport courts and new Nike shoes.