Run for It
Nike gets a Mag Mile makeover
If you didn?t run in yesterday?s epic Chicago Marathon, consider this your extension on a fall fitness plan.
The new Nike store on Michigan Avenue--sleeker, seemingly less of a tourist trap and no longer known as Niketown--recently reopened after a six-month renovation.
We understand that men are fascinated with the Michael Jordan-themed first floor (every Air Jordan shoe ever made!), but where you?ll want to head is floor three, where the new women?s-wear styles for winter are showcased.
Prepare for temperature drops with the soft and chill-busting Pro Combat Hyperwarm II shirt ($50), Free Run shoes with weather protection features ($110; make them your own by choosing personalized color combinations using NikeID technology on the next floor up) and Element Shield running pants ($100) with a water-repellent finish.
Wood floors reclaimed from local high school basketball courts and the shiny new industrial-chic vibe do away with the store?s previous funhouse atmosphere and make it worth a revisit if you haven?t been since Lululemon entered your life.
It?s too early in the year for the usual excuses: Lace up a new pair of gold-swooshed kicks and hit the path like there?s no tomorrow.
Nike Chicago, 669 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-642-6363 or nike.com