Fathers's Day Gift Ideas for the Endurance Dad

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If you need some ideas on what to get your endurance dad, we have put together the ultimate list with the help of the local shops in the Chicago area.  North, South, East, West, expensive and modest, we have something for everyone and they are in stock and ready for you to pick up.

Running Away Multisport- Deerfield/Chicago (North)

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They are doing things right for dad at RAM. 

If you sign Dad up for a Guru Dynamic Bike Fit $300, (which is an awesome gift) you also get a free pair of running shoes (up to a $100) value!

Buy dad a bike(various prices) and a bike fit, dad gets a free entry to the RAM race of his choice.

For dads sore muscles, The Stick is a great and affordable choice that will keep dad smiling. $27.99-$44.95

Personalized wetsuit fit (free!  With the purchase of a wetsuit). Fit is where it's at on the bike, with your shoes and yes a wet suit.  This is a gift that will keep dad swimming comfortably.

Nip Guards $9.00 and Body Glide $10.95-$14.95- Nothing says, "I love you and am worried about your sensitive bits" better than a little nip guard.

New Aero Helmet for racing-$129.00-$169.00- It will make dad look like a super hero and just a little faster.

Basket o' Nutrition Cliff Bars, Chomps, Gu, Heed, etc) $20.00-$50.00- Depending on what you add.  A great way to keep dad going.

Hydration belt $23.95-$36.95 - A great gift as we head into the heat.

Fleet Feet Sports- Pipers Alley & Lincoln Square-

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Superfeet ¾  DressFit insoles (Retail $20)- Superfeet ¾ dressfit insoles are recommended for loafers, lace - ups and casual shoes that do not have removable insoles. Superfeet's firm, contoured shape provides support, balance and comfort soft insoles cannot achieve. The insoles provide biomechanical support through a comfortable heel cup and anatomically shaped for a man's foot.
Sandals (Retail $50 - 100)
Chaco Sandals: have a biocentric foot bed which enables each style to be supportive and comfortable for any activity. Chaco has been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
Superfeet: Launching April 2011. For those who wear insoles currently in their casual/active footwear, Superfeet is launching a sandal this spring/summer season. The goal with the Superfeet sandal is to create a product that was designed to function like an orthotic under the foot, using the latest advanced materials available and to also help rectify the prominent problems that currently irritate consumers with existing products.

Garmin Forerunner 410 (Retail $324.99 - 374.99) and 210 (Retails $199.99 - 299.99)
Garmin Forerunner 410: "GPS-enabled sport watch with enhanced touch bezel". Accurately records your time, pace, distance, heart rate, elevation and more.

Garmin Forerunner 210: "GPS-enabled sport watch". Accurately records your time, pace, distance and calories burned.

Maui Jim Sunglasses- These are too cool not to bring up.  They are made of bendable metal!

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For running, biking, sailing, or just looking very cool, Maui Jim sunglasses will put a smile on any dads face.  They even have a line of bendable metal frame called Maui Flex, made out of a titanium nickle alloy.  These glasses look great but can also take a beating from dad, the kids, even the dog. 

If you're looking for glasses as tough and as cool as dad, check out Maui Jim.


Yurbuds Retail $20.00-
Do your earbuds fall out? Yurbuds are guaranteed NOT to fall out as they are personally sized. Developed by a marathoner and triathlete patented ear-lock technology. A perfect fit even during the most intense workouts. Special recessed grooves are molded in to avoid key pain areas and provide long lasting comfort. Sweat proof for worry free listening.

Runners High n' Tri. - Arlington Heights-

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Foam Roller $20.00-It's a special kind of torture for dad's muscles.  The foam roller is a great gift for his achy muscles.

Aqua Sphere-Kaiman Goggles $20.00- Great fit  and a solid goggle for the pool and open water.
Compression Socks $30.00-$60.00- Plenty of cool colors to choose from.  Compression helps increase blood flow and muscle performance.

IFitness Running Belt $25.00- Holds Ipods, credit cards, keys to keep your pickets empty.

Trek Store HP-

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Trek 7.5 FX $979.99
We call it a fitness bike, but this is Trek's most popular platform for a reason. Roadies, commuters, fitness freaks, errand runners, Sunday riders--everyone loves the FX.

New Giro Aeon $250.00
THE GIRO AEON™ -  Imagine a helmet that gives you an advantage every time the road climbs or the heat turns up. Until now, you couldn't get the benefits of lighter weight and better ventilation in a single helmet. But the new Aeon weighs only 222g in a CPSC approved size Medium. .

Craft Pro Race Bib Short $149.99
Our Pro Race Bibs utilize our Antimicrobial Elite Chamois which offers a seamless and molded 4-way stretch antimicrobial compound that continually moves with the body for superior performance. Varying chamois densities in conjunction with reinforced gel pads under key pressure points assure even the most delicate areas remain dry and comfortable during sustained pursuits.

The Bike Shop- Glen Ellyn-

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Garmin 500 $250.00- Speed, cadience, maps, heart rate and a ton more. This is the only bike computer dad will ever need.
North Face Millstone shirts $50.00- Cool colors and design.  Once dad is working out, he will look great in one of these shirts.

Assos FI Uno Logo Bibs $200- Assos is one of the top brands in cycling.  Dad will be comfortable on any ride sporting these bad boys.

Mille SS Jerseys $200- Comfort and style are what makes these jerseys a great gift for dad.



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  • When did you take that picture of me in the Race Bib?

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