Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to run towards your fitness goals! We’ve selected our favorite running shoes from our friends at Runner’s High, plus a 6-week-long training program for beginners that will leave you feeling strong, confident, and ready to register for your first 5K race. See below for the program details and our top picks that will set you up for success. 

(Program via Runner’s World:

Men’s Pick: Men’s Saucony Echelon 7 ($130)

The Men’s Echelon 7’s Foundation Platform provides a wide, stable base for people needing all-around support and an accommodating fit. A roomy toe box provides ample room for feet to splay, while the midfoot and heel elements frame your foot to hold it in place. When you combine those amazing features, plus an ultra-plush footbed, the Echelon is sure to become your new favorite running partner.

Women’s Pick: Women’s ASICS GT-2000 8 ($120)

Promoting a lightweight ride, the GT-2000™ 8 is designed to provide appropriate comfort and protection for runners seeking a performance stability shoe. The GT-2000™ 8 features an updated GEL® technology piece and a softer section of foam in the heel for improved comfort and shock absorption. The lightweight FLYTEFOAM® technology midsole offers a soft landing with each step, so you can experience a more energetic stride. 

Runner’s High is now open to the public for browsing! Customers, guests, and employees will be wearing masks and asking that you do as well. They are also taking enhanced cleaning measures: RH staff will be wearing gloves and sanitizing all areas after each fit. For more information about Runner’s High at Long Beach Exchange, please visit their website at