Where can I buy hiking and water shoes (that's not REI)?
As far as hiking boots or water shoes, some of the places that come to mind are Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Hoigaards in St. Louis Park (about 20 minutes from Minneapolis), Joe’s Sporting Goods (a little north of St. Paul) and, of course, the L.L. Bean Store in Mall of America.
As far as running goes, I always like taking the Green Line to the University of Minnesota campus, getting off at the East Bank station, and then running along its East River Road running and biking paths. Since you can clearly run longer than I can, I would also...
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