Category: Happenings
20May

For the month of May we are so fortunate to have partnered with “On” Running company and we’re here to support the healthcare heroes in the front lines. For every On shoe you buy we will give one to a local hero! 

 These are some of the most comfortable shoes you’ll ever have! Whether it’s just for walking around town, these hands-free shoes are great for going to the gym, going for a quick jog, or just your new favorite every day sneakers.

Available online here.

12May

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Stay safe & stay healthy. 

If you’re reading this then you’ve probably seen our social media video detailing our reopening procedures for the days to come. This includes using the hand sanitizer provided at the door, helping yourself to a mask if you don’t have one (we will all be wearing one) & keeping physically distant from one another. 

We would like to share a few more details that weren’t provided in the video:

  • If you don’t have a mask & you would prefer not to wear one we are still happy to accommodate you just outside of the store. Please know that this doesn’t mean we won’t help you, we will simply alter our procedure to keep everyone involved safe.
  • The door off of our private parking lot will be our only entrance & the door on the Main Street side will be our only exit. If you need handicap accessibility we will accommodate you but for safety sake we will keep a one way street for entry & exit. 
  • If there are already six people in the store you will have to wait outside until someone leaves. You will notice orange markers on the sidewalk delineating spaces 6 feet apart where you can wait. 
  • Every shoe that is tried on will be disinfected. We have a spray that has been lab tested & will kill coronavirus!
  • For the time being please do not bring in your old shoes/sneakers for us to evaluate. We would be happy to look at pictures of your shoes if there is something of concern that you would like us to see but for everyone’s health please keep your old shoes at home. 

We are taking these measures to ensure the health of you, our customers, but also ourselves & our families. This is new territory for all of us so we ask for your patience as we navigate these strange waters. All of us here at Ted’s want to provide you with the same great level of service that you have come to know & expect. Do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions about our process & remember we will still offer curbside pickup, free shipping & in-town delivery if you are not comfortable stopping in. 

Thank you so much for your support! We look forward to seeing you!

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28Apr

by Jess Harms
We have seen some ugly feet.  And we are referring, of course, to our own. Calluses, blisters, black toenails…as runners we have had our fair share of all of those. As people who spend their living working with feet, we are not immune to the issues we see walk into our store. But allow us to share with you one of our favorite remedies to sore feet: socks. 

That’s right, socks. You may have heard us utter the phrase “cotton is rotten” and when it comes to socks, we really mean it.  Whether you’re a runner, hiker, walker or someone who just really likes wearing shoes, socks are just as important when it comes to your foot health.  A good, moisture-wicking, well fitting pair of socks will do wonders.  

Take stock of your sock drawer and think about parting ways with your old, baggy, holey socks; they aren’t doing you any favors. A good pair of socks should hug your feet. The heel shouldn’t be wrapped somewhere around your ankle. Ideally, your socks also shouldn’t have any seams. Think about it, seams are just another place for a blister to occur. Also make sure that your sock comes higher than the collar of your shoe, otherwise you risk it slipping down into the shoe and causing more of the issues we are trying to prevent. 

A good pair of socks should be made up of a moisture wicking material. That could be a poly-nylon blend or it could be a nice merino wool or mohair. We are particular fans of the latter two because they will keep your feet moisture free year round. Yes, wool is even good in the summer (let’s break down some stereotypes!). Not to mention that wool is anti-microbial so it will keep the stink away too! The synthetic blends work really well too so if that makes you more comfortable, go for it! Good socks can change the game, we promise. We can’t promise they will make you run, walk, hike or work faster but we have faith that your feet will thank you all the same. 

3Apr

Many you have probably been doing A LOT of running, walking, and moving!  The tread on your shoes is likely starting to wear thin. To keep you going, we’ve developed a touch-free virtual fitting process for your next shoe purchase.  

Visit our online scheduler to find a time that works for you. Appointments can be 15-60 minutes depending on your needs. Need more time? No problem!

Grab you current shoes and join for one-on-one shopping experience via Zoom. We will send you a link in your email confirmation to a Zoom video conference and connect in seconds!

30Mar

by Thomas Paquette 

A lot has changed in our lives in the last two weeks. The many things we have taken for granted have been taken away from us, changed and altered. Amidst this chaos, there are aspects of our lives we can control, and that there is a finish line to these hard times. 

I have always found a moving body is a healthy body. An active mind is a healthy mind. Finding what is constant in your life is essential. Through these hard times, seek more of that constant. A constant for me is lacing up my running shoes everyday, and going for a run. But my “lacing up my shoes” may be your cracking open a new book, grabbing an instrument you have sitting in its case collecting dust, finding a new pattern to crochet, prying open the toy chest for the childhood board games, or starting a family puzzle. 

While we try and navigate through uncharted waters, I have found that my running seems to be the only “normal” part of my day. I have found that, more than ever, it has helped clear my mind, stay focused on the present, and not dwell on the uncontrollable. Running is a time for me to be closer to my faith, to appreciate more and more what I often overlook day to day. I encourage you to find something in your life that does the same.

“Time is a monster that cannot be reasoned with. It responds like a snail to our impatience, then it races like a gazelle when you can’t catch your breath.”  Seek what makes you feel alive, and don’t be afraid to challenge your body and mind. It will be a rewarding distraction during these unprecedented times. Times that seem to be forever. Let me reassure you there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the tape is waiting to be broken at the finish line.

29Mar

Home with the kids? Need more activities for Arts & Crafts class? Look no further!!

Presenting the Ted’s Shoe & Sport Coloring Book! (A Shoe-per duper coloring book for all!)

Print out as many pages as you like, and get coloring! Don’t miss the blank page at the end with a special challenge! When you’re done, Email us your finished artwork, so we can print them for our windows!

All final page submissions will be entered to win a grand prize of a NEW PAIR OF SNEAKERS! Wooohoo!

21Mar

To our Customers, Friends & Community,

On this day 20 years ago, we put the keys in our doors and began our journey, otherwise known as TEDS.  This weekend 20 years later, we had big plans for a large celebration to thank all of you – our friends and customers. Many of you have been there since day one, and you’re still with us today.  

Two weeks ago it was clear we would not be able to hold our 20th Anniversary event as COVID-19 began to spread across the world,  region and our state.

As a small business owner, and member of the Keene community, I’ve made another hard, yet important decision to do what I feel is best for our store; keep our staff, customers, and community safe.

Effective immediately, Ted’s will be temporarily closing our retail store for two weeks. We will plan on reopening on April 3rd, but will reasses as needed.  In our 20 years of being open, this was one of the hardest decisions we have had to make.  Please know, it could also be one of our most important decisions for our community.

It is our mission to serve our community for another 20+ years, and we want to look back and know that we did our part to keep our community safe.  
In celebration of our 20th anniversary during our temporary closure with any online gift sale purchase of $100.00 or more you will get $20.00 in-store credit to use at the same time. 

 Keep moving – we are still here for curbside pick up orders and offering free shipping on any orders. You can see most of what is in store by visiting: https://www.tedsports.com/browse-store/ 

If you are looking for something just call me anytime, even if you just want to talk! 603-357-8337 or tedsports1@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks and thank you for all the continued support.


Ted

7Oct

A new website “Run603” has been developed as a resource for runners and race organizers to post and share races being held in the southwestern area of NH. Anyone holding a race can submit their race to the race calendar at http://www.run603.com.

“As a business who’s mission is to support our local community, we see an ever increasing number of running/walking event fundraisers each year.  All of these events raise money for great causes, but nowhere locally existed a calendar to keep them all in one place for Southwestern NH.  We launched Run603.com to be an umbrella calendar site for race directors to plan their date around what already existed, and for runners to pick and choose what local race they might be interested in participating in.  We hope this site will be used regularly, and will become a mainstay for the run/walk community here in the Greater Keene area.”  – Ted McGreer


6Mar

Despite the snow on the ground spring is blooming at Ted’s with lots of new items.

The latest to arrive is On Running. Developed in Switzerland On’s patented CloudTec® technology is engineered to deliver a soft landing followed by an explosive take-off. The result? An unbelievably light running sensation. And no compromise on cushioning and impact protection. In other words, running on clouds.

Feartured: Cloudswift sneaker

 

The game-changing Bondi is the most cushioned shoe in HOKA ONE ONE®’s road-shoe lineup. The Bondi 6 offers a smooth, balanced ride delivered by the full- EVA midsole, the comfortable and breathable upper, and our Meta-Rocker technology. This delivers a consistent ride for all distances. The Bondi 6 will take you far and wide in comfort.

 

 

 

 

We’ve got the blues! Teal and easter egg blue is the trending color for spring and we have plenty of it in store for you!

 

 

 

 

 

New spring arrivals from Dansko. The Madalyn sandal available in Taupe, Mango, and Black and the Malin in brown.
 

 

 

 

New colors in Goodr and Tifosi sunglasses.