Shoe-in

Museum offers look at history, significance of running shoes

Posted: November 9, 2017 at 4 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Vintage shoes are on display at the Rush Running shoe museum in Bentonville. Owner Mike Rush asserts the collection is one of the most well-documented in the country.

Every day you've got running shoes on, it's a good day.

Rush Running Shoe Museum

What: A collection of some 250 running shoes presenting history, triumphs and even missteps in technology and achievements of athletic footwear.

When: Store hours — 10 a.m.to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Rush Running Co., 1600-2 S.E. J St., Bentonville

Cost: Free

Information: (479) 464-7866, rushrunning.com, facebook.com/rushrunning

FYI: Rush Running’s next big race is the “Back 40 Trail Race” on Dec. 9. Registration is currently open. See more details at the store’s website.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Mike Rush shows a running shoe with a removable sole at the Rush Running shoe museum in Bentonville. The 1985 Turnte...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Sports memorabilia, in addition to shoes, is on display at the Rush Running shoe museum in Bentonville. This include...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Stuart Jackson (left) and Mike Rush chat at the shoe museum at Rush's Bentonville store Rush Running Co. The museum ...

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