Universal Sole – “The Soul of Running in Chicago” opened in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood in 1999 and moved to its current location at 3052 N. Lincoln Avenue in 2006. Since opening its doors, Universal Sole has strived to meet the needs of runners, walkers and racers alike. Universal Sole is where people come to make informed choices, to understand why one shoe might meet their needs more than another or to hear an honest opinion about the latest gear out there. The store has built a reputation for its knowledgeable staff and for its specialized inventory of footwear, hard-to-find sizes and widths and technical sport apparel. Universal Sole also hosts races, fun runs and events to enliven the local running and walking scene.

Joel Feinberg

Universal Sole
“The Soul of Running in Chicago”