Motivation For Your Runner’s High: Nike Toronto’s New Dispensary

For Your Runner’s High: Nike Toronto’s New Dispensary


By Karen Kwan:

Opening on 4.20 at 4:20 p,m. is The Dispensary; Nike’s pop-up at its downtown Nike Loft, where runner can trial the Nike Epic React Flyknit, shop some goods, enjoy the multisensory space and, of course, get that runner’s high.

Bill Nye, yes, the Science Guy, was on hand at the media preview to talk endorphins and running science. A runner himself, Nye, gets on a treadmill for a couple minutes every day to warm up and for runs, his usual distance is 10 kilometres. A big fan of his six pairs of Nike shoes that he has for the different activities he does to keep active, he joked about how his Nike turf shoes make him feel so fast, until he remembers, “No, Bill, you’re old.” He assured us that the runner’s high is a real thing. Of the Epic React, he likes the wide heel for stability and he usually gets his runner’s high from cycling.

Runners are invited to call 416-433-4440 to book an appointment (and if asked, you can say that “Pre” sent you) anytime from April 20 until the 30th. Hours are 4:20 until 9 p.m. during the week, and noon until 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Find more info at

Karen Kwan is a regular iRun fashion and travel contributor, and you’ll find her running fashion posts every Friday on Instagram. She contributes to a number of publications and you can also follow her travel and running adventures at Health & Swellness.