Fitjacking: what's that when it's at home?

Anonymous Fitjacker!
Have you ever heard of fitjacking?

I hadn't, until I read an article about it in Runner's World.

Fitjacking: what is it?

Fitjacking is the art of going into a running store, asking for advice for the best running shoes, and then saying to the shoeguy: 'Thanks! I'm going to have to think about it.' After which you go home, and buy the recommended shoes online.

That's not very nice, now is it?! I'm happy to say I am not a fitjacker. It just wouldn't feel right. In a way you're stealing someone's time and advice.

How do you feel about fitjacking?

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  1. interesting! never heard this term before. Yes that would be kind of mean to do to the sales person. :(

  2. I have never heard the term before either.
    However I must admit I have done this. That being said I did end up going back and getting the shoes I wanted.
    I think there is a time a place to do it, esp if you know you can get it cheaper elsewhere.